Call for Applications: Pushing Against Racism Fund

Call for Applications: Pushing Against Racism Fund

About the Fund

The Pushing Against Racism Fund will distribute a total of $15,000 USD in grants to support social skateboarding projects on six continents. We will select one project per continent to receive $2000 each, as well as six smaller projects around the world to receive $500 each.

The funds will be granted to support projects led by people of color or from disenfranchised communities, and/or to support increased diversity and inclusion within social skateboarding. Funded activities could be skate programs, events, or paid internships to youth from communities affected by racism. The hope is that the Fund will help to direct more money, profile, and resources to support more diverse leadership within social skateboarding in coming years.

Some examples of past grantee projects include:
A day trip to a newly built skatepark and a guided tour of the Afro Museum in São Paulo, Brazil, with Coletivo Love CT Skate.

A series of creative workshops, employability and resource-sharing sessions for and by BPOC, QTPOC and neurodiverse folks, with Melanin Skate Gals & Pals in London, UK.

Employment of the first coaches from the local community by Skateboarding Papua New Guinea and Skate Timor.

Women and queer-led skate meet-ups hosted by in four cities in Nigeria with skate lessons provided for beginners.

  • Multi-day skateboarding and creative workshops by U Can Skate for indigenous children and youth in a remote part of Mexico.

  • A total of 12 projects will be supported across two funding categories:

  • Six “Continent grants” of $2000 – for larger, more established organizations (one project selected per continent)

  • Six “Community grants” of $500 – for smaller or new projects (no geographic limitation)

    Essential Criteria:

  • Geography – Based in one of 6 eligible continents: ​​Africa, Asia, Oceania, Europe, North America, and South America

  • Commitment – Applicants must have signed on to the Commitment to Anti-Racism in Skateboarding.

  • Registration – Applicants must be a registered nonprofit or have a partner nonprofit that funds can be sent to.

  • Concept – Must show a strong project concept involving skateboarding and the ability to carry it out between June 2024 - April 2025.

    Guiding Criteria (what
    we are looking for in applications):

  • Our priority is to support projects led by people of color or other ethnically disenfranchised groups.

  • We will prioritize projects serving people of color and under-served communities (such as economically disadvantaged, immigrants, refugees), as well as those addressing intersectionality (gender, sexuality, race).

  • Both one-off events (ie. public skatepark ‘takeovers’ or contests/festivals) and programs running as long as ten months are eligible. We will prioritize sustainable projects that have a potential of continuity.

  • We are open to applicants who are new to skateboarding or who have less experience creating/running projects, however the project idea needs to be well thought-out and display commitment and motivation.

    The aim of the project should include one of the following elements:

  • Improve physical and mental well-being of disenfranchised communities

  • Promote greater racial equity in skateboarding

  • Provide access to skateboarding in underserved communities

  • Projects that feature additional social elements (like connecting participants to greater art/educational/leadership opportunities through skateboarding) are encouraged but this is not essential.

    Guiding principles/sensitivity check:

  • If you are doing work advocating for the rights of particular groups/communities that you aren't a part of, we encourage you to check in with someone with lived experience and expertise. We can all reproduce racism and racist practices even if we are from a marginalized/minority group ourselves.

  • We recommend conducting a sensitivity check if you intend to work with multiracial and multiethnic participants outside of your own community in order to understand cultural protocols and cultural appropriation.

  • Be transparent about your intentions and goals for your project and work collaboratively with individuals and communities to ensure that their voices and perspectives are heard and valued.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Call for Applications: Pushing Against Racism Fund

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