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What we fund

Find out more about what we fund on the following pages:

  • Criteria – our funding criteria and guidelines
  • Change vs charity – Edge supports efforts to create change rather than traditional charity work
  • Previous grants – a list of all our grants
  • Group profiles – more detailed information on some of the groups we’ve funded

 

11 Comments leave one →
  1. George Mc Laughlin permalink
    November 7, 2012 9:46 pm

    This is a fantastic idea for funding as there is evidence of groups becoming very restrained when receiving funding from Govt. sources. People who need and wish to speak our about injustice need their independence.
    All the best to the Edge fund promoters.
    Kind regards
    George Mc Laughlin Derry
    N. Ireland
    02871311910

  2. Janet permalink
    November 22, 2012 11:12 pm

    What a fabulous and generous idea. Those who campaing about issues that are not always popular, due to the often FALSE narrative of the popular press, need funders who listen and recognise their difficulties. A breath of fresh air for all those who seek justice in a world filled with injustice.

  3. March 25, 2013 10:33 am

    Sounds fantastic – so hard to get funding for ‘social change’, advocacy work or activism of any description. My organisation works with child domestic workers overseas (in developing countries)…do you know when you’ll be accepting international applications?

    • March 25, 2013 10:37 am

      Hi Helen,
      I’m afraid it most likely won’t be until 2014, we’re a very small fund to stretch ourselves that far just yet! Sign up to the newsletter (right) and you’ll receive notice of when we are funding internationally.
      Thanks,
      Sophie

  4. June 21, 2013 10:11 am

    Amazing, I just found you guys and left a message, emailed and thought I would comment as well :) At last at funding organisation that looks at the solutions social movements are trying to achieve so a difference can be made without all the politics.

  5. James Moulding permalink
    September 26, 2013 6:24 pm

    This is such a fantastic project, my colleague and I (students) are currently looking for funding for further developing an educational boardgame called Imperialism in Space: An Educational Game of Lenin’s Imperialism. The aim of the game project is to provide an educational tool for classrooms (Further Education/Higher Education) in better teaching and stimulating debate and discussion around imperialism. We also hope people will enjoy playing it at home too!
    We have received a very small amount of funding from University of Westminster Comparative Study of the Educational Value of Real, Board Game, and Virtual Simulations Project to produce a new prototype of the game for playtesting, and we’ve received praise from professional game designers. However, given the political (socialist) nature of our game, we have found it hard to get much of a hearing from more established (apolitical) funding sources
    Do you think my colleage and I could apply our project for a small amount of grant funding to aid the development of our game (and perhaps dissemination and limited production)?

    Thankyou so much, also, here is a link to our blog where we’ve diarised development so far:

    http://imperialisminspace.wordpress.com/

  6. October 2, 2013 8:51 pm

    Well done and all power to your elbow! A sound, sane and radical approach.

    I run a Community Interest Company called Cafe So What Creative. Our remit as a radical social hub would not suit your criteria, but it does serve as a contact point for more radical activities.

    We are involved in independent projects in the community. One of these is attempting to create an alternative sanctuary for people with ‘mental illness’ often those who far from being helped by the mental health system and proscribed medications, are having their lives ruined. If social injustice is not the appropriate term, then social failure is.
    We have land, buildings, experienced volunteers and committed participants.. The basic idea is a stable creative community, capable including individuals with challenges thereby offering them a true sanctury and asylum.

    We are not of any religious persuasion, but a divers group of skilled, experienced. Builders, Craftspeople, musicians, artists, teachers/educators.. normal folk; trying to create a normality that accepts and carries it’s own ie: everyone. Some of my best friends are survivors of “mental illness” because they discovered their own resilience, or were fortunate enough to find an environment that facilitated that, often one they could contribute to.

    We want to consolidate a social model that works; independent of the ‘system’.

    Currently, we want to convert and equip an existing space for general workshops/studios, with the participation and involvement of refugees from said System. We already have equipment but need funds for infrastructure and facilities.

    Does that tick your box?

  7. Sue Arnall Treasurer, the Eagles Wing group permalink
    October 28, 2013 12:40 pm

    We are all very cheered to know that the Edge Fund exists and we may one day ask it to support what we do in Bury.
    We are a mutual support group of asylum seekers, refugees and local people who meet at our local community centre 4 times a week. We have been going for 8 years, have no staff and just manage on small grants to pay our rent and volunteers expenses. Often our friendship of destitute or refused asylum seekers leads us to seek help in extraordinary ways, as there are no official systems to enable these friends to survive and some of them have lived for more than 3 years in this terrible state. We use all the methods we can to get help for them, including going with them to court , to lobby MP or helping them to re write their asylum claim so that they can put in a fresh application. We urge friends with expertise to help us, and get a really positive response. We are encouraged that all our friends befriend each other whatever the religion, sect or country they are from, and this keeps us positive. Thanks for believing in the power of direct action! Sue for the Eagles Wing in Bury Greater Manchester.x

  8. June 27, 2014 8:00 am

    This is the good work you are ding may God bless you with me here we have a group of telling people about peace that is why we need your support

  9. December 14, 2015 11:24 am

    Just found this site, really good work you guys do, getting it to people who really need support, well done!

  10. February 9, 2016 2:35 pm

    DEAR SIR WE NEED YOUR FUND TO OUR GROUP FOR THE NEED CHILDREN GUIDE US SIR

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