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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  • Who Targets Me

    Online political advertising in General Election 2019

    to help research, understand and report on the use of political social media (particularly Facebook) advertising during the forthcoming General Election campaign

    Amount: £33,960
    Theme: Democracy
    Date: 2019
    Website: whotargets.me
  • Generation Rent

    Renter Manifesto

    to make renting (and housing more widely) a central issue at the election by showing mass public support for their Renter Manifesto

    Amount: £7,500
    Theme: Democracy
    Date: 2019
  • Alliance Party of Northern Ireland

    General Election Campaign 2019

    towards campaigning in the snap Westminster elections

    Amount: £50,000
    Theme: Political party
    Date: 2019
  • Democracy Volunteers

    The right to vote, in secret and to be counted

    to deploy 200 observers across a combination of the most marginal constituencies and those seats which have high profile campaigns and recent cases of electoral fraud and malpractice during the General Election

    Amount: £7,500
    Theme: Democracy
    Date: 2019
  • Another Europe Is Possible

    Democracy for the 21st century: Defend, extend, rethink

    to capitalise on the energy and momentum of the recent emergent protest movement to develop a progressive policy platform and deepen democratic participation

    Amount: £7,500
    Theme: Democracy
    Date: 2019
  • Migrants Organise

    Promote the Migrant Vote

    to fund a public voter registration drive that encourages migrant and BAME communities to register

    Amount: £7,500
    Theme: UK Democracy Fund
    Date: 2019
  • My Life My Say

    UpVote

    to motivate disengaged young people to participate in elections

    Amount: £26,215
    Theme: UK Democracy Fund
    Date: 2019
  • Democracy Volunteers

    The UK’s democracy is failing

    to make an exhaustive study of all aspects of the election process in the 2020 London mayoral election

    Amount: £25,665
    Theme: Democracy
    Date: 2019
  • Stop Funding Fake News

    Transformation and Sustainability Project

    to transform their initiative targeting misinformation platforms into a sustainable and professional operation

    Amount: £38,250
    Theme: Democracy
    Date: 2019