How do we evolve new systems and incubate sustainable communities when the financial means to make this transition is held by the few, but needed by the many? Even in the philanthropic field of grant-making, it is the funding body itself that makes the decisions as to how grants are disbursed. “If people with wealth decide where money is spent, this gives them added power to having the money in the first place,” says Sophie Pritchard, former grant-maker at Lush, and coordinator of the Edge Fund, an organisation that seeks to democratise the traditional grant-making dynamic.

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