Work we've funded

1536 grants found

  • £10 – £4927500
  • 2006/07 – 2018/19

Matt Peacock

Streetwise Opera

  • Grant amount: £83,157 over 24 months
  • Fund: Breakthrough Fund
  • Date awarded: 2009/10
  • Location: Multi-region

Matt Peacock founded Streetwise Opera in 2002. It uses music to help people make positive changes in their lives, working with people who have experienced homelessness. The Breakthrough Fund supported Matt to investigate a new artistic strategy. It allowed him time and space to research film production and distribution, and he was able to appoint an Associate Artistic Director and in-house Producer to develop plans for a project combining film and live performance.

Media 19

  • Grant amount: £169,983 over 36 months
  • Fund: Social Justice Open Grants
  • Date awarded: 2008/09
  • Location: UK Wide

A three-year project to help young parents use new media to campaign on issues important in their lives. The project will work through organisations across the UK enabling young people to find creative ways to influence policy, practice and public attitudes in their local communities. Partner organisations will improve their understanding and capability to use new media as a tool of social change.

Mediation Plus

  • Grant amount: £15,023 over 12 months
  • Fund: Education Open Grants
  • Date awarded: 2007/08
  • Location: South East

To set up peer mediation in local primary schools – three year programme of training and support

Mental Health Foundation

Strengthening the Children and Young People's Mental Health Coalition

  • Grant amount: £60,000 over 24 months
  • Fund: Youth Fund
  • Date awarded: 2016/17

The Mental Health Foundation works to promote good mental health and improve the lives of people affected by mental health issues. This grant focuses on the Children and Young People’s Mental Health Coalition, which is hosted by the Foundation and is a leading campaigning and policy body connecting over 100 organisations. It will support the existing Coalition Coordinator and Policy Lead to increase the Coalition’s influence in shaping children and young people’s mental health support at a national and local level.

Mental Snapp

Support to develop a prototype of Mental Snapp, a mobile platform - documenting mental health service users’ recovery journeys on film

Hannah Chamberlain and Tex Dunstan founded Mental Snapp with the goal of using their experience in film, digital media and as mental health service users and carers to allow people to contribute to their own health records. Mental Snapp is a therapeutic service that allows service users to document their experience of mental health issues and recovery journeys on film. This funding is to prototype and test a mobile platform that lets users upload video to a secure digital area. The videos can be kept private, shared with closed groups, or with health professionals to facilitate recovery.


Volunteering engagement to empower and support transgender young people

  • Grant amount: £60,000 over 24 months
  • Fund: Youth Fund
  • Date awarded: 2017/18
  • Location: East Midlands, East of England, London, Multi-region, North East, North West, South East, South West, West Midlands, Yorkshire & Humber

Mermaids works with and on behalf of transgender and gender variant children and young people in England, Scotland and Wales. It plans to recruit a Volunteer and Events Manager to expand its volunteer team, develop a peer mentoring scheme, extend delivery and significantly enhance its external profile and influence.

Michelle Corrigan

Fierce Babe Network

Michelle has worked in Liverpool supporting female offenders and young women with mental health difficulties for the past five years and previously as a crisis worker for a sexual assault referral centre. Through this work she noticed a lot of the young women she was working with were alone and isolated. Michelle believes there is an unmet need for a peer support network to build young women’s confidence and self-esteem. This early intervention scheme is aimed at helping women to help each other. The Fierce Babe Network will serve 3 main functions: Educate, Support and Campaign. Michelle will provide accredited training to volunteers who will then act as peer-mentors with a focus on issues such as careers, confidence and healthy relationships. A website with a mentor matching service will be developed alongside workshops in schools and colleges on topics like confidence, self-esteem, positive relationships, mutual support and mental health awareness.

Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (MIMA)

  • Grant amount: £52,000 over 18 months
  • Fund: Arts Open Grants
  • Date awarded: 2011/12
  • Location: North East

To pilot an apprenticeship scheme, putting three young people at the heart of operations, training and programming, developing the skills to act as mentors for other young people.

Migrants Organise Ltd

Contribution to core costs

  • Grant amount: £60,000 over 12 months
  • Fund: Other Grants
  • Date awarded: 2017/18
  • Location: London

Migrants Organise is a platform where refugees and migrants organise for power, dignity and justice. This grant will provide additional support to migrant and refugee communities, leaders and local residents in the aftermath of Grenfell Tower fire.

Migrants Organise Ltd

More and Better: Migrant and refugee community organising

  • Grant amount: £180,000 over 48 months
  • Fund: Shared Ground Fund
  • Date awarded: 2016/17
  • Location: East Midlands, East of England, London, Multi-region, North East, North West, South East, South West, West Midlands, Yorkshire & Humber

Migrants Organise aims to trial its new model of community organising in four regions of the UK. It will identify, train and mentor 100 migrant and refugee leaders in community organising and movement building for social justice. The project will support greater civic engagement by refugees and migrants and meaningful integration in British society, through alliances with other local organisations and institutions working together to take action on issues of mutual concern.