We’re open for applications!
Our review period has now come to an end. We’ll be sharing a summary of the results of the review soon, in the meantime you can read the minutes of our review meetings in London, Manchester and Leicester.
Taking a break from giving out grants has also given us some time to fundraise and we’re now able to open another funding round! Please help us spread the word.
All the information is needed below, or you can download a guide which includes funding criteria, previous grants, how to apply and a sample application.
What we fund
We support work run by and for communities facing discrimination and injustice and work that aims to create systemic change. We fund work carried out by individuals and small grassroots groups in Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England that find it difficult to get funding elsewhere. We’re looking for work that creates change in society, rather than traditional support and services work. Read more.
What we’ve funded in the past
Have a look at our previous grants to get a better idea of the kind of work we support.
How to apply
To apply for a grant of up to £5,000 you need to answer 5 questions in no more than 2 pages. The deadline for applications is 5pm Monday 8 September. Read more.
Please get in touch if you need support due to this being your first time of applying for funding, if you’re unsure of what is required or if you face other challenges, (e.g. English is not your mother tongue or you are not confident using a computer). We have members who can assist you. You can also call 0300 123 1965 or 07767 126 915 to answer the application questions over the phone.
How it works
Our members decide collectively which applications we fund. We have an Advisory Group who look at applications first. The Advisory Group members look at applications that are relevant to their own community or identity, for example, disabled people in our membership look at applications relating to disability issues. Their feedback on the applications is shared with the rest of the members to guide their scoring.
In early November we will let you know whether your application is being considered for a small or larger grant. Grants of up to £1,000 are given out at this stage. If you are being considered for a grant of over £1,000 we’ll ask you a few more questions and invite you, along with other applicants and members, to come to a meeting where we will all take part in deciding how the funding is shared out. The meeting is planned for Saturday 6 December. We will talk with you about covering costs of coming to the meeting, if needed.
Would you like to become a member?
We are also open for member applications. If you’d like to take part in deciding which applications receive funds in our next funding round please apply before Monday 4 August. Read more.
We need donations
We can only open for applications when we have raised enough money. We welcome donations large and small, and particularly monthly donations as they help us plan for the future. Please donate if you can, so we can keep supporting those taking action for a just and equal world. Read more.
Please help us reach people and groups who don’t normally hear about funding opportunities – share this post via social media and email but don’t forget to also tell people at meetings, events etc, especially if you know they are not often online. We have leaflets and cards we can send to anyone who can help distribute them to people and groups who might be interested in applying. Email info-@-edgefund.org.uk (without the dashes) if you can help. Thank you!