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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  • Scottish Refugee Council

    Empowering Scotland’s Newly Enfranchised Refugee Communities

    to ensure that all refugees are registered to vote and encouraged to participate in Scottish Parliamentary elections in May 2021

    Amount: £38,884
    Theme: UK Democracy Fund
    Date: 2020
  • 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
  • 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
  • Bulgarian Centre for Social Integration and Culture

    Increasing participation of the Bulgarian/Roma community

    to overcome marginalisation of the Bulgarian and Roma community in Edmonton through activities encouraging them to vote in the upcoming London Mayoral election

    Amount: £7,500
    Theme: UK Democracy Fund
    Date: 2020
  • The Politics Project

    Digital Hustings

    to test ‘digital hustings’ that can engage more young people in the Mayoral elections in Greater Manchester and London in May 2020

    Amount: £19,050
    Theme: UK Democracy Fund
    Date: 2020
  • Professor Peter John, King’s College London

    Register to Vote 2021

    to use randomised controlled trials to find out how to increase the electoral participation of low-voter-registration groups

    This grant has been extended due to the COVID-19 pandemic

    Amount: £55,384
    Theme: UK Democracy Fund
    Date: 2019
  • Runnymede Trust with Voice4Change England

    Voter Participation of Ethnic Minorities at 2019 General Election 

    to run a research and voter participation project for BAME communities at the snap General Election

    Amount: £14,800
    Theme: UK Democracy Fund
    Date: 2019
  • Shout Out UK

    No Vote, No Voice

    to engage the most disengaged young people in the snap General Election, through music tracks, events and short videos as part of their ‘No Vote, No Voice’ project

    Amount: £16,500
    Theme: UK Democracy Fund
    Date: 2019
  • Migrants Organise

    Promote the Migrant Vote

    to fund a public voter registration drive that encourages migrant and BAME communities to register

    Amount: £7,500
    Theme: UK Democracy Fund
    Date: 2019