The Foundation is interested in funding work which benefits people in the following groups, or generalist work which includes significant numbers from more than one such group:
- Asylum-seekers and refugees (but not groups working with a single nationality)
- Gay, lesbian, bi-sexual or transgender people
- Gypsies and Travellers
- Migrant workers
- Offenders and ex-offenders
- Older people
- People experiencing mental health problems
- People experiencing violence or abuse
The Foundation focuses on work which:
- will make a lasting difference to people’s lives rather than simply alleviating the symptoms or current problems
- is aimed at reducing isolation, stigma and discrimination, and
- encourages or enables unpopular groups to share in the life of the whole community.
The Foundation makes grants for up to three years, with a total value of £500-£15,000, although the average grant size last year was just over £5,650. More information on the website.