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22May

Baring Foundation - Strengthening Civil Society (Supporting Legal Action Related to COVID-19)

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Objectives of Fund

As part of the Strengthening Civil Society programme, the Baring Foundation launched a new funding programme in May 2020 with three new funding streams to support civil society undertake legal actions related to coronavirus/COVID-19. Only one of the funds is open to all; the other two are for current and previous grantholders.

  • Supporting Legal Action Related to Covid-19 is open to applications from all registered charities, including current grant holders. This fund will support legal action in all its forms – empowering, persuading, challenging – that seeks to protect vulnerable individuals and communities from the impact of Covid-19 and the response to the pandemic from public authorities, businesses, and communities.

  • Operational impacts fund is for current grantholders: small-scale grants to assist organisations whose operations are severely affected by Covid-19.

  • Increase in demand for advice from frontline organisations fund is for current grantholders: grants for hub organisations. These are vital organisations which provide expert legal advice to other civil society organisations to drive social change.

Value Notes

Grants of up to £40,000 are available for up to one year.

Who Can Apply

Applications will be considered from civil society organisations in the UK who:

  • Have relevant and demonstrable legal expertise in their area of focus.

  • Are registered as a charity in the UK.

  • Will deliver activities under the grant which delivers benefit in the UK (applications for international work will not be considered).

  • Have an annual income of under £5 million.

Location

United Kingdom

Restrictions

The following are not eligible for funding:

  • International work.

  • Organisations that undertake strategic litigation as their core business.

Eligible Expenditure

The funding will support legal action in all its forms – empowering, persuading, challenging – that seeks to protect vulnerable individuals and communities from the impact of coronavirus/COVID-19 and the response to the pandemic from public authorities, businesses, and communities.

How To Apply

There are three deadlines for applications to this fund during 2020:

  • Midday on Thursday, 28 May 2020 with decisions by 26 June 2020.

  • Midday on Tuesday, 11 August 2020 with decisions by 18 September 2020.

  • Midday on Tuesday, 17 November 2020 with decisions by 18 December 2020.

The guidelines and online application form are available on the Baring Foundation website.


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Addresses and contacts

For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:

  1. Enquiries
    Baring Foundation
    8-10 Moorgate
    London
    EC2R 6DA
    Email: [email protected]

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