The Thomas Paine Initiative is a collaborative grantmaking programme which aims to build stronger support for human rights and to increase the amount of funding for human rights activities in the UK.
The UK’s human rights safety net is a crucial source of legal protection for people across the country. Human rights have produced real results for individuals and forced authorities to make their policies and practices fairer. They provide a means for those who have been mistreated or failed by the system to challenge their treatment and hold authorities to account. They provide essential protection for all of us when we’re at our most vulnerable.
Our grants support organisations to understand and communicate more effectively about human rights. One of our grants support Equally Ours, who created this clip and others to show how rights are relevant and vital to ordinary people, every day.
The Initiative is not currently open for funding applications, however interested parties can contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any inquiries.