Grants Awarded

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Grants awarded in 2017

Programme/Grantee Grant Amount £ Description
British Museum £40,000.00 Towards the costs of the Age-Friendly Museums Network.
Arts Council of Northern Ireland £5,000.00 Towards the costs of an Arts and Age Conference in April 2017.
Institute for Voluntary Action Research £1,000.00 Towards the UK Evaluation Roundtable.
Age UK Oxfordshire £30,000.00 To embed cultural participation within Age UK across England.
Social Care Institute for Excellence £21,522.00 To curate examples of arts practice in social care throughout its resources.
Southbank Centre £100,000.00 For a creative ageing festival in 2018
Live Music Now Ltd. £25,000.00 To further develop a business case for A Choir in Every Care Home.
Age Cymru £87,466.00 To part fund the cARTrefu programme of artists in residence in care homes in Wales.

Grants awarded in 2016

Programme/Grantee Grant Amount £ Description
Age Cymru 1,617 Towards the costs of two staff members attendance at the European Alzheimer conference in Cologne..
Arts Council England 167,000 To support the Celebrating Age Fund.
Arts Council of Northern Ireland 10,000 For match funding for a national conference on arts and older people to be held in Belfast.
Arts Council of Northern Ireland 180,000 Towards an arts and older people’s programme.
Arts & Health South West 4,000 Towards bursaries to attend the Culture, Health and Wellbeing international conference in Bristol in June 2017.
Care England 10,000 Towards the costs of a one day conference on arts in care homes.
Creative Kernow Ltd 5,000 Towards the costs of a project consultant.
Equal Arts 7,000 To produce an overview report based on the reports by Arts and Older People Fellows funded by the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust.
Live Music Now Ltd 10,000 To develop, promote and disseminate materials produced in Phase One of A Choir in Every Care Home.
Luminate 50,000 Towards the costs of the Luminate Festival.
Luminate 10,000 To run a LGBTI cabaret project.
Manchester International Festival 40,000 For participatory work with older people.
National Center for Creative Aging 5,475 Towards the costs of UK speakers at the NCCA Leadership Exchange and Conference in Washington.
New Brewery Arts 2,276 Towards the costs of support for a tour of the Getting On automaton, a Late Style Commission.
Nominet Trust 250,000 To match fund a grants round for digital arts for older people.
Nottingham City Council 15,000 To run a conference on arts, older people and local government in 2017.
West Yorkshire Playhouse 16,000 To run an event for Older People’s Theatre Companies.
Strengthening the Voluntary Sector
Applied projects
Central England Law Centre 150,000 To build a public law and human rights based approach within grassroots and advocacy organisations to ensure girls and young women in care receive appropriate support.
Children’s Rights Alliance England, part of Just for Kids Law 149,760 To ensure the Concluding Observations of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child are fully utilised as an advocacy tool by voluntary sector organisations.
Equality and Diversity Forum 132,245 To further develop and roll out the Equality and Human Rights Framework for the voluntary and community sector.
Inclusion London 150,000 To support Deaf and Disabled people’s organisations to secure Disabled people’s rights under the Human Rights Act, Care Act and Equality Act and to scrutinise public sector decision making.
Maternity Action 138,100 To support grassroots community organisations in effectively using the law and adopting human rights approaches to ensure vulnerable migrant women obtain essential care and services during pregnancy and new motherhood.
Minority Ethnic Carers of Older People Project 150,000 To develop voluntary sector skills and capacity to challenge local authority decision making on individual service/ budget allocations using human rights, community care and equalities legislation.
Public Law Project 150,000 To develop and instigate a strategic legal response to the national issue of benefit sanctioning.
Training, education and capacity building
Birthrights 29,710 To create and evaluate an accessible human rights in childbirth education and resources programme while growing organisational capacity.
Blue Stone Consortium 28,600 To build the capacity of its members to develop legal and human rights based approaches.
Brighton and Hove Impetus 13,453 To share learning with voluntary sector and other partner organisations on using the Care Act, Human Rights Act and Equality Act to tackle the lack of support and appropriate assessment for parents with learning disabilities.
Centre for Women’s Justice 30,000 To help establish the organisation.
Civil Liberties Trust 30,000 To empower voluntary sector organisations to use human rights to support victims of crime.
Community Law Advice Network (Clan Childlaw) 29,993 To build the capacity of the Strategic Litigation Group to promote the use of law and human rights within the voluntary sector working with children.
Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in the UK (Just Fair) 30,000 To build the capacity and profile of the Just Fair Consortium.
Freshwinds 29,926 To create and deliver training packages and practical information to guide and support third sector organisations in using the Care Act 2014.
Latin American Women’s Rights Service 29,855 To transform its organisational culture and embrace a human rights based approach.
Migrants’ Law Project, part of Islington Law Centre 30,000 To develop and expand its work in building capacity among organisations working with asylum seekers, refugees, and migrants to utilise the law and legal strategies.
Pembrokeshire People First 30,000 To incorporate use of the law into its advocacy work.
Strengthening the Voluntary Sector – other
Lisa Vanhala 5,000 To write a report to give a typology for the use of the law for social change by the voluntary sector.
Lisa Vanhala 5,000 To write a paper for publication on the use of strategic litigation in the UK to tackle discrimination and disadvantaged.
Pamela Montgomery 5,000 To assist in developing a monitoring and evaluation approach and framework for the STVS programme.
International Development
Bond 3,500 Towards the costs of a one day conference on funders directly funding civil society in Southern Africa.
BRITDOC Foundation 5,000 To fund bursaries for African LGBTI activists to participate in the Good Pitch² Kenya in 2016.
Human Dignity Trust 5,000 To support work to produce and disseminate two notes on the effects of the global criminalisation of homosexuality on lesbians, bisexual women and transgender persons.
Kaleidoscope Trust 10,000 For policy work regarding the DFID and FCO approach to Lesbian, Bisexual Women and Transgender People’s Rights in Africa.
Stonewall Equality Ltd. 30,000 Towards the costs of a UK visit by Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Activists.
Other grants
Belcea Charitable Trust 4,000 Towards the costs of a coaching scheme for musicians.
Forum for the Future 125,000 Joint grant with seven other funders for the first six months of running the Secretariat function for the Independent Inquiry into the Future of Civil Society.
Grandparents Plus 5,000 Towards fund-raising.
Scotswood Natural Community Garden 4,000 Towards the ongoing costs of employing a fundraiser.
 Total of  47 grants  2,321,510