Type of project: The Shared Ground Fund will provide organisations with the financial support they need to test new approaches, explore ways of exploiting emerging opportunities and address new challenges on migration. Applicants must contribute to one of the following aims of the Shared Ground Fund:
• Staying safe – ensuring that young people who have migrated can address the significant barriers that affect their ability to thrive;
• Living well together – supporting work which helps communities experiencing high levels of migration become stronger and more connected.
Eligibility: We welcome applications from not-for-profit organisations of any size working anywhere in the UK. Partnership proposals and other forms of collaboration (particularly cross sector) where this is a route to greater and lasting change are welcomed. We are particularly interested in work which involves organisations whose primary focus is not migration, but where there is an opportunity to increase positive benefits for people who have migrate.
Grant size: There are two grant types:
• Shared Ground ‘explore and test’ grants – each year we expect to make around 10 grants to help explore and test new approaches awards will be for a maximum of £60,000, usually for up to two years.
• Shared Ground ‘more and better’ grants – each year we expect to make around 10 longer, larger grants to help develop and embed more established activities. Awards will be for between £100,000 and £400,000 for up to four years. We expect most grants to be in the range of £100,000 – £250,000. Larger grants will be considered on an exceptional basis and usually by invitation.