Human Rights Grants

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Current Bromley Trust grants include:

Article 39
Article 39 fights for the rights of children living in state and privately-run institutions, a population of around 80,000 in England. They take their name from the part of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) which entitles children and young people who have been abused or neglected to recover in environments where their health, self-respect and dignity are nurtured. The Bromley Trust grant - £10,0000

The Baobab Centre for Young Survivors in Exile
The Baobab Centre for Young Survivors in Exile runs as a non-residential therapeutic community focused on the needs of children and young people who have experienced humiliation and perverse violence during their developmental years and who arrive in the UK unaccompanied seeking asylum and severely traumatised.
The Bromley Trust grant - £15, 000

British Institute of Human Rights
The British Institute of Human Rights works to raise awareness of human rights in the UK. They focus on mainstreaming human rights principles in society through education and research.
The Bromley Trust grant - £10,000

Children and Families Across Borders
CFAB is a unique charity which identifies and protects the ever increasing number of children and families in the UK who are separated across international borders as a result of trafficking, abduction, conflict, migration, divorce and asylum. Their specialist inter-country social work team provide guidance to professionals and facilitate the reunification of families across international borders.
The Bromley Trust grant - £10,000

Children's Rights Alliance for England (as part of Just for Kids Law)
Seeks to transform the lives of England's eleven million children though the fullest implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. CRAE carry out public policy advocacy, undertake research and public education and support childrens' self-advocacy.
The Bromley Trust grant - £15,000 restricted to CRAE

Detention Action
Detention Action provides confidential, non-judgmental, non-religious emotional support and practical assistance to asylum seekers and other migrants detained in Harmondsworth and Colnbrook detention centres. Volunteers visit individual detainees to support and empower them to access services and defend their rights.
The Bromley Trust grant - £10,000

The Detention Forum
The Detention Forum is open to all organisations working for immigration detainees. There is no membership requirement and everyone is welcome to attend its quarterly meetings. The Detention Forum is hosted by the Refugee Council. The Forum is space for many different organisations to come together, discuss the government policy of immigration detention and explore a possibility of working together effectively.
The Bromley Trust grant - £5,000

ECPAT UK is active in campaigning, research, training and providing policy advice on the commercial sexual exploitation of children, including the trafficking of children into the UK and child abuse in travel and tourism. ECPAT is a global movement in over 70 countries.
The Bromley Trust grant - £15,000

Fair Trials International
Fair Trials is a specialist human rights organisation that works to improve respect for the fundamental human right to a fair trial.
The Bromley Trust grant - £10,000

Her Equality Rights and Autonomy
HERA provides young women survivors and others vulnerable to trafficking, violence and exploitation with entrepreneurship training and mentoring. Their aim is to help young women realise their career aspirations (e.g. employment, venture, and/or further education) so as to prevent trafficking and re-trafficking.
The Bromley Trust grant - £10, 000

INQUEST Charitable Trust
INQUEST is the only organisation in England and Wales that provides a specialist, comprehensive advice service on contentious deaths and their investigation to bereaved people, lawyers, other advice and support agencies, the media, MPs and the wider public. It has a particular focus on deaths in custody.
The Bromley Trust grant - £20,000

Kalayaan is the only organisation in the UK providing support services to migrant domestic workers. It works with all migrant domestic workers regardless of nationality, gender, physical ability, religion or age. Kalayaan registers approximately 350 new migrant domestic workers each year.
The Bromley Trust grant - £15,000

The National Working Group Network
The NWG is a UK wide network organisation which supports practitioners working with children and young people at risk of, or experiencing sexual exploitation. In addition, they seek to influence the development of policy, research and practice around sexual exploitation, underpinned by children and young people's participation.
The Bromley Trust grant - £7,500

Medical Justice
Medical Justice send independent volunteer doctors into immigration removal centres around the UK to visit detainees and document their scars of torture and medical conditions, and to challenge any medical abuse. They use medical evidence to lobby for lasting policy change.
The Bromley Trust grant - £15,000

Music in Detention
MID uses participatory music-making to help immigration detainees cope with detention, and people in the wider community understand their experience of it. They use the shared experience of music-making to build supportive relationships between detainees and the surrounding community.
The Bromley Trust grant - £10, 000

One in Four
One in Four provides front-line services to those who have experienced sexual abuse/violence. The nature of their services are advisory, therapeutic and educational, enabling victims to report crimes where appropriate, work through the trauma of sexual abuse and offending and finding ways for individuals and families to re-build their lives and re-integrate with their communities.
The Bromley Trust grant - £15,000

Pan Intercultural Arts
Pan Intercultural Arts is a dynamic London-based arts company using intercultural performance work to help facilitate self-expression and promote deeper understanding of our changing cultural identities.
This grant is restricted to 'The Amies project' (french for 'female friends'), established in 2011 to provide creative arts workshops for young women trafficked into the UK.
The Bromley Trust grant - £15,0000, restricted to 'The Amies project'

PACE (Parents Against Child Sexual Exploitation, formerly CROP)
Founded in 1996 and driven by the experiences and needs of affected parents, PACE is the only UK organisation to specialise in working alongside the parents, carers and wider family of child sexual exploitation victims.
The Bromley Trust grant - £10,000

Peace Brigades International UK Section (PBI)
PBI sends volunteer teams of international observers to regions where human rights are at risk. With the support of the international community and following a non-violent and non-partisan approach PBI's protective presence acts as a reminder of governments' obligations to ensure that the human rights of marginalized people are respected.
The Bromley Trust grant - £15,000

Public Law Project
The Public Law Project (PLP) is a national legal charity which aims to improve access to public law remedies for those whose access to justice is restricted by poverty or some other form of disadvantage. Uniquely for an organisation of its kind, PLP undertakes research, policy initiatives, casework and training across the range of public law remedies.
The Bromley Trust grant - £10,000

Redress helps to rebuild the lives and livelihoods of torture survivors and their families. They work to eradicate the practice of torture worldwide and to obtain reparation for victims of torture and to make accountable all those who perpetrate, aid and abet acts of torture. This grant is restricted to their work addressing the gender dimensions of torture; and fostering victims’ access to justice and reparation for gender based violence amounting to torture.
The Bromley Trust grant - £20,000 restricted to 'Addressing the Gender Dimensions of Torture'

Southampton and Winchester Visitors Group
Works to expose asylum seeker destitution and unfair immigration decisions. To mobilise local churches, Islamic organisations and other groups to provide help. To befriend asylum seekers and to help them access services and to fund temporary accommodation/subsistence to destitute asylum seekers.
The Bromley Trust grant - £15,000

UK Sri Lanka Trauma Group
The UK Sri Lanka Trauma Group is the U.K. working group to facilitate work to minimise psychological impact of trauma in Sri Lanka. The UK-Sri Lanka Trauma Group is supported by the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London.
The Bromley Trust grant - £20,000

Yarl's Wood Befrienders
YWB meet and befriend any detainee who requests a visit, providing emotional and practical support, as well as making referrals to other organisations, where appropriate. They use their experience and knowledge to push for positive change in the government’s immigration detention policy.
The Bromley Trust grant - £15,000

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