Barrow Cadbury Trust – Migration Programme

Grant Sources

Funding is available for projects in the UK that promote an immigration system that is fair to both migrants and established residents and a policy and public debate on migration and integration that is based on shared values as well as evidence.

Maximum value:  £100,000

Objectives of Fund

The aim of the migration programme is to promote an immigration system that is fair to both migrants and established residents and a policy and public debate on migration and integration that is based on shared values as well as evidence.

Value Notes

There is no average grant size. The Trust looks at proposals on a case by case basis.

Match Funding Restrictions

Proposals can be made for the full project costs or be part of match funding.

Who Can Apply

Applications will be accepted from grassroots organisation in the United Kingdom with a preference for Birmingham and the Black Country (Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton).

Eligible Expenditure

Migrants and refugees may not be treated equally to established residents and citizens of the UK. At the same time the impact of recent large-scale immigration and unprecedented population mobility in the UK, particularly in relation to poorer communities, has not been fully explored or understood.

Barriers to the fair treatment of migrants include discrimination, the impact of specific policies and the tenor of the public debate. In particular, policy-makers and politicians are constrained by the narrow framing of the debate on migration and integration. There is a need to address this in order to alter the dynamics of integration on the ground and to provide space for the development of humane policies for asylum seekers, refugees and migrants.

The Barrow Cadbury Trust hopes to achieve positive change in this area through working at three inter-related levels: local and national campaigning and activism; policy influencing and broadening the debate.

The Trust’s objectives over the next five years are:

  • To promote greater understanding within communities and the fair and dignified treatment of refugees, asylum seekers and migrants.
  • To broaden and deepen the public debate on migration and integration and ensure that it draws on shared values as well as evidence.
  • To inform public policy and promote workable policies in relation to immigration and integration.

In 2017, the Trust is particularly interested in the following areas:

  • Work promoting positive interaction between different groups in order to counter xenophobia, racism and Islamophobia. This could include the identification of progressive spokespeople, both Muslims and non-Muslims, to challenge extremism and promote a liberal, inclusive sense of national identity. It could also include highlighting promising practice and practical examples of where integration has worked within communities.
  • Supporting migrant organisations, campaigners and others to work at the national level to promote the fair and dignified treatment of asylum seekers, refugees and migrants.
  • Work that ensures a broad range of voices are heard in the debate about migration and integration, including those affected by injustice.
  • Supporting work to deepen understanding of public attitudes and concerns about immigration and integration and develop appropriate responses.
  • Funding research and policy work on discrete areas of public policy with a view to developing fair and workable solutions to policy challenges.

The Barrow Cadbury Trust has strong historic links to the Birmingham and Black Country area and, under the Migration programme, local work in other areas will not receive funding. In Birmingham and the Black Country, all work must have a policy or advocacy dimension, and the Trust is interested in:

  • Projects that build networks across sectors and communities in Birmingham to strengthen the voice of local people on issues relating to migration and integration.
  • Opportunities for joint working and information sharing between organisations and networks in the city that will improve the lives of migrants, asylum seekers and refugees or promote integration.

How To Apply

There is a two-stage application process. Groups should first complete the online enquiry form and discuss their project with the Trust. The Trust will then invite groups with eligible projects to complete the full application form.

Contact Details:  The Barrow Cadbury Trust, Kean House, 6 Kean Street, London.  WC2B 4AS

Tel:  020 7632 9060


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