The John Lewis Foundation awards discretionary grants (typically up to £10,000) to registered charities and CICs working with disadvantaged communities helping them to acquire the relevant skills required for meaningful employment. The Partnership aims to be a responsible member of the community, and favours supporting charities close to the locations in which it operates and trades (Ashford, Bluewater and Tunbridge Wells).
The Trustees are happy to co-fund projects with other donors but, due to the restrictions of the Foundation’s remit, they need to be satisfied that funds are being used for initiatives and objectives that meet the Foundation’s criteria. The Trustees therefore prefer to fund a discrete project or a discrete area of a larger project rather than provide top-up or shortfall funding.
Deadline: Continuous rolling programme. The Trustees meet on a regular basis every three months; applications that are not ready for inclusion at one meeting will simply be included in the next.
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The Allen Lane Foundation: Social Cohesion Programme
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