Our 2022 Call for Applications is Now CLOSED.
PLEASE NOTE: FOR SECURITY PURPOSES WE WILL ONLY ACCEPT APPLICATIONS THROUGH OUR ONLINE SYSTEM
Review our 2022 documents carefully! Our funding criteria and priorities remain the same, however our procedures have been updated to improve accessibility, security and safety of our applicants.
3 – Following this questionaire, you will see a message letting you know if your organisation are eligible or not. If your organisation is eligible, you will see the link to proceed with your application on our online system.
Check the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) here.
You can also take a look at our presentation or instruction video on this. You can also contact us at: email@example.com or attend one of our 2022 Q&A Sessions.
You may work offline, using these forms, but only applications submitted through the online system will be considered. To work offline, download the 2022 Application Form here: English, Spanish, French, Russian.
When you are ready to upload the content into our online application, remember that you must first complete the eligibility questionaire (see above). You can save your online application and return to the system later. You may resume using the link at the top of the online form. You will also receive an email with a link to your online form.
Who can apply?
- based in any country in the world;
- registered or unregistered;
- led by sex workers who identify as women, men, trans and/ or non-binary.
If you wish to apply, your group, organisation or network must fulfill each of the following criteria:
1. Be led by sex workers.
2. Focused on benefiting sex workers.
3. Be committed to connect to and strengthen the sex workers’ rights movement.
4. Agree with all the principles of Red Umbrella Fund.
We do NOT fund:
Organisations that are not led by sex workers;
Organisations that seek to abolish or criminalise sex work;
Organisations exclusively providing social or medical services;
Organisations founded by or structurally dependent on political parties, government agencies or religious institutions;
Business, credit programmes or income-generating activities;
Organisations that have a project or programme with or for sex workers, while the organisation as a whole has a broader focus.
What kind of grants do we give?
Type of funding
Red Umbrella Fund provides flexible core funding to support the general coordination, functioning and strengthening of a group, organisation or network and its members. Core funding can be used to cover self-identified needs of the grantee partner including registration costs, rent, salaries, advocacy, (peer led) capacity building, membership meetings, activities, etc. Our funding is flexible, therefore grantees can adjust their plans during the grant.
How much funding can be requested?
Red Umbrella Fund currently provides two-year grants of between €10.000 and €80.000 (up to €130.000 for regional networks). The average grant size has been about €20.000 for two years. Please be realistic in your request and do not automatically request the maximum amount.
More details and tips in the 2022 Application Guidelines.