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Impartiality and governance

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 Voter ID grant programme managed by Groundwork.

The grant funding is part of the wider impartial Voter ID public information campaign to address the equalities impact of the Elections Act. The grant programme is focused on already under-registered and under-represented communities and making sure they have a voice and vote 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, by registering to vote, getting the right photo Voter ID and voting in any relevant election, so their voices can be heard.

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 gratees 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 2022 materials and resources available to see how this imprint is used.