Red Umbrella Fund’s 2023 Call for Grant Applications is Open

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Red Umbrella Fund's call for grant applications opened on Friday 16 June and is accepting applications until 28 July (18:00 CET).

We have summarised key information below but for more information and to apply, visit Red Umbrella Fund’s website.

The call for applications will accept applications in English, French, Russian, Spanish and this year they will also accept applications in Chinese (simplified).

Applications will only be accepted through their online system and Red Umbrella Fund’s website is full of helpful information including application guidelines and an eligibility questionnaire.

Who can apply?

Red Umbrella Fund provides funding to sex worker-led organisations and networks that are: based in any country in the world; registered or unregistered; led by sex workers of all sexual orientations and gender identities.

Red Umbrella Fund’s criteria

  • If you wish to apply, your group, organisation or network must fulfill each of the following criteria:
  • Be led by sex workers.
  • Mission focused on sex work and on supporting sex workers’ rights.
  • Strengthen the sex workers’ rights movement.
  • Agree with all the values and operation principles of Red Umbrella Fund.

Type of funding

Red Umbrella Fund provides flexible core funding to support the general coordination, functioning and strengthening of a group, organisation or network and its members. Core funding can be used to cover self identified needs of the grantee partner including registration costs, rent, salaries, advocacy, (peer led) capacity building, membership meetings, activities, etc. The funding is flexible, therefore grantees can adjust their plans during the grant.

How much funding can be requested?

Red Umbrella Fund currently provides two-year grants of between €20.000 and €80.000 (up to €130.000 for regional networks). The average grant size has been about €40.000 for two years. 

Find out more and apply on Red Umbrella Fund’s website.