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Impartiality and Governance - phase three

WHAT IS THE GLA LEGAL GUIDANCE AND GOVERNANCE AROUND THIS GRANT FUNDING?

Impartial and non-party political activity

This Grants Programme is public money funded by the GLA. The GLA needs to be strictly impartial and non-party political. This applies to any funded activity, including the activity funded via the Democratic Participation Grants Programme managed by Groundwork. 

The Grants Programme is focused on already under-registered and under-represented communities and making sure they have a say in any decisions impacting them and their communities across our city. 

Grantees are expected to raise awareness and run non-party political community activity to enable the targeted networks and individuals to exercise all their civic and democratic rights at every opportunity. 

Whilst we welcome applications from organisations working across a range of issues and purposes, this fund cannot be used to mobilise support for or further a particular campaign, or for lobbying purposes.    

Oversight of impartiality

Organisations funded through this grant need to demonstrate a track record of impartial activity and work on democratic participation in their application. 

To help ensure impartiality, grantees will need to receive sign off from the GLA on project activities, materials and public communications before the project goes live and during delivery. Any activity, materials or public communication not sanctioned by the GLA will be deemed unauthorised and will not be reimbursed. 

All events must be non-party political, but if a politician is due to attend, then grantees must ensure representation across the main political parties to ensure impartiality is maintained. 

No materials or activities can be directly linked to the personality of Mayor of London or individual Assembly members. 

None of the activity or materials produced from this grant funding can support the campaign of an individual politician or political party or manifesto pledge. 

The GLA must be acknowledged as the funder and all materials need to carry an imprint. 

The “Supported by GLA” logo will be used on information materials and to advertise events and other relevant activity. All online and offline, static and dynamic materials and resources produced through this grant must display the GLA logo, grantees logo and the legal imprint “Supported by the Greater London Authority, City Hall, Kamal Chunchie Way, London E16 1ZE. Printed and promoted by [grantee name], [grantee registered address].” Please check the London Voter Registration Week 2023 materials and resources available to see how this imprint is used LVRW Resources 2023 

Full details can be found in the programme prospectus, on Groundwork’s website at https://www.groundwork.org.uk/london/gla-democratic-participation-grants/

Phase Three of the Grants Programme is open for applications until 12pm on Tuesday 6th August 2024.