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.
- Empowering Gypsy and Traveller communities to take positive actions to uphold Gypsy and Traveller rights and responsibilities.
- To develop and share innovative practice.
- To positively influence public discourse and social policy to initiate system change.
GRTHM Intergenerational Oral/Visual History Projects
Moving for Change is looking to commission 20 small intergenerational oral/visual history projects, offering up to £500 per project.
What do we mean by "intergenerational projects"?
By intergenerational we mean young people interviewing parents/grandparents/elders on topics that the young people see as important to them.
For example, young people might want to ask how the older generations managed to put food on the table and/or heat trailers during hard times? How did they make ends meet on limited incomes? Or how has travelling/shifting changed over the generations?
Projects can be produced in video, podcast, storyboard or booklet format.
Who can apply for this funding?
This call is open to all Gypsies, Roma and Travellers and organisations directly supporting the communities. You do not have to be a member of the Moving for Change network to apply [although it would be nice if you did sign up, you can do so here].
The closing date for applications is Friday 19th May at 5pm
If successful, we will ask you for bank details to send the project money to you.
What Moving for Change needs from you
Just fill in the application form (click on the link below) and send it to [email protected] with your name and the commissioning theme [Gypsy, Roma, Traveller History Month Intergenerational Project] in the subject line of the email.
Any tips or pointers?
Your project is more likely to be selected if you provide a clear picture of what you are planning to do and what the benefits of your project will be to the participants.
We will be looking for things like improving relationships and understanding across the generations or young people learning more about their community’s history of travelling/shifting.
Remember: the closing date for applications is Friday 19th May at 5pm
Want to Apply?
To be commissioned for up to £500, find out more and fill in our GRTHM2023 Project Application Form, click on the link 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.
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!
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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
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
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.