Improving Lives

Funding guidelines

These pages contain a summary of the guidelines for this programme.

For more information about the Improving Lives grant programme, including a fuller explanation of the type of work we fund, what we look for in applications, and how we will assess your application, please download the full guidelines.

More detailed guidance about what we look for when assessing outcomes can be found in the outcomes guidance downloadable on the right hand side of this page, together with other important information and a number of Case Studies relating to grants we have awarded.

Please note that we can only provide funding for unrestricted running costs if all an organisation’s activities fall within our guidelines and priorities. Where some elements fall outside our guidelines e.g. campaigning work, or training for professionals, we will only be able to consider applications towards a specific project. The full guidelines give more detail about the type of work we cannot fund.