Paul Hamlyn Foundation (PHF) has announced that it has awarded grants under its Shared Ground Fund. The Shared Ground Fund provides organisations with support to test new approaches and explore ways of addressing new challenges in the area of migration.
The projects funded include the Islington Law Centre which received a grant of £150,000 over three years for a project that reunites refugee families with their relatives trapped in European camps; and the Refugee and Migrant Centre, which received a grant of £170,000 over three years to expand its free advice service to asylum seekers, refugees and vulnerable migrants in Birmingham. Applications to the Shared Ground Fund can be made at any time and offers two kinds of grants to support organisations at different stages of development:
- The Shared Ground ‘explore and test’ grants to help explore and test both new approaches and ways of addressing new issues (awards will be for a maximum of £60,000, usually for up to two years)
- Shared Ground ‘more and better’ grants -larger grants to help develop and embed more established activities (awards will be for between £100,000 and £400,000 for up to four years).