A key component of our work is amplifying the voices of those with first-hand experience of poverty and inequality. This is often called ‘lived experience’.
We believe that lived experience can play a valuable role in tackling social issues. Where possible, those experiencing the problems should be at the forefront of change, and when combined with other forms of expertise – like professional experience or academic knowledge – it can be an powerful force for change.
We want to ensure the voices of those who have direct experience of poverty are at the forefront of the campaigning and leadership work we fund.
Ultimately, we believe that the contribution of people with lived experience leads to better policies and better funding decisions.