The Allen Lane Foundation funds small registered charities, voluntary groups, and charitable organisations that work particular beneficiary groups:
- Asylum seekers and refugees
- Gypsies and Travellers
- Migrant communities
- Offenders and ex-offenders
- Older people
- People experiencing mental health problems
- People experiencing violence or abuse
The Foundation aims to fund work which:
- will make a lasting difference to people’s lives rather than simply alleviating the symptoms or current problems;
- is aimed at reducing isolation, stigma and discrimination, and;
- encourages or enables unpopular groups to share in the life of the whole community.
While recognising (and being willing to support) on-going, tried and tested projects, they are also particularly interested in unusual, imaginative or pioneering projects which have perhaps not yet caught the public imagination.
Here are some examples of the kind of activities which might be suitable for funding:
- Provision of advice or information
- Arts activities where the primary purpose is therapeutic or social
- Befriending or mentoring
- Mediation or conflict resolution
- Practical work, such as gardening or recycling, which benefits both the provider and the recipient
- Self-help groups
- Social activities or drop-in centres
- Strengthening the rights of particular groups and enabling their views and experiences to be heard by policy-makers
- Research and education aimed at changing public attitudes or policy
- Work aimed at combating stigma or discrimination
- Work developing practical alternatives to violence
Applicants can apply for up £15,000 however the average grant size is between £5,000 – £6,000.
Deadline: Continuous rolling programme. Decisions within two and six months.
For further information and how to apply please click here.
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