Seven Friends Foundation provides small grants to organisations that fulfil our charitable aims:
- To support and promote causes that are ignored, unpopular or face widespread stigma
- Create stronger local communities that include those who have previously been excluded or marginalised
- Improve skills, infrastructure, sustainability and collaboration within the third sector
Examples of these types of causes or groups may be:
- Asylum seekers and refugees
- Migrant communities
- Offenders and ex-offenders
- People experiencing violence or abuse
- Sex workers
- Trafficking and modern slavery
- Dependency or Addiction
- Sexual and reproductive health.
This is not an exclusive list and groups with charitable causes that do not fall within this list are encouraged to contact the Foundation to discuss their work.
Grants of between £300 and £3,000 are available. Most grants will be for less than £1,000.
The grant period is normally one year from receipt of the grant.
Applications will be considered from registered charities and other organisations which are not charities but which seek funding for charitable work.
To be eligible, applicants must have:
- An average annual income of under £300,000.
- A bank account in the organisation’s name.
- A safeguarding policy if working with children or vulnerable adults.
Organisations can work anywhere in the UK with a preference for those working in areas of deprivation.
Applications are encouraged from organisations that work together and can demonstrate how their work improves collaboration across the sector.
The funding can be used for overheads, core costs, or administrative costs where they improve the sustainability and long-term success of an organisation.
How To Apply
Applications may be submitted at any time.
The next deadline for applications is 1 February 2024 for consideration in late spring 2024. Applications received after this date will be considered at subsequent rounds.
Applicants should first read the Aims and Criteria and Application Process which can be found on the Seven Friends Foundation website.