Grants from the Feminist Review Trust


1) Objective

The Feminist Review Trust will fund: (1) Hard to fund projects: some types of projects are difficult to fund. Typically these projects have no other obvious sources of funding. This might mean, for example, that traditional academic sources are either not interested in the area or that it is an activist project or that it is too feminist for most conventional funding sources;(2) Pump priming activities: this means that they will provide a small amount of funding to help start an activity in the hope that it will then be able attract sufficient funding to continue; (3) Interventionist projects which support feminist values: it is often difficult for projects around core feminist concerns such as abortion rights and domestic violence to find funding; (4) Training and development projects: they will fund projects which provide training in relevant areas; (5) One off events; (6) Dissemination: they will fund the production and distribution of relevant material; (7) Core funding: the Trustees are willing to offer core funding to cover staff costs, accommodation etc., except in instances where applicants are seeking core funding to replace funding lost as a result of public sector cuts; and (8) Other projects: if the application does not easily fit into any of the above categories they may still support it.

2) Eligibility

Non profit organisations are eligible to apply. The Trust is not able to fund applications from UK organisations for core funding lost or reduced due to public sector spending cuts.

3) Location

Support is provided is to women's projects around the world.

4) Budget

The maximum value of any individual award is £15,000 (or its equivalent). However, the Trustees rarely give out awards of this amount so when applicants prepare their application, please bear in mind that applicants may only be offered partial funding. It is therefore helpful if applicants can identify different sub-elements in their application.

5) Application

The deadline for the funding rounds are each year: (1)January 31st, (2) April 30th(3) September 30th. All applications are reviewed internally in the Trust and a short-list is drawn up. Short-listed applications are then sent for external review. The Trust receives a very large number of applications; far more than they can fund. The current success rate for applications is 1 - 2%. The application templates can be downloaded from their website and must be sent via email.