Our Aims

Our aim is to improve the lives of people and their communities, across the UK, and we look to do this by:

  • Encouraging and developing leadership
  • Promoting enterprise and innovation
  • Caring for the disadvantaged and the marginalised
  • Promoting the understanding of the values, traditions and practices of the Christian faith, from a perspective that respects those of all faiths and those of none.


Our approach

We want to be an organisation:

  • that is distinctive and transparent
  • proud of our past but focussed on the future
  • adds value through our knowledge and networks
  • seeks to increase impact of our work through our ‘engaged’ approach


With an approach that:

  • reflects our independence and long term perspective
  • actively nurtures and encourages partnerships and collaboration
  • values learning and sharing
  • balances the needs of current and future generations

Strategic Aims:

To develop our grant-making in line with our spending and policy priorities:

  • Operate a focussed, engaged, value added approach to our grant making
  • Demonstrate a capacity and willingness to respond to new and emerging needs
  • Ensure a balanced grant making model taking into account geographical and functional need across the UK, establishing clear priorities and areas of interest

To increase the impact of our work:

  • develop our profile as a Foundation including strengthening our networks and communications
  • build an internal framework for reviewing performance, monitoring, reporting and sharing knowledge and learning across all our work
  • better use of media and website: highlight exemplar models, promulgate lessons learned and share our experiences with the wider sector

To manage our resources in support of our objectives:

  • continue to develop a strong and cohesive management team, with greater opportunities for engagement and internal collaboration
  • maintain and develop an effective system of governance that fully supports all aspects of our work
  • develop an improved web and technology presence that demonstrates and supports our wider aims towards greater sharing of knowledge and lessons learned