The Big Lottery Fund is responsible for distributing 40 per cent of all funds raised for good causes by the National Lottery - around £670 million last year. Its funding supports the aspirations of people who want to make life better for their communities. It shares what it learns as grant-maker with communities, other funders and the government.

Paul Hamlyn Foundation’s mission is to help people overcome disadvantage and lack of opportunity so that they can realise their potential and enjoy fulfilling and creative lives. The foundation is primarily concerned with social justice and hopes its work will help to improve and enrich the lives of the disadvantaged and excluded.

The Indigo Trust is a UK-based grant making foundation that works to create a world of active, informed citizens and responsive, accountable governments that together drive positive change in society. It aims to showcase the potential of information technologies for social change to other donors and civil society in order to maximise their impact.


The mission of the Ben & Jerry's Foundation is to engage Ben & Jerry's employees in philanthropy and social change work to give back to communities and to support grassroots activism and community organizing for social and environmental justice. Its interests are in social justice, protecting the environment and supporting sustainable food systems.

Near Neighbours brings people together in communities that are religiously and ethnically diverse, so that they can get to know each other better, build relationships of trust, and collaborate together on initiatives that improve the local community they live in. Its objectives are to develop social interaction in multi-faith areas and encourage social action by people of all faiths and none.

The People's Postcode Trust supports communities and individuals across England, Scotland and Wales. It operates its own society lottery and receives all of its funding from players of People's Postcode Lottery. Since 2009, People’s Postcode Trust has awarded more than £12 million to over 1800 projects across Great Britain.


People’s Health Trust believes in a world without health inequalities. We work to ensure that where you live does not unfairly reduce the length of your life, or the quality of your health. Through our funding and support, we encourage resident-focused approaches as a means of addressing the underlying structural causes of health inequalities.

The Roddick Foundation is a family-run, independent and progressive organisation dedicated to the support of visionary organisations and individuals who show leadership and results in making this a more just and kind world. It makes grants to those engaged in results-oriented work in the areas of social, labour and environmental justice, and human rights.





West London Synagogue is an inclusive community of progressive Jews who are deeply committed to social action. It runs a drop-in for asylum seekers once a month and a night shelter for homeless people once a week. It’s committed to working with others within the local community to provide help to the most needy.

Shpresa Programme is an active user-led organisation that advances the education and training of the Albanian speaking people in the UK, enabling them to take full and active roles in their communities. It is based in Newham, London and is also active in Barking and Dagenham, Redbridge, Enfield, Haringey and Hammersmith.

Herbert Smith Freehills is a global legal services company with expertise in banking, energy, the public sector and technology industries. Its pro bono initiatives focus on building the rule of law, social inclusion, capacity building and the implications of climate change. It has provided pro bono legal support for Local Welcome since 2017.