I was pointed to http://freeparliament.org.uk/ yesterday - name sounds familiar hey @philipjohn? Anyway, they are a campaign talking about funding Independents who go through local primaries, which is a lovely idea. However, with the snap election, obviously that’s a bit tricky.
I’ve got in touch with them, laying out our stall to say basically “we believe what you do, MPs should be independent”, and (because time is short) asked outright if they’d consider putting some funding our way. No idea if it’ll get us anywhere, but worth a crack