Improving Lives

  • Help at a critical moment

    Helping people to rebuild their lives following a crisis, critical moment, trauma or abuse

We want to fund services that support people to overcome a crisis, critical moment, trauma or abuse and move on with their lives. Work that we support in this area is likely to be holistic and reasonably intensive.


  • People are supported at a time of crisis, critical moment, trauma or abuse, and helped to move on positively with their lives.
  • There is an improvement in how people feel about themselves e.g. improved confidence, self-esteem, resilience, or well-being.
  • People have improved mental health and/or ability to cope.

High need groups

  • Victims/survivors of domestic abuse
  • Refugees and asylum seekers
  • Children who have been sexually exploited
  • Those in mental health crisis
  • Those involved in sex work and those who are victims of trafficking
  • Victims of hate crime
  • People experiencing homelessness


Examples of current grants

  • Specialist one-to-one support and advocacy for people who have been victims/survivors of domestic and/or sexual abuse.
  • A recovery and support service for families where a parent has experienced a mental health crisis.
  • Counselling and psychotherapy service for refugee and asylum-seeking women.
  • An arts based mentoring programme working with offenders in the run up to release from prison.