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The Indigo Trust

The Indigo Trust funds causes that are underfunded because unpopular or risky. Our approach is to be an early funder, and proactively engage with potential peer donors to increase funding flows to this issue. For instance, we are currently funding work with perpetrators of Child Sexual Abuse and aim to sensitise other potential donors about the need for this work. Once grantees have an established income base, sometimes after 10 years, Indigo works with grantees to agree an appropriate exit from our funding.


The Indigo Trust practises evidence-led philanthropy to support high-impact work in a number of sectors, both in the UK and overseas.

Geographic Focus

UK, Sub-Saharan Africa

Programme Areas

The current strategy focuses upon four areas:
– Visual impairment: Tackling cataract and uncorrected refractive error in sub-Saharan Africa, which are the leading causes of visual impairment and blindness.
– Access to justice in sub-Saharan Africa: Supporting efforts to increase access to legal information and resources through a network of legal information institutes and similar bodies.
– Access to justice in the UK: Providing people who need it with access to legal advice and representation through law centres and legal advice providers.
– Better grant-making: Working to support more effective grant-making and philanthropy by individual donors, trusts and foundations and others.

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