Are you an activist in the Netherlands, Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, Sint Eustasius or Sint Maarten? Are you part of a group of girls, women, trans people or intersex people? Are you doing work that changes the world? And do you need funding for your work? If yes, then this Spark Fund Grants is for you!
- Groups led by women, girls, trans people and intersex people. Those whose rights are at stake are the decision makers in the project. Example: If a group is working on trans rights, trans people should be the ones deciding upon the group’s activities and how the group’s money should be spent. The spokespersons for the group, as well as those being paid, should be trans people. Non- trans people can also work for the group in different capacities providing they are not the ones leading it.
- Groups working from a feminist and/or a women’s, girls, trans or intersex rights perspective. Example: A proposal for a project to work on women and housing issues puts the experiences of women at the core of its work. The group identifies the specific barriers women face in accessing decent and affordable housing. They also speak to the challenges of different groups of women (e.g. both urban and rural) in accessing housing. The experiences of women and the issues they face are at the core of the project, rather than being included as just one of its many elements, and the proposed solutions reflect this perspective.
- Groups working on urgent and contested political issues in the Netherlands or the ABCSSS islands. Example: A group of Muslim women organise for their rights and try to make their concerns heard in an environment where wearing a hijab, niqab or similar covering is contested by both state bodies and members of the public.
- Groups working on structural and systemic change. Example: A migrant women’s group provides shelter services to other migrant women in order to respond to their immediate needs. But the group also works to tackle the fundamental barriers to accessing such services so that other migrant women they do not or cannot reach will also benefit in the longer term.
For more information, visit https://www.mamacash.org/en/apply-for-a-spark-grant