Our Approach

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OUR SECTOR FOCUS


We fund organisations that give the world’s disadvantaged the skills and resources to improve their lives.

We primarily focus on two key areas:


WHAT WE PROVIDE


The type of funding we provide fits the organisation’s needs, with the purpose of helping those who have a successful, proven solution to grow or scale their operations.

We provide grants typically to non-profits which cannot be fully self-sustainable because they are reaching the most vulnerable and excluded. This is usually unrestricted funding in order to give our partners more flexibility.

We provide investments typically to social businesses, including loans, social impact bonds, equity and quasi-equity. Our decision is driven by the social impact and what our funding can help prove, whether for the organisation or a sector or market.


WHAT WE LOOK FOR


We typically look to support organisations, rather than projects, that display the following key features:


OUR GEOGRAPHY


Our partners are located in Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and South-East Asia.

We also support a few organisations and programmes in the UK, US and Europe.


OUR PROCESS


We do not accept unsolicited applications, but receive referrals from within our own networks.

 

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