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, and
- 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.