Work we are funding

We make grants totalling around £2m every year.

A full list of organisations awarded funding is below, click on the organisation name for detailed information on the project.

Grant award year:
2019
2020

2019 Projects Funded

IPPR Scotland
Income | £150,000 | Two years

IPPR Scotland will develop evidence, ideas and action to shape a social security system which better meets the needs of those living on low-to-middle incomes in Scotland.


Loughborough University’s Centre for Research in Social Policy (CRSP)
Income | £104,000 | 15 months

The team at CRSP will investigate current and future economic well-being of low-to-middle-income families comprising adults in their 20s living with their parents.


Newcastle University
Income | £70,000 | 18 months

The project will develop an evidence base for action to address financial hardship in rural Britain.


The Poverty Truth Community (Faith in Community Scotland)
Spending | £75,000 | Three years

The Poverty Truth Community aims to ensure people living with poverty are connected with people in positions of influence to help shape decisions made about poverty-related issues.


Resolution Foundation
Assets | £190,000 | Three years

This project is a partnership with the Resolution Foundation.Together the organisations are undertaking a major investigation into the role of wealth in 21st century Britain.


Centre on Household Assets and Savings Management (CHASM), University of Birmingham
Income | £77,000 | One year

This one-year project aims to better understand decision-making experiences for people on low-to-middle incomes in the new retirement landscape. It will investigate the effectiveness of current consumer protection strategies and make recommendations for improving consumer outcomes.


Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG)
Spending and Income | £133,000 | Two years

CPAG will be working on ending the need for food banks through advocating for adequate emergency provision, within a social security system that prevents poverty.


Demos
Income and Assets | £97,000 | 15 months

Demos will develop guidance from public deliberation on how to raise the tax needed to preserve public services given the UK’s ageing population, and how to communicate this effectively.


Fabian Society
Income | £74,000 | Nine months

The Fabian Society will examine and better understand the public’s views towards changes to social security through a citizen’s jury, public polling and policy modelling.


Fraser of Allander Institute, University of Strathclyde
Income | £68,000 | One year

A one-year project to examine changing patterns of working hours to better understand what drives these changes, how it affects poverty/inequality, and how policy might be able to respond.


The High Pay Centre
Income | £62,000 | Nine months

The High Pay Centre will involve research and related policy work analysing pay gaps between high, low and middle earners at the UK’s biggest companies, based on forthcoming pay-ratio disclosures.


Jubilee Debt Campaign
Spending | £180,000 | Three years

This joint project by Jubilee Debt Campaign and the Centre for Responsible Credit will support people with lived experience of problem debt to influence and improve credit regulation and debt solutions.


Refuge
Income | £37,000 | One year

This project will enable Refuge to campaign to secure changes to Universal Credit in order to reduce the prevalence of welfare-based economic abuse.


2020 Projects Funded

Institute for Employment Studies
Income | £52,300 | May-August 2020

Employment and financial impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on low-income working households.


Institute for Fiscal Studies
Income | £90,000 | May-August 2020

Real-time monitoring of personal finances through the coronavirus pandemic.


Resolution Foundation
Income | £21,000 | May-June 2020

Assessment of Universal Credit and the coronavirus pandemic.


RSA
Income | £49,000 | May-October 2020

Greater understanding of the economic security gap for key-workers during the pandemic.


Surviving Economic Abuse
Income | £37,000 | May-October 2020

Rapid analysis of immediate economic safety needs and future resilience of victim-survivors of economic abuse in the context of coronavirus.