Bristol Redistro’s aim is to challenge inequality of wealth and power and to create positive alternatives. We give money to support the struggles, fights, campaigns and projects of groups and communities facing discrimination (due to their class, ability, gender, ethnicity, nationality, religion, sexuality, age, immigration status or other factors) and who are working towards justice and equality.
To apply, your group must:
- share Bristol Redistro’s aim of challenging inequality of wealth and power and creating positive alternatives.
- be based within the boundaries of the City of Bristol.
- be working on issues affecting local people.
- be a non-profit community organisation. You don’t have to be formally registered as a charity, Community Interest Company etc. or have a constitution. You could be a newly-formed group of people who want to tackle an issue together.
- have an annual income of less than £25,000. We're looking for groups that struggle to get funding elsewhere, particularly if other funders might consider them to be too radical.
- be led by the community most affected by the issue you're working on (for example, if your work focuses on racism, your group should be led by people who experience racism). However, if the work is addressing an issue that affects everyone rather than a specific community (for example, an environmental issue such as air pollution or climate emergency), we will fund groups that actively work on being accessible to all.
- make decisions democratically and strive to be accessible and inclusive of people of different backgrounds and abilities.
There are no restrictions on what you use the funds for. We all know how to transform our own situations, and have the right to determine our own futures. We’re not interested in making judgements on what communities other than our own decide to do to improve their lives.
Previously funded groups can apply again. You may want to give an update on how funds were used in your new application.