Funding Alerts

Henry Smith Charity Improving Lives Grant Programme

by | Oct 3, 2018 |

Of interest to organisations dealing with People in Crisis, Trauma or Abuse, Accommodation/Housing Support, Employment and Training, Financial Inclusion, Rights and Entitlements, Support Networks and Family

The Henry Smith Charity Improving Lives gran rogramme provides grants to charitable organisations that help people when other sources of support have failed, are inappropriate, or are simply not available.


Charities and not-for-profit organisations, including social enterprises. Organisation size £50k – £2m (in exceptional circumstances up to £5m)

What For?

They support established organisations delivering services directly to beneficiaries. They are looking for services which can demonstrate a track record of success, and evidence the effectiveness of the work.

This is their largest grants programme, through which the majority of their funds are distributed.
Funding covers running costs, salaries and projects.

They have six funding priorities that describe the work they support and how they want to bring about change for the most disadvantaged people in the greatest need:

Help at a critical moment

Helping people to rebuild their lives following a crisis, critical moment, trauma or abuse.

Positive choices

Helping people, whose actions or behaviours have led to negative consequences for themselves and others, to make positive choices.

Accommodation / housing support

Enabling people to work towards or maintain accommodation.

Employment and training

Supporting people to move towards employment.

Financial inclusion, rights and entitlements

Supporting people to address their financial problems and ensure that they are able to claim their rights and entitlements.

Support networks and family

Working with people to develop improved support networks and family relationships.

How Much?

£20k – £60k per year


No deadline.

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