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

    Alliance Coordination EU (Withdrawal) Bill

    extension for the coordination of the Alliance working on the EU (Withdrawal) Bill

    Amount: £5,000
    Theme: Democracy
    Date: 2018
  • Big Organising UK

    Big Organising Conference UK

    conference to build capacity in the UK campaigning sector to use Big Organising tactics

    Amount: £5,000
    Theme: Capacity building
    Date: 2018
  • Democracy Volunteers

    Voter ID Pilots & Family Voting

    to report on the 2018 elections, to inform and influence the debate on access to voting and electoral fraud in the UK

    Amount: £7,500
    Theme: Democracy
    Date: 2018
  • Jim McMahon MP

    Liberal Voices – Votes at 16

    to strengthen the basis for extending the voting franchise to 16 and 17 year olds in the UK, and support democratic education in schools and colleges

    Amount: £19,000
    Theme: Democracy
    Date: 2017
  • Darren Jones MP

    Liberal Voices – Digital Democratic Engagement

    for staff and associated project costs to influence the next Labour Party manifesto on key digital democracy issues through the group Labour Digital

    Amount: £19,000
    Theme: Democracy
    Date: 2017
  • Global Justice Now / Another Europe is Possible

    Building a movement to stop a hard Brexit

    to continue endeavours to stop a ‘hard Brexit’, extending demands to a referendum on the terms of the deal; to achieve ‘the softest possible Brexit, or no Brexit at all’

    Amount: £75,000
    Theme: Democracy
    Date: 2017
  • Make Votes Matter

    Campaigning for PR: Labour, Alliance & Lobbying

    for a cross-party campaign to work towards Proportional Representation for the House of Commons by 2021

    Amount: £109,758
    Theme: Democracy
    Date: 2017
  • Bernard Greaves / David Howarth

    Towards Liberalism

    an additional grant for the ‘Towards Liberalism’ project; for the production of a booklet to re-establish the identity of the Liberal Democrats

    Amount: £2,500
    Theme: Democracy
    Date: 2017
  • Spinwatch / Public Interest Investigations

    Exposing lobbying around the Great Repeal Bill

    investigation into lobbying by business interests around the Great Repeal Bill

    Amount: £7,500
    Theme: Democracy
    Date: 2017
    Website: spinwatch.org