As well as promoting activity or research in pursuit of these objects, the Trust is open to applications for funding. The Trust will give financial assistance to bodies or individuals for projects which it considers fall within the scope of the Trust’s objectives.

Previously funded projects have included: the organisation of lectures, discussions, seminars and workshops; the carrying out of research, written work and publications; and the maintenance of libraries and archive material.

Trust Strategic Priorities

In addition to the Trust Objectives, the Trust is also working towards the following strategic priority in its funding decisions.

The Trust will aim to ringfence 50% of funds for applications for projects with a strong focus on popular political education and on engagement with non-academic and non-activist audiences, especially those focused on reaching people and communities across the UK who are likely to face barriers to accessing education, learning and knowledge about the philosophy of Marxism, the history of socialism, the working class movement and other social movements seeking to bring about non-exploitative and egalitarian societies. These barriers could include educational, financial, geographical, or political cultural barriers.


Please bear in mind that the scope of our objectives includes all intellectual and social movements aiming to make modern societies non-exploitative and egalitarian, including but not limited to those focused on class, race, and equitable solutions to climate change, to name a few. Your project does not have to touch them all, but we’d like to understand how your work fits into our broader objectives.

Please note that the Trust does not award funds to: subsidise the continuation or running of university or college courses; cover transportation costs to or from conferences; or subsidise fees/maintenance for undergraduate or postgraduate students.


For more on applying to the Trust, read our Frequently Asked Questions