Our grant making is guided by three main themes

Since its formation in 1992, the Foundation has aimed to make a positive and lasting change to the lives of children and young people. Cherishing Children is still our largest focus area, although today our work stretches across three main themes:

  • Cherishing Children
  • Combating Cancer
  • Supporting Hospices

Every year hundreds of smaller one-off grants are made, helping hundreds of charities in the UK and abroad. We also make significant multi-year grants to some charities, covering salaries or the cost of a specific project in order to give the charity greater stability.

As part of our focus on young people, we also launched the national Sport for Good programme in 2012. The programme harnesses the power of sport to reach into the lives of young people in areas of high depravation or strategic need. You can find out more about the programme here.

Approximately 80% of the money raised goes to supporting UK charities, with the remaining 20% being allocated to charities overseas, particularly those helping children and young people to escape poverty, malnutrition and neglect.

Combating Cancer

Combating Cancer

The St. James's Place Foundation is pleased to aid UK Registered Charities who support people with cancer.

Small Grants of up to £10,000 are available to UK registered charities with an annual income of up to £1,000,000, supporting individuals with cancer, and their families.

Who do we Support?

We work with cancer patients of all ages

How do we help?

Our grants can help in a number of ways, including:

  • Grants for small capital items of direct benefit to cancer patients
  • Support towards the salary of staff working directly with cancer patients
  • Grants and support for projects aimed at increasing the quality of life for cancer patients

Stephen’s story, £5 million to fund


Thank you letter: Teenage Cancer Trust


Teens Unit fight Cancer