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Fund Mechanisms

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The ONSIDE Fund is committed to participatory and equitable approaches in all aspects. In utilising a pooled funding approach, the Fund increases cross-sectoral support and investment in girls' and women's rights through sport.

ONSIDE is a pooled fund supporting hyperlocal solutions driven by girls and young women-led groups and organisations to tackle inequalities in sports at all levels.


The Fund aims to disseminate financing models that allow providing resources to organisations led by girls, young women and activists, to defend human rights and equality for all people.


The ONSIDE Fund welcomes diverse voices from across sectors, geographies, languages and backgrounds. We seek to facilitate meaningful dialogue between different actors and strengthen opportunities for voices that have been historically silenced.

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The shared governance mechanisms of the ONSIDE Fund hope to diversify the voices involved for collective decision-making.

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The ONSIDE Fund aims to shift power to and share decision-making with girls and young women who are of the movement and have deep expertise in their own contexts and lived realities.

Using multiple collective decision-making mechanisms, the ONSIDE Fund seeks to drive collective action and work to democratise philanthropy. Participatory grant-making processes, such as regional peer review panels, will shift power directly into the hands of the girls and women from the movement who will make decisions about the use of ONSIDE funding in their regions/areas.