This Trust began supporting social welfare work by making traditional grants to organisations, before evolving into making more conditional grants as the Trustees narrowed its focus towards young people and projects which are aimed at early intervention. Projects providing continuity which sought to help beneficiaries back into mainstream society were given priority.
Since then, the Trust has worked in this field in long term partnerships with delivery organisations in a venture philanthropy model. This approach evolved through years of work and investment in social welfare and enables the Trust to achieve a focused and sustainable impact.
Alongside its social inclusion work, in recent years the Trust has also increased the amount of community-based projects it has supported, in the area surrounding its South London headquarters. This has included supporting young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, business start-ups, careers advice for young creative people and community environmental action and festivals.
The Trust has often supported projects that combine community welfare work with its other core themes, arts and the environment, in order to maximise the impact of its funds.
Examples of the Trust’s community work can be found here. The trust is not open to unsolicited applications.