People should support Edge Fund, because there are very few funds that are accessible to grassroots groups, community led projects and groups.
Sisters Uncut is a feminist direct action group set up in 2014 to fight the extensive cuts to services for survivors of domestic violence, which has seen budgets slashed by a quarter since 2010. The Edge Fund grant helped to support direct actions and community organising across the UK as Sisters has seen self organised groups sprout in Glasgow, Bristol, Newcastle, Liverpool and many others. We've put a lot of efforts into supporting these new regions and developing national organising tactics.
A key principle for the group in how we use our funds is removing barriers to access that so many people are faced with everyday. We try to ensure that our organising is accessible to everyone by providing travel expenses, childcare, suitable venues and supporting people to attend meetings and events. There can also be many unseen costs of organising actions that are politically and visually engaging including flyering, posters, banners, equipment/tools to support direct actions and the food and drinks to nourish the feminist movement.
People should support Edge Fund, because there are very few funds that are accessible to grassroots groups, community led projects and groups. Lots of thought has been put into limiting the bureaucracy of the process, and placing trust in the knowledge and experience of those on the front lines.