The Maypole Fund Grants for Women

Deadline: 31 January 2015
Open to: women worldwide 
Grant: up to £750


The Maypole Fund is a non-profit association founded in 1986 by women involved in the peace movement, especially with Greenham Common. Their aim is to resource imaginative, non-violent activities by individual women and women’s groups for the furtherance of peace with justice and environmental safety.

Grants from the Maypole Fund have contributed to a wide range of activities. So far, Maypole money has helped with printing leaflets, mounting exhibitions and making videos. They have financially helped women to set up and take part in conferences, workshops and other events as well as enable groups to buy equipment to resource their projects.


The Maypole Fund welcome applications from women for projects and activities that meet the following aims of the association:

  • Peace initiatives, disarmament and action against the arms trade;
  • Anti-militarism and action against male violence;
  • Nuclear issues;
  • Environmental issues;
  • The promotion of women’s social and political autonomy throughout the world;
  • International, national and/or regional networking between women for the above purposes.

The Maypole Fund particularly welcome applications from women who do not have access to other sources of money or whose projects find it difficult to attract funding elsewhere. Preference is given to specific one-off projects and projects not yet started to projects already started or completed.


The Maypole Fund gives grants of up to £750.


In order to apply for a grant you must complete the application form and send it to: [email protected]

The application form should include the following details:

  • Description of the activity you would like the Maypole Fund to support and how your activity fits in with Maypole’s AIMS ;
  • An email address and your bank account details;
  • Budget and cost breakdown.

The deadlines for applications are 31 January and 30 June of each year.

For further information please visit the official website.

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