The Baring Foundation has announced a new call for applications through its Strengthening the Voluntary Sector programme. This programme supports effective use of the law and human rights-based approaches by the voluntary sector in the United Kingdom. It is a collaboration with the Legal Education Foundation and the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.
This call is intended for civil society organisations with specific and demonstrable legal expertise in tackling discrimination and disadvantage.
Successful organisations will receive flexible project funding to tackle an identified issue, with the expectation that the project will use a collaborative approach that roots appropriate legal action in a broad campaign for social change. Grants of up to £100,000 will be available for projects lasting for approximately three years. We expect to award seven grants.
Civil society organisations with specific and demonstrable legal expertise in tackling discrimination and disadvantage can apply for grants of up to £100,000 for projects lasting up to three years to tackle a specific issue.
Organisations should in the first instance submit an expression of interest by 9am on the 5th November 2018. Successful organisations at this stage will be invited to submit a full application. The Foundation expects to award 7 grants.