Support Positive Change both Locally and Globally

The SEAD Fund invites small community groups and individuals to apply for funds to run or kick-start campaign activity that engages with people, has a demonstrable impact, and aims to links local issues with those being experienced by others around the world.

More details will be announced soon. We are particularly interested in applications that focus campaign activity on the following areas: women’s rights, young people and their global rights, climate justice, inequality, poverty and health justice.

What We Fund

SEAD Fund grants are small grants for individuals or groups. Grants are typically £100 - £250. We fund positive action, and campaigning. We look for proposals where the grant will have the most impact -- for example, helping a new campaign to get started, or funding a specific concrete action for a local community. We do not normally fund travel, e.g. to visit a conference. We promote social justice, with a current focus on the following areas:


Founded in 1978, SEAD stands for Scottish Education and Action for Development. SEAD has two main aims:

Our work is based on the following principles:

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How to Apply

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Thank you for your interest in the SEAD fund. Please complete the form and send it as an attachment to the address specified. We look forward to hearing about your projects and how you are going to change the world for the better.