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Join Edge Fund as a member

July 14, 2014

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Would you like to take part in deciding which people and groups we fund?

Would you like to have a say in how Edge Fund is run; how we make decisions, raise funds etc?

Edge Fund is a member-run organisation. Our members decide what we fund and how we work together. We officially launched in December 2012 and have run three funding rounds since then, distributing £120,000 to over 80 groups.

member statsAs an organisation working for social justice, it’s important to us that our membership is made up of many different voices from different backgrounds.

Recently we asked our members to complete a survey so we could start to build a clearer picture of who our members are. The results of the survey have helped us to see where we are lacking in representation and also how we can work to address any barriers people face in becoming involved with Edge Fund.

Join us!

We’re now looking for new members, particularly people from backgrounds currently under-represented in our membership. If you share our aims to bring about a just and equal world through radical social change you are welcome to apply.

Most of our members are involved in many projects and may also have personal commitments that take up a lot of their time, so we do our best to ensure membership of Edge Fund is flexible. The main work of members is reading and scoring applications around three times a year, but there are other roles too for those interested. Most of the work of Edge Fund members can be done from home and we can help cover costs of getting to meetings where needed.

Becoming a member does not stop you from applying for funds for your work, many of our members are former applicants.

To apply to become a member you need to answer 3 questions and the membership fee is just £1.00.

Being a member is a great way to find out about action on the ground to challenge injustices affecting communities across Ireland, Wales, Scotland and England, and to meet the people behind the projects. If you apply before 15 August we should have enough time to deal with your membership application before we start scoring our latest round of funding applications, so apply now if you’d like to take part.

I believe Edge Fund is an amazing, groundbreaking and urgently needed experiment in radical funding. Being a member means I get to meet and make connections with an incredibly diverse and fascinating group of people.
Simone, member

 

 

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