Home Office Offering Grants to Tackle Modern Slavery in and from Romania (UK)

Funding for groups working to reduce the number of Romanians trafficked to the UK.

The UK Home Office and British Embassy Bucharest are working together to tackle all forms of Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking (MSHT), as set out in the 2023 Romanian-British Strategic Partnership.

As part of this partnership, funding is available to civil society organisations working in Romania or with Romanian communities in the UK, to meet the following outcomes:

  • Prevent: reduce vulnerability in Romania and/or of Romanian nationals to exploitation through better understanding of risks and addressing drivers.
  • Pursue: strengthen the capability of professionals in the UK and Romania to disrupt MSHT from Romania and implement relevant victim-centred responses.
  • Support: improve existing state and community support systems for MSHT survivors in Romania throughout identification, repatriation, and reintegration.

Between £50,000 and £120,000 is available for proposals that work towards reducing the number of Romanians trafficked to the UK.

Activity should generally have a national scope. Projects with a smaller geographic focus (eg, focusing on specific regions) are accepted but will need to demonstrate an evidence-based rationale for the focus.

Organisations and staff must have relevant experience in working on MSHT or related subjects in Romania, as well as detailed knowledge of the Romanian context. They should also have a demonstrable track record of working on MSHT in Romania or with Romanian communities in the UK.

Cooperation and joint proposals between UK and Romanian groups will be favoured.

The deadline to apply is 18 May 2023.

(This report was the subject of a GRANTfinder Newsflash.)