ROLL Models Call for Applications 2024!

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 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.


apply now!


About Women Win and Skateistan

Women Win is a global multi-dimensional women’s fund guided by the vision of a future where every girl and woman exercises her rights. Since 2007, Women Win has leveraged the power of play to support almost 3 million adolescent girls and young women in over 100 countries to build leadership skills and become better equipped to exercise their rights.

Skateistan is an award-winning international NGO which empowers children and youth through skateboarding and creative education around the world. The Goodpush Alliance is an initiative by Skateistan to support and share knowledge among social skateboarding projects worldwide, offering online resources, events, grants, and tailored support.