Strengthening Democracy with the Patchwork Foundation

The Cosaraf Foundation has supported the Patchwork Foundation with an accessibility fund to enable more young people to participate in their activities and services.

Founded in 2012, The Patchwork Foundation is a UK-based charity committed to strengthening democracy. They are focused on communities and individuals that are traditionally underrepresented, and seek to engage young people from these communities.

The Patchwork Foundation works to equip young people with the necessary skills and experience to encourage active participation in democracy and wider civil society. They believe that our society is only as good as our democracy and our democracy is only as great as the range of the voices within it. They know that increased confidence and self-belief leads to greater participation and realisation. The result is a stronger and more representative country; a nation where we encourage everyone to play their part, and a society that hears and responds to the needs of all.

The Patchwork Foundation mission is to promote and encourage the positive integration of disadvantaged and minority communities into British democracy and civil society. They are not affiliated with any political party and do not promote a particular political view. They do, however, work on the promotion of mainstream political and social participation and work with the main political parties and democratic institutions to support this agenda.

"An inspiring and motivating experience that has given me all the guidance and key information needed to better understand party policies and to get involved in politics"
Young Person
Patchwork Foundation

The donation from Cosaraf has allowed Patchwork to provide Accessibility Grants to participants to cover the travel, food and accommodation costs necessary to participate in their programmes ensuring that they are able to continue supporting young people from the most deserving backgrounds

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