Santander Foundation - Financial & Digital Empowerment
Santander are investing £1.8 million in the programme in 2021. The programme will provide 12 grants of up to a total of £150,000 per organisation. Grants are for a period of three years. Successful applicants may request differing amounts in each of the three years, with a minimum of £25,000 in any one year.
There are millions of people in our society that are already at a disadvantage – through age, education, income, disability, or unemployment. Without the right support for them, the social inequality gap will only widen.
Many charitable and community interest organisations work with such groups; with people that feel the impacts of financial or digital exclusion the most.
We want to reach lone parents, single pensioners, migrants and refugees, those with long term illnesses and disabilities, those struggling to find sustained employment and households headed by students or part-time workers. These are among the groups most commonly excluded from financial services.
People with low or unstable incomes, or those who have experienced a significant life shock, are particularly affected by financial exclusion. The pandemic will only have made this situation worse, as more and more basic services have moved to the web. We want to help charities build their capacity to help people to become digitally and financially empowered.
The deadline for applications is the 13th August.
Full details are on the Santander Sustainability website. (Please note some anti-virus software may block access to this site)