Big Lottery Fund

Helping communities and people most in need

Through the Big Lottery Funded Improving Futures project, we launched our Neighbourhood Alliance project in 2012 aimed at supporting families in Sunderland who may be experiencing multiple and complex needs such as domestic violence, poverty, lack of education and financial difficulties.

Using our brand and the power of football, the programme identifies young children and families through local primary schools with information being shared between public services and voluntary and community sector organisations, leading to more effective, tailored and joined up support to solving family issues.


Foundation of Light demonstrates the ideal of helping children and their families through the various programmes they offer throughout the North East, and we are delighted to be helping extend its impact and reach through the Neighbourhood Alliance project.

Peter Ainsworth, Chair of the Big Lottery Fund

Our Principal Partners