Funding Opportunities for NGOs working to Promote Gender Equality and Upliftment of Women


(April 2019)

In this list, you can find open grant opportunities for NGOs who are working to promote gender equality and upliftment of women.

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2019 Feminist Review Trust Fund Round 2: Supporting Projects that Transform the Lives of Women
The Feminist Review Trust is seeking applications from eligible entities for the 2nd round of its 2019 program that gives grants to projects in the UK and internationally that support women…[more]

The Maypole Fund: Seeking Applications from Women Groups to Proactively Challenge Patriarchy
Applications are open for “The Maypole Fund” from women only with an aim to resource imaginative, non-violent activities by feminist anti-militarist women whether individual women or women only groups – to proactively challenge patriarchy…[more]

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Applications Open for IWMF’s Reporting Grants For Women’s Stories
Applications are now open for the IWMF’s Reporting Grants for Women’s Stories, sponsored by The Secular Society, is a funding initiative supporting journalism produced by and about women…[more]

Nominations Open for 2019 UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education
Nominations are open for the 2019 United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education…[more]

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Global Financing Facility announces CFPs for Sustainable Scale-Up of Innovations for Saving Mothers and Newborns at Birth
The Global Financing Facility (GFF), in partnership with Laerdal Global Health and the Government of Norway, has announced a Call for Proposals from organizations which can accelerate uptake of proven innovations to reduce maternal and newborn mortality around the time of birth and in the immediate postnatal period…[more]

CODE announces Context Matters Research Grants to Empower African Girls through Language and Literacy
CODE has announced its second annual Call for Proposals for Context Matters Research Grants to support an African research agenda in language and literacy. The 2019 theme is Empowering Girls through Language and Literacy…[more]

SAR announces Advanced Seminar focusing on Women and Development in the Global South
SAR has announced an call for proposal for an Advanced Seminar that focuses on the circumstances of women in the developing world and offers paths to concrete, practical strategies for improving their health, prosperity, and general well-being…[more]

UNCDF launched Women MSME FinTech Innovation Fund for Enterprises in Asia-Pacific
UNCDF, in collaboration with UNESCAP, has launched an Innovation Fund on digital solutions for micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises in Asia-Pacific…[more]

Canada Fund for Local Initiatives in Micronesia, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Nauru, Marshall Islands, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu
The High Commission of Canada in Australia (Federated States of Micronesia, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Nauru, Republic of Marshall Islands, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu) has launched its annual call for proposals for the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI)…[more]

Apply for 2019 Young Feminist Leaders Fellowships Program
The Youth Exchange, in partnership with the Women’s Rights Program, is inviting applicants for its 2019 Young Feminist Leaders Fellowships Program…[more]

Call for Applications: Arab Women Leaders in Agriculture “Awla Fellowship
The International Centre for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) has launched the first edition of its Arab Women Leaders in Agriculture “Awla Fellowship”. A capacity building program, which aims to develop women researchers who can make a positive impact in their workplaces, communities and countries…[more]

EU CFPs: Closing Gender Gaps over Life Cycle-Work-Life Balance for Women and Men
European Commission is seeking proposals to national authorities on closing gender gaps over the life cycle – work-life balance for women and men – a better sharing of care…[more]

European Commission: Inviting Proposals for Combating all forms of Violence against Children, Young People and Women
European Commission is seeking applications for proposals to prevent and combat all forms of violence against children, young people and women…[more]

BKMC announces Program for Promoting SDGs and Women Empowerment in Asia
Ban Ki-Moon Centre for Global Citizens has launched Women’s Empowerment Program for Asian Women to promote the Sustainable Development Goals and foster women’s empowerment in their countries of origin by training their communication skills, crisis management and mediation competencies…[more]

Country Specific

AfghanistanUN Women Seeking Proposals for Supporting to Women’s Engagement in Peacemaking in Afghanistan

GuyanaCanada Fund for Local Initiatives in Guyana

IndiaSandvik India Gender Awards for Organizations and Individuals

IraqCall for Proposals for Local Organisations in Iraq on “Gender Equality and Social and Legal Change in their Communities”

SurinameEmbassy of Canada to Suriname launches Canada Fund for Local Initiatives

United KingdomRosa announces ‘Voices From The Frontline’ Programme for Supporting Women’s Organisations in UK

United StatesWilliam T. Grant Foundation announces Research Grants on Reducing Inequality

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Funds to support Groups Led by LGBTQI Communities working for Progressive Social Change

Call for Proposals: Implementation of the Activities Under The Arab Region Programme on Good Land Governance in Support to Inclusive Development, Peace and Stability

PFAN accepting Proposals for Climate & Clean Energy Project in Asia

Funding Call for Climate or Clean Energy Project in Eastern Europe & Central Asia

Partnership Engage Grants Program in Canada

PFAN Open Call for Climate & Clean Energy Projects in West Africa

2019 Shell Canada Grant Program is now open

New York Life Foundation seeking Applications for Capacity Building Grant

EU seeking Proposals for Civil Society Organizations Thematic Programme (CSOs) and EIDHR-CBSS in Indonesia

Embassy of Canada launches Canada Fund for Local Initiatives – Somalia

EU announces Grant Program to Support Civil Society Organisations and Local Authorities (CSO-LA) in the Republic of Uzbekistan

EU-Guatemala: Sustainable and Inclusive Local Economic Growth in the Adjacency Zone and its Surroundings

Prince Claus Fund’s Amplifying Creative Voices – Saudi Arabia

Call for Climate & Clean Energy Projects from Southern Africa

PFAN launches Call for Projects Proposals in the Pacific Islands

Submit Applications for Canada Fund for Local Initiatives – Uganda

Call for Proposals 2019 : Know-how Exchange Programme (KEP) ITALY

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives – Burundi

Call for Australian Youth to address Social or Environmental Issues

U.S. Embassy Grant to Promote Energy and Infrastructure Growth in the Indo-Pacific

Government of India/DST seeking Proposals for “Science & Technology for Women” Scheme

Submit Applications for Natural Climate Solutions Accelerator Grant – United States

Faith In/And Democracy: A Funding and Learning Initiative – United States

Afrique Créative Programme for Cultural Organisations (Burkina Faso, Morocco, Senegal and Uganda)

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