Lush Charity Pot

Grants available for: small, grassroots charities and campaign groups working in animal protection, the environment, and human rights.
Size of grants given: Up to £10,000, most grants around £4,000
No deadlines

Aims of Fund

Lush support small, grassroots organisations around the world that are working in the areas of animal protection, the environment , and human rights.

Who can apply

Most successful applicants are small, volunteer run groups who can make a big difference with a small amount.

How much and what can you apply for

You can apply for up to £10,000. Most grants are around £4,000.

Priority is give to causes that are less popular with funders, and projects that push for long term change, including those that use non-violent direct action as a campaigning tactic.

Their guidance notes say “As a campaigning company we particularly look for projects that create long-term change. Whilst we appreciate and understand the need for projects that care for or rehabilitate those in need (whether that’s people, animals or the planet) we feel it is also crucially important to fund projects that aim to stop the abuse from happening in the first place by addressing the root cause of the problem; for example, we would prefer to fund a project that aims to stop deforestation (eg by challenging the palm oil industry) over one that aims to plant trees to restore an area that’s already been deforested. We therefore prioritise funding to projects which aim to change opinion and behaviour through raising awareness of issues, activism, education and campaigning, particularly because this kind of work is not well funded elsewhere.”

They do not pay salaries as they prefer to fund volunteer-led groups.

How to apply

Download an application form from their website.

Deadlines for application

No deadlines

Contact details

charitypot@lush.co.uk
01202 641001
uk.lush.com/article/charity-pot-funding-guidelines

Date & initials

27/1/17 RR