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The program increases accessibility and inclusivity at the festival by giving artists grants to offset the costs of bringing a show to the Fringe.

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The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society has announced the recipients of this years Keep it Fringe fund, an initiative that supports Fringe artists.

The fund, originally launched in 2023 by the Fringe Society’s honorary President Phoebe Waller-Bridge, increases accessibility and inclusivity at the festival by giving artists and companies a significant grant to offset the costs of bringing a show to the Fringe.

Rooted in the festival’s vision to "give anyone a stage and everyone a seat," the fund is supported by The Department for Culture, Media, and Sport (DCMS), who allocated £1 million to support the Keep it Fringe fund for the next two years, with 360 bursaries of £2,500 to support artists to bring their work to the Fringe.

For the first year, 180 bursaries have been awarded out of the funds 749 applications, which were reviewed by 30 independent assessors.

This year’s recipients reflect the variety that makes up the Fringe, supporting work that covers a wide range of subjects, including immigration, fake news, imposter syndrome, séances, ADHD diagnoses, fortune cookies, sibling dynamics, addiction, and more, with companies and artists covering nearly every genre in the Fringe program.

Representing a mixture of free and ticketed shows, 41% of the successful applicants are as disabled or have a significant health condition, and more than a third come from a working-class background.

Listed alphabetically, the Fringe Fund recipient shows are as follows.

  • ¡Ay Mija!
  • “Why, Ifrah Why?”
  • 1 Moment in Time
  • 1 Murder: The Mind Reading Lawyer
  • 2 Muslim 2 Furious: Mecca Drift
  • Aaron Twitchen: Himbo
  • A Brief Case of Crazy
  • After Shakespeare - Richard III
  • Alasdair Wallace & Tom Hutchinson - "Are We Not Men?"
  • Alexander Bennett: Emotional Daredevil
  • All the Fraudulent Horse Girls
  • Ambitious Underachiever
  • An Octopus, The Universe n Stuff
  • Barbara Fernandez Singing, Sagging and Shagging
  • The Beatbox Collective: 'What's Your Sound?'
  • Bella Humphries: Square Peg
  • Bellringers
  • Best in Class
  • Big Year
  • Birdwatching
  • Blodwen’s in Business
  • Blues and Burlesque
  • Bot Brothers: A Story of Our Times
  • Brennan Reece: Me Me Me
  • Burning Down The House
  • Burst
  • Caravan Club with Miss Missy Heavens
  • Carl Donnelly: Boosegumps
  • Celtic Roots
  • Chameleon
  • The Chaos That Has Been and Will No Doubt Return
  • Character Flaw
  • A Chip Off the Gold Block
  • Chokeslam
  • Chris Cook: The Art Of Taking Part
  • Chris Tavener is Faking Cool
  • Christian Dart: Bigger Than The Christmas Turkey
  • Clownfishing
  • Cobin Millage: Fifteen Pints With a Wax Figure of Renowned Painter Pablo Picasso
  • Colin Hoult: Colin
  • Comedy for the Curious
  • Cringe
  • Crying Shame
  • Darkside
  • Deeptime Atomic Waste Pleasure Party
  • Delighted
  • Diary of a Gay Disaster
  • Doom & Glitter: A Tribute To Tom Waits
  • DRUM
  • The Duchess of Buckingham Regrets to Inform You That Her Husband Is Dead
  • Duck
  • The Duncan Brothers: Blood Sword
  • Edy Hurst's Wonderfull Discoverie of Witches in the Countie of Himself
  • Elaine Robertson: Delulu
  • The Emu War: A New Musical
  • Experiment Human
  • Failure Project
  • Finding Splashman
  • Float
  • For the Love of Spam
  • The Freemartin
  • Free Mason
  • Galentine's Day
  • Gamble
  • Glass Crumpet's Best of 2024
  • Gogo Boots Go
  • Goldfish
  • The Good Iranian
  • Granny Norbag Saves The Planet
  • Grow
  • Hardly Working
  • A History of Fortune Cookies
  • How I Learned to Swim
  • How to Catch a Book Witch
  • Hysterical
  • I am Claire Parry (very funny stand up)
  • I Did Something I Shouldn't Have
  • I Really Do Think This Will Change Your Life
  • I See My Sister
  • I Was Dancing In The Lesbian Bar
  • Identities
  • In Defiance of Gravity
  • In the Round
  • In The Sick of It
  • Instructions
  • Iona Fyfe
  • Is the WiFi Good in Hell?
  • It's the Economy, Stupid!
  • Jake Donaldson: Spectacle
  • Joe Kent-Walters is Frankie Monroe: LIVE!!!
  • Josephine Lacey: Autism Mama
  • Jukebox Jury
  • Just Aretha
  • Kate Hammer: Double Virgin On the Rocks (with a Twist)
  • Kate-Lois Elliott: How to Belong Without Joining a Cult
  • Lessons On Revolution
  • LIFE
  • LIMBO - a sonata for acrobatic violinist and acrobat
  • Locomotive For Murder: The Improvised Whodunnit
  • Logan, A One Woman Show (Because only one of us survived)
  • Look After Your Knees
  • Lorna Rose Treen: Skin Pigeon
  • Lost Girl
  • Louise Atkinson: She's Got The Look
  • Love Your Work
  • Made of Magic – poetry of rage & (be)longing
  • make the Bed
  • MANikin
  • Maria Fedulova: Russian. Mafia. Family.
  • Mark Nicholas This Is Not The Autistic You Are Looking For
  • Material Girl
  • Midsommar
  • Mind Milk
  • Mitzi Fitz (WIP)
  • My Brain is Soup, Your Hands are the Spoons
  • Neurochatter
  • Non Player Character
  • Occupational Hazard
  • Oh, Calm Down
  • Paper Swans
  • please DON'T see our show
  • plewds
  • Pool's Gold
  • Psyche
  • The Queen's Head
  • Rachel Creeger: Ultimate Jewish Mother
  • Rice
  • Rockstar Magician
  • RTFM (Read The F***ing Manual)
  • Ruby Carr: eBae
  • Saint
  • Sam Dodghon's Memory is Full
  • Sam Hickford
  • Sam Hurst Magic! Mayhem! Memes
  • Sarah Roberts: Silkworm
  • SAVOY! - Everybody's Doing It
  • Scaffolding
  • The Screen Test
  • Selena Mersey: Madonna/Whore
  • Seymour Fucking Mace You Cunts
  • Shapiro: A Pop Star Musical
  • A Show About Tomorrow
  • The Shroud Maker
  • Sian Davies: Band of Gold
  • Sing, Sign and Sensory
  • Sisters Three
  • Sisyphean Quick Fix
  • Sitting Pretty with Kitty
  • Snake Boy Takes Manhattan
  • Son of a Bitch
  • Sorry (I Broke Your Arms And Legs)
  • Sour Candi
  • Steffan Alun and Support: Free Stand-Up, but at What Cost
  • Stephanie Laing: Rudder
  • Summoning Sondheim
  • Surrender
  • Tam o'Shanter
  • This Porno does not pass the Bechdel Test
  • This Show Contains No Maths, and other lies
  • Tit Swingers
  • Tom Short – Succes
  • Turbo Town
  • Ugly Sisters
  • waiting
  • The Weird Sisters
  • What songs may do...
  • When Judas Met John: Songs of Dylan and Lennon
  • Wish You Were Here
  • With the Best Will in the World
  • Wood Owl and the Box of Wonders
  • The World Got So Dumb
  • Yes, We're Related
  • Yvonne Hughes is Absolutely Riddled
  • Zac Zac Zoom: A Story of Wheels and (F)eels

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