provided by: The Edge Fund : published: 12 December 2018
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It’s the end of another year and we want to say thank you so much for the support you’ve given Edge Fund, either as a donor, member or supporter, and to give you a brief update on the work you’ve allowed us to get on with!
We’ve run two successful funding rounds this year. We’ve just come to the end of our ninth funding round which saw us give out grants totalling over £40,000 to thirty three grassroots groups. Their work includes setting up the first migrant led women’s shelter in Glasgow, struggling for land justice and supporting a number of social centres across the UK. You can read more about these groups and others we’ve funded here.
Since 2012, we’ve given out nearly £500,000 in grants to grassroots groups fighting for systemic change. In February this year, we gave £40,000 to feminist groups in Ireland, housing groups in Scotland, Manchester and London, and environmental groups in West Midlands during our eighth funding round.
“More than just the money, the Edge Fund gave us an amazing opportunity to meet and make contact with loads of other activist groups, some working on similar issues to us but also others working on totally different things we can take insight and inspiration from. The funding day we went to in February was a real source of solidarity and inspiration – thank you Edge Fund! Please give them your support!” Ross, Greater Manchester Housing Action.
Details of the tenth funding round will be announced in January on our website and across social media.