The Funders


The On An Equal Footing Project is generously funded by the Connect Fund, through the Barrow Cadbury Trust

The Connect Fund

The Connect Fund has been set up to strengthen the social investment market in England to better meet the needs of charities and social enterprises. The fund provides grants to develop shared resources for a market that supports mission.

The Connect Fund, previously known as the ‘Social Investment Infrastructure Fund’ is a £3 million fund for grants and investments that The Barrow Cadbury Trust manages in partnership with Access – the Foundation for Social Investment.


Barrow Cadbury Trust

Barrow Cadbury Trust is an independent, endowed, charitable foundation. The Trust is the largest of the several dozen Cadbury family foundations.

The Trust has a focus on social justice and equality issues. The Trust is committed to bringing about a more just and equal society. The problems the Trust seeks to address are complex so they often work in partnership and collaboration; with grant-holders, other trusts and foundations, local and national government, to identify solutions.