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We provide opportunities for Gypsy and Traveller people in the UK to develop innovative projects which, informed by their own lived experience, have the potential to improve the lives of nomadic people across the UK.

Organisations and individual members of our network and Gypsy and Traveller people not yet joined are invited to apply for funding opportunities through Moving for Change. Each project funded by Moving for Change helps deliver positive outcomes for nomadic Gypsies and Travellers and work towards our aims.

Our aims are:

  1. To empower Gypsy and Traveller communities to take positive actions to uphold their rights and responsibilities.
  2. To develop and share innovative practice.
  3. To positively influence public discourse and social policy to initiate system change.
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Current Funding Opportunities

Micro Projects

From March 28th, 2022, network members and people living roadside or on sites are invited to apply for our Micro Project funding.

Each project is worth £500 and there are two types you can apply for:

1) Celebrating Gypsy, Roma, Traveller History Month, June 2022;

2) ‘My journey to the Fair or Drive’, summer 2022.

Celebrating Gypsy, Roma, Traveller History Month

Projects celebrating History Month are to fund celebration events during History Month this June. The celebration can take any form you would like, for example an open day on site, a picnic or party day for children. Successful applicants will need to provide video or images of the funded event.

My journey to the Fair or Drive

Projects for ‘My journey to the Fair or Drive’ are to film, photograph or document your journey to a Fair or Drive this summer. This journey can be to any Drive or Fair including Appleby, St Boswells or any other Fair or Drive. The journey must take place between June and August. The funds can be put towards any expenses needed to produce the journal. Successful applicants will be given support from Moving for Change to record these journals, which will then be published on our website and social media.

To apply, please send your application to [email protected] with your name and the project theme you are applying for in the subject line of the email. To apply by phone, text or WhatsApp, please use 07873 904738.

The deadline to apply is April 25th at 5pm.

Want to Apply?

To find out more and to apply, download the application form for full details here. Read our news article launching our Micro Projects here. Watch our video explainer to find out more here.

our funded Projects

Over our first two years, the Moving for Change funding rounds provided grants ranging from £5,000 to £25,000 per year. The rounds produced 12 unique, community-led projects.

2022:

Applications are open to apply for funding for a Micro Project described above.

Moving for Change will be running another large funding round later this year. This page will be updated with the launch of the new funding round and application details.

To keep up to date with funding opportunities, join our network here for invitations to your inbox. Follow us on social media including Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for announcements on funding and more.

2021:

2021 saw seven creative and distinctive projects worth over £150,000 to individual Gypsy and Traveller people, as well as organisations working towards improving the rights and lives of nomadic people. Many focused on the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill and ranged from a children’s book, an exhibition and a young person-led research report to hiring new support worker in Wales. The projects were:

  • Gypsies and Travellers Cardiff- The Future- Gypsies and Travellers Wales
  • Peer research, for us by us: Young people in North Yorkshire Voices- Violet Cannon
  • Who are New Travellers and how will the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill affect their lifestyle and culture? An exhibition- Freya Hope
  • Attitudes of Gypsy and Traveller people to the proposal to criminalise trespass- Claire Rice
  • Drive to Survive documentary- Gypsy Media Company
  • School for Nomads- Richard O'Neill
  • Young Gypsy-Travellers’ lives: Education at the roadside- Article 12

2020:

Moving for Change launched at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. To meet the needs of the community during the pandemic we funded five test and learn projects providing immediate support to Gypsy and Traveller people in the form of sanitation and craft packs; legal interventions; as well as research to measure the impact of the pandemic on our communities. These projects were:

  • Understanding the response of Welsh councils to Covid-19 for Gypsies and Travellers- Romani Cultural & Arts Co
  • Online learning for young Gypsy/Travellers during lockdown- Article 12
  • Distribution of Covid-19 sanitation and care packs- GATE Herts
  • Craft packages for Roadside Gypsy and Traveller children and young people during lockdown- TravellerSpace
  • Building an evidence base on wide anti-encampment injunctions- Community Law Partnership
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the commissioning
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Our Commissioning/Tendering Assessment Panel is made up of volunteer network members. Each panelist blindly assesses project funding applications.  Their opinions will then inform the Moving for Change Board of Directors on which projects to fund.

Would you like to join our Commissioning/ Tendering Assessment Panel? Email our Network Lead Lynne Tammi to express your interest via email on [email protected] or text, WhatsApp or phone on 07873 904 738.