Grant maker

Barrow Cadbury
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Who they support

There are four programmes: Criminal Justice, Migration, Economic Justice and Social Investment

Grant criteria

UK only, usually national or Birmingham area, Looking for long-term solutions and structural change by addressing the root causes of inequality.

Grant details

Typically £20-100,000

Application procedure

Online enquiry form, no time limits

Grants made

Over the last five years they've made 276 significant donations totalling £12,458,911

When Amount Grantee To be used for
30/11/2018 £25,000 The Royal Society for Public Health To develop a blended finance fund for organisations tackling health inequalities and complex wellbeing issues in Birmingham.
30/11/2018 £192,000 Birmingham Settlement For hosting the secretariat of the NGO migration networking and advocacy project.
30/11/2018 £12,100 The Civil Liberties Trust To support research on the costs of indefinite immigration detention.
30/11/2018 £30,000 Gingerbread To raise awareness of the impact of the poverty premium on people's lives
30/11/2018 £30,000 Sumerian Foundation To develop a learning platform for venture philanthropy to enable wider access to patient capital for VCSEs in the UK
31/10/2018 £100,000 AGENDA: For women and girls Funding to enable AGENDA to continue its work influencing policy and practice for women and girls at risk
30/09/2018 £30,200 Release Legal and Emergency Drugs Services To Improve young adult interactions with Police Officers through better communications enabling encounters to be managed confidently.
30/09/2018 £25,700 Together for Mental Wellbeing To disseminate good practice for young adults in custodial services.
30/09/2018 £90,000 Runnymede Trust To provide evidence-based policy and advocacy work on race equality.
30/09/2018 £80,000 Child Poverty Action Group To collect data on the impact of welfare reform and use this to influence policy change at an early stage.
30/09/2018 £56,500 Migrant Voice To support Migrant Voice's network in Birmingham (2018-2020)
30/09/2018 £30,000 Sheila McKechnie Foundation Continuing to build capacity and make the case for civil society's role in creating positive social change
30/09/2018 £75,000 We Belong To support We Belong's campaigning work and youth development
30/09/2018 £50,000 UK Lesbian and Gay Immigration Group To support UKLGIG's policy and campaigning work
30/09/2018 £108,500 Revolving Doors Agency Developing and sharing trauma informed policing practice for young adults.
30/09/2018 £60,000 British Institute of International and Comparative Law To support an independent commission on UK counter-terrorism legislation, policy and practice
30/09/2018 £31,250 Just for Kids Law To seek changes to how the courts deal with people who commit offences as children but are charged or sentenced after the age of 18.
30/09/2018 £45,000 PACT (Prison Advice and Care Trust) Evaluation of a project to support the embedding of trauma-informed practices into the regime at HMYOI Brinsford.
30/09/2018 £18,500 Women in Prison Ltd To raise awareness in Parliament of the 40 specialist Women's Centres who support women affected by the criminal justice system.
31/08/2018 £23,500 Finance Innovation Lab Convening to promote ideas and partnership for data-driven financial innovation to address social and environmental problems.
31/08/2018 £59,120 Voscur To address the gap in the enterprise development support for VCSEs moving from grant funding to a blended finance model, in partnership with Bristol and Bath Regional Capital (BBRC).
31/08/2018 £15,000 West Midlands Funders Network To support the continued development of WMFN
31/08/2018 £30,000 Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations Consolidation of ACEVO's strategy refresh
31/08/2018 £12,500 National Council for Voluntary Organisations Dissemination of the Code and raising awareness of governance issues among charities
30/06/2018 £60,000 Philanthropy Impact To roll out training and support for financial advisors and increase giving by high net worth individuals
30/06/2018 £50,000 The National Autistic Society To better understand the experience of young adults with autism in the Criminal Justice System (CJS).
30/06/2018 £40,000 Roma Support Group To support policy and campaigning work.
30/06/2018 £103,000 Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES) To accelerate the adoption of Local Wealth Building practice in the UK so that it becomes a guiding principle of local economic development.
30/06/2018 £28,600 Spice Innovations Limited Building a policy approach and influencing for Time Credits.
31/05/2018 £10,000 Community Links To work with the local community to find solutions to gun and knife crime
30/04/2018 £60,000 Community Action Suffolk To increase the number of organisations in Suffolk receiving social investment.
30/04/2018 £60,000 Disability Rights UK To research and explore practical means through which user-led organisations (ULOs) can better engage with social investment, and to develop Disability Rights UK as a social investment broker
30/04/2018 £31,650 Hastings Voluntary Action To develop a Social Enterprise Support Service (SESS) to strengthen relationships between social enterprises and social investment intermediaries.
30/04/2018 £21,000 Peterborough Council for Voluntary Service To support the growth of social investment in Peterborough and Cambridgeshire
30/04/2018 £10,000 Citizens UK To support the Kindertransport Legacy campaign
30/04/2018 £21,000 Medway Voluntary Action Medway Voluntary Action (MVA) will create a social enterprise champions programme by recruiting local sector leaders who will be trained to act as advocates and mentors for social investment.
30/04/2018 £38,600 Plymouth VCSE A joint initiative across three infrastructure organisations to create a viable and vibrant market for social finance in Exeter and Devon.
30/04/2018 £50,000 Consortium of LGBT Voluntary and Community Organisations To train LGBT Consortium staff to build knowledge in social investment finance and support VCSE members to achieve social investment.
30/04/2018 £30,000 Focus On Labour Exploitation CIC To support FLEX's communications work.
30/04/2018 £51,500 Sefton Council for Voluntary Service Explore and test local social investment models that increase community resilience through prevention and early intervention.
30/04/2018 £43,200 Wolverhampton Voluntary Sector Council Capacity building to provide technical skills and support to VCSE organisations in Wolverhampton to be investment ready to deliver public sector and other contracts.
30/04/2018 £50,000 Birmingham Voluntary Service Council (BVSC) To build BVSC staff expertise on social investment to pilot VCSE enterprise development support.
30/04/2018 £24,300 Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organisation An action learning study that will explore the social investment support requirements of BME VCSE groups.
30/04/2018 £43,200 Groundwork South Yorkshire Boost demand for social investment among smaller voluntary, community and social enterprises (VCSEs) and increase the supply of suitable social investment products.
30/04/2018 £61,000 Locality To connect the community sector with knowledge, skills and confidence to seek social investment.
30/04/2018 £40,000 Exeter CVS A joint initiative across three infrastructure organisations to create a viable and vibrant market for social finance in Exeter and Devon.
30/04/2018 £20,000 MyLifeMySay To support the Young European Citizens project
30/04/2018 £40,000 Torbay Community Development Trust A joint initiative across three infrastructure organisations to create a viable and vibrant market for social finance in Exeter and Devon.
31/03/2018 £14,000 Global Dialogue To cover six months' rent and set-up costs for iMiX at their new office.
31/03/2018 £58,000 Church Action on Poverty To replicate and grow the Local Pantry model within Birmingham and the surrounding areas to support locally managed food sharing schemes that reduce poverty.
28/02/2018 £26,040 Transform Justice To examine the declining confidence of defendants in defence advocates
28/02/2018 £30,000 Global Dialogue To support a network of foundations working to improve the migration and integration debate.
28/02/2018 £105,600 ShareAction To expand the Living Wage campaign to explore and campaign on poor work practices within large companies.
28/02/2018 £10,000 Citizens UK Fund research on how paying the Living Wage benefits local economies
31/01/2018 £34,700 Lincolnshire Community Foundation Grow the social investment (SI) market for women-led community enterprises in Lincolnshire
31/01/2018 £44,240 Voice4Change England Improve engagement with BME VCSEs to improve take up social investment (SI)
31/01/2018 £59,900 Black South West Network Provide BAME VCSEs across the South West with information and support on social investment; identify investment ready organisations and link to funders
31/01/2018 £54,000 Liverpool Charity and Voluntary Services Adapt Community of Practice (CoP) learning partnerships of local voluntary, charity and social enterprise organisations (VCSEs) to explore issues related to social investment (SI)
31/01/2018 £50,000 UK Community Foundations A pilot to test bringing local philanthropy to the social investment (SI) market for underserved charities and social enterprises (VCSEs)
31/01/2018 £40,000 Voluntary Organisations' Network North East To engage VCSEs and stakeholders in the North East to develop a strategy for social investment
31/12/2017 £61,000 New Economics Foundation To secure a cap on the costs of consumer debt, building on the introduction of a cap on payday loans
31/12/2017 £45,500 Muslim Women's Network UK Limited To support an analysis of cases related to criminal justice that have been supported by the MWNUK's helpline since 2015, and an influencing and advocacy programme based on the results.
31/12/2017 £10,200 Women in Prison Ltd To support WIP's CEO to undertake engagement and policy work around the government's new Female Offenders Strategy
30/11/2017 £11,750 Voice4Change England Follow-on grant for continuation of scoping work for a strategic communications approach to race equality
30/11/2017 £29,525 The Dartington Hall Trust To increase diversity in impact investing
31/10/2017 £18,000 Economy To establish a group of alumni from the "Rethinking Economics" student networks to improve economic understanding and decision-making amongst policy makers
31/10/2017 £20,000 Migrants Organise Prepare for and run two sets of Awards,and put the event on a more sustainable footing.
30/09/2017 £45,000 British Refugee Council To support Detention Forum's coordination and campaigning work to reform detention
30/09/2017 £60,000 HOPE not Hate To enable HOPE not Hate to further develop its community work in Birmingham and the Black Country.
30/09/2017 £65,000 The Fairbanking Foundation To help low-income households through supporting credit unions to improve their savings and loans products
30/09/2017 £50,000 Asylum Support & Immigration Resource Team (ASIRT) To deliver casework in complex cases and policy impact work.
30/09/2017 £100,000 Black Training and Enterprise Group To support a programme of work that aims to end racial inequality for children and young adults involved in the criminal justice system
30/09/2017 £200,000 British Future Core support for British Future's programme of activities
30/09/2017 £60,000 Detention Action To achieve radical change for irregular migrants and asylum-seekers at risk of indefinite immigration detention
30/09/2017 £21,500 Koestler Trust To support the costs of a Women Prisoners' Art Trail in 2018 to mark 100 years of women's suffrage, through which art by women in prison will be placed in corridors of power such as parliament.
30/09/2017 £31,000 Howard League for Penal Reform To develop a set of sentencing principles for young adults aged 18-25 and seek its implementation
30/09/2017 £70,000 Institute for Public Policy Research To provide a policy framework for a progressive post-Brexit Britain
30/09/2017 £48,000 Women for Refugee Women To enable Women for Refugee Women to sustain and further develop its empowering and influencing role.
30/09/2017 £90,000 User Voice To support UV's national policy, communications and advocacy work
31/08/2017 £30,000 Birmingham Voluntary Service Council (BVSC) To enable BVSC to review and refresh its operating model
31/07/2017 £20,000 Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations To enable ACEVO to undertake a review of its business model and services
31/07/2017 £18,000 Charityworks To develop a communications campaign with associated web and materials to support recruitment of trainees to the Access Programme
31/07/2017 £30,000 University of Dundee To support the research and dissemination of a project exploring the experiences of LGBT+ young adults in prisons across the UK
30/06/2017 £50,000 Equality and Diversity Forum To enable EDF to continue and develop its work
30/06/2017 £150,000 Refugee Action To create a national movement of people, partners and parliamentarians across the political spectrum supporting RA's call for a fair and effective asylum system.
30/06/2017 £47,000 St Giles Trust To support the delivery of a pilot project to support young men in HMP/YOI Brinsford who may be at risk of gang involvement and radicalisation.
30/06/2017 £90,000 Why me? UK To support a national campaign to promote the use of restorative justice.
30/06/2017 £75,000 Global Dialogue Core support for the Thomas Paine Initiative
30/06/2017 £65,000 Inquest Charitable Trust To support INQUEST's Director to undertake high-level policy activities
30/06/2017 £20,000 Sheila McKechnie Foundation A collaborative project to better understand and boost effectiveness of campaigning for social justice
30/06/2017 £60,000 Birmingham Churches Together To improve the well-being of asylum seekers and refugees in Birmingham through better coordination, networks, advocacy and communications .
30/06/2017 £20,000 Clinks To support Clinks' development of the Women's Breakout programme, following the merger of the two charities
30/06/2017 £60,000 Hope Projects (West Midlands) Ltd A grant to support and embed the organisation's refocusing of its work to support pathways out of destitution and become an exemplar project in the field
30/06/2017 £32,150 Fawcett Society Through policy and gendered analysis of economic data and grassroots collaboration to enable disadvantaged women and girls to influence the public services in 2 devolved regions
30/06/2017 £35,000 Jo Cox Foundation A contribution towards start-up costs of More In Common
30/06/2017 £65,500 Prisoners' Education Trust To support Prisoners' Education Trust's policy capacity, particularly in relation to young adult prison learners, and to undertake a diversity audit.
30/06/2017 £26,988 Money and Mental Health Policy Institute To influence proposed new mental health legislation and ensure the protections people need are in place to reduce financial detriment associated with mental health crises.
30/06/2017 £90,000 Redthread Youth Ltd. To support the start up costs and delivery of a Youth Violence Intervention Programme in Birmingham hospitals
31/05/2017 £29,850 Centre for Crime and Justice Studies To support the costs of a research project investigating the use of enforcement measures on young adults
31/05/2017 £13,000 Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES) Accelerating practice around economic and social justice via an international learning exchange
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