Grants Awarded

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Grants made this year (2017)

Arts programme

Organisation  Grant amount Description
Live Music Now Ltd. £25,000.00 To further develop a business case for A Choir in Every Care Home.
Southbank Centre £100,000.00 For a creative ageing festival in 2018
Social Care Institute for Excellence £21,522.00 To curate examples of arts practice in social care throughout its resources.
Age UK Oxfordshire £30,000.00 To embed cultural participation within Age UK across England.
Luminate £25,000.00 To support the core costs of Luminate
Arts Council of Northern Ireland £5,000.00 Towards the costs of an Arts and Age Conference in April 2017.
Age Cymru £87,466.00 To part fund the cARTrefu programme of artists in residence in care homes in Wales.
British Museum £40,000.00 Towards the costs of the Age-Friendly Museums Network.

Strengthening the voluntary sector

Organisation  Grant amount Description
Community Law Advice Network (Clan Childlaw) £150,000.00 To lead the way in Scotland using law and human rights to tackle discrimination and disadvantage directly in relation to vulnerable children and young people.
Human Rights Trust £142,788.00 To develop an Equality Duty Enforcement Project; programme of work to ensure compliance with the statutory equality duty in Northern Ireland.
Lasa £30,000.00 To develop a free fact-checking web tool designed to address commonly held misconceptions in relation to welfare to work conditionality.
Birthrights £49,758.00 To develop a “Peer Partners” project focusing on those most at risk of discrimination in maternity care, developing an innovative model of working in close partnership.
Asylum Support Appeals Project £150,000.00 To empower voluntary sector agencies in the UK to enable them to make greater use of the law in response to the Immigration Act 2016.
Participation and the Practice of Rights £29,987.00 To support the ‘Housing Rights in Practice’ project to use a HRBA to support tenants in Leith to realise their housing rights.
Centre for Women’s Justice £50,000.00 To bring together specialist lawyers, academics and other experts with those working on the frontline as activists, survivors and service providers (across England and Wales) to bring strategic law challenges and ensure access to justice for victims of male violence.
Friends, Families & Travellers £30,000.00 To build the capacity of Friends, Families and Travellers and other GRT organisations to use Human Rights and Law supporting Gypsies & Travellers.
Hospice UK £23,190.00 To develop an Equalities Skills Builder project to train all UK hospice staff in the adoption of a human rights based approach to end of life care.
Women’s Equality Network (WEN) Wales £30,000.00 To build the capacity of voluntary sector organisations to use the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women to challenge discrimination and disadvantage experienced by women and girls.
Kinship Carers £24,300.00 To undertake a human rights based review of kinship care with Liverpool City Council & European Children’s Rights Unit, to  inform national legislative change through National Kinship Alliance.
Law Centres Network £29,940.00 To develop capacity and expertise for LCN and member Law Centres to integrate a human rights based approach into their discrimination work with migrant workers.
National Children’s Bureau £29,935.00 To develop knowledge and understanding of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 in the context of the real experiences of young people through forum theatre training.
Simon Community Northern Ireland £150,000.00 To adopt a human rights based approach that will challenge root causes of homelessness by transforming services and proposing solution based measures to government.
Sisters For Change £42,980.00 To design and conduct a legal education and accountability programme to strengthen the BAME women’s sector in England.
Sustain: the alliance for better food and farming £73,561.00 To coordinate a collaborative alliance and movement of third-sector organisations, working with academics and legal and advocacy advisors, towards achievement of new Food Rights.
Redress £29,748 To create and deliver training packages and practical information to guide and support front-line community organisations on human rights law applicable to migrants and refugees.
Citizens Advice Plymouth £29,747 To train voluntary sector agencies in how to use social security law to identify individuals eligible for the ‘exceptional circumstances’ criteria of Employment & Support Allowance.