Established: 9 years
City Harvest collects surplus food from food manufacturers, farmers and retailers to distribute to organisations that feed the hungry across London

Spending: £3,478,491 5Y Trend:

Where do they operate?
National

Supported in last 5 years by:
Greenwood Place£645,000
Westminster Foundation£120,000
City Bridge Trust£118,254
The Childhood Trust£87,750
The EQ Foundation£85,000
The Grocers' Charity£20,000
Established: 9 years
The charity aims to promote the care and upbringing of every child and every young person with a disadvantaged background who lives in or has a close connection to the West London Zone, by supporting positive family relationships, advancing education, promoting health and making the most of each such child and young person?s potential.

Spending: £5,029,338 5Y Trend:

Where do they operate?
Hammersmith And Fulham, Kensington And Chelsea

Supported in last 5 years by:
Impetus PEF£943,165
Greenwood Place£760,000
Greater London Authority£149,766
The EQ Foundation£125,000
John Lyon's Charity£120,000
Garfield Weston Foundation£100,000

Awards won:
  • CSJ Awards 2019 Education Award
Established: 12 years
Action Tutoring provides free tuition to pupils from low-income backgrounds through partnerships with schools, using high quality volunteer tutors, aiming to ensure pupils are equipped in English and maths to be able to progress to further education, employment or training. The charity operates in the following cities: London, Birmingham, Bristol, Liverpool, Sheffield, Brighton and Newcastle.

Spending: £2,642,591 5Y Trend:

Where do they operate?
National

Supported in last 5 years by:
Impetus PEF£756,000
The Dulverton Trust£86,666
The EQ Foundation£75,000
Nesta£13,500
Established: 18 years
Sport 4 Life UK (S4L) believes in a level playing field where every young person has the opportunity to create a better future for themselves. S4L is proud to provide the opportunity for young people aged 11-29 to prepare for, and move into, sustained education, employment or training, by improving their employability and key life skills - through its sports-themed mentoring and training services.

Spending: £1,435,758 5Y Trend:

Where do they operate?
Birmingham City, Dudley, Sandwell, Worcestershire

Supported in last 5 years by:
The National Lottery Community Fund£339,659
The Henry Smith Charity £201,000
DCMS£195,000
The EQ Foundation£134,500
BBC Children in Need£60,000
Paul Hamlyn Foundation£40,000
Established: 14 years
Foodcycle support people who are hungry and lonely by serving tasty lunches and dinners each day in towns and cities across the country. Many guests struggle to afford the basics to eat and will eat alone without company or conversation so volunteers are able to serve surplus food cooked in spare kitchen space and keep them connected to the community

Spending: £1,699,504 5Y Trend:

Where do they operate?
National

Supported in last 5 years by:
City Bridge Trust£174,800
Rothschild Foundation£120,000
DCMS£79,109
The EQ Foundation£66,000
The Dulverton Trust£45,000
Garfield Weston Foundation£30,000
Established: 20 years
The principle activities of Resurgo are outworked through Spear (a year-long programme helping young people facing barriers to work into sustainable employment), ReWork (equipping unemployed adults from all backgrounds with the skills, mindset and confidence to re-enter the workplace) and Resurgo Consulting (providing coaching and impact management to support organisations to drive social change).

Spending: £2,980,183 5Y Trend:

Where do they operate?
London, Brighton

Supported in last 5 years by:
Impetus PEF£1,052,802
Greenwood Place£600,000
Tuixen Foundation£235,000
The Dulverton Trust£105,000
The EQ Foundation£97,500
The Childhood Trust£40,000
Established: 13 years
Justlife Foundation provide one-to-one healthcare, housing and wellbeing support for people living in Unsupported Temporary Accommodation. Although they have a roof over their head, the people Justlife work with are homeless, and need this professional support to improve their chances and move away from homelessness

Spending: £1,290,550 5Y Trend:

Where do they operate?
East Sussex, Brighton And Hove, Manchester City

Supported in last 5 years by:
The National Lottery Community Fund£303,890
The Henry Smith Charity £264,400
St. Martin-in-the-Fields Charity£108,202
Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales£106,448
The Dulverton Trust£70,000
The Tudor Trust£62,000
Established: 12 years
Surfers Against Sewage is a national marine conservation and campaigning organisation that inspires, unites and empowers communities to take action to protect oceans, beaches, waves and wildlife

Spending: £2,368,943 5Y Trend:

Where do they operate?
National

Supported in last 5 years by:
Esmée Fairbairn Foundation£346,763
The EQ Foundation£40,200
The Grocers' Charity£15,000

Awards won:
  • Charity Awards 2018 Environment & Conservation Charity
Established: 12 years
The Sustainable Food Trust enables a transition to more sustainable food systems by working catalytically and collaboratively, through a combination of high-level lobbying, coalition building, public campaigning, education and media networking. This is based on three key pillars of work – policy advocacy, measuring ....more

Spending: £1,826,279 5Y Trend:

Where do they operate?
National

Supported in last 5 years by:
Esmée Fairbairn Foundation£550,000
Prudence Trust£200,000
CHK Foundation£155,000
Garfield Weston Foundation£150,000
John Ellerman Foundation£75,000
Established: 28 years
ClientEarth apply their expertise in EU law, international law, common, and civil law to combat climate change and pollution, secure people's environmental rights and protect and restore habitats, wildlife and natural resources. They do this by driving strong action from governments; shifting financial flow; changing markets, trade and business practices; and empowering citizens and communities.

Spending: £28,126,564 5Y Trend:

Where do they operate?
Belgium Bulgaria China Congo Gabon Ghana Ivory Coast Liberia Poland Spain Throughout England And Wales

Supported in last 5 years by:
Greenwood Place£650,000
Esmée Fairbairn Foundation£575,000
Samworth Foundation£300,000
Mark Leonard Trust£133,334
John Ellerman Foundation£100,000
J J Charitable Trust£50,000

Awards won:
  • Charity Times 2017 Awards Charity of the Year, income > £5m
Established: 8 years
Offering face-to-face support for people who feel that life is no longer worth living.

Spending: £1,276,908 5Y Trend:

Where do they operate?
London

Supported in last 5 years by:
Rothschild Foundation£100,000
The Henry Smith Charity £90,000
The Leathersellers' Company Charitable Fund£70,000
The National Lottery Community Fund£54,000
City Bridge Trust£53,723
John Lyon's Charity£28,000

Awards won:
  • FSI Small Charity Big Impact Awards 2018 Charity with turnover £50,000-£150,000
  • Charity Times 2021 Awards Charity of the Year, Income < £1m
Established: 22 years
Global Canopy is an innovative environmental organisation that targets the market forces destroying tropical forests. Since 2001, they have been testing new approaches to tackling deforestation, and guiding companies, investors, and governments worldwide to think differently about our planet's forests

Spending: £4,590,243 5Y Trend:

Where do they operate?
Germany, Indonesia, Switzerland, Austria, Brazil, Peru, Guyana

Supported in last 5 years by:
ARCADIA£1,725,000
John Ellerman Foundation£150,000
CHK Foundation£115,000
Tedworth Charitable Trust£80,000
Garfield Weston Foundation£30,000
Established: 13 years
The Access Project help motivated students from disadvantaged backgrounds win places at top universities. This is accomplished through a unique combination of tuition and in-school mentoring, creating applications, improving grades and helping young people transition successfully to the next stage of their education

Spending: £3,149,724 5Y Trend:

Where do they operate?
London

Supported in last 5 years by:
Impetus PEF£725,000
The EQ Foundation£155,000
Garfield Weston Foundation£125,000
The Dulverton Trust£66,667
Tuixen Foundation£40,000
The David & Elaine Potter Foundation£20,000
Established: 9 years
upReach supports undergraduates from less-privileged backgrounds to secure graduate jobs and internships by running a needs-focused professional development programmes in partnership with foundations, universities and employers. Students are guided by Programme Co-ordinators who support them through practice online ....more

Spending: £2,908,643 5Y Trend:

Where do they operate?
National

Supported in last 5 years by:
The Dulverton Trust£161,208
John Lyon's Charity£90,000
City Bridge Trust£47,565
The EQ Foundation£45,000
Garfield Weston Foundation£20,000

Awards won:
  • Charity Times 2019 Awards Charity of the Year, Income < £1m
  • Third Sector Awards 2022 Charity of the Year - Medium
Established: 10 years
Action for Conservation educate young people about environmental conservation by running workshops and events in schools, providing learning materials, organising work experience placements, and building online networks to develop a proactive youth conservation movement in the UK

Spending: £954,399 5Y Trend:

Where do they operate?
National

Supported in last 5 years by:
Esmée Fairbairn Foundation£661,383
The Dulverton Trust£250,000
OVO Foundation£185,000
Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust£100,000
John Ellerman Foundation£100,000
Garfield Weston Foundation£100,000
Established: 9 years
Breaking Barriers empowers refugees to find stable and fulfilling employment through bespoke, 1-1 support. They work in partnership with the private, non-profit and public sectors to provide paid work placements and permanent job opportunities as well as offering practical skills workshops like English language and IT classes.

Spending: £2,297,573 5Y Trend:

Where do they operate?
National

Supported in last 5 years by:
The National Lottery Community Fund£250,000
City Bridge Trust£173,000
The Henry Smith Charity £120,000
Trust for London£108,000
The Clothworkers Foundation£100,000
Garfield Weston Foundation£80,000
Established: 10 years
My Life Films produces biographical films for people with dementia. The objectives of the charity are for the public to relieve the needs of people suffering from dementia and the effect dementia has on their families, friends and carers.

Spending: £246,768 5Y Trend:

Where do they operate?
National

Supported in last 5 years by:
Esmée Fairbairn Foundation£216,450
The EQ Foundation£113,000
The Rayne Foundation£60,000
City Bridge Trust£57,000
DCMS£40,000
Garfield Weston Foundation£35,000
Established: 17 years
Best Beginnings creates and disseminates engaging, evidence-based resources including the Baby Buddy phone app, From Bump to Breastfeeding DVD, Small Wonders DVD, Baby Express Magazine and Maternal Mental Health films. These resources help to educate and empower parents and parents-to-be, increasing their confidence, knowledge and skills to give their children the best start in life.

Spending: £2,006,452 5Y Trend:

Where do they operate?
National

Supported in last 5 years by:
The Aim Foundation£235,000
The EQ Foundation£110,000
The Childhood Trust£70,000
Tedworth Charitable Trust£70,000
The National Lottery Community Fund£48,480
Garfield Weston Foundation£37,500
Established: 14 years
Blue Marine Foundation (BLUE) exists to combat overfishing and the destruction of biodiversity through the creation of large-scale marine reserves and by delivering new models of sustainable fishing.

Spending: £9,502,068 5Y Trend:

Where do they operate?
Saint Helena, Dorset, Devon, Hampshire, Belize, Chile, British Indian Ocean Territory, Maldives

Supported in last 5 years by:
John Ellerman Foundation£435,570
Garfield Weston Foundation£200,000
Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, UK Branch£80,500
The EQ Foundation£75,000
The Dulverton Trust£34,925
The Aim Foundation£33,550
Established: 25 years
The Panathlon Foundation promote the physical and personal development of young disabled people, through organising school sports competitions and by the provision of resources including coaching, training, equipment and sports leadership opportunities.

Spending: £888,649 5Y Trend:

Where do they operate?
National

Supported in last 5 years by:
The EQ Foundation£90,640
Established: 13 years
Afrikids is a grass roots child rights organisation working with communities in northern Ghana to improve life for their most vulnerable and disadvantaged children. Their philosophy is to listen to what a community knows it needs, empower them to make the necessary changes themselves, and ensure these changes are sustainable long term

Spending: £1,870,731 5Y Trend:

Where do they operate?
Ghana, Camden

Supported in last 5 years by:
Gower Street£255,075
Pears Foundation £100,000
The EQ Foundation£75,000
Charles Hayward Foundation£15,000
Established: 21 years
Sand Dams Worldwide supports some of the world’s poorest people to transform their own lives through water and soil conservation in drylands. They do this by supporting the application of sand dam technology in rural communities so they can gain access to clean water close to their homes and invest in sustainable ....more

Spending: £1,374,798 5Y Trend:

Where do they operate?
India, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Eswatini

Supported in last 5 years by:
The Dulverton Trust£153,496
The EQ Foundation£93,750
Charles Hayward Foundation£15,000

Awards won:
  • Charity Times 2019 Awards Charity of the Year, Income £1-10m
  • Charity Awards 2021 International aid & development
Established: 15 years
For Baby's Sake is a pioneering charity addressing the intergenerational cycle of domestic abuse. It offers intensive therapeutic support to expectant parents, helping them overcome trauma and build healthier relationships. By creating safe environments for both parents and babies, their programme aims to break the ....more

Spending: £1,567,482 5Y Trend:

Where do they operate?
Blackpool, Cambridgeshire, City Of Westminster, Hammersmith And Fulham, Hertfordshire, Kensington And Chelsea

Supported in last 5 years by:
Esmée Fairbairn Foundation£200,000
The EQ Foundation£100,000
The Dulverton Trust£25,000
Established: 17 years
Through their communications, events and partnerships Global Witness bring issues to the attention of audiences around the world and onto the political agenda. Their advocacy shapes and secures laws, sanctions, and changes in business practice to ensure transition to a just and sustainable future. Using a variety of techniques including undercover filming, scraping, and analysing open source and ....more

Spending: £1,778,211 5Y Trend:

Where do they operate?
National

Supported in last 5 years by:
ARCADIA£1,887,980
Established: 8 years
The Wave Project runs an award-winning surf therapy programme for children aged 8-21 across the UK. Using trained volunteer mentors, we help children improve their emotional health and wellbeing through free and subsidised surfing lessons. We also run a beach school project for children who may benefit from learning outside the classroom.

Spending: £1,321,908 5Y Trend:

Where do they operate?
National

Supported in last 5 years by:
The National Lottery Community Fund£663,449
Prudence Trust£300,000
Innox Foundation£75,000
Sport England£54,613
Garfield Weston Foundation£30,000
DCMS£14,613
Established: 4 years
They support people across Teesside and North Yorkshire with past convictions into paid employment. Their mentored approach ensures they select those who are stable, ready, and committed before referring into their network of socially invested employers.

Spending: £156,990

Where do they operate?
Darlington, Durham, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Newcastle Upon Tyne City, North Yorkshire, Redcar And Cleveland, South Tyneside, Stockton-on-tees, Sunderland

Supported in last 5 years by:
The National Lottery Community Fund£161,584
County Durham Community Foundation£35,230
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland£18,000
Established: 17 years
SolarAid combats poverty and climate change by providing access to solar lights in Africa to help catalyse solar markets and eradicate the kerosene lamp. We have created a social enterprise, SunnyMoney, who sell lights via sustainable school networks and local enterprises.

Spending: £3,176,155 5Y Trend:

Where do they operate?
Uganda, Zambia, Malawi

Supported in last 5 years by:
The EQ Foundation£62,500
Established: 3 years
The Recruitment Junction is a recruitment agency for ex-offenders. We are a not-for-profit enterprise with a social heart, on a commercial mission. Our vision is to see people with convictions rediscover a sense of purpose through work and become role models who drive positive generational impact across their families.

Spending: £238,985

Where do they operate?
Throughout England And Wales

Supported in last 5 years by:
The Fore£30,000
The National Lottery Community Fund£20,000
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland£13,000

Awards won:
  • CSJ Awards 2023 Criminal Justice & Work
Established: 7 years
Rainforest Trust UK works in partnership with Rainforest Trust in the US to preserve and protect rainforests and other tropical habitat, particularly areas that are home to endangered species. We work in collaboration with trusted local NGOs and indigenous communities to place land under protection, either by land purchase or land designation as community forests or national parks.

Spending: £1,317,734 3Y Trend:

Where do they operate?
Worldwide

Supported in last 5 years by:
The EQ Foundation£60,000
Established: 8 years
Givedirectly UK gives financial aid to households in developing countries via mobile phone-linked payment services. It targets extremely low-income households and people affected by humanitarian crises with the aim of relieve poverty by allowing beneficiaries to choose where they invest their grant.

Spending: £2,455,887 5Y Trend:

Where do they operate?
Kenya, Uganda


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