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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  • Polish Migrants Organise for Change

    Polish Women Voters in Action

    to increase the turnout of Polish women voters

    Amount: £33,905
    Theme: UK Democracy Fund
    Date: 2020
  • Centenary Action Group

    Hybrid Parliament

    to promote the benefits of virtual parliament measures for women and minorities

    Amount: £65,241
    Theme: Democracy
    Date: 2020
  • defenddigitalme

    to continue work on children’s digital rights

    Amount: £36,000
    Theme: Rights and equality
    Date: 2020
  • Centre for Public Data Practice

    Better Data, Better Legislation

    to empower campaigners to challenge power through rigorous data

    Amount: £79,000
    Theme: Capacity building
    Date: 2020
  • Undercover Research Group

    The spycops scandal, accountability and the shrinking space for protest

    to drive the debate around the policing of protest in our society and the shrinking space for dissent

    Amount: £67,250
    Theme: Rights and equality
    Date: 2020
  • Joe Mitchell

    A democracy sector network? A needs, tools & capacity review

    to undertake a short research project testing the assumption that a democracy network would be effective

    Amount: £5,250
    Theme: Capacity building
    Date: 2020
  • Institute for Government

    How to save the Sewel Convention

    for a short piece of work on the status and future of the Sewel Convention, under which Westminster does not normally legislate in devolved areas without devolved consent

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

    Holding power to account during Covid-19

    to expose and challenge abuse of power across the UK related to the Covid-19 pandemic

    Amount: £58,713
    Theme: Democracy
    Date: 2020
  • ACORN

    RentersVote – extension

    to engage renters and the vulnerably housed in democratic processes, specifically Mayoral elections in May 2021

    Amount: £35,000
    Theme: UK Democracy Fund
    Date: 2020