Funding for Projects that Support Vulnerable Migrants (UK with an emphasis on the West Midlands)

Not for profit organisations that promote positive interaction between different groups in order to counter xenophobia, racism and Islamophobia can apply for funding through the Barrow Cadbury Trust’s Migration Programme.

Through its Migration Programme the Trust want to fund grassroots groups working with refugees, asylum seekers, undocumented migrants and other marginalised migrants. The Trust seek to enable grassroots groups to support the most vulnerable migrants as well as empower migrants and ensure they are not excluded from the public debate on migration. Organisations may apply for this programme from anywhere in the UK but most awards will be made in the West Midlands.

The Trust is particularly interested in:

  • Work promoting positive interaction between different groups in order to counter xenophobia, racism and Islamophobia. This could include the identification of spokespeople, both Muslims and non-Muslims, to challenge extremism and promote a liberal, inclusive sense of national identity. It could also include highlighting promising practice and practical examples of where integration has worked within communities.
  • Supporting migrant organisations, campaigners and others to influence national policy and promote the fair and dignified treatment of asylum seekers, refugees and migrants, particularly undocumented migrants.
  • Ensuring a broad range of voices is heard in the debate about migration and integration, including those affected by injustice.
  • Supporting work to deepen understanding of public attitudes and concerns about immigration and integration and develop appropriate responses.
  • Funding research and policy work on discrete areas of public policy with a view to developing fair and workable solutions to policy challenges.

No minimum or maximum grant amount is specified.

Applications can be submitted at any time.

Previous projects supported include:

  • The Bosnia & Herzegovina UK Network (BHN) to expand their work with young refugees, many of whom are experiencing conflicts with family members as they grow up in a culture different to the one of their parents.
  • Refugee Youth to build networks and dialogue with young refugees and organisations working with young refugees in the West and East Midlands, many of whom have been funded by the Trust.

Organisations interested in applying should initially complete an enquiry form.

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