Friday, November 30, 2012

Activist Fund - deadline December 1st

Needs funds for radical action?
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Edge Fund is a grant-making body with a difference. We support efforts to achieve social, economic and environmental justice and to end imbalances in wealth and power – and give those we aim to help a say in where the money goes.

Existing financial and political systems benefit the privileged few and put profit and economic growth before people and the environment. To challenge these inequalities effectively, we believe it is critical that decisions are made collectively, by those who donate money and those who receive it. To this end the Edge Fund consists of donors, activists and members of communities facing oppression and injustice. The Edge Fund also creates opportunities for people to build alliances with each other and share their learning and experiences.
We are committed to equality, and recognise the inherent inequalities involved in philanthropy. When society’s inequalities have been dissolved, the philanthropy of the wealthy will no longer exist. We are committed to creating new and more sustainable sources of funding based on the solidarity of the many, rather than the generosity of the few. We also aim to challenge traditional grant-making values and practices by being pioneering and providing a model that can be followed by others.

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