Its grant-making is based around four inter-related themes: science & medicine, health & disability, art & humanities and education. As far as is possible it attempts to relate these themes to each other. Almost all of our funding (some 95%) is allocated to the UK.
It is keen to encourage applications from all parts of the UK (including areas from which we traditionally have received fewer applications or where few other sources are available).
It prides ourselves on employing staff who are friendly and helpful to our applicants and recipients. All applications (including unsuccessful ones) receive a formal response. The experience of our applicants is important to us, and we have recently commissioned an independent consultant to undertake a survey on this subject.