Grant-making foundation Barrow Cadbury Trust is seeking applications from disability and asylum projects for a one-off fund of £250,000.
The funding call follows a major audit earlier this year of two of Barrow Cadbury Trust’s programme areas: asylum, immigration and resettlement, and disability and inclusion. As a result, the Trust has committed additional funding to build on the work highlighted by the two programmes.
The Trust is now seeking to identify a small number of refugee-led projects that:
- help to break down barriers faced by individuals or communities in the field of asylum, immigration and resettlement
- provide new solutions to, or test ideas about the delivery of public services and / or community resources to asylum seekers and immigrants in the UK
- have the potential to shift public opinion so that refugees are seen as an asset to society rather than a burden
- provide good practice lessons that can influence policy makers and the media ideally will be completed by the end of 2003
Barrow Cadbury Trust also wants to identify a small number of locally-rooted, voluntary-based activities led by disabled people which:
- help people overcome barriers to living independent lives and / or contributing to their community
- facilitate real change to the way in which public services are delivered to / experienced by disabled people
- provide good practice lessons that can influence policy makers and the media
- ideally will be completed by the end of 2003
The Trust is a grant-making foundation which seeks to encourage a just, equal, peaceful and democratic society. It uses income from its endowment fund of £75 million to fund organisations, normally charities, which share the objectives of the trust.
New Barrow Cadbury Trust Director, Sukhvinder Stubbs said: “Barrow Cadbury Trust believes strongly in self advocacy and the potential of grassroots projects to affect change. Our recent pilot programmes in asylum and immigration, and disability and inclusion have built networks across our funded projects and demonstrated good practice that has empowered individuals and whole communities. They have also created opportunities for projects to talk directly to policy makers. This new funding programme builds on that work and takes it a step further.”
Grant applications need to be completed by 15 November 2002. The Trust publishes ./guidance on how to apply for the new fund on its Web site.
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