Mama Cash is pleased to announce that we will receive Letters of Interest (LOI) from applicants, who are not current grantee-partners, from 17 February - 31 March 2020, 11:59 pm CET*. Groups that apply during this grant application window will receive a response from Mama Cash by 22 May 2020.
During this application window for new grantee-partners, we will focus on increasing support to organisations and initiatives that are fighting environmental injustices and are implementing alternative, environmentally-just, solutions. We plan to make new grants to self-led feminist groups and initiatives who are working on environmental justice.
The grant application window is not relevant for current grantee-partners wishing to apply for renewal in 2020.
Women, girls, trans and intersex people experience not only the effects of environmental damage and climate change, they also encounter violations of their right to water, food, and a clean, healthy, and safe environment. Additionally, their rights to manage and preserve their communal land, wildlife and natural resources are constantly under attack. And when they resist, they experience gender-based violence such as sexual violence, harassment, intimidation and murder.
Despite the urgency of the situation, activists and groups who work on environmental justice are severely underfunded. In recent years, Mama Cash has supported a growing number of groups fighting the impact of climate change and environmental degradation on women, girls, transgender people and intersex people. This year, we are excited to boost our grantmaking in this area. We are looking forward to receiving applications from groups working on environmental justice during this grant application window.
We support those groups who resist the abuse of power by companies and government and their practices of over-exploitation. These groups fight for drinking water, for land to grow crops, and for other natural resources. They expose the impact caused by climate change, extraction, logging, mega plantations and mining.
We also support activist groups who introduce alternatives for the dominant model of economic growth: new ways of climate adaptation, or the revaluation of small-scale agriculture and food production, an equitable and sustainable approach to planet Earth.
Mama Cash supports groups and initiatives that:
1. Work from a feminist and/or women's rights perspective
2. Are self-led by the women, girls, trans people and/or intersex they serve
3. Have the promotion of women’s, girls’, trans people and/or intersex people’s human rights as their primary mission, and not just as the focus of part of their programmes
4. Push for structural and fundamental change
5. Focus on issues that are under-addressed and/or contested