What We Do Not Fund

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The policy does not allow John Lyon’s Charity to fund the following:

  • Individuals
  • Organisations that do not have charitable status or those acting as a conduit
  • National organisations with no track record of delivery in the Charity’s Beneficial Area
  • Grant-giving organisations
  • Not-for-profit organisations that are not registered charities (including CICs)
  • Registered social landlords
  • Schools that have not yet been inspected by Ofsted
  • Hospitals, hospices or Clinical Commissioning Groups
  • Registered charities that have applied on behalf of organisations that are not registered with the Charity Commission
  • Statutory obligations
  • General charitable appeals
  • Lobbying and campaigning
  • Endowment funds
  • Mother tongue teaching
  • Promotion of religion or politics
  • Feasibility studies
  • Research
  • Medical care (including rehab) and resources
  • Telephone helplines
  • Overnight school journeys or trips abroad
  • Capital for mainstream secondary schools and mainstream FE colleges
  • IT equipment for mainstream providers (primary, secondary, FE colleges)
  • Bursaries for higher education (including postgraduate)
  • Projects that aim to teach healthy eating and reduce obesity
  • Gardening, conservation, environmental projects and therapeutic gardens
  • Core costs for umbrella bodies or second tier organisations
  • Salaries of posts employed by statutory bodies