Our Shared Ground Fund is changing
The Shared Ground Fund is changing to respond to the vision, priorities and current needs of those working towards migrant justice.
During the past year, our team has conducted an in-depth consultation with migrants, sanctuary seekers and others working on migrant justice to build a shared vision for the future and to consider how funders can best support the sector to progress towards this vision.
We will now briefly pause the Fund to allow us to implement these changes and prepare for the Fund’s re-launch in early spring.
While we do this, we won’t be able to accept new applications or enquiry calls to the Shared Ground Fund from Friday 9 February (11:59pm) through early spring 2024. However, you can register your interest in speaking to one of our Grants Managers once the Fund reopens by filling out a form on our website.
If you have any concerns or questions, please email our team at email@example.com.
We are really grateful to everyone who has given their time, expertise and insight to help us shape the new iteration of PHF’s migration fund. We are looking forward to re-opening the Fund in early spring 2024, along with clearer criteria and a simpler application process.
We will publish a series of blogs between now and April to share more about this work, including the changes to our funding criteria and the thinking behind them.
You’ll find the answers to some frequently asked questions below.
I’ve already submitted an application. How will this affect my application timeline?
If you have already submitted an application, then the team will assess it and provide an update on your stage one application by early March. Successful applicants can expect a final decision in mid-May. If your application is unsuccessful, you cannot apply for another 12 months from the date of declination.
If I submit an application by 9 February 2024, when will this be considered?
We will close the application portal on 9 February 2024 at 11:59pm. For those applying by 9 February, we will provide an update on your stage one application by early March. Successful applicants can expect a final decision in mid-May. If your application is unsuccessful, you cannot apply for another 12 months from the date of declination.
I’ve already requested an enquiry call, what will happen to this request?
Our team will contact everyone who has already requested an enquiry call to inform you on the next steps.
I’ve started an application form. What happens if I do not submit my application by 9 February?
Once we pause applications to the Fund on 9 February any in-progress application forms will be deleted from the portal. If you have an application in the system and do not plan to submit it by 9 February, we strongly recommend that you copy and save your work for your personal records. You can find instructions on how to save a copy of your application here. If you need a hand, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
I want to apply to the Fund after 9 February. Should I look at the current criteria? When will you share the new criteria?
We recommend waiting on the updated fund criteria to better understand our priorities and how they relate to your work. During the next few months, we will publish a few blogs outlining the changes we’re making and how the consultation process has shaped our thinking. The new criteria for the Fund will be published in the early spring along with a simpler application process.