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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  • Not Buying It

    The Sport – Not a Newspaper

    to campaign against the objectification of women and the porn and sex industries

    Amount: £46,775
    Theme: Rights and equality
    Date: 2015
  • Genewatch

    A DNA database in the NHS

    to ensure that genetic data be used in the NHS when medically useful but not collected from the whole population, stored indefinitely or exploited commercially

    Amount: £24,420
    Theme: Rights and equality
    Date: 2015
  • Future Housing Review

    Reforming Shared Ownership

    to challenge Government to review shared ownership housing options and to amend the Housing and Planning Bill to include a duty on local authorities to promote better shared ownership models

    Amount: £6,000
    Theme: Rights and equality
    Date: 2015
  • Red Pepper

    Media Boost for Campaigns

    to develop media tools that will boost the impact of campaigns

    Amount: £6,500
    Theme: Democracy
    Date: 2015
  • Chris Bowers & Caroline Lucas

    Progressive Alliance book

    production and promotion of a collection of essays on how the progressive forces in British politics can work together

    Amount: £7,500
    Theme: Democracy
    Date: 2015
  • Scottish Liberal Democrats

    Five In-Seat Campaign Organisers

    to build election campaign infrastructure in order to have the capacity to deliver winning Scottish Parliament campaigns in targeted seats

    Amount: £50,000
    Theme: Political party
    Date: 2015
  • Association of Liberal Democrat Councillors (ALDC)

    Local Campaign Development Project

    to make the 2015-2020 parliament one with a growth in Liberal Democrat campaigning, and an increase in Lib Dem councillors, through funding a small team of Development Officers to provide support, advice, training and motivation across the country

    Amount: £480,000
    Theme: Political party
    Date: 2015
  • The Constitution Reform Group

    Towards a New Act of Union

    The Constitution Reform Group is a cross-party body of former and present politicians, government officials, academics, legal and constitutional experts working together to address threats to the constitutional stability of the UK and to promote a campaign to save the Union

    Amount: £60,000
    Theme: Democracy
    Date: 2015
  • Association of Scottish Liberal Democrat Councillors and Campaigners

    Development Officer for Scotland

    to increase the number of Scottish Liberal Democrat councillors between December 2015 and June 2017

    Amount: £44,100
    Theme: Political party
    Date: 2015