Newly awarded grants

Two grants were approved and awarded at the recent Trustee Board meeting held on the 7th February 2019.

Beyond the Streets

£195,000 over 3 years

Beyond the Streets is a small charity that plays a key role across the UK in helping those involved in prostitution.  With nearly 20 years’ experience of learning from women has given them an excellent understanding of the complexities women face, the underlying causes and the multiple barriers to exiting prostitution.  Beyond the Streets provides direct services to women; train, support and equip local projects across the UK; and work to challenge public perceptions about women selling sex and the root causes that enable sexual exploitation to flourish.

 

 

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New Economics Foundation

£180,000 over 3 years

Across the UK some communities face disproportionate change as a result of the transition away from fossil fuels.  Decarbonising the economy threatens to take place on a timescale for which they are not prepared.  Moving away from keystone fossil fuel jobs must be done in a way that protects the fabric of communities and actively delivers decent work in a new generation of sustainable industries.

New Economics Foundation is a leading progressive think-tank working to bring about an economy that works for people and the planet.  They develop national policy solutions that start with local people and how they experience issues in the communities, and help grow and inspire community-led alternatives that can be adapted and developed elsewhere.

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