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Reminder of our 2021 call for applications!

Dear sex worker led organizations, herewith a reminder that our 2021 call for applications is still open until the 1st of August. Please find our instruction video and a presentation on how to apply on our website’s FAQ link. In case of any questions, please contact us via applications@redumbellafund.org
Application Q&A

Application Q & A – 8 – 15 July

Red Umbrella Fund will be available to answer questions about the application process on three dates in July: English & Russian/РУССКИЙ (live translation/ прямой перевод) 8 July – 15:00 CEST/8 июля – 15:00 CEST Register: http://tiny.cc/RUFQA-EnRu UPDATE: Unfortunately Closed Captioning will not be live, we will work toward a transcript as soon as possible. We... Read more »

Call for Grant Applications is Now OPEN!

Our 2021 Call for Grant Applications is Now OPEN! Sex worker-led organisations and networks from anywhere in the world are eligible. To improve digital security all applications must be submitted online only Accepting applications from 22 June to 1 August 2021. To apply please review our 2021 Applications Guidelines and Frequently Asked Questions available at... Read more »
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About us

Red Umbrella Fund is the first global fund guided by and for sex workers. We believe that change will only be achieved through strong, collaborative movements of sex workers advocating for their rights, with the support of their allies. Sex workers themselves are the best positioned to know what is needed for them, and best placed to do something about it. Red Umbrella Fund exists to mobilise resources to help strengthen and sustain the movement in achieving human rights for sex workers.

“It’s helpful having sex workers making funding decisions because we understand which projects or groups will really be effective towards positive change. Bottom line, it’s our bodies, our lives, and we should be at the forefront of all decisions affecting us”  (member of Red Umbrella Fund’s Programme Advisory Committee)

Since its creation, Red Umbrella Fund gave out 157 grants to 104 groups and networks in over 60 countries, spending over €4M ($4,6M) on grants and raising over €6.5M ($7,4M) since 2012. All our grantees are selected by our international Programme Advisory Committee (PAC) which is led by sex workers.

Learn more about how to apply for a grant here.