Barrow Cadbury Trust; Migration Programme

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.

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.

To date the Trust has:

  • Worked with others to contribute towards a growing awareness that public attitudes are more nuanced in the UK than is often presented.
  • Supported campaigners and NGOs working with migrants, refugees and asylum seekers and also promoted work to bring communities together around shared values and common interests and concerns.
  • Worked with a range of independent research institutions and think tanks from across the political spectrum to develop workable solutions to a range of policy areas and on broader questions such as how mainstream politicians should respond to populism and extremism

No minimum or maximum grant amount is specified.

Potential applicants should in the first instance complete an enquiry form.  The Trust will aim to respond within 10 working days.

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