Our Grants Committee has agreed to set aside 5% 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
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.