Who We Work With

We work with CiCs and other good causes, especially those that are not registered charities. Although you don’t need to be a registered charity to work with us, we will only work with good causes that fit the description of a charitable causes as outlined by the Charities Commission.

You must have one of the following charitable purposes:

  • The prevention or relief of poverty
  • The advancement of education
  • The advancement of religion
  • The advancement of health or the saving of lives
  • The advancement of citizenship or community development
  • The advancement of the arts, culture, heritage or science
  • The advancement of amateur sport
  • The advancement of human rights, conflict resolution or reconciliation or the promotion of religious or racial harmony or equality and diversity
  • The advancement of environmental protection or improvement
  • The relief of those in need, by reason of youth, age, ill-health, disability, financial hardship or other disadvantage
  • The advancement of animal welfare
  • The promotion of the efficiency of the armed forces of the Crown, or of the efficiency of the police, fire and rescue services or ambulance services
  • Any other purposes currently recognised as charitable or which can be recognised as charitable by analogy to, or within the spirit of, purposes falling within (a) to (l) or any other purpose recognised as charitable under the law of England and Wales

Note: The “advancement of religion” category has to demonstrate a wide public benefit.

We are specifically interested in supporting:

  • Services and activities that help groups to fundraise, expand and provide their services, with an emphasis on efficiency, modernisation and quality.
  • Organisational development, strengthening civil society overall.
  • Personal development particularly in education, sports and self sufficiency
  • Grass roots projects supporting local communities
  • Small charitable causes that have public benefit but are limited in resources and modern technology skills

We will not support:

  • Contributions to general appeals or circulars
  • Religious activity which is not for wider public benefit
  • Public bodies to carry out their statutory obligations;
  • Political parties or lobbyists
  • Activities which have already taken place.
  • Grant making by other organisations.
  • Privately owned and profit-distributing companies or limited partnerships.
  • Grants that will generate a conflict of interest for the Trustees