First of all, we salute the availability of Red Umbrella Fund staff in the implementation of the grant. They have been with us throughout the implementation process and when asked, they have always responded positively since the acceptance of our project […], including planning, budgeting, reporting, reprogramming and even when there are funding opportunities they inform us and accompany us.
Red Umbrella Fund supports sex worker-led groups and networks to develop their own organisational capacity, according to their own priorities and processes.
In line with our commitment to a sex worker-led, participatory approach, our focus is on facilitating peer-led capacity building, including the use of community consultants. This values the existing skills within the movement and enables sex worker-led organisations and networks to share and benefit from the expertise of their peers.
Red Umbrella Fund also provides technical support to grantees on preparing for, managing and reporting on their grant. Staff provide feedback on work plans, budgets and reports and work with groups, as requested, to develop their planning, prioritising, reporting financial management and fundraising skills.
We aim to use and create opportunities – especially online – for our grantees to learn from and share knowledge with other sex worker groups and allies.
Our core funding grants can include costs for capacity building and technical assistance as identified by grantees as their priority.
The relationship with the Red Umbrella Fund has been very good, we have had good communication with the programme officer who has assisted us […]. She has helped us when we have had problems or inconveniences beyond our control and has always been available when we have asked for clarification or requested extra time for the delivery of reports […]. We have received good support from Vera who has been attentive to us and has sent us links and recommendations for funding opportunities, to whom we also owe her recommendation to the Global Women’s Fund for support.
We are highly satisfied with the communication with Red Umbrella Fund as we get prompt responses. Moreover, RUF is a sex workers friendly donor and we feel ownership of this donor. We feel RUF is one of us.
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