Our partners

Lighthouse is also funded by three individual funders.

A Million Realities

AMR want people across the world to live purposeful, fulfilling lives that are fully self-expressed. Their mission is to find tomorrow’s revolutionary social impact leaders, who, sharing their vision, will bring about systemic social change. AMR’s two-year fellowship is designed to bring together, champion and support bold and bright individuals. The programme provides skills workshops, mentoring, unrestricted funding, and other support.

Visit A Million Realities’s website.

Andrews Charitable Trust

ACT funds organisations built around a big idea; an idea that has the potential to make real changes to the lives of disadvantaged or vulnerable people. Following the passion of their founder, Cecil Jackson Cole, they operate a venture philanthropy approach, supporting young organisations like Lighthouse, as the vehicles for social change.

Visit the ACT’s website

Big Change

Big Change wants to see a society where we work together to support all young people to thrive. They back pioneering people and projects at the frontline of change, and unite a community of supporters to support them to achieve the greatest impact.

Visit the Big Change website

Bleu Blanc Rouge Foundation

BBRF is a grant-giving organisation with a strategy focusing on supporting vulnerable and disadvantaged children and families, with a particular focus on children and young people in and leaving care.

Visit the Bleu Blanc Rouge Foundation’s website.


Catch22 is a social business that designs and delivers services that build resilience and aspiration in people and communities across the UK. Lighthouse has worked with Catch22 since February 2017 and now operates as an autonomous part of the Catch22 group of organisations. We received a tailored programme of support through the Incubate, Accelerate, and Amplify programme.

Visit the Catch22 website

Incubator programme

Fair Education Alliance

The Fair Education Alliance is a coalition of over 200 organisations which aims to tackle inequality in the education system. Lighthouse is one of the 2021 Intrapreneurship Award winners, which offers a year long programme of support and funding to develop, test and embed a new programme, partnership, product or service to make education fair. Lighthouse will be using the award to develop a high-quality training programme for residential care workers to support children to process trauma and access education.

Visit the Fair Education Alliance’s website.

Garfield Weston

The Garfield Weston Foundation is a family-founded, charitable grant-making foundation, which supports a wide range of causes across the UK, donating over £80 million annually. It was established in 1958 by the Weston family and is one of the largest and most respected charitable institutions in the UK which has donated over £1 billion in total. The Trustees are descendants of the founder and the Weston family continues to take a highly active and hands-on approach.

Visit The Garfield Weston Foundation’s website.


LandAid brings the property industry together to support charities delivering life-changing services for young people who are or have been homeless, or who are at risk of homelessness in the future. Through a network of corporate partners, they invest funding and expertise.

Visit the LandAid website.

Postcode Innovation Trust

Postcode Innovation Trust is a grant-giving body funded entirely by players of People’s Postcode Lottery, that supports charities who wish to deliver innovative, impactful and engaging projects across Great Britain. PIT supports charities working in a broad number of areas, including, prevention or relief of poverty, advancement of education and the promotion of equality and diversity.

Visit the Postcode Innovation Trust’s website.

Segelman Trust

The Segelman Trust support organisations and projects that help people who are particularly disadvantaged and marginalised. They intend to achieve this through supporting organisations delivering charitable projects of significant public benefit in a cost-effective way.

Visit The Segelman Trust’s website.

The AIM Foundation

The Aim Foundation is a family foundation that seeks to achieve positive social change by promoting wellbeing through funding organisations working to prevent problems arising. They support organisations working in the areas of early years, young people, families and nutrition for healthcare practitioners.

Visit The Aim Foundation’s website.

The Clothworkers Foundation

The Clothworkers’ Foundation’s primary aim is to improve the lives of people and communities, particularly those facing disadvantage, deprivation and/or discrimination. They award capital grants to charities registered in the UK and to not-for-profit organisations.

Visit The Clothworkers Foundation’s website.

The Peter Cundill Foundation

The Peter Cundill Foundation focuses on charities working to improve the lives of children in a variety of ways and aims to ensure their partners have the long-term, flexible finance they need to achieve great things. It was established in Bermuda in 2012, following the death of its founder, Peter Cundill. Since 2020, the Foundation’s giving strategy has centred on a ‘Core 30’ Portfolio. Funding partnerships will eventually consist of 3-year, unrestricted grants that extend by a year, every year, subject to partners making sufficient progress against their own organisational milestones.

Visit The Peter Cundill Foundation’s website.

TreeBeard Trust

Treebeard’s mission is to support transformational initiatives which have the potential to create a healthier planet and a fairer society. They want to tackle the root cause of the problem, supporting work with the potential and ambition to influence or transform the wider system. Their open-minded approach to investment has resulted in securing the first Lighthouse home.

Visit the Treebeard Trust’s website


ZING is a foundation that supports early stage organisations whose outcomes are focused on young people realising their potential. They offer three strands of support: funding, connections, and technology advice.

Visit the ZING website