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The Maypole Fund: Small Grants for Women Only

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted April 29, 2020 from Brazil
Expired on June 29, 2020
The Maypole Fund logo
The Maypole Fund logo

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.

The Maypole Fund’s aim is 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:
a) Anti-militarism;
b) Action against the arms trade;
c) Action against nuclear weapons and weapons systems;
d) Creating a culture of peace and nonviolence and the prevention of conflict and war;
e) Action to support disarmament policies, processes and related initiatives.

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

Utilize This Offer

Do you have an imaginative project on anti-militarism; action against the arms trade; creating a culture of peace and nonviolence and preventing conflict and war; disarmament; or against nuclear weapons and weapons systems?

If yes, then submit your applications to The Maypole Fund.

The Maypole Fund gives grants of up to £750.

Application deadline: 30 June 2020.

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Apr 29, 2020
Apr 29, 2020

Friendly reminders:
1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you in order to discover what they have in common and how you can think ahead/plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Prepare/update paperwork (certificates and attests usually required from an organization like yours);
3. Write (baby steps...!) and discuss a project draft - to validate the priorities within your group and to train your grant writing skills;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal/project. Start now!!!
5. Visit the World Pulse website >>> My Pulse >>> Resources and then use its filters (right upper corner) to find what may really suit you;
6. Share the opportunities that may not apply to you but can interest others;
7. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too! They will enlighten and inspire your network.

Jill Langhus
May 01, 2020
May 01, 2020

Thanks, Ana.

Chinyere Kalu
May 06, 2020
May 06, 2020

I like to apply for this grant under Imaginative and Creativity . I have a project on making the symptoms of Peri Menopause into animation to help educate more women and to prepare the minds of the younger ones on what to expect from their bodies from their late 30s.
Fund has been a hindrance and hope I can be considered.

Ana Isabel Paraguay
May 06, 2020
May 06, 2020

Keep looking for opportunities here (World Pulse website >> Resources) and everywhere.
Good work and good luck!