Policy change for a better society

Through our strategic partners and very occasional one-off grants, MHF promotes policy change by funding projects that inform discussion and influence public policy. Our aim is to produce lasting change in the North East by empowering communities and reducing social deprivation.


MHF: a Living Wage Friendly Funder

As a Foundation whose primary concern is to tackle social and economic inequality, MHF has always supported the concept of the Living Wage. Now the Living Wage Foundation has made it possible for us to show our support visibly and with commitment by setting up a scheme called Living Wage Friendly Funders. 

Being a Friendly Funder means that we ask all our grant holders to pay at least the Living Wage to all their employees. Our grants will reflect this desire.

We became officially a Friendly Funder on May 4th 2017. We are delighted to join the growing group of trusts and foundations which have adopted a policy of advocating for and paying the Living Wage.

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MHF grants

Information about how we fund, our strategic partners and current and previous grants is available here: About our grants