The LankellyChase Foundation has announced the launch of a new funding programme. Based on its Theory of Change (which advocates a radical new approach), the Foundation wants to fund new and innovative work to address the needs of individuals facing multiple and severe disadvantage. By this the Foundation means people who are experiencing a combination of severe social harms such as:
- Substance misuse
- Mental illness
- Extreme poverty
- Violence and abuse.
Any organisation can apply as long as the work undertaken is for charitable purposes. The Foundation is especially keen to hear about work led by people with lived experience of severe and multiple disadvantage and are open to funding any sort of work – it does not have to be service delivery and can include things like campaigning, journalism, film making or research.
There is a two stage application process. Initially applicants are asked to submit an Expression of Interest. Applicants successful at this stage will then be asked to submit a full proposal. The Foundation’s grant committee meets twice a year though they can sometimes make decisions on funding in between meetings.
Grants awarded in the past have ranged from less than £5,000 to £370,000.