Deadline: March 15, 2020
Young feminist organizing is springing up in all corners of the globe – from Mexico to Morocco to Malaysia – powered by brave women, girls, trans and intersex youth who are creating the change the world needs. FRIDA provides young leaders with the resources they need to amplify their voices and bring attention to their work, and the support, flexibility, and network to keep their vision and influence alive. Proposals are due on March 15 and can be sent in any of the 7 FRIDA languages: English, French, Arabic, Russian, Mandarin, Portuguese and Spanish.
This year, the call is open from February 13th to March 14th, 2020. All applications are to be sent online. You can apply in any ONE of the following seven languages: Arabic, English, French, Russian, Spanish, Portuguese OR Mandarin.
If you’ve applied in previous years, you’re welcome to apply again!
FRIDA currently supports 150+ grantee partners. To access the latest cohort of grantee partners, please view this zine (only in English) that introduces their work in detail.
WHO CAN APPLY?
FRIDA grants are given to organizations and groups that are dedicated to:
- Improving the lives of girls, young women, trans and intersex youth at local, national, regional or international levels;
- Inclusive organizing;
- Collective action and feminist movement building;
Grantee organizations that FRIDA supports are led by girls, young women, trans and intersex youth, under the age of 30. At least 70% of your organization’s membership needs to be girls, young women, trans and intersex people under 30 and the leadership in the group needs to be girls, young women trans and intersex youth under 30.
You do not need to be a legally registered organization to apply.
Priority will be given to:
- Small, emerging grassroots groups with little or no access to funding from larger donors;
- Groups that have an overall budget less than 50,000USD;
- Groups, networks, or collectives based in:
a) Eastern, Western, Southern, Central Africa
b) South, Southeast, East Asia and the Pacific
c) The Middle East and North Africa
d) Latin America and the Caribbean
e) Central, Southern, Eastern Europe, Caucasus, and Central and North Asia
- Groups that are made up of and/or working with socially excluded and disadvantaged girls, young women, trans and intersex youth, especially: refugees, ethnic, national and caste minorities, rural women, urban disadvantaged, lesbian, bisexual, trans and intersex youth, women and trans and intersex youth living with HIV and AIDS, sex workers, women, and trans and intersex youth with disabilities, women and trans and intersex youth living or working in armed conflicts and post-conflict zones, women and trans and intersex youth lead unions, groups working on climate justice, land rights;
- Groups using creative and innovative strategies to further their activism (including art, music, culture, poetry, social media, feminist activist drove research, etc.);
- Groups located in remote, underserved areas.
FRIDA DOES NOT SUPPORT
At the moment, FRIDA cannot provide support to the following:
- Proposals submitted by individuals, government institutions, political organizations or religious groups.
- Groups that focus only on the provision of direct services (e.g. community literacy, formal education, technical training, craft or health care, etc).
- Groups that focus only on income-generating activities.
- Groups based in the following highly-industrialized countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Israel, Japan, Luxembourg, New Zealand, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States.
For more information, check out some frequently asked questions about FRIDA funds.READ FAQS