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We’re offering four community groups dedicated support and funding of £50,000 a year to help you put human rights into action. Applications close on 25th March.

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Date: March 25 2024

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Our London Communities Human Rights Programme is a collaboration with Just Fair, a charity championing economic, social and cultural rights as a vital part of a fairer and more just society. The programme is kindly funded by the Baring Foundation and City Bridge Trust.

As leading human rights charities, BIHR and Just Fair want to work with London-based groups who are making real differences in their communities. You could work across London, a single borough, or in a single block of flats: if you and your organisation are working to build change, we want to hear from you.

We want to support you to use human rights law in your everyday work and advocacy to improve the lives of people in your community.

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We are offering direct support to four community groups to develop the use of a Human Rights Based Approach. We want to work with organisations who would like support to use human rights in the development of policies and practices that impact the lives of the people you support.

The support is offered to each of the four selected organisations for four years and comes alongside funding of around £50,000 per organisation per year, rising each year to account for inflation. The awarding of the £50,000 grant agreement will be between each selected community group and the Baring Foundation but you will work with BIHR and Just Fair.

For all unsuccessful applicants we will be organising four free human rights capacity building workshops to run from May-August 2024. Organisations will be able to apply for a £150 bursary to support them to attend.

To ensure our work is as impactful as possible, we are looking for:

  • Organisations with an annual income of less than £750,000.
  • Organisations that work closely with people in their communities (this could include staff, volunteers, people accessing services) to design your work.
  • Organisations that have a demonstrable track record of delivering community activity, with the infrastructure to join a multi-year programme.
  • Organisations tackling social inequalities and empowering communities.
  • Organisations who work on issues under the Human Rights Act, and/or the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.

You can read our plain language application pack here. 

You can read our Easy Read application pack here. 

These packs contain lots more information about the process and details on how to apply by video or request an Easy Read application form.

Apply by 5pm on Monday 25th March 2024.

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