Work we've funded

43 grants found

  • £500 – £4927500
  • / – 2017/18

Action Foundation

Explore and Test: Learning English Together (LET) - ESOL for small groups

  • Grant amount: £60,000 over 24 months
  • Fund: Shared Ground Fund
  • Date awarded: 2017/18
  • Location: North East

Action Foundation’s initiative, Learning English Together (LET), will equip churches and other community groups to provide English language support for migrants who face barriers to accessing formal ESOL provision. Action Foundation will develop a social franchise model, providing training, support and resources for small volunteer-run groups to enable them to help migrants and refugees to learn English through practical activities facilitating integration.

Asylos

Explore and Test: Provide evidence for asylum claims from young people

  • Grant amount: £60,000 over 24 months
  • Fund: Shared Ground Fund
  • Date awarded: 2015/16
  • Location: London

Asylos is a pan-European volunteer network that that trains and support volunteers to research vital information to help refugees fleeing war, violence, and persecution to claim their right to asylum. This grant will fund Asylos to trial their model, well tested in France, Belgium and Greece, in the UK. Asylos will support refugee community organisations and lawyers to research country of origin information for young asylum seekers, helping them claim their right to asylum.

 

Bolton Lads and Girls Club

Explore and Test: RISE - Refugee Integration Support and Engagement

  • Grant amount: £60,000 over 24 months
  • Fund: Shared Ground Fund
  • Date awarded: 2016/2017
  • Location: North East

Bolton Lads and Girls Club is one of the largest youth centres in the UK. It plans to trial a new approach to supporting and integrating young refugees, in partnership with local organisations working with refugees/migrants.  It aims to better meet the social and emotional needs of young refugees and improve relationships between them and young people who have lived in Bolton all their lives, reducing potential tensions. Learning about the role of youth organisations in supporting the integration of young refugees and migrants will be shared widely in the youth and refugee/migrant sectors.

brap

Explore and Test: Living better together

  • Grant amount: £30,000 over 12 months
  • Fund: Shared Ground Fund
  • Date awarded: 2016/2017
  • Location: West Midlands

brap is an equality and human rights charity, based in Birmingham, which undertakes community engagement, training, research and campaigning. It will explore innovative group facilitation techniques as a way to engage communities experiencing high inward migration more positively in the integration debate. The ‘process work’ method of community dialogue will be used to explore various viewpoints on issues of concern, in particular ‘unheard’ and ‘marginalised’ voices. The aim is to better understand community conflicts, establish meaningful relationships between residents and to inform public sector strategic thinking on migrant integration. Learning will be captured in a guidance document and shared via Birmingham-wide and national events.

British Future

More and Better: A National Conversation on Immigration

  • Grant amount: £96,500 over 18 months
  • Fund: Shared Ground Fund
  • Date awarded: 2017/18
  • Location: UK Wide

Select Committee (HASC) to involve the public in the debate on immigration. This project aims to ensure that a cross-section of the public contribute to HASC’s inquiry into the future direction of immigration policy through a variety of means and specifically seeks to engage young people.

British Red Cross

Families Together Initiative

  • Grant amount: £200,000 over 36 months
  • Fund: Shared Ground Fund
  • Date awarded: 2017/18
  • Location: UK Wide

The Families Together Initiative aims to develop a collaborative and co-ordinated response to the increasingly restrictive policies and practice relating to refugee and migrant family reunion. It will increase provision of high quality advice and support and through advocacy and lobbying, work towards improving family reunion rules and procedures, ensuring they are fairer, less complex, safer and more affordable.

Cardinal Hume Centre

More and Better: Immigration Advice Capacity Network

  • Grant amount: £150,000 over 36 months
  • Fund: Shared Ground Fund
  • Date awarded: 2016/2017
  • Location: London

The Cardinal Hume Centre enables people to gain the skills they need to overcome poverty and homelessness. The Immigration Advice Capacity Network will build a network of London organisations providing OISC advice, as well as facilitating cross-sector collaboration through improved signposting, referral pathways and immigration advice skill development. Through the network Cardinal Hume Centre will establish a more effective system for immigration casework referrals across the network to ensure those with the most complex cases are able to access specialist advice.

Central England Law Centre

More and Better: KIND UK

  • Grant amount: £330,000 over 36 months
  • Fund: Shared Ground Fund
  • Date awarded: 2015/2016
  • Location: London, Multi-region, Scotland, South East, West Midlands

Central England Law Centre (CELC) is the UK’s largest Law Centre, with 51 staff and 30 volunteers providing legal expertise to 8,000 people per year across ten areas of social welfare law. CELC and partners will test the viability of a sustainable model of pro bono legal advice. KIND UK will support young people in regularising their immigration statuses aiding them to lead more stable lives, where they can better access help and support. The pro bono service will maximise the expertise and resources of commercial firms taking some pressure off law centres to focus on more complex cases.

Centre for Global Development (CGD)

Explore and Test: Brexit: Threats and Opportunities for UK Migration Policy

  • Grant amount: £20,000 over 6 months
  • Fund: Shared Ground Fund
  • Date awarded: 2016/2017
  • Location: London

Centre for Global Development (CGD) works to reduce global poverty and inequality through rigorous research and active engagement with the policy community. This grant will support CGD to explore bold, new migration and integration policy options for the UK government in light of the UK’s decision to leave the EU, in consultation with expert stakeholders. These will be presented to government officials and others in positions of influence to inform progressive change in migration and integration policy.

Centre on Migration Policy and Society (COMPAS) University of Oxford

More and Better: Inclusive cities: Partnership, participation and opportunity at the local level

  • Grant amount: £221,000 over 27 months
  • Fund: Shared Ground Fund
  • Date awarded: 2016/17
  • Location: UK Wide

COMPAS will work with five UK cities to achieve a step-change in their approach to migrant integration in their area. Drawing on learning from innovative approaches in US cities, the project will include assessment of the scope for subsequent roll-out nationwide and the development of an online toolkit for UK cities wishing to develop integration strategies of their own.