Work we've funded

55 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.

Ashley Community Housing

  • Grant amount: £60,000 over 18 months
  • Fund: Shared Ground Fund
  • Date awarded: 2017/18
  • Location: South West

Ashley Community Housing will explore and evaluate a Collective Impact approach, bringing together private sector employers, the Bristol Mayor’s Office, the local authority and local refugee community organisations to find solutions that facilitate refugees’ integration into the labour market.

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.

 

Bevan Foundation

Explore and Test: Enhancing integration and migration policies in Wales

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

This project will provide a new approach to integration and migration to Wales. It aims to reflect the circumstances of people who migrate, to examine migration of all kinds, and to sit within the context of wider economic and social trends. The project will help to inform debate, framing it positively, and aims to increase capacity and understanding in civil society and amongst policy-makers.

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.

Campaign Bootcamp

More and Better: Making migration a core theme of campaign training programmes

  • Grant amount: £180,000 over 24 months
  • Fund: Shared Ground Fund
  • Date awarded: 2017/18
  • Location: UK Wide

Campaign Bootcamp work to develop and deliver training programmes that give people the skills, network and resilience to tackle important social issues. Campaign Bootcamp plan to focus their future work on three priority areas over the next three years: migration, mental health and disability rights. Through this grant, they seek to embed the migration stream in their training by adapting the programme’s syllabus, structure and outreach to potential participants.

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.