Posted by: om41800 | 24/10/2012

Edge Funding Available

The Edge Fund supports projects in the UK that are working for social, economic and environmental justice.

Communities, campaign groups and activists in the UK that are working for social, economic and environmental justice can apply now for grants of up to £5,000.

Groups should be:

  • Working for systemic change – those who seek to dismantle and replace the structures and processes that create oppression, inequality and environmental destruction.
  • Facing discrimination and injustice because of their class, ability, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, or other factors – those who are actively working to challenge these injustices and to create just and healthy communities.

Priority will be given to grassroots or unfunded groups.

The Edge Fund was initiated in early 2012 by a small group of philanthropists and activists who wanted to explore how funds could be distributed in a way that both devolves the power of donors and creates real and systemic social change.

The Fund supports efforts to achieve social, economic and environmental justice and to end imbalances in wealth and power. It also gives those it aims to help a say in where the money goes.

Funding is available for work in the following areas:

  • Addressing inequalities.
  • Tackling discrimination.
  • Addressing issues related to asylum and immigration.
  • Supporting refugees and asylum seekers.
  • Advocacy and promoting human rights.
  • Protecting the environment and animals.
  • Working with people with disabilities.
  • Working with young people.

The types of activities that will be supported are: campaigning, research, awareness raising, promoting equal opportunities and environmental projects.

Click here to go to the website.

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