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.

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  • Newspeak House / Original Content London

    Newspeak House

    to transform the current part-time residency at Newspeak House into a full-time research and teaching faculty

    Amount: £55,000
    Theme: Capacity building
    Date: 2019
    Website: www.nwspk.com
  • IMPRESS

    Independent News Taskforce

    to create an Independent News Taskforce, through which independent news publishers can come together to promote policies which give effect to the Cairncross proposals

    Amount: £21,000
    Theme: Media reform
    Date: 2019
    Website: impress.press
  • DefendDigitalMe

    #LabelsLastaLifetime

    to continue to campaign for safe, fair and transparent use of children’s personal confidential data across the education sector in England

    Amount: £35,625
    Theme: Rights and equality
    Date: 2019
  • Hatch UK

    Hatch Innovation Challenge

    to pilot a new method of building collaborative campaigns

    Amount: £7,500
    Theme: Democracy
    Date: 2019
    Website: hatch-uk.org
  • Democracy Volunteers

    Voter ID Trials 2019

    to stop, or ameliorate, the Government’s planned change to a hard form of Voter ID

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