The Maypole Fund was founded in 1986 by women involved in the peace movement, especially with Greenham Common. Today, the Fund is led by a group of feminists coming from various political backgrounds.
The Maypole Fund is accepting applications from women only with an aim to resource imaginative, non-violent activities by feminist anti-militarist women – whether individual women or women only groups – to proactively challenge patriarchy.
Grants up to £750 are available for activities in the following areas:
o Action against the arms trade.
o Action against nuclear weapons and weapons systems.
o Creating a culture of peace and nonviolence.
o The prevention of conflict and war, and
o Action to support disarmament policies, processes and related initiatives.
Applications are invited from:
o Young women’s groups/individuals and lesbian groups/individuals.
o Activities or projects that have not yet started.
o Women who do not have access to other sources of funding or whose projects find it difficult to attract funding from elsewhere.
o Imaginative/creative activities.
o Individual and small women’s groups over larger established women’s groups.
The deadline for applications is Friday 31 December 2019.
Applications can be made via the Maypole Fund website.