World Development Movement

Key Facts

Topic Areas
Social Change | Poverty Relief | Food | Other
Amount Awarded
£50,000
Year Awarded
2012
Region
UK Wide
Length of Award
12 months
Organisation website
www.wdm.org.uk

Anti-poverty campaigning organisation WDM has a strong track record of working to influence policy change.

The Foundation’s first grant in 2010 contributed to the cost of WDM representing the civil society voice in EU Parliament debates and decisions concerning the regulation of commodity trading by financial speculators. We gave a second grant in 2012 to continue this work and our most recent grant is towards a campaign that challenges the use of overseas aid money to support damaging agribusiness activity abroad and the agribusiness model of food production.

These issues have major implications for the food system in the UK and abroad. The grants fit our food priorities under working towards a more coherent food sector, and our aims as work which can really catalyse system change.