2019 Grant Opportunities for Women and Women’s Empowerment


Every year, on 8 March 2019, the world celebrates International Women’s Day with great enthusiasm and joy. This day is all about unity, celebration, reflection, advocacy, and action. The theme for International Women’s Day 2019 is “Think equal, build smart, innovate for a change.”

The theme will focus on innovative ways in which we can advance gender equality and the empowerment of women, particularly in the areas of social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure.

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Innovation and technology provide unprecedented opportunities, yet trends indicate a growing gender digital divide and women are under-represented in the field of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and design.

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It prevents them from developing and influencing gender-responsive innovations to achieve transformative gains for society. From mobile banking to artificial intelligence and the internet of things, it is vital that women’s ideas and experiences equally influence the design and implementation of the innovations that shape our future societies.

Women have always been an essential part of our society, and their importance has always been undeniably immense. The contribution of women is very crucial in building up of the nation. She plays different characters in her life: sometimes daughter, sometimes mother, a wife, a friend, and the list is never-ending.

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Empowerment of women helps in the betterment of society and in true sense the society develops when both the genders contribute equally in accordance with their potential. In today’s world, women with their ambitions, intelligence and strength have proved that the word “inferior” has nothing in common with their gender.

Therefore, to support women, several NGOs have been working in the respective field. They train poor women and provide them opportunities for self-employment to improve their social and economic status. They also generate awareness among women regarding their legal rights.

NGOs have also joined hands with many international organizations to support women and fight for their cause. These international organizations and foundations are also helping NGOs financially in educating and creating awareness among women.

Every year, these organizations release their funding opportunities to assist NGOs working in the field of women empowerment. Therefore, keeping this in mind, we have compiled a list of open funding opportunities on ‘2019 Grant Opportunities for Women and Women Empowerment‘ available exclusively for our premium members. If you are a FundsforNGOs Premium Member, you can download this document by logging in here.

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Jetstar’s Flying Start Program’s Grant #22 for Australian Not-for-Profit Community Groups and Organisations

African Fact-checking Awards 2019 Honoring Journalism by Africa-Based Media

Weeden Foundation Grants Program to Protect Biodiversity

The Chrysalis Trust Grants Program is now open for Applications

Building Resilient Economies Programme in the UK

Iberdrola launches 2020 Social Program to support Vulnerable Groups in Spain

U.S. Embassy South Africa seeking Applications for 2019-20 Travel Logistics Support

U.S. Department of State, Bureau of OES announces “International Shared Waters Cooperation” Program

European Data Incubator Open Call 2 for Startups

Call for Strengthening Investigative Journalism in the Sahel

Grant Program on Food and Nutrition Security in Bangladesh

WFP Innovation Accelerator Programme for High-potential Solutions to Hunger Worldwide

Wehubit launches Call for Proposals on eHealth

British Council’s HELINKS Travel Grant Program for UK and Argentina

U.S. Embassy in Denmark inviting Partnership for Change Grant Program

Fourth Edition of the Italian Innovation Day is now open for Applications

A Chance for Global Young Leaders to Receive up to USD $5,000 for advancing SDGs

British Council’s Grant Scheme for Capacity Building on Social Enterprise in Higher Educational Institutions- Ethiopia

Youth Service America (YSA) inviting Applications for 2019-2020 Lead Agency Grants Program in United States

2019 Human Rights Defenders of the Year Award for Kenya

Sport Access Foundation Grants for Children and Young People with a Disability

U.S. Embassy in Uruguay announces Cultural and Educational Grants Program

Cultural Export Fund (CEF) Travel Grants Program in Malta

Rising Tide Foundation (RTF) launches Empowering for Freedom

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