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The 60 foundations whose grants underpin this report 

Funders highlighted in bold are those where we have data from both 2018/19 and 2021/22.

A B Charitable Trust; abrdn Financial Fairness Trust; Access to Justice Foundation; Alan & Babette Sainsbury Charitable Fund; Balcombe Charitable Trust; Baring Foundation; Barrow Cadbury Trust; BBC Children in Need; Bell Foundation; Blagrave Trust; Bromley Trust; Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation; City Bridge Trust; Comic Relief UK; David & Elaine Potter Foundation; Esmée Fairbairn Foundation; European Climate Foundation; Evan Cornish Foundation; Friends Provident Foundation; Generation Foundation; Gower Street; Guy’s & St.Thomas’ Foundation; Indigo Trust; Joffe Trust; John Ellerman Foundation; Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust; Joseph Rowntree Foundation; Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust; KR Foundation; Lankelly Chase Foundation; Legal Education Foundation; LGBT Consortium; Lloyds Bank Foundation for England & Wales; Luminate; Lush; National Lottery Community Fund; Nationwide Foundation; Network for Social Change; Nuffield Foundation; Oak Foundation; Open Society Foundations; Paul Hamlyn Foundation; Pears Family Charitable Foundation; Persula Foundation; Polden-Puckham Charitable Foundation; PRISM The Gift Fund; Rayne Foundation; Roddick Foundation; Rosa Fund; Sam & Bella Sebba Charitable Foundation; Samworth Foundation; Smallwood Trust; Solberga Foundation; Sigrid Rausing Trust; Thirty Percy Foundation; Tinsley Charitable Trust; Trust for London; Tudor Trust; Unbound Philanthropy; Underwood Trust

Keywords used to help identify grants of interest, which were then manually reviewed

Activi(sm/st); Advocacy; Advocate; Asylum; BAME; Brexit; Campaign(er); Corruption; Criminal; Democra(cy/tic); Digital; Disability; Disabled; Electoral; Empower; Eviction; Femini(sm/st); Gender; Gig; Government; Gypsy; Homeless; Human rights; Inequality; Justice; Lesbian; LGBT; Libert(y/ies); Migra(nts/tion); Narrative; Peace; Penal; Policy; Pollution; Power; Prison; Protest; Racial; Refugee; Rights; Roma; Sex workers; Slavery; Social change; Tax; Tenant; Terrorism; Torture; Traffick(ing/ed); Voter; Welfare; Workers

Principles of social justice

  1. Access to resources: refers to the extent to which different socioeconomic groups receive equal access to give everyone an equal start in life.
  2. Equity: how individuals are given tools specific to their needs and socioeconomic status in order to move towards similar outcomes (as distinct from ‘equality’).
  3. Participation: refers to how everyone in society is given a voice and opportunity to verbalise their opinions and concerns and have a role in any decision-making that affects their livelihood and standard of living.
  4. Diversity: countering discrimination on the basis of factors such as race, gender, ethnicity, sex, age, or disability.
  5. Human rights: one of the most important principles of social justice which form a foundational part of the concept.

Thematic issue categories

As with the other categories used for the research we welcome feedback on these.

Including these components 
Access to justice
Climate mitigation
Community empowerment
Criminal Justice
Penal reform; Prisons; Policing; Surveillance
Democratic Process
Democratic engagement
Disability rights
Economic Justice
Housing; Workers’ rights; Food justice; Corporate power; Welfare policy
Anti-Semitism; Islamophobia; Inter-faith work
Gender justice
Human rights
Civil liberties; Child rights; Digital rights
Immigration / migration
Refugees; Asylum seekers
LGBTQ+ rights
Other environment
All non-climate and energy environment issues
Other social justice
Peace & security; Health policy
Racial justice
Travellers’ rights
Social change infrastructure
Empowering change-makers; Social change communications
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