Calling women and non-binary people in Europe with a passion for skateboarding and a powerful idea to inspire the next generation!

For the fifth year in a row, Skateistan and Women Win are teaming up to support women and non-binary leadership in skateboarding.

The ROLL Models programme is designed to support and create visibility for women and non-binary leaders within skateboarding and to fund the projects they’ve designed — so that the next generation of girls and gender-diverse youth can build confidence, community, and life skills on and off their skateboards.

We’re currently seeking applications from women and non-binary people with project ideas that will use skateboarding to improve physical and mental well-being, inclusivity, and promote gender equity. To be eligible, the project needs to include girls and non-binary people (aged 5-18) as the main participant group. 

The ROLL Models programme is a unique opportunity for people with a passion for skateboarding to connect with and support each other, gain in-depth training and support, and to work towards a more diverse and inclusive skateboarding community.

Selected ROLL Models will receive:

  • A seed-grant of up to €3000 to fund their project idea
  • A place at our ROLL Models Leadership Camp in Berlin this summer (including travel, accommodation & expenses) 
  • Support and guidance from Skateistan and Women Win
  • Access to educational and training resources, as well as access to the network of past and present ROLL Models

To be eligible to apply, you must:

  • Identify as a woman or non-binary person, aged 18 or older
  • Be based in Europe or the UK
  • Have an idea for a project in Europe to empower girls through skateboarding (including WCMX)
  • Be available to attend an online programme co-design workshop in May 2024
  • Be available to attend the 5-day ROLL Models Leadership Camp in summer 2024

Key dates:

  • 14 February 2024 – Launch of call for applications
  • 22 February 2024 – Application support webinar (sign up here!)
  • 13 March 2024 – Deadline to apply
  • April 2024 – Announcement of selected ROLL Models
  • May 2024 – Online Programme Co-design Workshop
  • Summer 2024 – ROLL Models Leadership Camp (exact dates TBD)

How to apply: 

  • Fill out our application form and send it by email to [email protected] with the subject line “ROLL Models Application”
    • Staff or volunteers of an existing non-profit organization can apply for the “Organization” category with a project budget of €3000
    • The “Individual” category is open to applicants who are not affiliated with a registered non-profit organization, with a project budget of €1500
  • Please refer to our FAQ sheet to see more in-depth requirements and for any questions you may have. If you don’t find your answer there, you can send an email to the above address
  • This year, we will also be accepting audio or video applications, please see the guidelines for applying via this method in the FAQ document linked above.

A total of €35,000 in grants will be awarded to the selected ROLL Models in 2024. The fund prioritizes projects which work with girls (ages 5-18) as their main focus group, however you may apply with a project that includes other target groups. We actively encourage applications from those who identify as trans, non-binary and all other underrepresented groups and marginalised communities, including but not limited to; black, indigenous, people of colour, LGBTQIA+, people with visible and non-visible disabilities, rural and marginalised urban communities, people from lower-income backgrounds, individuals with care experience, displaced communities, people who face gender discrimination and/or oppression.

The deadline to apply is 13 March, 2024.

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