Updated Nov 28, 2018CLOSED

UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women 2018 Call for Proposals

Offered by UN Women as part of United Nations Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women

It is in this context that the UN Trust Fund launches its 2018 Call for Proposals. With its 22nd grants cycle, the UN Trust Fund looks to support civil society organizations that qualify for funding under the three programmatic areas of its 2015-2020 Strategy: (1) Improving access for women and girls to essential, safe and adequate multi-sectoral services to end violence against women and girls; (2) Increasing effectiveness of legislation, policies, national action plans and accountability systems to prevent and end violence against women and girls; and (3) Improving prevention of violence against women and girls through changes in knowledge, attitudes and practices.
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CLOSEDJan 18, 2019Deadline
$50,000 - $1,000,000Amount
Criteria: LabelCriteria: DescriptionAmount Per Prize
Organization SizeSmall Civil Society Organizations$50,000 - $150,000
Organization SizeAll Civil Society Organizations$150,000 - $1,000,000

Mandatory Requirements

StageStage 3: Proof of Concept, Stage 4: Transition to Scale, Stage 5: Scaling and Stage 6: Sustained Scale
Implemented in:
CountryMongolia, Guyana, Dominican Republic, Cape Verde, Brazil, Belize, Antigua and Barbuda, Afghanistan, Guinea, Guatemala, Ghana, Georgia, Gambia, The, Gabon, Fiji, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Equatorial Guinea, El Salvador, Ecuador, Djibouti, Cuba, Costa Rica, Congo, Republic of the, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Colombia, China, Chad, Cameroon, Cambodia, Burundi, Burkina Faso, Botswana, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bolivia, Benin, Belarus, Bangladesh, Azerbaijan, Argentina, Angola, Algeria, Albania, Grenada, Haiti, Sao Tome and Principe, Samoa, Saint Lucia, Serbia, Papua New Guinea, Nauru, Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Maldives, Malawi, Lebanon, Kiribati, Rwanda, Philippines, Peru, Panama, Palestinian Territories, North Korea, Nigeria, Niger, Nepal, Namibia, Mozambique, Morocco, Moldova, Mexico, Mauritania, Mali, Malaysia, Macedonia, Libya, Liberia, Lesotho, Laos, Kyrgyzstan, Kenya, Jordan, Jamaica, Iraq, Kosovo, India, Honduras, Guinea-Bissau, Egypt, Cote d'Ivoire, Central African Republic, Bhutan, Armenia, Tuvalu, Turkmenistan, Togo, Timor-Leste, Tajikistan, Suriname, Solomon Islands, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, Uganda, Indonesia, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Vietnam, Venezuela, Vanuatu, Turkey, Tunisia, Thailand, Tanzania, Syria, Sudan, Sri Lanka, South Sudan, South Africa, Somalia, Paraguay, Nicaragua, Madagascar, Kazakhstan, Myanmar, Tonga, Pakistan and Yemen
Focus AreasGender-based Violence (Gender) and Policy and Regulation
Refugees (Humanitarian Assistance)
Gender-based Violence (Gender) and Disability
Within this general framework, the UN Trust Fund is establishing two special thematic windows of funding with a focus on: (a) addressing violence against women and girls in the context of the current forced displacement and refugee crisis; and (b) addressing violence against women and girls with disabilities.

The following are NOT eligible to apply for a grant from the UN Trust Fund: • Organizations that do not have a legal status in the country of implementation • Government agencies or institutions • Individual UN agencies or UN Country Teams • Private individuals • Private sector entities • Organizations currently implementing a grant from the UN Trust Fund • Previous UN Trust Fund grantees, unless the grant was successfully closed by calendar year 2016 • International organizations whose affiliate or country office is currently a UN Trust Fund grantee • Organizations proposing interventions in countries not listed in the OECD DAC list of ODA recipients • Organizations proposing interventions in more than one country or territory

Other Requirements

Management TeamApplications from women’s rights, women-led, and small women’s organizations will be prioritized, in recognition of them being the driving force of the ending violence against women agenda, as well as being at the forefront of reaching women and girls survivors at the grassroots level.
Financial StatementsAn organization cannot request a grant amount that is more than twice its annual organization budget.Absorptive capacity will be assessed against the financial and audit reports as well as annual organization budget information provided by applicants in the concept note application.The applicant must submit certified financial statements and organizational audit reports for 2-3 fiscal years – including 2015, 2016 and 2017.

Application Directions

Applicants are expected to submit proposals online in the form of a brief Concept Note. Applications can be submitted in the following languages only: English, French and Spanish. Please note that while the Call for Proposalsis also available in Arabic, Chinese and Russian, applications will only be accepted in English, Spanish or French.

The online concept note application will be available at the website through application software.All required documents should be uploaded through the online application system only (no email or paper documents will be accepted).


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