Updated Mar 18, 2021

Call for Proposals : LFS & Main Grants

Offered by African Women’s Development Fund

AWDF is happy to invite applications for grants from all eligible women-led and women’s rights groups and organisations in Africa and parts of the Middle East (Lebanon, Palestine, Jordan, Iraq, Yemen).

If you are passionate about advancing women’s rights and creating systemic change, you can apply for a grant in one or more of the thematic areas listed below:

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Apr 14, 2021Deadline
$8,000 - $100,000Amount

Mandatory Requirements

Implemented In:
CountryLebanon, Palestinian Territories, Jordan, Iraq and Yemen
Focus AreasHealth
Economic Empowerment (Gender)
Sexual and Reproductive Health (Health)
Peace and Resilience (Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance)
Leadership Development (Economic Growth and Trade)
To qualify for a grant from the AWDF grants, organisations must be led and managed by women. Similarly, national or regional civil society organisations may apply for a project focused on women, but they must demonstrate that there are women involved in their governance, and that the project will be managed by a senior woman in the organisation.

Organisations must demonstrate how their work fits into a local, national or regional strategy to empower African women. Likewise, they show how the project proposal fits into the organisation’s overall strategy or community in which it’s located.

Applying organisations should have basic organisational systems and structures in place, and must be at least three years old. When evaluating an application, the AWDF will look for evidence of effective leadership, planning and networking. This should be reflected in a clear sustainability plan for additional funding, and the ability to manage funds transparently.

Other Requirements

OtherOrganisations can apply for grants ranging from USD $8000 to $100,000. (However, most grants will be for less than the maximum amount.) Grants over USD $20,000 will only be made to organisations that operate on a regional basis.

Application Directions

Interested applicants are invited to submit their applications directly through the online apply portal on the funding opportunity website.
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