What we do
We support civil society leaders to build a fairer world, with opportunity for all. We particularly focus on tackling the root causes of inequality and poverty in lower income countries. We make grants and convene organisations to help them achieve more together.
Download our current strategy here.
1. We support work to fight corruption and promote tax justice
We believe that fighting corruption and improving tax justice leads to better government in the public interest. We recognise these are international issues, with major links between higher and lower income countries. We support work that encourages the UK to play a positive global role in relation to corruption and tax justice. We also support international initiatives.
Our objective in this area is: To work with civil society leaders to build effective movements that position the UK as a leading positive influence in the fields of global tax justice and financial integrity.
2. We support work to strengthen high potential non-profit organisations
We believe that small groups of committed people can have a huge impact in the world. We support groups that have real potential to address the causes of inequality to make a step change in their organisational development. This includes work to become more sustainable and effective. For instance, we fund back office functions like operational management, fundraising and developing strategy.
Our objective in this area is: To support new and existing civil society leaders to build effective and sustainable non-profit organisations that strengthen partnership between the UK and lower income countries.
We aim to strengthen diversity in the UK non-profit sector. We do not fund work that primarily delivers services in low income countries or work that only benefits communities in the UK.
We take an engaged approach as a donor. We work to understand the issues and organisations in our focus areas, and identify how we can best contribute to them.
We recognise that social change takes time and depends on collaboration across many initiatives. We encourage strategic collaboration among initiatives and convene events, where they add value.
We support leaders to build effective organisations and connect them to advice in areas such as governance, fundraising and back office operations.
We have joined IVAR’s Flexible Funders campaign, with its eight commitments for open & trusting grant-making.