“In his work... he showed an absolute faith and sincerity which was never shaken, and his deep concern for the individual meant that much of this time was spent in visiting or helping people in trouble.”

Dr Kenneth Southall speaking about his father, Wilfred Southall

Social Action

This broad category heading is sub-divided into five focus areas, outlined below. Successful applicants will present projects that fit within at least one of these areas:

  1. Poverty-related disadvantage
  2. Human rights and equality (we are particularly interested in receiving applications from causes that are helping refugees and asylum seekers to integrate within local communities)
  3. The rehabilitation of offenders
  4. Freedom from addiction and substance abuse
  5. Building community (specifically, projects that peacefully bring together disparate and otherwise disconnected communities)

Typically, a successful applicant will be community-focused, making a good use of volunteers, meeting a tangible need within its locality and well-connected and well-regarded within it.

Some examples of recent grants are listed below:

Charity NameYear of AwardAmount GrantedProject
Doncaster Conversation Club2018£2,400Supporting refugees in the Doncaster area
Refugee and Migrant Centre2018£2,000Supporting refugees in the Black Country and Birmingham area
Jo Cox Foundation2018£3,000For the 'More in Common' project
Laughter Africa2017£2,000To enable street children to attend school in Sierra Leone
SALVE International (Support and Love Via Education)2017£2,000For a drug rehabilitation programme in Uganda