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Society Foundation/ homelesss,ex-offenders,NEET/ 8 July 2024

Where: UK

Amount: A limited number of micro-grants up to £2.5k


The Society Foundation is an independent registered charity, funded and supported by the executive search firm Society. The majority of the Foundation’s money comes in the form of an annual donation from Society, equal to at least 10% of the firm’s net profits. Employees of the firm also undertake activities to support the Foundation’s work and to raise additional funds.

The Society’s funding is in line with the following principles:

  • They aim to work in partnership with the organisations they support, setting mutually agreed goals with clear time scales.
  • They aim to keep the grant application process ‘light touch’ and accessible.
  • They try to foster a relationship of trust and honesty with the organisations they fund.
  • They never commit to a project unless they are sure they have the funds to see it through.

The funding is intended to support people from the following groups to move toward paid employment:

  • The recently homeless or vulnerably housed.
  • Ex-offenders.
  • Young people (16-24 years old) not in employment, education or training (NEET).

Website: https://society-foundation.org/about

Who can apply?

Applications are accepted from the following:

  • UK registered charities.
  • Charitable Incorporated Organisations (CIO) or Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisations (SCIO).
  • Organisations with a governing document showing a clear charitable aim/purpose as defined by the Charity Commission for England and Wales.

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Have a turnover under £500,000 per annum.
  • Work with one or more of the following groups
    • The recently homeless or vulnerably housed.
    • Ex-offenders.
    • 16-24 years olds not in employment, education or training.
  • Be able to show that they increase the employability of their beneficiaries.
  • Be able to supply at least one year of independently verified accounts.

How to Apply:

The 2024 application window opens on 3 June and closes at midday on 8 July 2024.

The application form and guidelines can be found on the Society Foundation website.