Strategic initiatives

Our Grants Committee has agreed to set aside up to 20% of our annual budget for initiatives which go beyond traditional grant making. These are usually pieces of work initiated by the Trust which add value to our work and which respond to learning from our grant making or to emerging areas of need.

Strategic initiatives may include research, feasibility studies and conferences, and are often undertaken in partnership with other bodies. Organisations cannot apply for strategic initiative grants.

The Trust also runs occasional special one-off programmes, such as the Bridge & Cornerstone Funds and Bridge to Work.

In this section we are highlighting just a few of the many projects which we fund as Strategic Initiatives. Others, such as City Philanthropy: a Wealth of Opportunity are mentioned elsewhere. For a full list, please see the list of grants in our Annual Review.