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APPLICATIONS CLOSE FRIDAY 17 DECEMBER

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IT'S TIME.

YOUR VOICE MUST BE HEARD.

ONSIDE Gaming is a fund that will support girl/women/non-binary people-led initiatives that promote and advocate for gender justice in esports and gaming. 

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The creativity and innovation needed to achieve gender justice are already out there within the bonds of sisterhood and solidarity. All they need now are the resources to put their ideas into practice! 
 
ONSIDE VISION
All girls, women and non-binary people exercise their right to play.

ONSIDE MISSION
Drive a sustained feminist movement that re-imagines and transforms gaming and esports.

 

 

ONSIDE Gaming is looking to support feminist organising and hyper local solutions. Eligible groups will be asked to describe how their work contributes to the vision and mission of ONSIDE.

Groups will access unrestricted funds to support girls, women* and non-binary individuals in exercising their right to play, thus advancing gender justice in gaming and esports at all levels, from the grassroots to the global.

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ONSIDE GAMING WILL CHANNEL RESOURCES TO SUPPORT GIRLS, WOMEN, AND NON-BINARY INDIVIDUALS TAKING ACTION IN LOCAL, GLOBAL, AND VIRTUAL COMMUNITIES TO BUILD A MORE EQUITABLE GAMING ECOSYSTEM.

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WHO WILL ONSIDE GAMING FUND?

ONSIDE Gaming will support individuals and grassroots organisations, collectives, groups, and cooperatives led by girls, women, and non-binary individuals, benefitting girls, women, and non-binary individuals in gaming and esports.

 

Groups and organisations:

  1. Can either be registered or unregistered

  2. Must have an annual operating budget of less than USD 150,000 for the past two fiscal years

  3. Leadership must be at least 60% of women and non-binary individuals

Individuals:

  1. Must identify as girl, woman, or non-binary

  2. Must be over the age of 18.

Priority will be given to

  • Applications clearly led by girls, women, and non-binary individuals that demonstrate participatory models of leadership, including meaningful leadership roles and active decision-making functions for girls, women, and non-binary individuals

  • Applications led by and benefitting more underrepresented and marginalised communities

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HOW MUCH AND FOR HOW LONG?

ONSIDE Gaming will provide unrestricted re-grants of up to $10,000 USD to groups that meet the eligibility criteria.

ONSIDE’s mission is to drive a sustained feminist movement that re-imagines and transforms gaming and esports. We understand that such transformative work takes time.

ONSIDE Gaming aspires to establish a renewal process for the first cohort of re-grantees, but not all groups supported will automatically secure additional investment in future rounds. If additional resources are available, they will be able to participate in a renewal process to continue advancing gender justice in gaming and esports.​

 

Besides financial support, ONSIDE Gaming, as a continual initiative, is committed to creating a long-term community-engagement platform. Through a digital learning hub, ONSIDE Gaming will create dialogue spaces for re-grantees to mobilise a global community that shares learnings, challenges and successes. The participation of organisations in this learning hub will not be limited to their re-grant period.

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THE HOW

SHARED GOVERNANCE

As a fund, ONSIDE Gaming has set up processes that reflect a shared power structure, which includes distributing decision-making power through participatory governance structures that are “bottom-up”.

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If you are interested in fundraising or supporting ONSIDE Gaming to advance gender justice visit our Tiltify page.