Grants of between £30,000 and £400,000 are available to not-for-profit organisations in the UK to address racism and structural inequalities within the immigration system. The grants are available for projects lasting between 12 months and 4 years with an option to extend for a further period.
The funding is being made available through the Paul Hamlyn Foundation’s Shared Ground Fund and supports organisations working towards the following long-term objectives:
- Influencing migration system reform: helping to build a policy and legal framework based on the principles of fairness, accessibility, due process, efficiency and respect for human rights.
- Improving access to support services, to ensure systemic exclusion which forces individuals into poverty is addressed and the needs of people who migrate are met, so that they have the longer-term support they need to settle, integrate and thrive in the UK.
- Strengthening civic participation so that people who have migrated to the UK have a stronger voice and are represented and meaningfully involved in the structures and services that affect their lives.
- Informing public understanding and countering the polarisation of migration and integration narratives.
The Foundation also has a particular interest in the lives of young people who lack permanent status in the UK, including those who are undocumented.
Potential applicants are encouraged to contact the Foundation at email@example.com to discuss ideas before submitting applications related to this focus area.
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.