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How Our Grants Matrix Works

The HMSTrust matrix provides a simple graphic representation of our two primary funding criteria: focus areas and impact goals.

Grant opportunities will be considered if they strongly align with at least one of the six focus areas and aims to deliver on at least one of the three impact goals.

Each focus area can stand alone, but increasingly they are interrelated. The framework enables us to work across focus areas and programs as we respond to an increase in the number of organisations collaborating across sectors to address complex social issues within local communities.