The Improving Lives programme is part of the Henry Smith Charity Main Grants programme. The funding aims to support people in the UK for whom other sources of support have failed, are inappropriate, or are simply not available.
The fund has six priorities which are:
- Help at a critical moment
- Positive choices
- Accommodation/housing support
- Employment and training
- Financial inclusion, rights and entitlements
- Support networks and family
Funding can go towards running costs, which may include salaries, overheads and day-to-day running costs.