To be eligible for a three-year grant, charities must apply in pairs or larger groups. The partners need not have experience of working in collaboration, but must have shared goals of service delivery or implementing parallel services.
The programme, called Reach, is launched today. It is the foundation's second project to fund collaborative working. Its first initiative brought together Shelter, Samaritans and YouthNet.
"Collaboration brought greater benefit to the organisations involved in our last programme," said Sarah Shillito, head of the Vodafone UK Foundation.
"When charities apply to Reach, we want to have an idea of how the organisations plan to work together so that every party benefits."