Shared Ground Fund

See examples of previous Shared Ground: Explore and Test and More and Better recipients

The purpose of the Fund

PLEASE NOTE: APPLICATIONS TO THIS FUND ARE NO LONGER SUBJECT TO DEADLINES AND ARE NOW ACCEPTED ON A ROLLING BASIS.

The Shared Ground Fund will provide organisations with the financial support they need to test new approaches and explore ways of addressing new challenges in this area of great change and uncertainty. It will also support organisations with an already strong track record of achievement with substantial help to achieve a greater impact.

Applicants must contribute to one of the following aims of the Shared Ground Fund:

  • Staying safe – ensuring that young migrants in greatest need can get help and support
  • Living well together – supporting work which helps communities experiencing high levels of migration become stronger and more connected

The Shared Ground Fund offers two kinds of grants to support organisations at different stages of development:

  • Shared Ground ‘explore and test’ grants – each year we expect to make around 10 grants to help explore and test both new approaches and ways of addressing new issues (awards will be for a maximum of £60,000, usually for up to two years)
  • Shared Ground ‘more and better’ grants – each year we expect to make around 10 longer, larger grants to help develop and embed more established activities (awards will be for between £100,000 and £400,000 for up to four years). We expect most grants to be in the range of £100,000 – £250,000. Larger grants will be considered on an exceptional basis and usually by invitation.

The Fund will only support work which has potential to have a wider impact on the policy and practice of others, or on the wider systems relevant to migration and integration.

The design of this fund has been informed by IPPR research we co-funded with Metropolitan Migration Foundation in 2014.