The Lipman-Miliband Trust is inviting applications for its grant programme in order to support socialist education projects.
What Do Trust Fund?
Socialist research and education can take many forms and cover many areas of activity so this list is not exhaustive or prescriptive. Convince Trust that application fits aims and will be interested.
- Publications: The Trust has funded all sorts of print and digital publications including books and podcasts, magazines and zines.
- Websites: The Trust has supported groups building, rebuilding or expanding their websites, and making them more easily accessible.
- Film and video: The Trust has supported campaigning groups and NGOs seeking to reach a wider audience through films or wanting to work with communities in making their own videos.
- Conferences: The Trust has supported conferences that have aimed to generate new ideas or engage with new audiences. The Trust wants them to be open and politically dynamic. Will sometimes fund travel expenses to enable people to attend.
- Educational events: The Trust has supported a number of organisations putting on workshops and facilitating seminars.
- Research projects: The Trust is looking for projects that bring new ideas or reinvigorate long-standing socialist discussions. The Trust like to see research that is participative and has a good strategy for dissemination. University-based projects should show how they engage with those beyond the institution’s walls.
- Archives: The Trust need to preserve working class and socialist histories that are so often ignored. The Trust is looking for those projects that aim at engaging with the widest audiences, perhaps via a website, and that inspire for the future as well as preserving the past.
- Art installations: The Trust has funded street art and exhibitions where artists want to get a political message across and reach a wide audience.
- Theatre productions: The Trust has funded a number of theatre productions: small and large, local and national. The Trust like to support productions that actively engage with their audiences and are keen to see spin-offs like podcasts or education packs.
- The maximum grant that can be awarded during the current round is £2000.
- UK applicants can make bids for overseas projects but these must originate from a UK-based applicant with a UK bank account.
- The Trust is looking for diversity in applicants and in their projects. They may be an individual, a member of a small group or part of a larger organisation. They may be just getting going or well established. Applicants may work in a university or for an NGO; may be a volunteer or work freelance.