Grants awarded

The grants we award range in size from a few hundred to tens of thousands of pounds. Some grants tackle short-term immediate issues and may be in response to specific political developments. Occasionally multi-year grants are made.

Information about grants is published on this website once the grant has been formally agreed.

Our grants are also published to the 360Giving standard* and are available to download as an Excel spreadsheet.  See below for a full list of grants starting with the most recent.

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  • The Citizens

    Pilot: Eliza Project

    to run and test a media hub pilot to provide support for expert media commentary on government cronyism

    Amount: £30,000
    Theme: Democracy
    Date: 2021
  • The Refugee, Asylum and Migration Policy Project (RAMP)

    Political strategy for EU Citizens who miss EUSS deadline

    to help avoid another “Windrush-style” crisis for EU citizens resident in the UK who miss the deadline to apply for the EU Settlement Scheme

    Amount: £18,750
    Theme: Truth to Power
    Date: 2021
  • Women’s Equality Network (WEN) Wales

    Diverse 5050 Campaign

    to influence the programme for Government and the selections and manifestos for local elections, due to be held in May 2022

    Amount: £29,750
    Theme: Democracy
    Date: 2021
  • Migrants’ Rights Network

    Migrant Aspiration Programme

    to run a Migrant Leadership Programme to support and encourage greater civic participation from members of migrant communities and enable them to speak truth to power

    Amount: £52,839
    Theme: Truth to Power
    Date: 2021
  • Open Rights Group

    Establishing a citizens’ digital rights agenda for Scotland

    for work before, during and after the Scottish Parliamentary elections in May 2021 in order to ensure fair campaigning practices and to use the election to assist in establishing a digital rights agenda in the next Scottish Parliament that is responsive to citizens’ needs

    Amount: £14,929
    Theme: Democracy
    Date: 2021
  • Fair Vote UK

    Defending our Democracy in the Digital Age

    to make improvements to the Government’s Online Harms and Electoral Integrity Bills

    Amount: £58,000
    Theme: Democracy
    Date: 2021
    Website: fairvote.uk
  • Patient Experience Library

    Strengthening patient rights and voice

    to help strengthen patients’ rights and patient voice under the NHS constitution

    Amount: £15,000
    Theme: Truth to Power
    Date: 2021
  • Activate Collective and the Equip Her coalition

    Supporting a generation of female political candidates from minoritised communities

    to create a programme to support a pipeline of politically active women from under-represented groups

    Amount: £94,489
    Theme: Democracy
    Date: 2021
  • Sortition Foundation

    Building public support for democratic reform

    to support the collaborative development of a shared language to persuade the public of the importance of democratic reform

    Amount: £7,500
    Theme: Democracy
    Date: 2021