International Steering Commitee Members 2022 Recruitment

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS To join the International Steering Committee (ISC)of Red Umbrella Fund! How can you apply? E-mail the completed self-nomination form together with a support letter from a sex worker-led organisation to: info@redumbrellafund.org by 21 October 2022. Who can apply? Red Umbrella Fund is looking for two committed sex workers’ rights activists who identify... Read more »

Call for Grant Applications is Now OPEN!

Our 2022 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 17 June to 24 July 2022. To apply please review our 2022 Applications Guidelines and Frequently Asked Questions available at... Read more »

Application Q & A –

Red Umbrella Fund Secretariat will be available to answer questions about the application process: Français (avec Paul-Gilbert) : 20 Juin 15:00 CEST  Registre: http://tiny.cc/RUFQA-FR2022 Español (con Vera): 21 Junio – 16::00 CEST  Registro: http://tiny.cc/RUFQA-ES2022 English (with Stella): 22 June – 14:00 CEST  Register: https://tinyurl.com/RUFQA-EN2022 English & Russian/РУССКИЙ (live translation with Alexis/живой перевод с Алексис):  27... 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.