Resilience Fund

17 March 2024

Mama Cash

The Resilience Fund supports feminist groups, collectives and initiatives that are founded, led, and/or run by people who belong to the communities whose rights they seek to advance. They are working to advance their own political and social agendas, to build connections across issues and borders, and to strengthen feminist and other social justice movements.

The Resilience Fund gives priority to smaller and emerging groups that are doing critically important work  but have limited access to funding. In addition to funding registered, formal organisations, we are open to funding informal or unregistered groups of activists, as well as networks or coalitions. The average grant size under the Resilience Fund is €35,000.

Mama Cash also provides accompaniment to all Resilience Fund grantee-partners. Accompaniment can include both financial and non-financial resources. Grantee-partners can use these resources to obtain, improve, retain, build, and sharpen their skills, knowledge, and networks. The accompaniment support we provide corresponds to the specific organisational needs and plans identified by the grantee-partner.

Please note that we are only accepting funding applications from the following regions this year: Africa and West Asia, and East, South, Southeast Asia and Oceania. We will not be reviewing applications from other regions.

Eligibility Criteria


  • Work from a feminist, women’s, girls, trans rights and/or intersex rights perspective
  • Self-led by the women, girls, trans people and/or intersex people they serve
  • Promotion of women’s, girls’, trans people’s and/or intersex people’s human rights as primary mission
  • Push for structural and fundamental change
  • Focus on issues that are under-addressed and/or contested
Apply here
  • Mama Cash
  • Amount: €5,000 - €50,000 per year, average grant size €35,000
  • Application deadline: 03/17/2024
  • Funding period: Multiple years
  • Trans
  • Asia and the Pacific
    Sub-Saharan Africa
Apply here
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