The Mama Cash Solidarity Fund 2023 is now accepting applications. Mama Cash’s Solidarity Fund is a participatory grantmaking fund. It was designed entirely by women’s funds, for women’s funds, from the design to the selection process.
Mama Cash has firsthand knowledge of women’s finances backing some of the world’s most innovative, gutsy, and transformative feminist initiatives. They are an important part of the infrastructure required for feminist movements to stand firm, progress their agendas, and withstand attacks and reaction.
The Solidarity Fund is a pot of financing created in the spirit of radical trust and solidarity to support the organizational needs of women’s funds. Participatory grantmaking is incorporated as a more equal, just, transparent, and responsible type of grantmaking. This method also tries to delegate power to women’s funds, which are best positioned to make decisions that benefit their peers, so strengthening the feminist finance ecosystem.
- The grant amount for the 2023 Solidarity Fund will be €40,000 per grant.
Eligibility Requirement for 2023 Mama Cash Solidarity Fund
- Applicants are not required to be a member of Prospera – The International Network of Women’s Funds to be considered for funding; nascent and emergent funds are welcome to apply.
- Women’s funds can apply for a Solidarity Fund grant individually or as part of a larger collaborative of eligible women’s funds. Applicants may not submit more than one proposal: if they are interested in multiple collaborations, they will have to choose and submit (or be part of) just one idea. Prospera regional chapters are exempted from this rule, because they serve a large number of funds.
- Women’s funds who received a Solidarity Fund grant last year can apply for a 2023 Solidarity Fund grant.
How To Apply
The Solidarity Fund is a fund for women’s funds. Women’s funds interested in applying must first review and meet Mama Cash’s criteria for Women’s Funds.
Mama Cash’s grant application window for the Solidarity Fund will close on February 28, 2023 at 23:59 CET. All applications need to be submitted directly to the following address: [email protected]
Women’s funds interested in applying can submit a written application form or a video recording form alongside a budget form. For the written application form, download the brief proposal and budget application forms:
For more information, visit Solidarity Fund.