They like to help projects that are small scale and would find it hard to get funding from big trusts. Grants from £125 to £2500. They prefer orgs with no paid staff
They almost never make contributions to large appeals, such as for buildings or minibuses. In general, they look at what it is costing per-head to reach the people the project is helping
They are privately funded and don’t appeal for funds, so they can take risks and support unpopular causes in ways that big charities find hard to do.