Edge Fund

Grants available for: unfunded grassroots communities, campaign groups and activists struggling for social, economic and environmental justice.
Size of grants given: Up to £3,000
Next deadline: TBC

Aims of Fund

Edge Fund seeks to support communities, campaign groups and activists struggling for social, economic and environmental justice, especially those who are:

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

Who can apply

Edge Fund support work run by and for communities facing discrimination and injustice. They fund work carried out by individuals and grassroots groups in Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England that find it difficult to get funding elsewhere. Specifically, they 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, they 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.

The Edge Fund have published a list of grants given in their last round, which closed in January 2016.

How much and what can you apply for

Grants are not likely to be more than £3,000 and for groups based in Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England.

How to apply

Fill in their application form, which you can download from their website.

There is more information on their website about how to apply, including funding criteria and a values statement.

If you need support preparing your application (e.g. because you have not written a funding application before, because English is not your first language), contact them and they can provide support.

Deadlines for application


Contact details

07767 126 915

Date & initials

26/9/16 RR