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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  • Unlock Democracy

    Community Democracy Campaign

    to research the impact successive governments have had on the independence and effectiveness of local authorities

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

    Building the Corporate AGM Back Better

    for a campaign to build a vision of AGMs fit for a future world of stakeholder capitalism

    Amount: £7,500
    Theme: Truth to Power
    Date: 2021
  • I have a voice CIC

    Local matters

    to deliver a youth engagement programme for local elections in England in May 2021

    Amount: £26,445
    Theme: UK Democracy Fund
    Date: 2020
  • Good Law Project

    Procurement scandal

    to scale work to challenge the procurement practices of Government during the course of the pandemic by examining particularly egregious contracts and companies awarded significant sums of public money

    Amount: £53,350
    Theme: Democracy
    Date: 2020
  • Manifesto Club

    Scrutiny of local authorities’ use of coronavirus powers

    for a campaign to increase democracy and scrutiny of local authorities’ use of coronavirus and other pseudo-policing powers

    Amount: £7,500
    Theme: Democracy
    Date: 2020
  • Foxglove

    Democracy Not Technocracy

    to give the public a say and create regional resistance to government use of permissionless mass data systems

    Amount: £50,000
    Theme: Democracy
    Date: 2020
  • the3million

    Our Home, Our Vote

    to run a targeted political rights programme to mobilise EU voters in the 2021 local elections in England

    Amount: £25,000
    Theme: UK Democracy Fund
    Date: 2020
  • openDemocracy

    Challenging COVID cronyism

    to expose and challenge the abuse of extraordinary COVID-19 powers by governments and corporations – and to prevent these bad practices from ‘bedding in’ to our governance in the longer term, particularly with regards to the NHS

    Amount: £65,199
    Theme: Democracy
    Date: 2020
  • The Politics Project

    VOTER

    to develop and maintain an election resources platform for educators; train and support teachers to engage their students in elections; and build and maintain a schools’ support network

    Amount: £93,240
    Theme: UK Democracy Fund
    Date: 2020