All applications will be assessed based on the following criteria:

1. Activities must be legally charitable and benefit Black people with LTCs in Lambeth – i.e. they must take place in the borough and work specifically with this demographic.

2. Activities must inform and/or achieve systems change in some way (however small). For example, trialling new or adapted models of employment support for Black people with long-term conditions or including Black people in service design.

3. Activities must contribute to improving the evidence base relating to Black people, long term conditions and employment, by clearly measuring impact, as well as collecting and sharing data relevant to the project.

4. Activities must be financially viable and have the potential to be sustainable in the long-term.

5. Activities must clearly outline how the idea put forward will improve outcomes for Black people and provide evidence that their idea is likely to work (e.g. research, testimonials, lived experience).

Round 2

Specific Criteria

As agreed by our Employment Working Group, Round 2 funding will prioritise applications that focus on the following outcomes:

  • Supporting improved organisational culture (e.g. awareness and use of access to work and reasonable adjustments, increased staff disclosure of disability, improved satisfaction rates of disabled Black employees in staff surveys)  
  • Improving in-work support for Black and disabled employees (e.g. HR practices, Vocational Rehabilitation, Employee Assistance Programmes, advocacy services and manager mental health and disability training) 
  • Improving the health and employment outcomes of individuals with physical health conditions (whether diagnosed or undiagnosed) 
  • Conducting Black / community-led research into health, race and employment  


These objectives could be realised by working with:   

  • Black employed or unemployed individuals with physical health conditions (whether diagnosed or undiagnosed)  
  • Black and disabled individuals in-work 
  • Employers  


What We Won’t Fund

We will not consider applications where:

  • There is no satisfactory safeguarding policy when working
      with adults at risk/adults with care and support needs.
  • An individual applicant is seeking to work with adults at risk[2].

In addition, funding must not:

  • Support illegal activity.
  • Support anything that promotes violence, hate or criminal
      organisations including entities or individuals affiliated with such activity.
  • Support party political campaigning or activity.
  • Support the practice of religion or any activities that actively
      promote religion or particular belief systems (or the lack of belief).
  • Be awarded to employers who are in clear violation of their
      legal responsibilities.

2.An adult at risk is any person who is aged 18 years or over and at risk of abuse or neglect because of their needs for care and or support.


Who We Work With

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