John Lyon’s Charity: An Inclusive Funder
One of our objectives is to be an inclusive funder by providing educational opportunities for children and young people regardless of faith, ethnicity, gender or special need.
The Charity seeks to achieve this through equity in its grant-making. Widening our knowledge and deepening our understanding of EDI will result in increased empathy and improved relationships with our grantees and the children and young people they serve.
Cultivating and sharing learning within this area has been part of the Charity’s work for years, demonstrated through initiatives such as Perspectives – which focuses on best partnership practice within the arts, schools and music hubs for children and young people with special educational needs and disability – and the ongoing support provided to small, Black-led community organisations and supplementary schools.
Effective EDI should be sewn into the fabric of everything the Charity does. It is a continuous journey, evolving to meet the needs of the children, young people and charities in its Beneficial Area.
To support our commitment, we will also undertake training and development facilitated by external EDI experts. John Lyon’s Charity will make changes; EDI will be at the heart of our decision making.
Our ambition is that this will help us to become an even stronger organisation and grant-maker, and that we can continue to lead by example.
Please click on the links below to garner insight into some of the actions we are taking on our EDI journey: