Published On: Wed, Jun 4th, 2014

African Women’s Development Fund for Organizations working on Women Empowerment in Africa

Deadline: Ongoing

Organizations working on Women Empowerment in Africa can send application to African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF) for institutional capacity-building and program development. The AWDF supports local, national, sub-regional and regional organizations in Africa with the grant money to strengthen their organizational capacity.

Thematic Areas

  1. Women’s Human Rights
  2. Reproductive Health and Rights
  3. Economic Empowerment and Livelihoods
  4. Governance, Peace and Security
  5. Arts, Culture and Sports

Grant request can be made in between $5000 – $50,000. Grants over $20,000 is made to only the organizations that operate on a regional basis.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicant can be local, national, sub-regional or regional African women’s organizations, from any part of Africa.
  • Applicants must be led and managed by women and in existence for at least three years.
  • National or regional civil society organizations with women in their governance can apply for women-specific project that will be managed by a senior woman in the organization.
  • The proposed project must demonstrate how it fits into organization’s overall strategy for the area of work or community in which it is located.
  • Applicants must demonstrate how their work fits into either a local, national or regional strategy for the empowerment of African women. They should have demonstrated capacity in leadership, planning and networking.
  • The proposed project must have clear evaluation and sustainability plan.
  • Applicant must have potential to raise additional fund and the ability to manage funds and fund accounts in a transparent manner.
  • Grant application guidelines must be followed and the application must be made in one of the thematic areas mentioned above.
  • Applications can be submitted in English, French, or Portuguese via email, fax or post.

For more information, please visit AWDF Grant Guidelines.

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