We review and where necessary change our grantmaking priorities every three years. For the 2020-2023 priorities we undertook research which included consultation with Lambeth community organisations and schools in 2019. The Governors have adopted these Grantmaking Priorities for April 2020 to March 2023.
When reading these, remember that our focus is on low-income/poor Lambeth citizens, mostly under 30.
Removing Barriers in Education
Developing Money Sense
These priorities will guide our next Grant Round which opens for verbal expressions of interest on 9 March 2020.
Note 1 - Given the core nature of these sub-priorities (student engagement, mastering literacy and numeracy and improving academic achievement) to a school’s statutory purpose, The Foundation considers that this work should be partly or fully funded by the Pupil Premium, therefore any work in schools on this sub-priority should be 50% match-funded by schools.
Note 2 - We are glad to consider funding enrichment activities (for example sports, arts, drama, science technology, music, though not limited to these). The Foundation is particularly interested in activities that help build low-income pupils’ social capital by introducing them to new or broader experiences and perspectives. The Foundation has a preference for funding targeted and sustained group activities or one-to-one activity with pupils from low income homes. This is particularly for pupils who have displayed aptitude or have expressed enthusiasm for the enrichment activity in question, or who are disengaged from education. We are unlikely to fund whole-class activity as we consider this part of the core provision that schools will offer to all pupils.
Note 3 - We are particularly interested in money management skills for 16-18 year olds and young adults.