New Twitch Grant Looks to Support Rising Female Streamers
It was recently announced that a new Twitch grant would be available for up-and-coming female streamers. The 1,000 Dreams Fund charity organization is teaming up with the gaming streaming service to provide promising females with financial assistance in their efforts to start a career on the platform.
In a post on the charity’s website, they disclose the details of the upcoming Twitch grant, also known as the BroadcastHER Grant. it aims to provide “financial assistance to eligible women to help with expenses such as travel to gaming conventions, educational conferences, hardware upgrades, and instructional programs related to creative or artistic pursuits.” However, they are quick to point out that the funds are not intended to be used for “everyday expenses” like food, utilities, and medical-related costs. Here’s a bit more information for those considering to apply:
Criteria: To be eligible for this grant you must be female and a Twitch Affiliated or Partnered Broadcaster. Preference will be given to applicants that are currently enrolled high school, a two-year, four-year college/university or graduate school. Applicants must demonstrate financial need. Applications must include an essay explaining how the grant would be used. Selection will be based on application contents and financial need.
Guidelines: Applications must be submitted by the deadline below to be considered for that semester.
Amount: Two or more grants of a minimum of $500 to a maximum of $2,000 will be awarded each semester. Grants are not renewable, however, non-selected applicants may re-apply.
Those who wish to apply can do so beginning March 1 at 9am EST. The deadline for the Spring semester is May 1, with the grants being awarded and recipients notified by June 15. After that, the funds will be disbursed by August 1.
In an industry that is very lopsided in terms of respect, pay, etc., the new Twitch grant will hopefully empower female streamers and provide them not only with additional funds to get them to that next level, but also the hope that they too can make it just as far, if not further, than everyone else. Tina “ShadowFoxx86” Degenhart said, “Many of the problems women face are because of lack of respect. But gaming is just another platform that we shouldn’t shy away from. The industry won’t understand how to treat women if we don’t show them how to treat women.”
You can check out all the necessary information on the 1,000 Dreams Fund’s website right here. Keep it tuned to Don’t Feed the Gamers as this story develops, and for other gaming news going on right now, check out the following:
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Eric is an editor and writer for Don't Feed the Gamers. When he is not staring at a computer screen filled with text, he is usually staring at a computer screen filled with controllable animations. Today's youth call this gaming. He also likes to shoot things. With a camera, of course.