Supporting small and local charities
We're an independent funder based in Southwark distributing around £200,000 a year in grants in Lambeth and Southwark.
We make unrestricted grants of up to £30,000 a year for up to three years to local, inspiring charities who work only in Lambeth or Southwark with annual turnovers of between £25,000 and £300,000.
We fund charities that are rooted in their communities and bring communities together, helping residents overcome severe and multiple challenges. We want local charities to be stronger and more stable so they can carry on working alongside residents to overcome these challenges and be active in these communities.
We work in partnership with the charities we fund and get to know them. We trust the charities to know how to use the grant.
We work with other local funders and organisations to strengthen the voluntary sector in Lambeth and Southwark.
We are committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in how we run ourselves, make grants and work with partners. We have strengthened and diversified our board, we offer unrestricted grants and made our application processes simpler and more transparent, and last year we worked with other funders in Southwark and Lambeth to respond as quickly as we could to the Covid-19 pandemic. We are on a journey and are committed to listening to, and learning from, communities, particularly from those experiencing discrimination through an intersection of race, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability or socio-economic background, and we endeavour to share our learnings with the wider funding sector.