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The Allen Lane Foundation – Social Cohesion Programme

This is a new funding programme, which has been established to provide support to local communities.
It will focus on funding projects that aim to proactively break down barriers and tensions between different groups of people, and build a more cohesive and inclusive community for all.

The Social Cohesion programme will look to support grassroots organisations at a very local level where there are issues which identify marginalised groups of people (especially those from within the Foundation’s priorities, but not exclusively) who are excluded.

Project applications should seek to propose ways to make communities more inclusive for the betterment of all.

The aim of the new programme is:

* To proactively work towards building better community cohesion and trust, and encouraging respect and understanding in the local area

* To proactively promote the inclusion of marginalised groups and individuals in the life of the local community

* To fund work which breaks down barriers and tensions in the local community thereby reducing feelings of division and “them and us”.

Charities and organisations that work with seven particular beneficiary groups – please click on the links below:

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