Feminist Review Trust 2017 Announces Application Deadlines

Feminist Review Trust 2017 Announces Application Deadlines

The Feminist Review Trust has announced the 2017 application deadlines for projects which transform the lives of women in the UK and internationally.

The Feminist Review Trust was set up in 2001 with funding from the Feminist Review journal. Feminist Review is a peer reviewed, interdisciplinary journal setting new agendas for feminism. The journal is committed to exploring gender in its relationship to other axes of power including race, class and sexuality.

Individuals and organisations in the UK and internationally can apply for grants of up to £15,000 for projects including:

  • 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.
  • Pump priming activities. This means that the Trust 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.
  • 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.
  • Training and development projects: funding for projects which provide training in relevant areas.
  • One off events: the Trust supported Cine25 as part of the celebrations of 25 years of Women’s Studies at the University of York (UK); a seminar for the Lileth Project (a violence against women housing related project), and a workshop on the gender dimensions of Bulgarian Immigration Policy.
  • Dissemination: the Trust will fund the production and distribution of relevant material. Too often work has had a more limited impact than it should because it was not well distributed.
  • Core funding: the Trust realises that many groups struggle to raise core funding. The Trustees are willing to offer core funding to cover staff costs, accommodation etc.
  • Other projects: the Trust may still support an application that does not easily fit into any of the above categories.

In 2017 and 2018, the Trust particularly welcomes applications from non-OECD countries in the following areas:

  • Lesbian and transgender rights.
  • Violence against women and girls.
  • Disabled women and girls.

The Trust receives a very large number of applications; far more than it can fund. The current success rate for applications is about 5%.

There are three funding rounds per year.

The deadlines for applications are 31 March 2017, 20 April 2017 and 30 September 2017.


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