The Electoral Reform Society Challenge Fund provides support and funding to local groups and voluntary organisations campaigning to improve local democracy in the UK.
The Challenge Fund closes on 22 March
and we're looking for projects to fund which highlight the need for an improved democracy or demonstrate ways that democracy can work better, particularly at a local level.
Are you part of a local group with a great idea about how to improve local democracy in your area? Apply for Challenge funding now...
Challenge Fund projects may include:
- Direct campaigns for electoral reform which aim to convince political representatives or the wider public of the need for reform in a local area
- Campaigns to combat situations when the existing democratic structures and representatives are not responding to local voices, particularly where they are ranged against more powerful and better resourced interests
- Activity that improves the connectivity and infrastructure of local groups working on democracy issues
- Campaigns that highlight the shortfalls and weakness of the First Past the Post System
For more information about what Challenge Funding can be used for see our Challnge Fund FAQs
Each group can apply for up to £500 per campaign idea. You should submit your project or campaign idea
Before you submit your application check out our Challenge Fund FAQs
and top tips for Challenge Fund applications
All successful applicants will be asked to agree to the Challenge Fund Terms & Conditions
For more information about the Challenge Fund and your application see our Frequently Asked Questions. You can also email us at email@example.com or call 020 7928 1622