The Trust has three themes for grant giving:
- Improving life chances – Funding activities that can be shown to be a catalyst for long-term positive change in the lives of: Care-experienced children and young people; Ex-service – men and women; Victims of slavery and human trafficking; Young offenders
- Realising potential – Helping children and young people from marginalised or challenged backgrounds to fulfil their potential and make the most of their talents. In particular, they look to fund charities that are working outside mainstream education to: Narrow the attainment gap for children from disadvantaged backgrounds; Equip young people with the essential skills they need to help them re-engage with education, training, employment or volunteering
- Heritage – to restore neglected buildings and monuments, especially smaller charities which offer employment or volunteering opportunities for local residents.
Grants can cover core funding.