The Barry Amiel & Norman Melburn Trust

The Trust exists to support groups and individuals working to advance public education in the philosophy of Marxism, the history of socialism, and the working class movement.

The Trust will give financial assistance to bodies or individuals for projects which it considers fall within the scope of the Trust’s remit.

Last updated on 16 July 2019

Who is eligible?

Applicants must delineate proposals that the Trust believes will advance public education, learning and knowledge in all aspects of

(a) the philosophy of Marxism
(b) the history of socialism, and
(c) the working class movement.

More information on the Trust's Objectives can be found on the website.

The Trust considers applications for three different awards:

If you have a query please email

How to apply?

Applications for funding awards are considered twice a year when the trustees meet in January and July. Applications for major funding awards (£6,000 or over) are only considered once a year – at the January meeting.

An electronic copy and 12 hard copies must be received by the deadline; applications will not be accepted after this date. (Please note the PO Box address will not accept hand deliveries, so you will need to post your application in plenty of time).

There are various specifications on how the Trust require submissions to be prepared so a thorough reading of the guidelines is advised, and can be found on the website.

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