XminusY Call for Proposals: Supporting Social Movements for Democracy around the World

Deadline: 30 June 2017

XminusY is currently accepting proposals to support social movements, action groups and changemakers who are fighting for a fair, democratic, sustainable and tolerant world. Projects that are supported by XminusY can take place on a broad variety of topics. But more important than the topic, is that the people involved take action themselves to change their own society.

Actions supported by XminusY are demonstrations, occupations, direct-action and other creative forms to change the world.

Eligibility Criteria

  • XminY only supports groups, organizations or social movements that fight for an honest, just and ecologically sound society.
  • XminY only supports projects that aim to mobilize and inspire individuals and groups.
  • XminY only supports projects that go beyond specific individual or ethnic interests.
  • XminY prefers to support demonstrations, blockades, occupations, direct actions, revolts, revolutions and other creative forms of confrontational action.
  • XminY prefers to support grassroots organizations.
  • XminY prefers to support politically controversial projects that have difficulty finding financial aid elsewhere.
  • XminY prefers to support projects that lead to political actions.
  • XminY prefers to fund projects that are part of a long term strategy.
  • XminY supports projects with a maximum of 3,000 euros.
  • XminY only supports projects with a total budget of less than 20,000 euros.
  • XminY doesn’t fund structural costs like wages or rental costs.
  • XminY doesn’t support conferences, seminars, debates or other meetings unless they clearly aim to prepare for political actions.
  • XminY doesn’t finance juridical procedures unless these are part of a broader activist campaign.
  • XminY doesn’t support political parties.
  • XminY doesn’t support groups that try to exclude other progressive movements.
  • XminY doesn’t fund projects specifically aimed at disabled people or children.
  • XminY doesn’t fund humanitarian aid or healthcare.
  • XminY doesn’t fund emergency aid.
  • XminY doesn’t support cultural or educational projects that only aim at raising awareness.
  • XminY doesn’t fund micro-credit programs or income generating projects.
  • XminY doesn’t support projects through third parties. We want to cooperate directly with the groups we support, without an additional bureaucratic layer in between.
  • Other regional criteria include:
    • Criteria for Africa
      • XminY only supports groups that can supply at least two references from other organizations or individuals.
    • Criteria for Asia
      • XminY only supports groups that can supply at least two references from other organizations or individuals.
    • Criteria for Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Middle East:
      • XminY only supports groups with a broad appeal.
      • XminY doesn’t finance costs of travel or stay.
    • Criteria for Latin America
      • XminY prefers to support young and developing groups and organizations.
    • Criteria for Western Europe, North America and Australia
      • XminY prefers to support projects that can receive broader media attention.
      • XminY doesn’t finance costs of travel or stay.
      • XminY funds projects with a maximum of 2000 euros and on average with 800 euros.

How to Apply

Interested applicants must submit applications online via given website.

For more information, please visit XminusY.

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