The Foundation began making grants to charities working with children and young people born into disadvantage in 2011. Our aim is to help level the playing field a little between this group and its peers.
We make grants to organisations working in different parts of the UK in early years, in education and youth work, and in employability; with organisations large and small, some that are early-stage and others well-established in the field; funding alone or in partnership with sector experts.
The common thread to the portfolio is that we only partner with organisations we believe to be addressing a clear need, and which are making a verifiable impact on the lives—and life chances—of children and young people from disadvantaged backgrounds.
The Foundation makes a total of around £600,000 in grants to organisations working with disadvantaged children and young people each year.