Explore our policy recommendations for breaking down language barriers
in schools, adult education, and the criminal justice system.
Our values: We believe in diversity, valuing difference and tolerance.
Our beneficiaries: Are children, young people and adults who use English as a second or additional language. This includes learners, refugees, asylum seekers, migrants, job seekers, victims of crime and/or people with convictions.
Our strategy: Sets out our ambitions to empower beneficiaries to overcome exclusion through language education and includes our strategic objectives and how we plan to achieve them.
Our DEI work: Is guided by the nine ‘Pillars’ of good practice on DEI as identified by the Association of Charitable Foundation’s report Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: The Pillars of Stronger Foundation Practice.
Information on how the Foundation’s programmes are creating opportunities, changing lives and empowering beneficiaries to overcome exclusion through language education in order to access education/training, employment and justice, can be found in the following sections of this website:
The Foundation generates evidence through funding research and grant funding partnerships and projects. The Foundation builds partnerships with academic institutions, charities, specialist organisations, schools and community groups. These partnerships influence policy and practice, lead to the development of tools and resources, and provide training and best practice advice and guidance. The Foundation’s partnerships with others also includes how language overlaps and is interdependent with other protected characteristics. Below are examples of recent partnerships with organisations working with diverse communities, and research partnerships.
The Foundation responds to Government and other stakeholder consultations. Recently these have included:
The Foundation is working with 360Giving to provide information and transparency on our grant making. Organisations interested in working in partnership with the Foundation are encouraged to visit our ‘Partner with Us’ page.
This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. This means the data is freely accessible to anyone to be used and shared as they wish. The data must be attributed to The Bell Foundation.
Watch how some of our work has been covered by the BBC and meet our Chair of the Board: