Latest Grants and Resources for Women and Gender

Latest grants, calls for applications, calls for proposals, requests for proposals and other resources for NGOs and individuals for Women and Gender.

UNESCO YouthMobile Seed-Grants to empower Girls with Digital Skills during Africa Code Week 2019

Deadline: 23 August 2019 UNESCO YouthMobile Seed-Grants is now seeking applications for supporting local organizations to implement Africa Code Week workshops. The project aims to empower girls with digital skills and equip teachers with coding knowledge to teach more students in the future. UNESCO YouthMobile is joining forces with SAP to empower young Africans with coding and digital skills within the framework of Africa Code Week (ACW). To help build community capacity and empower more … [Read more...]

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Invest2Impact Competition for Women-led Businesses in Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda

Deadline: 20 September 2019 Applications are open for Invest2Impact Competition which is looking for 100 women-led businesses in East Africa to support with a range of access to funding programmes, business support, and multi-national networking. Invest2Impact is a programme of the Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) of Canada, France, the United Kingdom and United States, in partnership with the MasterCard Foundation, as part of the global 2X Challenge. Prizes WOMEN’S … [Read more...]

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Grants for Small-scale Development Projects in Kenya

Deadline: 21 August 2019 Australian High Commission in Republic of Kenya is seeking applications for its Direct Aid Program (DAP) which is designed to provide financial assistance to eligible groups or organizations undertaking suitable small-scale development projects. Areas of focus for this round are the rights and empowerment of women and girls, and disability inclusion. In certain cases, consideration may be given to contributions to disaster relief operations. It is imperative … [Read more...]

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Funds to Promote the Work and Role of Women in News Media across the Globe

Deadline: 5 September 2019 The International Women Media Foundation (IWMF) is seeking applications for its Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists to support the production of ambitious projects and underreported, globally important stories. Promoting the work and advancing the role of women in the news media across the globe is critical to transparency and a diversity of voices. The Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists, the first funding initiative of its kind, enables the … [Read more...]

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AAUW’s International Fellowship Program is now open

Deadline: 15 November 2019 The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is accepting applications for its International Fellowship Program to provide support for women pursuing full-time graduate or postdoctoral study in the U.S. who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Preference is given to women who show prior commitment to the advancement of women and girls through civic, community, or professional work. Award Amounts Master’s/first professional degree: … [Read more...]

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2019 N-Peace Small Grants Program for Pakistan

Deadline: 30 August 2019 The N-Peace Network is currently seeking applications for its 2019 N-Peace Small Grants program for Pakistan. The small grants component aims to support civil society action on the ground in implementing the Women, Peace and Security agenda and focuses on three of the four pillars of the WPS agenda: participation - ensuring women's equal participation in the decision-making process; protection - protecting and promoting the rights of women in conflict … [Read more...]

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Submit Proposals to Advance the Empowerment of Women and Girls in Bangladesh

Deadline: 14 September 2019 Women’s Voice and Leadership- Bangladesh (WVLB) is a project of Manusher Jonno Foundation (MJF) funded by Global Affairs Canada. MJF is seeking proposals from Women’s Rights Organizations (WROs), Women Coalitions, Women Networks working to advance the empowerment of women and girls, promote gender equality and protect the human rights of women and girls. The project will directly reach WROs and networks in Bangladesh through multi- year funding. Project … [Read more...]

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United States: Career Development Grants Program to Provide Assistance to Women

Deadline: 15 November 2019 The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is seeking applications for its Career Development Grants to provide assistance to women who, through additional higher education, technical training, or participation in professional development institutes, are making career changes, seeking to advance in current careers, or reentering the workforce. Primary consideration is given to women of color and women pursuing credentials in nontraditional fields. Grants … [Read more...]

AAUW’s Community Action Grants to Address Issues Related to the Needs of Women & Girls in United States

Deadline: 1 December 2019 The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is seeking applications for its Community Action Grants to provide funds that address issues related to the needs of women and girls or that provide information to educate and benefit the public on those issues. AAUW encourages proposals for projects that: Use innovative approaches to address local community needs or build links among community partners Build partnerships between schools and community … [Read more...]

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Apply for Soroptimist’s Live Your Dream: Education & Training Awards for Women

Deadline: 15 November 2019 Applicants are invited to apply for the Soroptimist’s Live Your Dream Awards program which is a unique education grant for women who provide the primary financial support for their families. Live Your Dream Awards give women the resources they need to improve their education, skills and employment prospects. Award Levels Recipients have the potential to receive $1,000 – $16,000 to further their education: Club-Level: Award amounts vary, but club-level … [Read more...]

Up to $5,000 grants for Women Entrepreneurs or Women-led Businesses in Canada

Deadline: 15 September 2019 Startup Canada and OnDeck Canada (formerly Evolocity Financial Group) have joined forces to invest in women-led companies in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) through the creation of a platform which provides micro-grants to women entrepreneurs across Canada while accelerating the gender parity and further unleash the economic potential of women. The Women Founders Fund aims to bridge the gap on entrepreneurial equal opportunity, by providing … [Read more...]

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Australian Embassy in Mexico announces Direct Aid Program 2019-20

Deadline: 1 September 2019 The Australian Embassy in Mexico is pleased to announce the new call for Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), Civil Associations, academic and research institutions committed to the development of Costa Rica, Cuba, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama and the Dominican Republic. The Direct Aid Program (DAP) is part of the Australian Government's global social development assistance program. The DAP was created with the purpose of … [Read more...]

2020 Funding Program to Advance Opportunities for Women and People with Mobility Challenges

Deadline: 20 August 2019 The Arthur B. Schultz Foundation is currently accepting Letters of Inquiry (LOIs) for the 2020 funding program to advance opportunities for women and people with mobility challenges in developing countries. The Arthur B. Schultz Foundation advances opportunities for women and people with mobility challenges in developing countries. It addresses its mission through 3 main strategies: Women’s Education, life skills & leadership Investing in girls’ education … [Read more...]

Open Call on Social and Economic Integration of Migrant Women

Deadline: 30 January 2020 European Commission is seeking applications for its grant programme entitled "Social and economic integration of migrant women" to improve knowledge on how to better support the social and economic integration of migrant women. Objectives Support the economic and social integration of migrant women; more specifically: support the capacity of migrant women to interact and feel at ease in their social environment and their participation to social and … [Read more...]

Funding Call for UNWOMEN Bangladesh to promote Livelihoods, Leadership & Learning to Womens

Deadline: 11 August 2019 UNWOMEN Bangladesh is inviting applications for its "Means to lead: Empowering Rohingya refugee and host community women through leadership, learning and livelihoods" programme to boost women's leadership. The project draws on the key elements of UN Women's global flagship programme on women's Leadership, Empowerment, Access & Protection in Crisis Response (LEAP) initiative, the project enhances access of women to learning opportunities, livelihoods and income … [Read more...]

Program to empower Kenyan Women Entrepreneurs working in the ICT sector

Deadline: 17 August 2019 iHub Women In Business Program opens to grow the number of socially and economically empowered women entrepreneurs who run women-owned/women-led sustainable businesses working in the ICT sector in Kenya. Objectives Strengthening the capacity of women entrepreneurs to own and lead sustainable business working in the ICT sector. Strengthen the capacity of established women entrepreneurs to start, run and grow sustainable businesses that work in the ICT … [Read more...]

Call for Proposals 2019 addressing Labour Market Issues in Low-Income Countries

Deadline: 11 November 2019 The IZA/DFID Programme on Gender, Growth and Labour Markets in Low-Income Countries (G²LM|LIC) has announced a call for proposals witn an aim at building a significant new body of evidence on gender, growth, and labour markets to help shape gender and labour market policies in low-income countries. The IZA/DFID Programme on Gender, Growth and Labour Markets in Low-Income Countries (G²LM|LIC) marks the extension of the successful IZA/DFID cooperation, which … [Read more...]

Comic Relief Funding for Tackling Violence against Women & Girls in the United Kingdom

Deadline: 4 September 2019 Comic Relief is pleased to announce its funding program entitled "Tackling Violence against Women & Girls 2019." Comic Relief wants to make targeted investments in UK women’s organisations which provide frontline services to meet the needs of women and girls facing multiple disadvantage across one or more strands of VAWG*. *Child Sexual Exploitation, Coercive Control, Domestic Abuse, Harmful Practices (FGM, FM, HBV), Image-based sexual offending, Misogyny, … [Read more...]

UNDP announces Gender Transformative Climate Smart Agriculture and Agri–Business Program

Deadline: 20 August 2019 The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is seeking proposals under the Women Economic Empowerment (WEE) Program of UN Women Ethiopia Country Office, the program on climate smart agriculture namely “Gender Transformative Climate Smart Agriculture and Agri-Business (CSAAB)” with an aim to promote the economic empowerment of women farmers and female youths for resilient, climate adaptive and sustainable livelihoods. Outcomes A gender-responsive policy, … [Read more...]

UNDP/Liberia Call for Proposals to Support and Strengthen Capacity of CSOs to Effectively Advocate and Lobby for Change in Laws and Policies that are Discriminatory Against Women

Deadline: 15 August 2019 The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)/Liberia is requesting all Civil Society Organizations, Community Based Organizations, women’s rights movements and women’s led groups to advocate and lobby for change in laws and policies at the same time create awareness on Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) prevention through this “Call for Proposal”. Outputs CSOs/CBOS to advocate and lobby for change of laws and policies at national and local levels … [Read more...]