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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  • Breakthrough

    #HandsOffOurVote

    to provide coaching and training on how to develop impactful campaigns and to support mapping and connecting to other organisations

    Amount: £7,500
    Theme: UK Democracy Fund
    Date: 2021
  • Breakthrough

    #HandsOffOurVote

    to provide support to the grassroots campaign, #HandsOffOurVote, to challenge plans to introduce compulsory photographic ID at polling stations

    Amount: £12,500
    Theme: Democracy
    Date: 2021
  • Open Rights Group

    Online Safety Bill – Challenging Over-Reach

    for a UK-wide campaign that will inform and mobilise public activism against government and regulatory over-reach within the Online Safety Bill

    Amount: £7,436
    Theme: Democracy
    Date: 2021
  • Friends of the Earth

    Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill

    to help coordinate civil society responses to the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill

    Amount: £7,500
    Theme: Democracy
    Date: 2021
  • Unlock Democracy (with Compass)

    Winning over Labour to big democratic change

    to form a strategic partnership with Compass to drive a democratic reform agenda in and around the Labour Party

    Amount: £80,000
    Theme: Democracy
    Date: 2021
  • Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law

    Depolarising the Constitutional Debate post-pandemic

    to carry out a collaborative and focused campaign to build the constitution back better by proactively facilitating the rediscovery of shared constitutional values in the UK

    Amount: £53,336
    Theme: Democracy
    Date: 2021
  • Network for Police Monitoring

    Protecting the Right to Protest

    to campaign to protect the right to protest

    Amount: £47,466
    Theme: Democracy
    Date: 2021
    Website: netpol.org
  • Reprieve (Secretariat for the APPG for Trafficked Britons in Syria)

    Campaign to Secure the Safe Repatriation of Trafficked Britons in Syria

    to deliver a one-year high-impact campaign with the goal of securing the repatriation of all British nationals currently detained in North East Syria

    Amount: £36,192
    Theme: Truth to Power
    Date: 2021
  • Just Treatment

    The Health of Democracy and the Democracy of Health

    to scale up a campaign demanding democratic accountability in the NHS and wider health sector

    Amount: £7,000
    Theme: Truth to Power
    Date: 2021