Grants awarded

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Grants made this year (2017)

Organisation  Grant amount Description
Arts programme
Arts Council of Northern Ireland £5,000 Towards the costs of an Arts and Age Conference in April 2017.
Age Cymru £87,466 To part fund the cARTrefu programme of artists in residence in care homes in Wales.
Age UK Oxfordshire £30,000 To embed cultural participation within Age UK across England.
British Council £50,320 For partnership work on arts and older people in North East Asia region.
British Museum £40,000 Towards the costs of the Age-Friendly Museums Network.
Hull City of Culture £20,000 For a circus programme to be delivered by Upswing in care homes .
Live Music Now Ltd. £25,000 To further develop a business case for A Choir in Every Care Home.
Luminate £25,000 To support the core costs of Luminate
Social Care Institute for Excellence £21,522 To curate examples of arts practice in social care throughout its resources.
Southbank Centre £100,000 For a creative ageing festival in 2018
Strengthening the voluntary sector
Training, education and capacity building
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.
Friends, Families & Travellers £30,000 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 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.
Kinship Carers £24,300 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.
Lasa £30,000 The development of a free fact-checking web tool designed to address commonly held misconceptions in relation to welfare to work conditionality.
Law Centres Network £29,940 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 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.
Participation and the Practice of Rights £29,987 To support the ‘Housing Rights in Practice’ project to use a HRBA to support tenants in Leith to realise their housing 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.
Women’s Equality Network (WEN) Wales £30,000 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.
Applied projects
Asylum Support Appeals Project £150,000 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.
Birthrights £49,758 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.
Community Law Advice Network (Clan Childlaw) £150,000 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.
Centre for Women’s Justice £50,000 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.
Human Rights Trust £142,788 To develop an Equality Duty Enforcement Project; programme of work to ensure compliance with the statutory equality duty in Northern Ireland.
Simon Community Northern Ireland £150,000 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 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 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.
International development
AllOut £30,000 To support the Grassroots Giving program for capacity building and/ or fundraising activities in support of LBT women in sub-Saharan Africa
Global Dialogue £15,000 To develop and implement a UK based LGBTI donor community with and for existing and future donors, tailored to their passions and needs supporting equal rights and quality of lives for LGBTI people globally.
Stonewall Equality Ltd £29,672 For dedicated staff capacity to support the mainstreaming of the Department for International Development’s ‘LGBTI Approach’ across the UK Aid Connect Mechanism.
The Other Foundation £525,000 To empower locally based civil society organisations to address discrimination and disadvantage based on gender, sexual orientation or gender identity.
UHAI EASHRI £525,000 To empower locally based civil society organisations to address discrimination and disadvantage based on gender, sexual orientation or gender identity.