Through our grant making we seek to make a difference by acting as a ‘catalyst’ for change. This could be to develop a new project or improve existing services. We recognise there are social determinants of ill health and that for change to be sustainable beneficiaries must be active and informed participants. We aim to:
- improve health and wellbeing
- help to remove people from poverty
- raise awareness of poverty and ill health in London
Our area of benefit, the geographical range of our grant making, is restricted to Greater London (within the M25 orbital motorway).
Our annual grants budget is c£300,000 divided between two grant programmes:
1. PROJECT GRANTS: support new initiatives and service developments targeted at people disadvantaged as a result of long term ill health, disability and poverty. Grants range from £1,000 to £5,000; the average in 2015 was £3,900. Occasionally our trustees will take a special interest in and consider a larger grant for projects of particular merit. We also collaborate with other funders. This year we are continuing the ‘Partners for Health’ programme with the Hospital Saturday Fund with a particular focus on mental health and addiction. Click here to open essential information about Partners for Health 2016 (opens PDF). To apply you must proceed to the Hospital Saturday Fund and follow the guidance.