Our aim is to improve lifelong economic and social well-being and participation by identifying and exploring the factors that determine people's welfare. 

Our funding priorities include the role of family dynamics, employment, and the social and economic welfare of older people. We also want to understand more about the issues affecting relationships between different generations, and about geographic inequalities within the UK. 

Details of individual projects in each of these areas, including their outputs where available, can be found by clicking on the relevant link in the Our work in this area section of this page.

Full details about the priorities and criteria for our Welfare funding programme, along with information about the application process is available in the apply for funding section. 

Our work in this area