Each of our Charity Partners has been carefully selected and their work is aligned with at least one of of our “4 life themes”. The themes are broad-reaching and we support many activities within each. 

If you are planning to speak to us regarding a Capital Grant you should consider which theme you believe best fits your project.

Below is a brief description of each theme and some examples of our Partners and their services/outputs to help you.

Health & Wellbeing

Improving people’s physical/mental health and general welfare.

With this theme we are looking to support Charity Partners to provide access to community facilities offering support services that maintain, improve and advance the health and general welfare of people living with disabilities and/or long-term illnesses.

Grants will support:

  • information providing, guidance, advice, training and moral and emotional support to individuals and their families and carers
  • centres that provide clinical services including therapies and medical provision (e.g. physiotherapy, oxygen therapy, Pilates, music & movement and art therapy etc.) access to counselling and early intervention services
  • independent hospices and care home


Lifelites, a charity that donates specialist assistive technology packages to children with life-limiting conditions using children’s palliative care services throughout the British Isles is a great example of a charity in synergy with us that we have supported with a Deed of Gift  (detail?) to provide them certainty over the coming years.

Thames Hospice

Thames Hospice is local to us in Berkshire and we are proud to have become a Founding Lifetime Patron having funded their Education and Learning Centre and a specialist Senior Palliative Nurse Prescriber training programme which will see their nurses gain qualifications to be able to prescribe pain relieving medication to patients without having to wait for a GP to be available. This is beneficial to both the patient requiring medication and the nurse who has previously had to take time out of their busy shift to travel to a pharmacist – sometimes out of hours.

Independent Living

Helping people to live independently.

People living with disabilities and/or long-term illnesses prefer to live independently at home. It creates less stress and anxiety and generally aids their overall health and well-being.  With this theme we are looking for Charity Partners that need funding to support people who wish to remain living in their own home for as long as is practically possible. 

Grants will support:

  • safe and independent access around the home
  • equipment to aid getting in and out of chairs, beds and bathrooms easily and independently
  • communication and access to the external community
  • people to go outside, use community facilities and generally enjoy and feel part of family life


Enrych support 200 disabled adults across Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Oxfordshire via their member/volunteer partnerships and ‘Enrych Assist’, a Personal Assistant service. The charity’s ethos is to look beyond disability and encourage people to live independently and they empower their members to make their own choices as to how they wish to live their life. Members enjoy group events and day trips/holidays and the charity provides support and a platform to meet others who share the same interests which reduces feelings of isolation and impacts on their overall fitness and emotional health and well-being. Our recent grant was for operating costs to help keep these vital services going.


Recognising family carers for the fantastic and vital work they do.

Through this theme we wish to recognise the fantastic and hugely important work undertaken by the family care giver. These people really are the backbone of our society and the physical, emotional and financial consequences for them can be overwhelming without some support.  We are looking for Charity Partners providing facilities in the UK where either the person living with a disability and/or long-term illnesses or the individual care giver or, indeed, the whole family involved in caring can go to access sports and leisure activities or simply enjoy fun, friendship and the opportunity to socialise and share with others who may be in a similar situation.

Taking a short break from the responsibility of caring for a loved one or, being afforded a break with the knowledge that the person they care for is being well looked after at a safe and caring specialist respite provider, will have a positive and immediate impact on everyone involved but, ultimately, will improve the well-being and health of the family caregiver and allow them time to recharge.

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Sebastian’s Action Trust

Sebastian’s Action Trust is a charity which provides both planned and crisis respite family breaks at their flagship facility, The Bluebells, for seriously ill children and their families. These families and the huge sacrifices they often have to make to their own needs are often overlooked.

At the Trust they passionately believe that all families of children and young people with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions should be able to have quality time together to relax, recharge and rebuild, never having to face life alone and ensuring that lives, however short, are lived to the full.


Helping people into employment, housing or supported living.

Transition helps people with disabilities develop the skills necessary to obtain meaningful employment or secure a home for life. Our funding under this theme will help our Charity Partners work with individuals who aspire to achieve a greater degree of independence.

Grants will support:

  • training, coaching and personal development to promote independent living and/or support to help people into paid work, vocational services or volunteering
  • affordable housing and/or supported living in the local community
  • day services supporting people with general life skills e.g. computing, cooking, arts and crafts

The Stable Family Home Trust

The Stable Family Home Trust (SFHT) and EGF have been partners in Transition for 5 years providing adults with learning disabilities a unique way to gain skills and develop the independence which will allow them to live life to the full. SFHT’s unique personal development programme “Aspire” offers a range of training opportunities across hospitality, horticulture, computing and much more and the housing EGF provides in two properties in the Bournemouth area enables 10 individuals the opportunity to live independently, with some day-to-day support from SFHT’s care team. You know it is working when a resident says “I feel so alive, it’s a really good place to live!”

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