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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  • The Traveller Movement

    Operation Traveller Vote

    to build skills and knowledge of democratic processes among Gypsy, Roma and Irish Traveller (GRT) people

    Amount: £45,546
    Theme: Democracy
    Date: 2020
  • Big Brother Watch

    Protecting Rights and Democracy Post-Covid

    to pursue their Protecting Rights and Democracy Post-Covid campaign to meet the great challenges of the pandemic context

    Amount: £84,540
    Theme: Democracy
    Date: 2020
  • 50:50 Parliament

    New Girls Network Expansion

    to strengthen and expand their ‘New Girls Network’, a system to mentor and monitor women’s progress into politics

    Amount: £56,068
    Theme: Democracy
    Date: 2020
  • Police Spies Out Of Lives

    Campaign and support work

    to support members through the evidential stages of the Undercover Policing Inquiry and to campaign to bring to public attention the assault on democratic protest by undercover police infiltration of activist groups

    Amount: £47,424
    Theme: Rights and equality
    Date: 2020
  • Democracy Volunteers

    Protecting Democracy in 2021

    to recruit, train and deploy observers for the elections across the UK in 2021

    Amount: £33,030
    Theme: Democracy
    Date: 2020
  • Urdd Gobaith Cymru

    Pleidlais / Vote

    to inform 10,000 young people about how to vote, and encourage 6,000 to register to vote using their network of youth and community officers in every Local Authority in Wales and a social media campaign with youth-created content

    Amount: £33,650
    Theme: UK Democracy Fund
    Date: 2020
  • Citizens Cymru Wales, a chapter of Citizens UK

    Community Organising 16-18s to Register to Vote (Wales)

    to run a voter registration drive in Further Education colleges and sixth forms in Wales

    Amount: £35,332
    Theme: UK Democracy Fund
    Date: 2020
  • Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs of Wales

    Raise Your Voice / Coda dy Lais

    to engage newly enfranchised 16 and 17 year olds in Senedd elections in May 2021, through a programme of education built around an e-learning module and youth hustings

    Amount: £39,920
    Theme: UK Democracy Fund
    Date: 2020
  • IMPRESS / Public Interest News Foundation

    Campaign for Public Interest News Foundation

    to create the Public Interest News Foundation in order to increase public awareness of the value of independent journalism and build capacity among independent news publishers

    Amount: £60,094
    Theme: Democracy
    Date: 2020