Following our June 2017 awards, the Brixton Fund is now closed for applications until the autumn.
Congratulations to the following projects that were successful in the most recent funding round:
The Spacecraft, reducing isolation among the elderly through craftmaking and enterprise, awarded £1,500
Vintage Voices, a creative writing workshop series for those at risk of social isolation, awarded £1,100
Chaigaram, a tea-making enterprise that creates employment for refugees, awarded £1,000
BDT PressGang, a training and practical journalist experience for 16/17 year olds, awarded £700
Lambeth More in Common, a coach trip to Boston in Lincolnshire to foster mutual understanding and celebrate togetherness following the EU referendum, awarded £510
Brixton Rec Users' Group, working to keep the Rec user friendly and maintain a strong user voice, awarded £190
To see which groups we've funded in the past, click here.
How to Apply
The Fund is now closed and not accepting applications. It will open again in the autumn.
We don't require beneficiaries to formally report on the use of their funds, but we will maintain contact with them to find out how they're doing and how we might be able to support them further. We do encourage voluntary reporting, please see here for more details.
Supporting the Brixton Fund
If you would like to make a donation to the Brixton Fund, please click the button below:
You can also help by using electronic B£s to do your shopping, buy a haircut, get your watch fixed or treat yourself to a tasty lunch - everytime you do, the business pays a 1.5% transaction fee, which we put straight into the Fund. That's right.
If you're a business interested in supporting the Brixton Fund, please get in touch. For food and drink businesses, we have a scheme called 'Pound Up', where you can either add an optional charge to the bill, or create a menu item with a percentage of the sale going to the Brixton Fund.
All information about the Pound Up scheme can be found in our supporter pack here.
Governance & Transparency
The Brixton Fund will be administered by the Board of the Brixton Pound CIC.
Grant allocation decisions are made by the Brixton Fund Panel comprised of representatives from different aspects of the Brixton community. In the longer term the Fund intends to create decision making processes in which Brixtonites can directly participate to produce more democratic and informed outcomes.
Local knowledge and understanding is, it should go without saying, indispensable when working to create positive solutions; and it allows effective local interpretations of the Fund’s aims: employment, social justice and community benefit.
If you would like to be involved, either as an applicant for funding or as someone involved in the decision-making process, please get in touch with us via fund[at]brixtonpound.org (replace '[at]' with '@').
We're very grateful to our Fund sponsors:
And our new partners in 2017:
We are also grateful to the Edge Fund for offering us advice in establishing the Brixton Fund, and for allowing us to use their application process and supporting information as templates for our own. The Edge Fund supports efforts to achieve social, economic and environmental justice and to end imbalances in wealth and power – and gives those they aim to help a say in where the money goes.