Donor: Maypole Fund
Application procedure: Full Proposal
Donor base: United Kingdom
Reference number: -
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation
Deadline: ongoing

Financial details

Grant size: Small - up to $100,000
Minimum grant size: -
Total available budget: 15.000GBP
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: 1.000GBP
Funding ratio: up to 100%


  • Governance & Democracy
  • Human Rights
  • Peace & Conflict Resolution
  • Women & Gender

Project Locations

  1. Africa

      Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia, Zimbabwe

  2. America

      Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela

  3. Asia

      Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, East Timor, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Qatar, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, West Bank and Gaza, Yemen

  4. Europe

      Albania, Armenia, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine

  5. Pacific

      Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu


1) Objective

Maypole Fund’s main 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. They fund the following activities: 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.

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

  • (1) anti-militarism;
  • (2) action against the arms trade;
  • (3) action against nuclear weapons and weapons systems;
  • (4) creating a culture of peace and the prevention of conflict and war;
  • and (5) action to support disarmament policies, processes and related initiatives.

2) Eligibility

Eligible are: (1) young women’s groups/individuals and lesbian groups/individuals; (2) activities or projects not yet started; (3) women who do not have access to other sources of funding or whose projects find it difficult to attract funding from elsewhere; (4) imaginative/creative activities; and (5) individual and small women’s groups over larger established women’s groups.

3) Location

They do not have focus countries but support projects anywhere in the world.

4) Budget

They give grants of up to £1,000 at specified funding cycles.

5) Application

To apply for a grant, applicants are advised to complete the application form (can be downloaded from their website) and send it by email to maypolefund(a)yahoo.co.uk. Deadlines for funding applications are 31 January and 30 June of each year. Out of about 200 received applications for each session, they fund on average about 10-12 (success rate 6%).

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