Funding 2009-2013

Our strategy 'Money Matters, Homes Matter, Families Matter' ran from 2009-13. Under this strategy, grants were given to charities which help people affected by financial exclusion, financial abuse, housing problems and debt. The grants were awarded to support vulnerable older people and survivors of domestic abuse.

Money Matters, Homes Matter, Families Matter' strategy was independently evaluated by the Centre for Charitable Effectiveness at Cass Business School. Click here to read the evaluation's executive summary of the findings.

Funding was provided through two grant programmes.

The Small Grants Programme ran from 2009-12 and made grants to organisations across the UK of up to £5,000. A total of £1.1 million was awarded to 242 organisations.

The Investor Programme made grants of around £300K over three years to nine charities. In addition to grant funding for project, support was available to help build organisational resilience. The charities funded were:


Age UK Camden supported older people primarily from the local Somali community to manage their finances.
Age UK Wirral helped sufferers of early onset dementia and their families to manage their housing and finance issues.
The Centre for Sustainable Energy provided older people in rural Somerset with help to access benefits and make their homes warmer.
The Haven Wolverhampton provided support to financially excluded women that had been affected by domestic abuse.
Money Advice Plus Services provided a telephone based debt advice service to survivors of domestic abuse
Rowan Alba helped people fleeing domestic abuse to move into and maintain a home of their own.
Runnymede researched the financial needs of older black and minority ethnic groups to help understand the financial experiences of and concerns of the growing group.
Rural Media Company ran 'Over the Hill' - a campaign about the financial and housing related challenges of growing older in a rural area
Thanet District Citizens Advice Bureau provided housing and finance related support to older people across rural Kent.

If you would like any more information on the above or any of our earlier work please contact us.

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