Our funding process

Our next application deadline is 5 February 2025, 1pm

We fund research, campaigning and policy work to improve living standards and personal finances for people on low to middle incomes in the UK.

Our funding programmes focus on income, spending and assets. For more information about the recently-launched cross-cutting Climate Change and Household Finances in the UK funding stream, click here.
  • Grant sizes
    £10k - £200k
  • Number of grants awarded annually
  • Application success rate
    1 in 7
  • Grant application deadlines
    February and June each year
  • Types of organisations that can apply
    Registered charities, voluntary organisations, think tanks, campaigning groups, research bodies and universities.
  • How to apply
    download our funding guidelines, which you should read before applying.
  • Area funded
    UK wide

How to apply

Download our funding guidelines, which you should read before applying.

Funding guidelines

Download funding guidelines

Grant application form

Download grant application form

How we shortlist applications

We expect to receive many more proposals than we’re able to fund.

At present around one-in-seven applications are successful. Read more about the criteria we will assess applications against.

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