As a charity, BIHR does not receive government funding. We rely instead on three main sources of support. Primarily, we seek grants from Trusts and Foundations to support our charitable work. These are a usually a combination of unrestricted grants that support our core work and organisation, and restricted grants for specific projects. We also receive individual donations and income from our training and consultancy work.
Our current grant funders include
Activities with our funders include:
- Supporting discussions on the current political debates about the future of our Human Rights Act, and what actions the voluntary sector can take.
- Sharing evidence of change through human rights practice with voluntary and public sector groups.
- Supporting grantee networking including communities of practice, roundtables, and action-planning.
Recent former funders
In addition to our current funders, we are grateful for the support of our recent former funders, who include:
- The Three Guineas Trust
- Comic Relief (Tech vs Abuse)
- The Fore RAFT fund
- The Legal Education Foundation
- The People's Postcode Lottery Trust (Small Grants)
- The Allen & Overy Foundation
- NHS England Public Participation Community Grant Scheme
- The Law Society Charity
- Matrix Chambers Causes Fund
- Eleanor Rathbone Charitable Trust
- Oak Foundation
- The Department of Health Voluntary Sector Investment Programme: Innovation, Excellence and Strategic Development Fund (now closed)
- The Thomas Paine Initiative (now closed)
BIHR's work and its impact
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