Mama Cash’s 2018 grantmaking window will open from 19 March to 17 April.


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


We will receive Letters of Interest from applicants who are not current grantee-partners from 19 March - 17 April 2018, 11:59 pm CEST*. Groups that apply during this grantmaking window will receive a response from Mama Cash by 31 May 2018.

Mama Cash supports ambitious feminist and women's rights organisations and initiatives led by and for women, girls, trans and intersex people. We advise groups wishing to apply to consider the Mama Cash selection criteria and priorityUntil the grantmaking window opens, the Letter of Interest format is accessible  as a read only version. From 19 March 2018 onwards we can receive your filled in Letter of Interest.

We are a fund with limited resources. More groups apply for funding than we can fund. In 2017, we received 1562 funding requests of which we could approve 23 new grants (1.4% of all requests) in our portfolios of Body, Money and Voice.

Because we have limited resources, we have to make difficult decisions on which groups we can support. The Mama Cash selection criteria and priority lead our decision-making process. For 2018, we expect to approve grants to approximately 15 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 2018.


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.

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Read-only version of the Letter of Interest