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How to apply to Mama Cash if you are not a current grantee-partner


Mama Cash’s 2016 grantmaking window: from 1 April to 31 May.

Mama Cash will receive Letters of Interest from applicants who are not current grantee-partners from 1 April – 31 May 2016. Groups that apply during this grantmaking window will receive a response from Mama Cash by 30 June 2016.

Mama Cash supports ambitious feminist and women's rights organisations and initiatives led by and for women, girls and trans* people. We advise groups wishing to apply to consider the Mama Cash selection criteria and priorities.The Letter of Interest format is available here.

Mama Cash also supports women’s funds. For more information about the criteria and priorities for women’s funds, please check our section for women's funds.

Mama Cash is a fund with limited resources. More groups apply for funding than we can fund. In 2014, we received over 750 funding requests of which we could approve 19 to new grantee-partners in our portfolios of Body, Money and Voice. In 2015, most of our grantmaking budget was spent on renewing our commitments to the groups we granted in previous years, and we also supported a number of movement building convenings around the world.

Because we have limited resources, we have to make difficult decisions on which groups we can support. The Mama Cash selection criteria and priorities lead our decision-making process. For 2016, we expect to approve grants to approximately 20 new groups, in addition to the planned renewal grants to current grantee-partners.

The application window is not relevant for current grantee-partners wishing to apply for renewal during the course of 2016.

Mama Cash moved from having a rolling application system when groups could apply at any time of the year, to having a time-limited application window, in 2014. Please consult our section with Frequently Asked Questions about our grantmaking cycle for background information on this change.
NMES FI
Mama Cash supports ambitious feminist and women's rights groups and initiatives led by and for women, girls and trans people.
SAN Fiji FI
Mama Cash is helping to build a strong global architecture of women's funds so that local and regional women's movements can grow in scale, influence, and collective power.
HER Fund