A view over Appleby Fair, June 2022

Moving for Change is seeking creative projects that will support nomadic life under threat. We are pleased to announce the launch of our project commissioning round for 2022. After two successful years supporting new projects that help Gypsy and Traveller people across Britain, 2022 will see our largest project round yet. In this new call … Read more

Houses of Parliament

Yesterday on April 28, the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill received Royal Assent. This means stopping without consent, with plans to stay the night, will now become a criminal offence. Due to a lack of safe and legal places to stop, Gypsy and Traveller people will be forced into ‘crime’ for having nowhere else … Read more

Journey to a Fair

Today, Moving for Change is pleased to announce the launch of a new Micro Projects fund. Moving for Change is looking for people who want to celebrate this summer’s Gypsy, Roma and Traveller History Month. The aim is to empower people to celebrate Gypsy and Traveller cultures by funding Micro Projects to create events and … Read more

Houses of Parliament

Moving for Change welcomes the announcement of the new government Fund for Traveller sites. The £10 million fund announced yesterday, 20th March, by the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities is dedicated to making new permanent sites, improving existing ones, building new transit sites and providing temporary stopping places. The move is welcomed by … Read more

At Agram, Croatian Sinti and Roma women and children

Today, Moving for Change released a statement in response to Jimmy Carr’s use of the Roma Genocide in ‘His Dark Material’ Netflix show. In the show, Jimmy Carr ‘jokes’ that the lack of knowledge about the more than 500,000 Roma and Sinti people murdered during the Holocaust is because ‘no one wants to talk about … Read more

Adrian Jones

Between 5th and 20th May 2020, on behalf of Moving for Change members, the former National Federation of Gypsy Liaison Groups, I contacted every local authority in England with the exception of the Isles of Scilly in order to get a better picture of the number of families who were living on roadside camps during … Read more

Today 12th August 2021, Moving for Change has awarded almost £100,000 in funding to six projects which aim to improve quality of life for nomadic Gypsies and Travellers and the communities in which they live across the UK, as part of the National Lottery funded Roadside Futures project. The Moving for Change funding is going … Read more

Today, the National Federation of Gypsy Liaison Groups launched a report which provides an overview of how councils in England have responded to roadside camps during the Covid-19 pandemic. The research was commissioned by Moving for Change, as part of the organisation’s National Lottery funded project Roadside Futures. As part of the project, Adrian Jones … Read more

Today, £2million in National Lottery funding has been awarded to ‘Roadside Futures’ which is a project that aims to improve the quality of life for nomadic Gypsies and Travellers and the communities in which they live across the UK. Thousands of nomadic households in the UK live on unauthorised encampments or developments, largely because of … Read more