Strengthening the Sector

We recognise the valuable role community organisations play in our funding regions. We believe thriving community organisations are better able to contribute towards stronger, healthier, prosperous and more connected communities.

As a community funder, we believe it is important to invest in opportunities which have a more sustainable and holistic approach in strengthening the sector.

We use a three-tiered approach to help us prioritise opportunities, which can contribute to creating conditions for community organisations to thrive.

Our three tiers are:


We aim to support organisations to develop their knowledge, skills or confidence to deliver on their aims and to manage their organisations effectively

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We aim to support organisations to access organisational, professional or leadership development opportunities to enhance their effectiveness

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We aim to foster a positive context so organisations are able to operate within a supportive funding and policy context, which then endeavors to strengthen and support effectiveness and growth

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