We fund a wide variety of work and can support core costs, specific projects and we occasionally contribute to capital schemes.
Our focus is public engagement with culture (including arts, dance, museums and heritage) as well projects that improve the lives and choices of people experiencing disadvantage and inequality, including homelessness, and refuges and asylum seekers.
We fund projects that improve the educational attainment of young people; we also support projects that help older people, especially those experiencing isolation.
We provide support for projects that support the environment and connect people with nature; we also occasionally support work overseas, especially in the fields of emergency relief.
Recent awards have included the House of St Barnabas, and their work supporting homeless people; core funding to the Green Light Trust who use nature and the environment to support vulnerable people; and Paraorchestra, working with disabled musicians on the forthcoming production entitled Smoosh!