We focus on four complex health issues more prevalent in urban areas
With the Social Progress Imperative, we've developed the first neighbourhood level, health-focused social progress index of its kind.
With Wellcome Trust
We want to hear from you.
Guidance on how we decide what partners to fund and support, and what we offer as a partner.
Partnerships and collaboration are essential to our work. We believe we can improve health in urban areas, but that we cannot do this alone. So, we provide financial, strategic and practical support to people and organisations who share our goals and can help us achieve them.
Our partnerships all aim to improve the health of people in Lambeth and Southwark and other urban areas. Our partners don’t need to be based in our boroughs, but the work must be relevant to them and the complex health issues we’re currently working to address.
We also partner with organisations from a variety of disciplines with different outputs. From working with local organisations delivering grassroots campaigning to funding universities working on multi-year research projects, we are open to partnership at different scales that share our ambitions.
We work with partners from different sectors working at different scales to tackle urban health issues. Here are some examples of the ways we've partnered at different scales.
Working closely with partners, we support them to develop fundraising proposals before they go to a quarterly investment committee. It’s here that they are assessed against our objectives and diversity, equity and inclusion principles, as well as the intended impact.
With a focus on long-term change, the committee will also consider how success will be evaluated and the potential for scalability, both in our place and in other urban areas. Once approved, we continue to support partners to develop and deliver projects, using insight and learning to inform our work.
Our partnerships focus on complex health issues that disproportionately impact people living in urban areas. We choose these health issues based on their prevalence in urban environments and our capacity to have an impact on them:
We also partner with organisations looking to build evidence and understanding of urban health as a whole through our research and development work.
We know tackling complex health issues is challenging work and recognise that different people and organisations need different types of support.
We offer a broad range of funding and other non-financial support depending on what can help achieve change.
Our partnerships range from short-term local initiatives to multi-year international partnerships. All of our partnerships generate useful insights to help us tackle urban health challenges no matter the scale.
We take a long-term view to make sure our partners gets the space and resource to create impact. We co-produce projects and provide financial, strategic and practical support to make real change.
We are interested in partnership. We’ll support and connect you with others to approach complex, urban health issues from all angles. We can also make introductions, build collaborations and bring in world-class specialists and local experts to support you with everything from impact evaluation to influencing local and national decision-making.
We want to hear from anyone who can help us improve urban health.
We work with local, city, national and international organisations to help urban areas become healthier places to live.