Get your project
off the ground

We provide opportunities for Gypsy and Traveller people in the UK to create new projects that 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 money to get a project off the ground through Moving for Change. Each project supported by Moving for Change aims to improve the lives of Gypsies and Travellers living roadside.

This includes:

  1. Empowering Gypsy and Traveller communities to take positive actions to uphold Gypsy and Traveller 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 Opportunities

Get your project off the ground: 2022 Roadside Support Projects

From 9am on June 30th, we are opening our main project commissioning round for 2022. Money for small projects are available from £1-£4,999 for one-year projects, and money for large projects are available from £5,000-£40,000 per year, for up to two years.

If you have a project in mind that you would like to do but are unsure about filling in the application forms, please contact Lynne Tammi-Connelly at [email protected] or text, WhatsApp or phone on 07873 904 738. Lynne can then talk you through the application process.

What can you apply for?

Your project must focus on supporting or raising awareness of Gypsies and Travellers living roadside (for part or all of the year). It can also focus on those living in insecure accommodation (by this we mean people who do not have access to a permanent base that is returned to following a period of living roadside/shifting).

How to apply

To apply, please send your application (form found below) and any other relevant documents to [email protected] with your or your organisation’s name in the subject line of the email.

The deadline to apply is Friday 19th August at 5pm.

 

 

 

Want to Apply?

To be commissioned for a small project up to £4,999, find out more and fill in our small projects application form below.

The helpsheet and outcome indicators sheet are not needed to complete the small projects application, however please use them below as guidance for your application.

To apply for our large commissioning round for £5,000 to £40,000, use our helpsheet, outcomes indicators sheet and fill in our large projects application form all found below.

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Read our news article launching our 2022 commissioning round here. Watch our video explainer to find out more below.

our funded Projects

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

2022:

Applications are now closed for our Gypsy, Roma, Traveller History Month Micro Projects. We successfully funded 17 events and 2 documentaries about nomadic life and culture. Information about all the wonderful projects that took place will be posted soon!

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
panel

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.