GURLS TALK X MADE TO PLAY FUND– Frequent Asked Questions
Today’s generation is the least active in history—physical inactivity is shortening lives and short-changing futures. 3 in 4 kids globally don’t get the physical activity they need, and girls are less active than boys. As part of the Gurls Talk partnership, Nike is launching the Gurls Talk x Made to Play Fund, with grants supporting inspirational young women who are inspiring the next generation of girls to be active.
31st January 2019 – Applications close
25th February 2019 – Announcement of selected grantees by Women Win
- Who can apply for the Made To Play Fund?
The Made to Play Fund is committed to fill the gap in funding to projects designed and led by young women, 16- 25, who’ve had their lives transformed for better through sport and that now, as aspiring coaches/mentors/volunteers, have the ambition to share their passion for sport, physical activity and play with young girls under 14.
- Is my city eligible to apply?
The Made to Play Fund will offer grants for adolescent girls and young women (16-25 years old) whose organisations are based in Accra (Ghana), Amsterdam (the Netherlands) Barcelona (Spain), Berlin (Germany), Istanbul (Turkey), Johannesburg (South Africa), London (United Kingdom), Milan (Italy) and Paris (France).
However, the Made To Play Fund recognises that there is amazing potential for young women from all over the world and will set aside part of the grant for ideas of project coming from anywhere in the world!
- Does my organisation need to be legally registered in the country to apply?
Yes. Your organisation must be a registered charity, non-profit organisation or foundation, classified as a 501-C3 or equivalent to your country of registration.
4. Is my organisation eligible if we have men or boys as members?
Yes. However, remember that your idea or project must be designed and/or implement by you.
5. Can I apply as an individual?
The Made To Play Fund only accepts applications submitted by young women who are associated to a non-profit organisation. Grants will not be awarded to individuals.
6. Can I apply for an individual research/scholarship/travel grant?
The Made to Play does not fund individual/academic research, scholarships or travel grants.
7. Does my organisation need to have a determined number of years of experience as a registered entity? We are a newly founded organisation, can I still apply?
The Made to Play Fund will accept the submission of your project no matter for how long your organisation exists. The important thing to remember is that the organisation must be registered and the idea for the project should be (partly) yours. You will also be the person (helping) implementing the project.
8. Do we need to submit a detailed budget proposal?
At this stage of the application process, it is not necessary to submit a detailed budget with your idea/project proposal, just an overall amount that you are asking to receive from Made to Play Fund.
9. In what languages can we apply?
You can apply in a language of your choice.
10. Can I submit more than one application?
Yes, however, one only of your ideas/projects will receive a grant.
11. What is the amount and length of Made To Play grant?
The Made to Play Fund will offer grants ranging from GBP 5000-7000,00 (or $ and EU equivalent).
All applicants will be notified regarding the success of their application by 25th February 2019. If successful, you will also be enrolled on the prestigious Leadership Development in Gender and Sports programme (including training and mentoring), led by Women Win. The grant will also include a donation of Nike sportswear.
12. What is the length of Made to Play grant?
The grant must be used by you to implement your idea/project over a period of 12 months. The 12-month period starts counting from the date your organisation signs an agreement with the Made to Play Fund.
13. I can’t access the submission page. Can I send my submission via email?
We strongly recommend that you apply via the submission page. If the online application does not open, it may be due to denied access and restrictions in your browser settings. You can also try using another browser. If you are not able to use the electronic form, however, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
14. I can’t upload my video/audio/photo/text on the submission page. Can I send my submission via email?
We strongly recommend that you apply via the submission page. If you are unable to upload your submission, it may be due to a corrupted file or denied access and restrictions in your browser settings. You can also try using another browser. If you are not able to use the electronic form, however, please email us at email@example.com
15. What is the decision-making process?
The final decision will be made by a panel composed of representatives from Gurls Talk, Nike and Women Win. The Made to Play Fund reserves the right to invite other members of the wider sports and girls’ empowerment community to be part of the decision panel.
16. Is it possible to use the grant to build infra-structure, like sports facilities? Can I use the grant to buy a transport vehicle (bus, car etc.)?
No. The Made to Play Fund is designed to support you and the implementation of your sports/physical activity/play project. We do appreciate that you will need a space to carry out those activities. If your organisation does not have the space, try to ask a local school/sports club to use their space for free.
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