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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 funding models that enable girls/young women-led organisations to resource activists to continue speaking truth to power and uphold human rights and equality for all.


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 those with typically less voice.

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The shared governance mechanisms of the ONSIDE Fund expect to diversify the voices involved in making decisions and actively facilitate 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.