The changes we seek are complex, interconnected and require the input of a wide range of partners. All structural change to political, economic and social systems is brought about by a combination of factors acting on those who are in positions of power. The Foundation seeks to influence the decisions made by institutions and people through:
a) effective evidence and research
b) influencing the barriers which constrain change (e.g. public opinion)
c) amplifying the voices and experience of our beneficiaries and their participation.
The Foundation has limited funding available and we will be unable to support many worthy and valuable projects. We are a new Foundation with a very unusual history and set of beneficiaries. We wish to give significant advantage in our local community grant-making to proposals and ideas from local trade union groups in the relevant unions. We will pro-actively seek out partners to join with us to further the research and policy interests of workers in the shipbuilding and engineering industries. We have therefore set a pro-active grant application policy and will review this regularly over 2020-2022.
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