Apply for Mama Cash’s 2017 Grant: Supporting Ambitious Feminist and Women’s Rights Organisations!

Deadline: 15 May 2017

Applications are open for the Mama Cash’s 2017 Grant with an aim to support ambitious feminist and women’s rights organisations and initiatives led by and for women, girls and trans people.

Mama Cash makes grants in most countries of the world. Even though contexts are significantly different, they have found that the concerns of some specific groups of women, girls and trans people tend to be unaddressed and/or contested in most societies (and social movements).


  • Body
    • Reproductive justice
    • Changing sex, sexuality and gender norms
    • Reframing and ending violence
  • Money (economic justice)
    • Labour rights
    • Environmental justice
  • Voice
    • Accessing and Redistributing Power – Political Participation
    • Shifting Stereotypes through Arts and Media

Grant Information

  • Mama Cash’s grant size ranges from €5.000 to €50.000 per year. Her average grant size is between €20.000 and €30.000 per year.
  • Each multi-year grant period runs for a maximum of two years.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Mama Cash supports groups and initiatives that:
    • Work from a feminist and/or women’s rights perspective
    • Are self-led by the women, girls and/or trans people they serve
    • Have the promotion of women’s, girls’ and/or trans people’s human rights as their primary mission, and not just as the focus of part of their programmes
    • Push for structural and fundamental change
    • Focus on issues that are under-addressed and/or contested
  • Mama Cash supports groups that work on:
    • Forced sterilisation of women living with HIV and AIDS
    • Exclusion of Indigenous women from decision making over their land
    • Labour rights of women and trans people in sex, domestic or industrial work
    • Rights to water, food, and a clean, safe, and healthy environment
    • Confronting legal and social discrimination against lesbian and bisexual women, or against migrant and refugee women
    • Sexual rights of women, girls and trans persons living with disabilities
    • Decision-making for girls and older women (65+) about their lives (education, health, relationships)
    • Political and public participation for women, girls or trans persons from ethnic or religious minorities
  • Groups must be based outside of the United States or Canada.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can apply for a grant by filling up the Letter of Interest form available on the given website.

For more information, please visit Mama Cash 2017 Grant.

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