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HiFriend,

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! FRIDA’s 8th grant cycle is now officially open until April 19, 2022. During these five weeks, we invite applications from young feminist groups from all majority countries to apply. FRIDA uses majority countries as an umbrella term to refer to countries with varying levels of socio-economic, cultural, and political status. This includes countries in the following regions: South, South East, East Asia and the Pacific nations, Latin America, the Caribbean, West, East, South & Central Africa, South West Asia and North Africa, Central & Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central and North Asia.

Groups should be led by young women, girls, trans and/or intersex youth, who are aged 30 or less. At least 70% of your organization’s membership needs to be women, girls, trans and/or intersex youth aged 30 or less. If your group works on improving the lives of young women, girls, trans and/or intersex youth at local, national, regional or international levels and believes in inclusive organizing,collective action and feminist movement building, we welcome you to apply to join the FRIDA community

Here are 5 reasons why you should consider applying for FRIDA funding:

  1. FRIDA funds are flexible: When you get funding from FRIDA, you get access to money that is flexible. This means that you can use the money for different expenditures related to the running of your collective. This could be core expenses like paying office rent and staff salaries or project-related expenses like financing a workshop or organizing a music festival. It’s your money and we trust you to decide for yourself how you want to spend it.
     
  2. FRIDA funds are for the newbies: Formed only two years ago? Haven’t registered your group as a legal non profit? Never applied for traditional donor funding from anywhere before? FRIDA is just the right place for you. We encourage applications from young, newly established groups formed anywhere between 2015-2022 to apply. You are not required to be a registered organization in order to be eligible.
     
  3. YOU decide who FRIDA should fund: This is the best part: you want the funding, so you get to decide who we should fund! FRIDA follows a dynamic participatory grantmaking process that stems from a core belief that young feminist activists are experts of their own realities. Once your group passes the eligibility test, you will be invited to vote for the top 3 groups from your region who you think should get the funding. Votes are tallied in the end and the highest scoring groups get the grants after a due diligence process.
     
  4. FRIDA funds are more than just $$: FRIDA offers USD 6000 to all groups that are awarded grants but that is not all. In addition to the money, grantee partners get access to a global community and network of 200+ young feminist activists from all over the world, special grants like travel grants and collaborative grants to help strengthen your group’s work and reach towards a shared common goal, and more. FRIDA aims to accompany you throughout your grantee partner journey with us.
     
  5. Apply online in up to 6 languages: FRIDA’s application is entirely online and you can access the application form in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Arabic and Russian. If you require assistance in applying outside of these languages and/or do not have stable Internet access to complete your application online, write to us at applications@youngfeministfund.org and we will guide you.

Ready to apply? Please see all the information below:

Click here to read all the information on our website and access the Application Pack in English
Da clic aquí para leer toda la información en nuestro sitio web y acceder al Paquete de Postulación
Cliquez ici pour lire toutes les informations sur notre site et accéder au Kit de Candidature.
Clique aqui para ler todas as informações no nosso website e acessar o nosso Kit de Candidatura
Нажмите здесь, чтобы прочитать всю информацию на нашем сайте и получить доступ к пакету подачи на заявку
انقر هنا لقراءة كل المعلومات على موقعنا والوصول إلى ملف التطبيقات.

If you’re accessing this newsletter or reading this email from a place of unstable Internet connectivity, please click here to access a low resolution version of the FRIDA Application Pack in English | Spanish | French | Portuguese | Arabic | Russian |

Still have questions? Check out the FAQs on our website here. If any of your questions are not answered there, shoot us an email at applications@youngfeministfund.org so we can respond there.

We look forward to receiving all your wonderfully inspiring applications in the coming weeks and cannot wait to welcome new groups into the FRIDA-verse this year!

All the best!

-Team FRIDA
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