Welcome to Cashola Thursday! ~ 2nd October 2014

Aus50-note-reverseCashola. Money. Moula. Folding Stuff. When it comes to making positive change in the world, sometimes the only things standing in our way is we need some cold hard cash to do it. Have a look at Clive Palmer! He has all the cash and now he’s elected he gets to make all the decisions (well not all of them but he’s involved in lots of them). Yes, there are some very spectacular anarchists out there fighting against capitalism and the constant need for money to have your voice heard but they’re also having to work twenty times as hard for half the results as those people who are in the money. So. What is being done about this? Welcome to a roundup of all the different ways feminism is being funded around the world.

The Association for Women’s Rights in Development have been asking the question “Where’s the money?” for some time now and for anyone interested in feminist and women’s funding, this is the first place to look for information, advice and advocacy.

A new fund called Amplify Change, has just been launched in Denmark and the Netherlands to support grassroots and smaller organisations dealing with controversial sexual and reproductive health and rights issues. AWESOME!

FRIDA has been around for a couple of years now and is proving to be a serious force in the world of young women’s funding. It has a new approach to supporting young feminist projects and is heavily run by young women. We love it!

MAMA Cash is a serious player in the feminist funding world and excitingly puts trans organisations front and centre. They support organisations, activists and focusses its interest in otherwise ignored groups. Mama Cash also plays a role in influencing and changing the resource mobilisation and philanthropic world which is super!

Astrea Lesbian Foundation for Justice might have Lesbian in the title but the focus is all over the queer shop.

Over the decades, our staff has met the challenges facing our communities with a bold vision, multi-faceted resources, and a thoughtful intentionality.

MATCH International is Canada’s answer to feminist funding. Splitting funding opportunities into two streams; Holding Ground and Breaking Ground, means that they can focus on supporting what is already happening AND what needs to happen.

Closer to home the Victorian Women’s Trust has been making grants to support women and girls in Victoria for nearly 30 years.

And soon, the founders of feminaust will be launching a new initiative: EDITH for young feminists with awesome ideas. We’ve been saying it for a while now but we really do mean it and we really are very excited.

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About MsElouise

MsElouise is a community programs worker and feminist from Melbourne Australia. She likes to travel, write, rant and make people feel uncomfortable about their assumptions. She hopes to one day be remembered for changing the world just a little bit. Right now she does this by proving that teenage girls are a higher order of beings.

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