Spark Fund Grants


Relevent Country: Netherlands

Are you part of a group of girls, women, and trans or intersex people? And do you need funding for your work? If yes, then apply for Spark Fund Grants to strengthen the bold work of self-led groups in the Netherlands and the ABCSSS islands working on the rights of women, girls, and trans and intersex people.

The Spark Fund is a participatory grantmaking fund that supports self-led feminist activism in the Netherlands, Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao (the ABC islands) and Saba, Sint Eustatius and Sint Maarten (the SSS islands) with small grants to both registered and unregistered groups.

Funding Information

  • The grants range from €1,000 to €3,000 per project.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The criteria for eligibility for the Spark Fund are as follows:
  • Groups led by women, girls, and trans and intersex people. Those whose rights are at stake are the decision makers in the project.
  • Groups working from a feminist and/or a women’s, girls, trans or intersex rights perspective.
  • Groups working on urgent and contested political issues in the Netherlands or the ABCSSS islands.
  • Groups working on structural and systemic change.
  • In addition, the Spark Fund will prioritise:
  • Non-formalised/non-registered, nascent groups that have a budget below €30,000 per year, and that have limited resources (e.g. no paid staff, no office space, etc.)
  • Please note that you do not need a bank account, residence permit or any other form of of identification to submit an application. In addition, your your organisation does not have to be registered as a ‘foundation’.