African Women Development Fund (AWDF) is an institutional capacity-building and programme development fund, which aims to help build a culture of learning and partnerships within the African women's movement.
The AWDF funds local, national, sub-regional and regional organisations in Africa working towards women's empowerment.
In addition to awarding grants, the AWDF attempts to strengthen the organisational capacities of its grantees.
The AWDF funds work in six thematic areas:
- · Women's Human Rights.
- · Political Participation.
- · Peace Building.
- · Health, Reproductive Rights.
- · HIV/AIDS.
- · Economic Empowerment.
Who can Apply?
· Organisations can be local, national, sub-regional or regional African women’s organisations, from any part of Africa.
· Local women’s organisations should send in the names of two referees, one of who should be a member of a women’s organisation that operates nationally.
Grants: Organisations can apply for grants of up to $40,000.
How to apply:
Interested organisations should send in their proposals to the AWDF secretariat in Accra, Ghana, using the grant application guidelines.
Please note that whilst applications will be accepted by email and fax, a hard copy is still expected.
Contact Information: The African Women’s Development Fund, 25 Yiyiwa St Abelenkpe, Accra, P.M.B CT 89 Cantonments Accra, Ghana. Email: awdf[at]awdf.org or grants[at]awdf.org. Tel: + 233 21 780476 / 7. Fax: +233 21 782502.
Deadline: The AWDF makes grants in three cycles, March, August and November. Applications can be sent in at any time.
For more information visit; African Women Development Fund Grants Website