The Government has announced that the second round of the Modern Slavery Innovation Fund will open for applications this week. A total of £5 million will be available to develop new and innovative approaches to tackle modern slavery around the world.
It aims to tackle the root causes of modern slavery, strengthening efforts to combat slavery and reduce vulnerability, and build an evidence base to better understand what works in the future. Proposals should set out how they support at least one of the 6 objectives of the fund:
- Reduce Vulnerability to Exploitation
- Victim Support and Recovery
- Improve Global Co-ordination
- Improve Law, Legislation and Policy
- Encourage responsible business and slavery-free supply chains
- Improve the Evidence Base
So far it has supported projects such as GoodWeave and AllianceHR to tackle modern slavery in supply chains linked to UK companies in India and South Africa, and The Salvation Army and Retrak which are supporting victims in Nigeria, the Philippines and Ethiopia.
Further information will be made available on the Home Office website this week.