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 20% being allocated to charities overseas, particularly those helping children and young people to escape poverty, malnutrition and neglect.
The Foundation is proud to support hospices in the United Kingdom. However, we do not currently invite applications from individual hospices.
Instead we will be working with Hospice UK, the umbrella organisation supporting independent hospices in the UK and who will distribute funds to hospices on our behalf.
Who do we support?
We work with hospices supporting people of all ages
How do we help?
Our grants can help in a number of ways, including:
- Assist hospices to develop innovative and effective support services
- Help to improve the quality of life for people with a life limiting or terminal illness
- Support the continued improvement of end of life care services