Young African Women in Leadership: Seeking Proposals for Small Grant Program

Deadline: 1 November 2018

Young African Women in Leadership is seeking proposals for its Small Grant Program to support young women’s groups to contribute in building an inclusive and equal society for women and girl on the continent.

Project proposal should address issues relating to girls Education, Leadership and Economic Empowerment for rural young women and girls Under the Theme: With her, a skilled Girlforce.

The international day of the girl child is an international day declared by the United Nations on October 11, 2012 to observe and support opportunities for girls and increase awareness of gender inequality faced by girls worldwide. To commemorate this year international day of the girl child, YAWL is opening a small grant call for project proposal from young women’s group operating in the following countries: Cameroon, Ghana, Liberia, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Tunisia and Zambia.

Funding Information

Eligible projects should have a budget of no more than $1,000 Maximum. Only one project will be selected for the grant and the project for this grant should be for a period of not more than six months. With addition to the grant, YAWL will provide technical support to the winner throughout the project implementation.

Eligibility Criteria

For a project proposal to be eligible for the grant, the proposal must:

  • Come from the following YAWL member countries. (Cameroon, Ghana, Liberia, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Tunisia and Zambia)
  • Proposal must be in English.
  • Proposal must come from young women’s group. Grant will be awarded to group consist of men and women but young women must make 50% of the group leadership.

Selection Criteria

Proposals will be evaluated using the following criteria:

  • Project must be within YAWL focus Themes.
  • Project must have creativity, innovation and value for money
  • Project must include working with partners in the country/community.
  • Project must have a specific location in the country (Town, Village, chiefdom, district or region) and a clear sustainability plan.
  • Project must have clear objective/s, outcomes, activity plan, expected results and budget.
  • Project must benefit young African women and girls.
  • Any template can be used to develop the proposal, but Project proposal must not be more than 10 pages including how grant disbursement should be made. Proposal should be submitted with a detail budget in local currency and USD. Both proposal and budget must be submitted in pdf.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit proposals at the address given on the website

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