African Women’s Development Fund invites applications for 2023 Grant Funding

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African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF) invite applications for Grant Funding for the 2023 financial cycle.

Closing date: 25th April 2023

We invite applications from organisations led by women and/gender diverse persons/women living with disabilities, on the African continent.

1. GENERAL GRANTS: If your organisation is working to address key issues impacting women and girls in your community, or aims to change social norms, or policy, we’d like to hear from you.

We are prioritising applications from organisations whose total 2022 budgets were less than USD200,000.

Click here for guidance document on General Grants

2. KASA: The Kasa! Initiative seeks to achieve the following outcomes:

● Positive attitudes and behaviours towards women’s bodily integrity promoted
● Improved responses to emergencies and adequate support provided to survivors/families
● Leadership by and higher profile of women’s rights organisations at the forefront of ending sexual violence.

Download the Guidance document for KASA! Grants here

3. ECONOMIC JUSTICE FUTURES: We will consider applications from:

– Community organisers, community-based organisations,
– Women’s rights organisations and feminist networks who use innovative and creative approaches working with local communities

– Women and gender diverse people using feminist research to identify and dismantle the barriers to economic justice and equality for African women by reimagining our economies, and rethinking mechanisations, craft, and intellectual knowledge from micro to macro level.

Please click here for Guidance document on Economic Justice Futures

If you are interested in applying, please read the Applicant Guidance Document as it contains essential information to help you through the process.

If, after reading the applicant guidance document, you are interested in hearing more about the AWDF application process and would like to join one of our potential applicant Webinars, please register  here.

The English applicants’ webinar will be held on Monday the 3rd of April 2023 at 10.00am GMT, and the French applicants’ webinar will be held on Tuesday 4th April at 10.00am GMT.

To apply for any of the above grants, please complete the application process online. Guidance for the online platform can be accessed here.

The applications opened on 28th March 2023.  The deadline for submitting your application is 12pm GMT on 25th April 2023.

We can only accept applications through our online portal which you can access here

Successful applicants will hear from us in August 2023.

Our Frequently Asked Questions can be found here.


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