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Seven Friends Foundation – Supporting Causes that are Ignored

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The Seven Friends Foundation provides small grants to organisations that fulfil their charitable aims which are:

  • To support and promote causes that are ignored, unpopular or face widespread stigma.
  • Create stronger local communities that include those who have previously been excluded or marginalised.
  • Improve skills, infrastructure, sustainability and collaboration within the third sector.

Their next deadline for applications is February 1st 2024.

They want to support those organisations and causes that are unpopular or do not receive widespread public attention. This could be due to negative focus within the media; due to difficulty in accessing statutory, voluntary and institutional funding; due to the cause being seen as politically controversial; or because the issue is not typically seen as a charitable cause. Examples of these types of causes or groups may be:

  • Asylum seekers and refugees
  • Migrant communities
  • Offenders and ex-offenders
  • People experiencing violence or abuse
  • Sex workers
  • Trafficking and modern slavery
  • Dependency or Addiction
  • LGBT+
  • Sexual and reproductive health

They only fund smaller organisations, by which we would usually mean organisations with an average annual income of under £300,000.

Grants of between £300 and £3,000 are available.  However, most are usually under £1,000.

Click here for more information.