All of the projects supported by The Carlton Fund meet the following criteria:

1. They provide internet resources to groups who either lack access to those resources elsewhere, or the resources cost more than many of these individuals in these groups can afford.

2. The projects are not income generating. Which means any revenue derived from ads or any other monetisation method are insufficient to cover the basic operational expense of the project (site hosting, upkeep, maintenance, etc.)

3. They are free and open to anyone without fees of any kind.