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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  • Naughty Step Films Ltd

    Ordinary Heroes

    to launch their film about the actions of Elin Ersson as part of an initiative to engage young people in political action

    Amount: £7,500
    Theme: Democracy
    Date: 2018
  • Open Rights Group

    Preserving Democratic Integrity in the Digital Age

    to campaign for new rules for use of personal data in political campaigning that will enhance transparency for the public

    Amount: £87,225
    Theme: Democracy
    Date: 2018
  • One Yorkshire Committee

    One Yorkshire

    to persuade the Government to approve plans for a Mayor for Yorkshire supported by a cabinet of Yorkshire council leaders by 2020

    Amount: £32,500
    Theme: Democracy
    Date: 2018
  • Manifesto Club

    Campaign against restrictions on protest in public spaces

    to campaign to oppose restrictions on protest and free speech in public spaces

    Amount: £39,500
    Theme: Rights and equality
    Date: 2018
  • Make Votes Matter

    Campaign for PR: Labour, Alliance & Lobbying

    to campaign to introduce Proportional Representation to the House of Commons

    Amount: £360,000
    Theme: Democracy
    Date: 2018
  • Labour for a People’s Vote

    to persuade the Labour Party to back a public vote on the Brexit deal, and to campaign for remain in that vote

    Amount: £75,000
    Theme: Democracy
    Date: 2018
  • Lord Paul Tyler

    Referendum Bill

    to provide a widely acceptable Draft Bill to provide a legislative framework for a referendum on the Brexit deal

    Amount: £3,750
    Theme: Democracy
    Date: 2018
  • Netpol Ltd

    The Right to Protest is Not Domestic Extremism

    to help individuals and organisations actively participate in political dissent without the police labelling them as “domestic extremists”

    Amount: £25,953
    Theme: Rights and equality
    Date: 2018
    Website: netpol.org
  • Equal Civil Partnerships

    to conclude their campaign to extend the right to civil partnerships to all couples regardless of sex or sexual orientation

    Amount: £25,000
    Theme: Rights and equality
    Date: 2018