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Newly awarded grants

Six grants were approved and awarded at the Trustee Board meeting held on the 7th November 2019.

BACA

£180,000 over 3 years

The Baca Charity supports young forced migrants who arrive as unaccompanied asylum seekers, including those who have been trafficked, to rebuild their lives, integrate into a community and use their experience positively.  By providing a safe and empowering environment and through the use of a holistic and personalised approach to support, BACA have been able to support over 200 young people (aged 16-19 years old) who have arrived in the UK over the last 11 years.

Read more:  BACA Project

Climate Outreach

£180,000 over 3 years

Climate Outreach produce world-leading advice and practical tools for engagement by combining scientific research methods with years of hands-on experience. Their services support governments, businesses, NGOs and grassroots organisations. They specialise in how to engage hard-to-reach audiences – developing climate connection programmes. Their work has undeniable impact; including their numerous publications, UK political engagement work and Climate Visuals programme.

Read more:  Climate Outreach

Helen Bamber Foundation

£240,000 over 3 years

The Helen Bamber Foundation’s (HBF’s) mission is to give survivors of modern slavery and human trafficking the strength to move on and to protect those at risk. In 2017, the UN reported a record number of people trapped in forced labour, an estimated 25 million victims, including 5 million victims of sexual exploitation.  HBF are now at the forefront not only of delivering care for survivors but also of setting standards for counter- trafficking programmes in the UK and around the world.

Read more:  Helen Bamber Foundation

Hope for the Future

£105,000 over 3 years

Hope for the Future (HFTF) are UK specialists in training people to work with MP’s on climate change. 100% of the MPs they work with go on to do at least one tangible climate related action.  Based in Sheffield HFTF has been working to equip communities, campaigners and groups across the country to communicate the urgency of climate change with their local politicians which relates directly to our Climate Change strategy of campaigning for change for both policy and behaviour in the UK.

Read more:  Hope for the Future

Soil Association

£195,000 over 3 years

The Soil Association’s (SA) work is wide ranging; they provide support, advice and training for farmers, run an innovative farmer programme, promote organic farming, run Food for Life (healthy eating programmes in Schools & hospitals) and run consumer facing campaigns such as ‘Out to Lunch’.  SA are focused on making the connection between climate, nature and people’s health in providing joined-up solutions to these crisis issues; the solutions centre around soil health.  SA works across the whole food chain, providing them with extensive learning from their activities with producers, processors, supply chain partners and consumers. Their practical experience enables them to support farmers and others to innovate and to test solutions.

Read more:  Soil Association

The Commitment

£40,000 for 1 year

The Commitment intends to accelerate political action on climate change and biodiversity loss, in line with our strategy to both campaign and lobby for policy change in the UK. This is a new approach, there has been extensive research to develop the idea (of making a commitment) and they are beginning trials in constituencies this November, with full roll out in 2020.

Read more:  The Commitment