The Paul Ramsay Foundation collaboratively shapes initiatives with our partners. We then invest in our partners’ projects and provide intensive support because their success defines our own and the achievement of our shared ambition.

When we see groups working separately on parts of a larger problem, we seek to bridge and connect. With our partners, we tackle initiatives where we can make a unique contribution or contribute in a complementary way to a project already addressing disadvantage.

From 2020 onwards, we will dedicate a significant proportion of our annual funding to help strengthen the for-purpose sector and its potential to make a significant systemic contribution to breaking the cycle of disadvantage. This role for the Foundation will be distinctive and enduring.

We will further support the sector by actively working to build skills and capability, share knowledge and develop the infrastructure required to support social change. In particular, we will share what we and are our partners are learning about how change happens and use this to help us achieve our ambition.