22nd May 2018

Grant Scheme Launched: Supporting adult victims of crime who have English as an additional language

The Bell Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of a new grant scheme to support organisations who work with victims of crime who have English as an additional language.

The fund will improve support and access to justice for individuals who have been victims of crime.

Organisations will have the option to apply for multi-year funding, in order to maximise impact, the Foundation is looking for projects that embed at least one of the following elements:

  • Sustainability: How will the project create a lasting legacy or continue to create benefits after The Bell Foundation funding ends?
  • Scalability: Is the project using methods or approaches that could be scaled up, if so how could this happen?
  • Innovation: Is the project using new, promising approaches to solve issues around language?

At the first round of application, organisations will be asked to submit a two-page project brief and shortlisted organisations will then be required to produce a more detailed proposal. The deadline for two-page project briefs is Friday 15 June at 5pm.

The Foundation’s Criminal Justice Programme aims to break down the language barrier for accessing justice and rehabilitation for both offenders and victims of crime. Having launched the Language for Change initiative in 2015 this is the Foundation’s first step into supporting victims of crime. As the Foundation expands its work in Criminal Justice, it will also announce an upcoming research brief on the needs and outcomes of both offenders and victims of crime who have English as an additional language.

The full grant specification can be found here.

The Bell Foundation works to change lives and overcome exclusion through language education. Organisations with queries about this grant scheme should contact Letty Thomas, Programme Officer (Leticia.thomas@bell-foundation.org.uk).