We started our CSR initiative HumanKind to collaborate with inspiring humans who fight for our shared values and represent an inclusive future. With the initiative, we want to give people the support they need to bring their projects and dreams to life.
Check out our HumanKind ambassadors and their projects below, and scroll down to learn how you (yes, you!) can apply for the grant. Maybe you have a dream project just waiting to happen?
Nadine is a creative and co-founder of monthly club night Pxssy Palace, a platform celebrating people of colour who are women, queer, intersex, non-binary and trans (QTIPOC).
Nadine will be using the HumanKind grant to expand Pxssy Palace, and offer QTIPOC individuals a place of love, self-expression and mutual learning. They will also use the grant to sustain and preserve what they’ve created in Pxssy Palace over the years, giving them the opportunity to expand the collective’s offering into the community, beyond the confines of the club.
Harnaam is a model and social activist, who self-defines as a ‘body positive warrior’. On her platform, she shares her journey with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), a condition affecting women’s hormones, which often results in ‘irregular’ hair growth. Harnaam was bullied for her body hair as a teen, but at 16 she decided to dismiss the ignorant comments and embrace her body for what it was. And with that, she decided to grow out not only her body hair - but also, her beard.
Harnaam will be using the grant to host sessions for those experiencing PCOS, giving them the tools and confidence they need to succeed in their day-to-day lives.
Kenny Ethan Jones
Kenny is a Trans model, writer and activist. Through his work with Mermaids, a charity supporting transgender, non-binary and gender diverse young people and their families, he dreams of attaining equality for all people who identify as trans. Kenny also fronted a campaign for Pink Parcel, where he made history as the first man ever to front a period campaign.
Kenny will use the HumanKind grant to work closely with Mermaids to host events this year for trans youth and their families to connect, build confidence and learn through shared experience.
Want to be part of the HumanKind project? Apply for our Open Grant and get the chance to turn your passion project from fluffy dreams to real-life reality (the grant includes a smashing £25,000 to make it happen). You can find the terms and conditions below the form.
What are the terms and conditions?
First things first, you need to be based in Europe. And yes, the UK still counts :)
All entrants must be aged 18+
The first year of the HumanKind Initiative has a Pride lens, therefore your project needs to directly support the LGTBQIA+ community.
If you are shortlisted or chosen as our grant recipient we’d love to photograph you and record some video content of you where you talk about the community you’re supporting and what the grant means to you. This will be used to tell your story on Estrid’s channels, and will also be shared with media to tell them about the amazing work you are doing.
Entries to be submitted by 12th of the September 2022
Guess that’ll be all for now :)
Looking forward to hearing from you, and good luck!
Want to know more about the HumanKind initiative? Or maybe you need a little more context?
Based on research by OnePoll (on behalf of Estrid), we created a report with results from 3,500 nationally representative people in the UK. Click below to download the report and dive deeper :)