Social Justice Small Grants Programme - projects that are promoting or embedding human rights and social justice

Grants are available for locally based community groups and locally based ‘communities of interest’ for projects that are promoting or embedding human rights and social justice in their day-to-day work for and with their chosen communities.


  • Increase awareness of and contribute to building a culture of rights within and between communities, particularly those most marginalized from decision making

  • Support communities and marginalized groups to find solutions to contentious issues

  • Strengthen local capacity to advocate by building relationships/connections between communities, policy makers, politicians and funders

Size of Grant:

Up to a max of £5,000 per annum. An additional £1k to £1.5k Mentor support will also be provided. It will be a condition of the award that you work with a Mentor in the development of you project and issue(s).


We Will Not Fund:

  • Activities that duplicate existing services;

  • Retrospective funding;

  • Capital build projects or large equipment purchases;

  • Promotion of religion;

  • Dinners, fund-raising promotions or other ticketed events;

  • Party political activity;

  • Individuals;

  • Substitution for statutory funding;

  • Projects where the Foundation’s contribution is a minor part of a larger funded initiative;

  • Initiatives that involve redistributing the funding as small grants;

  • Organisations that did not comply with reporting requirements of previous grant aid;

  • International trips;

  • Sole Traders or Private Business/Companies

Project Ideas:

  • Developing Community Charter

  • Rights/Culture/Identity Projects

  • “Benefit Take Up” Campaigns

  • Anti-Poverty Initiatives

  • Projects which contribute to Peace Building

How to Apply

Please visit for further information and access to the online application.

Closing Date: Monday 30th September 2019 at 1.00pm