Red Umbrella Fund is the first-ever global grantmaking collaborative guided by and for sex workers. Red Umbrella Fund is guided by an International Steering Committee (ISC) made up of sex workers and donors. The ISC decides the grantmaking criteria, approves the annual budget and makes other strategic decisions. The Programme Advisory Committee (PAC) advises the... Read more »
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 email@example.com
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 »
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.
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