Funding to reduce isolation, stigma and discrimination, and to improve social cohesion


Grants of up to £15,000 are available to small organisations whose work:

  • 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 under-funded groups to share in the life of the whole community.

The Foundation aims to fund charities and organisations that work with seven particular beneficiary groups:

  • Asylum seekers and refugees
  • Gypsies and Travellers
  • Migrant communities
  • Offenders and ex-offenders
  • Older people
  • People experiencing mental health problems
  • People experiencing violence or abuse

There is also a focus on work with adults (not children or young people).

To make sure grants have as large an impact as possible, the Foundation only funds smaller organisations. If you work across a local area such as a village, estate or town, to be eligible you will need to have an income of less than around £100,000. If you work across the whole of the UK you will need to have an income of less than around £250,000.

About The Fund

Area: Grants are made across the United Kingdom, however they do not fund work within Greater London.

Suitable for: Small registered charities, voluntary groups, and charitable organisations.

Funding size: The maximum grant is £15,000. The average grant size is around £5,000-£6,000.

Application deadline: Trustees meet to discuss grant applications three times a year, generally in February, June and October.

Read more about this funding opportunity.

About the Author:

Keir is a project officer based in Semble's Bristol office. Most of his time is spent on two of our movement campaigns, Outdoor Classroom Day and Backyard Nature. One of Keir’s main interests is food equality and outside of Semble he runs a small community food waste project.