A selection of projects we fund
The historic Pat Benson Boxing Academy in Birmingham is an inclusive and welcoming establishment, transforming the lives of people of all ages, with a positive impact on everything from mental wellbeing to knife and gang crime
MAN V FAT
MAN v FAT Football is a football league for guys who want to lose weight. Every player is in the same situation and wants the same thing: to enjoy football, lose weight and get healthier. The league is uniquely decided not just on points won, but pounds lost.
The YES Project
The YES (Youth Employability Support) Project is a three-year scheme which has helped more than 400 people not in education, employment or traning aged 15-24 to improve their chances of work and overcome the barriers they face.
Brightsparks Comedy Asylum
Brightsparks Comedy Asylum is a series of comedy workshops with mental health service users culminating in a series of live performances in clubs, psychiatric units and conferences throughout the East Midlands region. Run by volunteers, it uses comedy as therapy.
European Youth Music Refugee Choir
The European Youth Music Refugee choir runs choirs across England for young refugees and asylum seekers, with practice sessions, performances and residential courses.
Back from the Brink
Back from the Brink seeks to save from extinction 20 of the UK’s most endangered animals, plants and fungi, benefiting more than 200 at-risk species
Beat The Street
Beat the Street combines sport and technology by transforming whole villages, towns and cities into a giant game.
Behind the Label
Behind the Label is a creative project for people who have experienced homelessness and low self-esteem to share life experiences which culminates in an alternative theatre performance.
Froglife is a national charity dedicated to the conservation of native amphibians and reptiles, working tirelessly to improve landscapes, research and lives.
ManHealth is a male-only peer support group run by men with a lived experience of mental ill health.
Sage Gateshead transformed the cultural life of the North East and has cemented its position as a vibrant mainstay ever since. It is a music centre deep-rooted in the North, but with an international profile, boasting one of the most striking buildings in the North East.
See My Voice
British Blind Sport’s See My Voice project focuses on developing the skills and confidence of young people with a visual impairment through a bespoke volunteering and leadership programme.