Do you fund organisations that promote the ‘Nordic Model’?

Edge Fund values self-determination and only funds groups led by affected communities. Therefore unless a group focussing on sex work is led by those involved in sex work, we would be unlikely to fund it. In the past, we have funded sex worker-led organisations (see our list of previously funded groups.) When we consulted sex worker representatives in our network about the ‘Nordic Model’, they told us that this approach is not something sex workers themselves advocate for. We would like to create a sex worker Advisory Committee to review applications such as these (and would welcome support in creating one), but in the meantime we are likely to remove any applications promoting the Nordic Model on this basis. The exception would be if we were to receive a proposal promoting this approach from a group of sex workers.