The Lankelly Chase Foundation is looking to fund new and innovative work addressing the needs of individuals who face multiple and severe disadvantages.
By this, the Foundation means those who are experiencing a combination of severe social harms, such as homelessness, substance misuse, mental illness, extreme poverty, or violence and abuse.
The Foundation has worked in partnership with the Anawim women’s centre, providing funding to test an alternative model of mental health support for women facing severe and multiple disadvantages. They have also worked with Birth Companions to provide support for pregnant women and new mothers who also face severe and multiple disadvantages, and with St Mary’s Community Centre to provide support services to excluded women from ethnic minorities (including English lessons, voluntary community connections and a café). Grants awarded in the past have ranged from less than £5,000, to multi-year partnerships of £370,000.
The Foundation suggesting applicants call for an informal discussion of their idea before submitting an application. They also like to visit successful applicants throughout the country where possible.
To apply, or for further information, please visit the Lankelly Chase Foundation website.