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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  • Sortition Foundation

    Building public support for democratic reform

    to support the collaborative development of a shared language to persuade the public of the importance of democratic reform

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

    Using community organising to drive voter registration (Project Extension)

    to extend their UK Democracy Fund project to increase the democratic participation of young people in PCC, Mayoral and local elections taking place in May 2021

    Amount: £6,620
    Theme: UK Democracy Fund
    Date: 2021
  • Alliance Party of Northern Ireland

    Party development (continuation funding)

    to the end of October 2021 to sustain its campaigning infrastructure on an interim basis.

    Amount: £25,000
    Theme: Political party
    Date: 2021
  • National Youth Arts Wales

    Maniffest / Ffilm

    to deliver six original social media videos on the theme of youth empowerment and youth voice ahead of the May 2021 Senedd elections

    Amount: £6,810
    Theme: UK Democracy Fund
    Date: 2021
  • Voting Counts

    Vote 2021

    to promote content covering elections happening in 2021 on their online voting hub, in order to inform young voters

    Amount: £1,700
    Theme: UK Democracy Fund
    Date: 2021
  • Unlock Democracy

    Community Democracy Campaign

    to research the impact successive governments have had on the independence and effectiveness of local authorities

    Amount: £7,500
    Theme: Democracy
    Date: 2021
  • Fabian Society

    Campaign for Labour Federalism 

    to establish the position of key Labour stakeholders on Federalism

    Amount: £7,440
    Theme: Democracy
    Date: 2021
  • ShareAction

    Building the Corporate AGM Back Better

    for a campaign to build a vision of AGMs fit for a future world of stakeholder capitalism

    Amount: £7,500
    Theme: Truth to Power
    Date: 2021
  • I have a voice CIC

    Local matters

    to deliver a youth engagement programme for local elections in England in May 2021

    Amount: £26,445
    Theme: UK Democracy Fund
    Date: 2020