Funding News: Improving Lives Grant – Up To £60k Available

The Henry Smith Charity is providing grants to support the work of established organisations that help people when other sources of support have failed, are inappropriate, or are simply not available, through its Improving Lives grant programme.

The programme awards grants from £20k – £60k per year to UK organisations with incomes of up to £2 million in the UK. Funding covers running costs, salaries and projects.

The Improving Lives programme has six funding priorities that describe the work it supports. Applications much identify which priority (or priorities) it meets and applications will be assessed on the quality of the work rather than the number of priority areas they are working towards.

The six priorities are:

  • Help at a critical moment: helping people to rebuild their lives following a crisis, critical moment, trauma or abuse.
  • Positive choices: helping people whose actions or behaviours have led to negative consequences for themselves and others, to make positive choices.
  • Accommodation/housing support: enabling people to work towards or maintain accommodation.
  • Employment and training: supporting people to move towards employment.
  • Financial inclusion, rights and entitlements: supporting people to address their financial problems and ensure that they are able to claim their rights and entitlements.
  • Support networks and family: working with people to develop improved support networks and family relationships.

To find out more about the Improving Lives grant programme or to apply for a grant, click here.