The Friends Provident Charitable Foundation Developing a Fair Economy Programme

Grants up to £200,000 are available to UK registered charities, social enterprises and private companies for projects that address the root causes of economic inequality, including poverty and climate breakdown, and help create an economy that works for everyone.


o Application deadline: Wednesday 12 January 2022.

o Who can apply: UK registered charities, social enterprises and private companies.

The Friends Provident Charitable Foundation's Developing a Fair Economy Grants Programme aims to support projects that seek to tackle the causes of economic disparity, such as inequality, poverty, or climate breakdown, and create an economy that works for everyone. Funding is available for projects that seek to address the structural problems of the current economic system.

The programme has two funding strands:

1. Local Economies – smaller projects that focus on testing and reviewing small scale initiatives that support local economies through diversity, flexibility and building capacity in communities, and
2. Systems Change – projects that involve a radical assessment of how ‘disruptive innovation’ might change the financial system, exploring and informing changes to the regulatory, policy or other systemic level that would develop financial system innovations.

Projects that focus on the following themes will be prioritised:

A Fair Transition: projects that seek to address the impact of rapid economic shifts and distribute the risks/benefits more equitably, such as the transition to a zero-carbon economy and the development of artificial intelligence, and
o Diversity, equity, and inclusion: projects that will help to identify and address structural inequalities and discrimination relating to characteristics such as race, ethnicity, gender, disability, sexuality, class, and the interplay of these factors in people’s lives.

Grants of up to £200,000 are available with no matched funding requirement.


Further information, guidance and an application form is available on the Friends Provident Charitable Foundation website.

The deadline for Stage 1 applications (the Foundation has a 2-stage application process) is Wednesday 12 January 2022Applications will be reviewed in by the Foundation in March 2022.

Further application deadlines can be found on the Foundation's website.

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