See examples of previous Shared Ground funding in our grants database.
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, explore ways of exploiting emerging opportunities and address 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 people who have migrated can address the significant barriers that affect their ability to thrive
- 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 new approaches and ways of addressing new challenges (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.
Applicants may also be interested in the Ideas and Pioneers Fund, which offers grants of up to £10,000, with the possibility of going up to £15,000 in a few exceptional circumstances, to support individuals and organisations that have unusual or radical ideas to improve the life chances and opportunities of people in the UK.
The Shared Ground 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 was informed by IPPR research we co-funded with Metropolitan Migration Foundation in 2014.