In 2010/11 our grants totalled £2,061,338. We made 146 grants directly to individuals and 154 grants to organisations, schools and projects working with the individuals we exist to help.
Many of our grants to organisations are for two or three years. We do this in order to have greater impact and to help grantees escape the problems of constantly raising funds for effective projects.
We don’t want to waste the time of potential grantees. Our website allows applicants to be sure they meet our criteria, and our two-stage application process for organisations does away with the need to complete detailed applications in the first instance.
We focus on what our grants are likely to achieve. Nearly always, this is a concern with success in education, training and employment, all of which make a person’s long- term financial self-sufficiency more likely.
We are fair. We apply the same eligibility threshold in every case.
We want to learn. We are open to new ideas and welcome constructive feedback.
We don’t stigmatise. The people we exist to help often have good reason to feel forgotten by the wider society. That is why we say we want to ‘give a hand up, not a hand out’. Our aim is to build self-confidence and the skills to enable grantees to build a better future for themselves and any dependants.
WE ARE OPEN TO NEW IDEAS AND WELCOME CONSTRUCTIVE FEEDBACK
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