XminusY supports social movements, actiongroups and changemakers

XminY believes in the power of people to be the start of change themselves. Every great social transformation starts with brave individuals who take the first steps along the road to change. These are ordinary people who stand up in their communities, encourage bystanders and work together with them in the struggle for a fair, just, sustainable and tolerant world.

XminusY supports social movements, actiongroups and changemakers who are fighting for a fair, democratic, sustainable and tolerant world. Projects that are supported by XminusY can take place on a broad variety of topics. But more important then the topic, is that the people involved take action themselves to change their own society.

Actions supported by XminusY are demonstrations, occupations, direct-action and other creative forms to change the world. Below you can find the criteria for support and the kind of costs we fund. Please reed them carefully! It would be a waste of your time if you put a lot of effort in your application while it doesn't matches the criteria at all.

Applications for financial support can be admitted by the form below. Next to that, it's also possible to send it by mail or encrypted email. An application needs to have background information, concrete data, your planned activities and a detailed budget. The form below guides you through this process in just three easy steps. Completely filled-in applications will speedup the decision-process, but it will take between 1 and 2 months anyway. It's possible to communicate (in writing) with XminusY in Dutch, English, France, German, Spanish, Russian, Portuguese, Italian and Arabic.  

General criteria
  • XminY only supports groups, organizations or social movements that fight for an honest, just and ecologically sound society.
  • XminY only supports projects that aim to mobilize and inspire individuals and groups.
  • XminY only supports projects that go beyond specific individual or ethnic interests.

  • XminY prefers to support demonstrations, blockades, occupations, direct actions, revolts, revolutions and other creative forms of confrontational action.
  • XminY prefers to support grassroots organizations.
  • XminY prefers to support politically controversial projects that have difficulty finding financial aid elsewhere.

  • XminY prefers to support projects that lead to political actions.
  • XminY prefers to fund projects that are part of a long term strategy.
  • XminY supports projects with a maximum of 3,000 euros.

  • XminY only supports projects with a total budget of less than 20,000 euros. 

  • XminY doesn't fund structural costs like wages or rental costs. 

  • XminY doesn't support conferences, seminars, debates or other meetings unless they clearly aim to prepare for political actions.
  • XminY doesn't finance juridical procedures unless these are part of a broader activist campaign.

  • XminY doesn't support political parties.

  • XminY doesn't support groups that try to exclude other progressive movements.
  • XminY doesn't fund projects specifically aimed at disabled people or children.

  • XminY doesn't fund humanitarian aid or healthcare. 

  • XminY doesn't fund emergency aid.

  • XminY doesn't support cultural or educational projects that only aim at raising awareness.

  • XminY doesn't fund micro-credit programs or income generating projects.

  • XminY doesn't support projects through third parties. We want to cooperate directly with the groups we support, without an additional bureaucratic layer in between.


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