Applying for a grant
Providing grants for UK political campaigns
and lobbying with national impact
£1.4 million per year
funding rounds a year
fast response - up to £7,500
What types of applications do we fund?
If power can be challenged and held accountable, if the political system is open and responsive, collaborative and in touch, if we can fix our democracy – then the social and economic problems we face will be easier to work through together.
We welcome applicants that match these aspirations and we particularly welcome applications for work on:
Ensuring that citizens’ votes count, that turnout is high and elections are fair.
Open and responsive democracy
In which executive power is checked by an effective parliament, and power is devolved to the nations, regions and communities.
Democratic culture is thriving, with respect for diversity, collaboration and informed public debate, encouraging participation.
Applications that we don’t fund
Our focus is funding and supporting activities in the UK that bring about democratic and political reform.
We don’t give grants to projects that could be funded from charitable sources. To find out if your project meets our eligibility criteria, more information is available here.