supporting, developing and representing community groups,
voluntary organisations, social enterprises and volunteering
The Allen Lane Foundation - Social Cohesion Programme
This fund seeks to provide support to local communities aiming to proactively break down barriers and tensions between different groups of people, and build a more cohesive and inclusive community for all.
The Foundation is particularly concerned about divisions in communities that occurred around the 2016 Referendum and subsequently. The Social Cohesion programme will look to support grassroots organisations at a very local level (housing estate or distinct community) where there are issues which identify marginalised groups of people (especially those from within the Foundation’s priorities, but not exclusively) who are excluded. It will fund work which breaks down barriers and tensions in the local community thereby reducing feelings of division and “them and us”.
Applications are particularly encouraged from areas of high deprivation, but not to the total exclusion of other areas.