Types of Grants Awarded
The Fund has signed up to the IVAR Eight Commitments ( https://www.ivar.org.uk/flexible-funders/) - a pledge by funders to provide clear information and reduce bureaucracy for applicants. As part of that pledge we aim to provide funding which meets your needs as far as possible.
We offer Unrestricted Grants; Core Funding; or Project Funding.
You can choose which of these to apply for however, please note that to be eligible for unrestricted funding all of the work of your organisation must meet our criteria. For example, if you were a general community group where only some of the work you did was with refugees then you could not apply for unrestricted funding as your other work would not meet our priorities. All unrestricted grants must be used for charitable purposes.
Organisations can apply for up to two years' funding with grants awarded usually between £5,000 - £7,000 in value per year.
Our two programmes are below. We intend to add a third one, for work in Africa, in late summer 2022. Please check website then.
Asylum Seekers and Refugees
Asylum Seekers and Refugees continue to face hostility, challenge and isolation which prevents them being able to fully integrate into society; and some face considerable levels of poverty due to being unable to work or use their skills. We want to support organisations and projects which provide essential services; which help meet their needs; and which support their integration within the wider community.
Our aim is to reduce the likelihood of reoffending and to support positive resettlement of prisoners. We want to support "through the door" work, where organisations go into prisons with projects and programmes to help prisoners cope and/or maintain family bonds. Equally, we welcome applications for post-release projects which support positive re-settlement.