Our Grants Committee has agreed to set aside 20% of our annual budget for initiatives which go beyond traditional grant-making. These include research, feasibility studies and conferences, and are often undertaken in partnership with other bodies. Organisations cannot apply for strategic initiative grants.
A new model of volunteering
The Trust is funding Spice Innovations to develop a new model of volunteering which will encourage local people to access volunteering opportunities through a system of Time Credits.
Reducing organisations' carbon footprint
The Trust is committed to helping the Third Sector reduce its carbon footprint and become more environmentally aware.
This project is funding a series of eco-audits, looking at individual charities' energy use and waste, and providing practical advice on how to reduce these.