Updated Jul 21, 2020

Call for Applications: Main Grant 2020

Offered by African Women’s Development Fund

Is your organization an African feminist or women’s rights organization with cutting edge ideas for advancing women’s rights and creating systemic change is your organization led and largely staffed by women, and registered on the African continent? If yes, then you can apply for this AWDF grant in one or more of the thematic areas listed below:
Economic Security & Justice
Body & Health Rights
Leadership, Participation & Peace
Post-COVID-19 Response & Advocacy
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Aug 10, 2020Deadline
From $20,000Amount

Mandatory Requirements

Implemented In:
Focus AreasEconomic Growth and Trade
Citizen Participation (Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance)
Peace and Resilience (Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance)
Rule of Law and Human Rights (Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance)
AWDF was founded to support the leadership and agency of African women in transforming society towards equality and justice. In that light, under its main grants programme, AWDF supports African women’s organisations that meet the following criteria:
• Women-led, with a majority women staff and board
• A stated commitment to supporting women and/or advancing women’s rights/gender equality in their mission/vision
• Organisations registered in any African country, and working at the local, national, subregional or regional African levels. (Note that AWDF is NOT able to transfer funds to organisations based in Sudan, South Sudan or Somalia. However, we are able to support organisations based in other African countries that are implementing initiatives in these countries).

Organisations applying to AWDF for the first time, and past grantees who have not received a grant from AWDF in the past three years should send a reference letter, and the name and contact information for an additional referee who knows the organisation’s work. Referees may be donors, other organisations – including grantees of AWDF.

Political parties, religious institutions, government bodies, for-profit organisations and individuals are NOT eligible for funding either independently or as part of a consortium.

Application Directions

Download and complete the application forms and send them with supporting documents via email to proposals@awdf.org or awdf@awdf.org.


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