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Accompanied Grants

Arise combines strategic grant giving with close accompaniment of organizations through mentoring and programmatic training. Our accompaniment increases the ability of frontline groups to meet the needs of their local communities.

Grant giving


Arise knows that frontline groups and their networks need more funding. However, we are also aware that funding alone isn’t enough, and can sometimes create more problems than it solves. 


We are therefore committed to providing medium-sized grants to frontline organizations. We are a friendly funder, who is committed to working with applicants to establish how their projects can best be supported. 



Developing network and organizational capacity cannot be achieved sustainably without longer-term accompaniment.


Arise provides strategic advice, mentoring and training. We aspire to act as a patient catalyst to our network through the practice of what we term accompaniment. 


Accompaniment requires listening, learning, evaluating, investing, and being willing truly to hear and respond appropriately to the needs and perspectives of those we aspire to support.



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Ukraine war and refugee anti-trafficking response


2022 - ongoing


Romania, Poland, Hungary

Type of work:

Accompanied grants

(frontline groups and networks)



Arise is working in Poland, Hungary and Romania to assist Ukrainian refugees who have crossed the border. We are supporting embedded local groups to protect refugee families in a number of cities, providing psychological support, mentoring, education and employment. We are also providing safe shelters, meeting spaces and trafficking awareness workshops for refugees (many of whom are young women). 

Learn more about this project:

Arise often conducts its own direct programs. Many of these are focused on building the capacity of frontline groups and networks. Read more about this work here

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