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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  • 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
    Website: www.bgc.wales
  • 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
  • Generation Rent

    Hearing the voice of the private renter

    to campaign for protections for renters who are suffering financially due to Covid-19 and are now facing eviction, and to develop a framework for making renters’ voices heard by policymakers

    Amount: £7,500
    Theme: Rights and equality
    Date: 2020
  • Reprieve

    Don’t Decriminalise Torture

    to deliver the public-facing element of their campaign to ensure the Overseas Operations Bill does not decriminalise torture

    Amount: £7,000
    Theme: Rights and equality
    Date: 2020
  • the3million

    Mapping EU citizen communities in England

    to fund a mapping research project on EU citizens’ demographic distribution and democratic participation in the UK

    Amount: £7,276
    Theme: Capacity building
    Date: 2020
  • Jo Cox Foundation

    Civility in Politics Awards

    to administer the 2020 Civility in Politics Awards which seek to reward thoughtful, reflective public debate that reaches across the aisle and seeks to improve our civil discourse

    Amount: £12,500
    Theme: Democracy
    Date: 2020