FRIDA -The Young Feminist Fund ($5,000 Grant for Young Female Activists).

Applications Deadline: March 26 2013
Flexibility Resources Inclusivity Diversity Action (FRIDA)- The Young Feminist Fund is a new initiative that funds and strengthens the participation and leadership of young feminist activists globally.

FRIDA offers grants of up to $5,000 USD. They are general support grants to be used over a period of 12 months but are open to renewal.

FRIDA is committed to funding organizations and initiatives that are unlikely to be funded by more traditional funding sources. This may mean that traditional funding sources are either not interested in the particular area of work or that it is too radical for most conventional funding sources.


Who can apply? 

Groups founded or led by young women or transgender youth (under 30 years) that are committed to:

  • Advancing and defending women’s rights from a feminist perspective*;
  • Improving the lives of young women/transgender youth at local, national, regional or international levels;
  • Inclusive organizing, collective action and feminist movement building
  • Groups, networks, or collectives based in the Global South (Africa, Asia and the Pacific, The Middle East, Latin America and the Caribbean and Central, Southern, Eastern Europe and Caucuses and Central Asia).
  • Groups founded in the past 5 years (i.e. your group was formed between 2009 – 2013).

Priority will be given to:

  • Small, emerging grassroots groups, networks, or collectives with little or no access to funding from larger donors.
  • Groups, networks, or collectives that are working on emerging or issues that have not received prior funding.
  • Groups, networks, or collectives located in remote underserved areas.
  • Groups, networks, or collectives that are diverse in their membership and made up of and/or working with socially marginalized young women especially: refugees, ethnic, national and caste minorities, rural women, urban poor, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, women living with HIV/AIDS, sex workers, women with disabilities, women living in armed conflicts and post conflict zones.
  • Groups using creative and innovative strategies to further their activism (including art, music, culture, poetry, social media etc).What is NOT supported by FRIDA?
    • Groups or organizations that display an intolerant attitude towards others on the basis of age, religion, sex, race/ethnicity, disability, class or sexual orientation.
    • Organizations working with young women and transgender youth but led by individuals (over 30 years of age). We do not fund youth “programs” of existing organizations  — we fund youth-led groups.
    • Scholarships, internship or school fees (including Doctoral or other research)
    • Groups with large government grants (and budgets over $25,000 USD)
    • 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 on income generating activities.
    • Groups based in the Global North


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