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Sustainable development

Thinking about the future when planning a project

We want every organisation we fund to help people enjoy a better quality of life now, without compromising the quality of life of future generations. We call this idea sustainable development and it covers three linked key areas:


For example, a project running activities for young people could promote recycling in a youth club.


For example, rural projects that employ local people could help to sustain local services such as a village shop.


For example, a project that links older and younger people in a community might help sustain more traditional activities such as knitting.

For more information, please read our sustainable development guide (PDF, 114kb)