The Maypole Fund: Seeking Applications from Women Groups to Proactively Challenge Patriarchy

Deadline: 30 June 2019

Applications are open for “The Maypole Fund” from women only with an aim to resource imaginative, non-violent activities by feminist anti-militarist women whether individual women or women only groups – to proactively challenge patriarchy.

The Maypole Fund is seeking applications from women only for projects and activities for any of the following:

  • anti-militarism;
  • action against the arms trade;
  • action against nuclear weapons and weapons systems;
  • creating a culture of peace and nonviolence and the prevention of conflict and war;
  • action to support disarmament policies, processes and related initiatives

The Maypole Fund was set up in 1986 by women involved in the peace movement, especially with Greenham Common. Today, they are a group of feminists coming from various political backgrounds.

Funding Information

The Maypole Fund gives grants of up to £750.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Young women’s groups/individuals and lesbian groups/individuals;
  • Activities or projects not yet started;
  • Women who do not have access to other sources of funding or whose projects find it difficult to attract funding from elsewhere;
  • Imaginative/creative activities;
  • Individual and small women’s groups over larger established women’s groups.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can download the application forms via given website.

For more information, please visit http://www.maypolefund.org/the-grant/

  • Ruth Nyamisi says:

    Hi, I’m an individual seeking grants for my NGO to help wisowed women in poor communities with starting businesses for sustaining their families.

  • raja says:

    it is great opportunity for us as Women for peace and security movement groups we are from war torn community like Darfur, Blue Nile and Nuba mountains in South Kordofan , we live in absolutely patriarchal institutions which work to leave women behind in severe subordinate position, we are working since 2016 from our own resources and sharing, we are facing many difficulties one of them is the funding support to run our work in other state in Sudan

  • Benuza says:

    Thanks for the grant. Women are being killed in Mount Rwenzori national park, Queen Elizabeth national park as they steal Firewood .i have to apply for my group to get an alternative.

    • Reena says:

      Hi Benuza,

      Thank you for your interest in the opportunity.

      This opportunity is open to citizens of any country. You can apply for this opportunity if you fulfill the eligibility requirements. To learn more on eligibility criteria and how to apply please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good luck!

  • prudence says:

    interested

    • Komal says:

      Hi Prudence,

      Thank you for your interest in the opportunity.

      To get detailed information on eligibility criteria and application requirements, please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • Ngueni Judithe says:

    Interested

    • Komal says:

      Hi Ngueni Judithe,

      Thank you for your interest in the opportunity.

      To get detailed information on eligibility criteria and application requirements, please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • Fati says:

    Thank you very much for this opportunity given to women and also to enhance women well being. Peace building is everything in this world. We need peace in our communities, our work places, our homes and most importantly our environment that we leave in. We need this money to build a strong Advocacy on peace and stop harassing each other. I believe this qualifies all countries because am in Ghana.

    • Ritu at fundsforNGOs says:

      Hi Fati,

      This opportunity is open to citizens of any country. You can apply for this opportunity if you fulfill the eligibility requirements. To learn more on eligibility criteria and how to apply please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good luck!

  • Fati says:

    We are very grateful for this opportunity. Women are suffering a lot anytime there is war. Women are harassed, disrespected, left out in decisions making. We are trying our best to eliminate all the negativity with your support. Thanks a lot. Ghana

  • Jennifer I.Christopher says:

    Seeking for grant to help train young rural female SME owners on enterprising and leadership. After the training assist them with little grant.

    • Ritu at fundsforNGOs says:

      Hi Jennifer I.Christopher,

      For more information regarding eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good Luck!

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