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We are open for applications!

May 20, 2016

IMG_0471-480x360Summer is nearly upon us, and we have just opened a new funding round! In Round 5 we awarded about £40,000 to 30 groups, and this summer we are looking forward to helping support even more groups fighting for social change.

Find out how to apply, here.

But, we could do with your help. There are loads of great groups and projects out there, but we don’t always hear about them, please help us spread the word by letting people know in your networks.

What we fund

We support work run by and for communities facing discrimination and injustice. We fund work carried out by individuals and grass-roots groups in Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England that find it difficult to get funding elsewhere. Specifically, we fund work that challenges abuses of power and aims to change society by bringing an end to the systems that cause injustice. While applicants may be working on short term reforms, we are looking for applicants that ultimately aim to end or replace these systems with a just alternative, rather than trying to improve or reform them. Check out out our funding criteria and our values statement for more information. To give you a good idea of the kinds of groups we fund, you can also take a look at the ones we have previously funded.

How to apply

To apply for a grant of up to £3,000 you need to answer some questions about your group, and its activities – more details can be found here.  For this funding round, we have a new PDF application form that we hope will make the process a bit easier for applicants, but if you are having any difficulty at all, or if you have any questions about applying for funding, please get in touch.

The funding process is democratic and participatory, and involves people directly affected by the issues you are campaigning on. We hope this makes the process fair and accountable. Check out this page for more information about our funding process works.

The deadline for applications is midnight on the 3rd of July, and decisions about who gets funded will take place in the Autumn.

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.

Help us get the word out! 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. Get in touch if you can help. Thank you!

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