Do you fund Charities?

We rarely fund charities for a few reasons. Firstly they tend to not have radical aims, being constrained as they are by the charities legislation on politics and campaigning activity. To use an example from government guidance on charities and political activity: “A charity may choose to focus most, or all, of its resources on political activity for a period. The key issue for charity trustees is the need to ensure that this activity is not, and does not become, the reason for the charity’s existence.”. Also, they tend to be able to access a greater range of funding opportunities than the majority of groups we fund, which are unconstituted informal groups with a low average income. Our members also tend to prefer organisations that devote all their time to campaigning and political activity, and so score them more highly than most charities that apply.