“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 projects will fit within at least one of these areas:

  1. Poverty-related disadvantage (please note that the focus of your project should be on alleviating issues that are a direct result of financial poverty) 
  2. Human rights and equality (we are particularly interested in receiving applications from causes that are helping refugees and asylum seekers to integrate within UK communities)
  3. The rehabilitation of offenders
  4. Freedom from addiction and substance abuse
  5. Building community (please note that we are looking for projects that can demonstrate the bringing together of disparate and otherwise disconnected groups to form peaceful communities)

Typically, we favour causes that are community-focused, make good use of volunteers, meet a tangible need and are well-connected and well-regarded within their locality.

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