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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  • Fawcett Society

    Make Women Visible campaign

    to fund campaigning and lobbying activity to influence the UK and devolved Government responses to the Covid-19 crisis, and the plans for renewal which follow, ensuring a gendered approach

    Amount: £42,728
    Theme: Democracy
    Date: 2020
  • Scottish Refugee Council

    Empowering Scotland’s Newly Enfranchised Refugee Communities

    to ensure that all refugees are registered to vote and encouraged to participate in Scottish Parliamentary elections in May 2021

    Amount: £38,884
    Theme: UK Democracy Fund
    Date: 2020
  • Polish Migrants Organise for Change

    Polish Women Voters in Action

    to increase the turnout of Polish women voters

    Amount: £33,905
    Theme: UK Democracy Fund
    Date: 2020
  • Centenary Action Group

    Hybrid Parliament

    to promote the benefits of virtual parliament measures for women and minorities

    Amount: £65,241
    Theme: Democracy
    Date: 2020
  • defenddigitalme

    to continue work on children’s digital rights

    Amount: £36,000
    Theme: Rights and equality
    Date: 2020
  • Centre for Public Data Practice

    Better Data, Better Legislation

    to empower campaigners to challenge power through rigorous data

    Amount: £79,000
    Theme: Capacity building
    Date: 2020
  • Undercover Research Group

    The spycops scandal, accountability and the shrinking space for protest

    to drive the debate around the policing of protest in our society and the shrinking space for dissent

    Amount: £67,250
    Theme: Rights and equality
    Date: 2020
  • Joe Mitchell

    A democracy sector network? A needs, tools & capacity review

    to undertake a short research project testing the assumption that a democracy network would be effective

    Amount: £5,250
    Theme: Capacity building
    Date: 2020
  • Institute for Government

    How to save the Sewel Convention

    for a short piece of work on the status and future of the Sewel Convention, under which Westminster does not normally legislate in devolved areas without devolved consent

    Amount: £7,500
    Theme: Democracy
    Date: 2020