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Category: Grants

Introducing the ITF’s Third Cycle Grantee Partners

The ITF made our first grant in 2017 and since then we have disbursed $1.815 million dollars to 75 trans-led groups in 51 countries. Now we would like to introduce you to our third cycle grantee partners. These groups were selected by the ITF’s Grant Making Panel, a group of trans and gender non-conforming activists who review each eligible application that we receive to our annual call for applications.

This year we are thrilled to support 38 trans-led organizations in 32 countries. These organizations are doing incredible work on the frontlines, often in very hostile contexts and with limited resources. We are proud to support organizations that are promoting trans leadership and working intersectionally. We invite you to learn more about the ITF’s third cycle grantee partners and join us in celebrating and amplifying this powerful movement building work.



Вебинар по финансированию

МТФ приглашает инициативные группы транс-людей из Центральной Азии присоединиться к вебинару, посвящённому подаче заявок в МТФ в рамках 4-го грантового цикла (на 2020 год). Во время этого вебинара мы поделимся информацией о критериях отбора, приоритетах финансирования и процессе рассмотрения заявок. Мы также дадим полезные советы о том, как написать сильную заявку. После презентации состоится интерактивная дискуссия, с возможностью задать вопросы.

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The ITF’s Fourth Grant Cycle is Now Open

The ITF is pleased to announce our fourth grant cycle! We welcome applications from trans-led organizations with budgets below $150,000 USD based in any region of the world. The deadline to apply is December 2, 2019 at 5pm (EST/New York time).

The application form can be downloaded from our website (here). The form is available in English, French, Russian, Simplified Chinese and Spanish. We have also created Application Guidelines (with tips on how to write a strong application), which you will find here.

Want to learn more about the ITF’s grantmaking? Join us for a funding webinar on October 30 at 11am ET. You can learn more and register here.

If you have questions, please contact info@transfund.org

Funding Webinar: General

The ITF invites trans-led groups to join us for a webinar on How to Apply to the Fourth Grant Cycle 2020. During this webinar, we will share information about the eligibility criteria, funding priorities and the grantmaking process. We will also give helpful tips on how to write a strong and competitive application. After the presentation there will be an interactive discussion and an opportunity to ask questions.

Date: October 30, 2019
Time: 11am (ET/NYC time)

Register in advance for this webinar.

For more information, contact Vaito’a Toelupe: vaitoat@transfund.org

Funding Webinar: Caribbean

The ITF invites trans-led groups from the Caribbean to join us for a Webinar on How to Apply to the Fourth Grant Cycle 2020. During this webinar, we will share information about the eligibility criteria, funding priorities and the grant making process. We will also give helpful tips on how to write a strong and competitive application. After the presentation there will be an interactive discussion and an opportunity to ask questions.

Date: October 28, 2019
Time: 11am (EST/Kingston time)

Register in advance for this webinar.

For more information, contact Vaito’a Toelupe: vaitoat@transfund.org

Funding Webinar: East and Southern Africa

The ITF invites trans-led groups from East and Southern Africa to join us for a webinar on How to Apply to the Fourth Grant Cycle 2020. During this webinar, we will share information about the eligibility criteria, funding priorities and the grant making process. We will also give helpful tips on how to write a strong and competitive application. After the presentation there will be an interactive discussion and an opportunity to ask questions.

Date: October 23, 2019
Time: 1pm (SAST/Johannesburg time)

Register in advance for this webinar.

For more information, contact Vaito’a Toelupe: vaitoat@transfund.org

Funding Webinar: Asia and the Pacific

The ITF invites trans-led groups from Asia and the Pacific to join us for a webinar on How to Apply to the Fourth Grant Cycle 2020. During this webinar, we will share information about the eligibility criteria, funding priorities and the grant making process. We will also give helpful tips on how to write a strong and competitive application. After the presentation there will be an interactive discussion and an opportunity to ask questions.

Date: October 21, 2019
Time: 1pm (ICT/Bangkok time)

Register in advance for this webinar.

For more information, contact Vaito’a Toelupe: vaitoat@transfund.org

Resourcing Trans Movements

The ITF is deeply committed to funding trans-led groups across the globe to support them to organize, mobilize and resist. Our commitment to participatory grantmaking places accountability, transparency and participation at the center of everything we do. We’re excited to share some of the highlights from the past two grant cycles so you can see where the money is going and what work we are funding (Download the Community Update in English and Spanish here)



5 Tips for Writing a Competitive Grant Application

The ITF is accepting grant applications from trans-led groups with budgets below $150,000 USD based in any region of the world. The deadline to apply is December 1, at 5pm (ET/New York time).

We know that writing applications can be a challenging process so we have put together Application Guidelines (which are available in English, Spanish, French, Russian and simplified Chinese) to help you write a strong and competitive application.

If you are still not sure how to get started, here are 5 tips for writing a competitive application:

  1. Be clear and concise. We follow a strict page limit as this helps us fairly evaluate applications. Applications must not exceed eight pages. Font size should be no smaller than 11pt. Please note that to be fair, we will not review materials after eight pages. Additional materials (reports, strategic plans, etc.) will not be reviewed.
  2. Follow the 3-3-2 formula. Due to the strict page limit, you need to be strategic with how you use space. We suggest that you allocate up to three pages to PART 1: Organizational Background, three pages to PART 2: Funding Request and two pages to PART 3: Financial Information. Do not forget to provide referees in PART 4.
  3. Remember your reviewer. Your application will be reviewed by ITF’s Grant Making Panel (GMP), who are trans activists from different parts of the world. This means you should write to your peers, but know they may be peers who know very little about your working context. Trans activists know the importance of your work, just remember to describe its specifics.
  4. Make your application stand out. Be clear about what your group will do with the funding and make sure you tell us what impact it will have on your community and the trans movement. The competition for funding is very high and you need to make a case for why your work is important to trans movement building in your region.
  5. Be realistic. You are the experts of what needs to be done in your context so tell us what your group wants to do and not what you think we want to hear. The best applications are ambitious but realistic. This also includes the budget – ask for the funding that your group needs to do the work.

Find more tips here.

If you are unable to write an application, we also accept video applications. The video should be a maximum of 10 minutes and answer all the questions in the application form. If you’re interested, you can find more information when you scroll to the bottom of this page.

 

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