Paul Hamlyn Foundation’s Migration Fund Opens for UK Applications

Funder: Paul Hamlyn Foundation

Funding Available:

Closing Date:

Available to: Community Interest Companies, Registered Charities

Type of Fund: National

About this Funding:

Paul Hamlyn Foundation is currently accepting applications to the Migration Fund, previously known as the Shared Ground Fund.

The Fund has reopened after a pause and is now focused on supporting not-for-profit organisations in the UK who are working towards the Foundation’s vision of a world in which everyone is free to move and no is forced to move.

Grants of up to £60,000 per year for three to four years (a total of £240,000) or grants up to £50,0000 per year for five years (a total of £250,000) are available to support core costs and specific programme costs.

Applications will be accepted from not-for-profit organisations of any size working anywhere in the UK who are working towards:

  • Embedding anti-racist practice across their organisation and work.
  • Adopting an organisational culture that centres care and wellbeing.
  • Shifting power to migrants and diaspora communities so their interests, perspectives and contributions are centred across the organisation’s work.
  • Building solidarity and collaboration across communities, while working towards transformational change that benefits us all.
  • Unlearning and challenging the harm, inequity, and oppression within their organisational structures and work.
  • Learning, reflecting and being responsive to change.

The funding can be used for work such as:

  • Collaborations, alliances, and coalitions
  • Campaigning and mobilisation
  • Community and worker organising
  • Intersectional non-party political education
  • Migrant and diaspora leadership development
  • Working towards changing law, policy and practice on issues affecting migrant and diaspora communities
  • Strengthening advice infrastructure
  • Community-centred strategic litigation and/or movement lawyering
  • Challenging anti-migrant and divisive narratives, laws and policies
  • Mainstreaming progressive narratives on migration and belonging.

Priority will be given to applications from organisations:

  • Led by migrants and diaspora communities.
  • That work with historically underfunded groups and regions.
  • With an annual turnover under £500,000.
  • That have less access to funding from other sources.

Newly established and unincorporated groups who meet the Fund’s criteria are welcome to apply.

The first step is to request an enquiry call with the Foundation. This can be done at any time. There are no deadlines.

Funding Criteria:

More information available directly from the funder.

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