2018 Call for Proposals: UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women

Deadline: 18 January 2019

The UN Trust Fund has launched a 2018 Call for Proposals for its 22nd grants cycle to support civil society organizations that qualify for funding under the three programmatic areas of its 2015-2020 Strategy.

The ultimate vision of the UN Trust Fund is a world without violence against women and girls that is aligned with international human rights standards and humanitarian law of which gender equality and the elimination of all forms of violence and discrimination against women and girls is an integral part.

Priority Programmatic Areas

The UN Trust Fund is seeking applications from organizations that qualify for grants under the three programmatic areas of the UN Trust Fund’s 2015-2020 Strategy:

  • Improving access for women and girls to essential, safe and adequate multi-sectoral services to end violence against women and girls;
  • Increasing effectiveness of legislation, policies, national action plans and accountability systems to prevent and end violence against women and girls; and
  • Improving prevention of violence against women and girls through changes in knowledge, attitudes and practices.

Thematic Funding Windows

Within this general framework, the UN Trust Fund is also seeking applications under two special thematic funding windows to bring attention to:

  • addressing violence against women and girls in the context of the current forced displacement and refugee crisis; and
  • addressing violence against women and girls with disabilities.

Funding Information

  • 3 years grants of US$ 150,001 to US$ 1 MILLION for all civil society organizations
  • 3 year grants of US$ 50,000 to US$ 150,000 for small civil society organizations

Eligibility Criteria

  • Type of Organization
    • Women-led and women’s rights organizations that have specialized knowledge, expertise and track record of working in women’s human rights and prevention and/or elimination of violence against women and girls. Supporting documents are required (constitutions, by-laws, organigrammes) to enable the UN Trust Fund to determine whether the organization is women’s right and/or women-led.
    • Humanitarian organizations: Organizations must either have specialized knowledge, expertise and track record of working on women’s human rights and prevention and/or elimination of violence against women and girls in humanitarian contexts or partner with local women’s organizations that have the requisite expertise. Larger organizations should demonstrate the ability and plan to partner and build capacities of the local women’s groups and organizations.
    • Organizations of women with disabilities, as well as organizations of persons with disabilities (DPOs) and civil society organizations working with women and girls with disabilities: Organizations must either have specialized knowledge, expertise and track record of working on prevention and/or elimination of violence against women and girls with disabilities or partner with local women’s organizations that have the requisite expertise. For grants where the secondary partner has disability-focused expertise, their full and meaningful involvement and participation should be adequately budgeted for, built into the project work plans and should be evaluated. Ideally, applicants should demonstrate a track record of working jointly with DPOs and with women and girls with disabilities.
    • Regional/international civil society organizations and networks (women-led, women’s rights and humanitarian organizations as well as organizations of persons with disabilities only): Organizations must have national presence in the country and/or territory of implementation. The proposal must be focused on a single country and demonstrate how the proposed intervention will contribute to national change and/or capacity development and ownership of national and local women’s organizations in the implementation.
    • The applicant organization may work with relevant partners to complement its expertise, outreach capacity and build the capacities of grassroots organizations. The applicant organization would be accountable for the management of the awarded grant in its entirety and would be responsible for ensuring its co-implementing partners understand the requirements and obligations of the UN Trust Fund grant process. The UN Trust Fund highly encourages the use of Memoranda of Understanding among partners to define roles, responsibilities and lines of accountability.
    • Ending Violence against Women focus: The applicant must demonstrate expertise and experience in implementing projects in the field of ending violence against women and girls over the past five years and provide details of the number of staff with technical expertise as well as at least one CV (resume) of a permanent/fixed-term staff member with the requisite skillset.
  • Legal and Operational Status
    • The applicant must be implementing a project in one of the countries and/or territories listed in the OECD DAC list of ODA recipients (mentioned below).
    • The applicant must be legally registered in the country of project implementation. Regional/international organizations must demonstrate that they or their national implementing partners are legally registered in the country (or territory) of implementation.

How to Apply

Applicants can apply online via given website.

Eligible Countries:

For more information, please visit https://grants.unwomen.org/untf/cfp/application-guidelines

For great tips on how to apply to the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women Grant Program please click here.

  • Joy says:

    This is good for me. Thank you

  • Alloyce Onyango says:

    Just a confirmation whether, Somalia is eligible?

    • Ritu at fundsforNGOs says:

      Hi Alloyce Onyango,

      Yes, Somalia is eligible to apply. For more information regarding eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • Annastacia Olembo says:

    Very important and hopefully the grant will reduce vulnerability to women and girls to ending VAWG

  • jennisraja says:

    we feel happy for this gift for women thank you

  • Kisembo Moses Bahemuka says:

    Thank you, can small community based organizations apply

    • Ritu at fundsforNGOs says:

      Hi Kisembo Moses Bahemuka,

      For more information regarding eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • Kisembo Moses Bahemuka says:

    I wish to apply violence is high

    • Ritu at fundsforNGOs says:

      Hi Kisembo Moses Bahemuka,

      You can apply for this opportunity if you fulfill the eligibility requirements. To learn more on eligibility criteria and how to apply please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good luck!

  • Shek M.Selma says:

    This is a good step that is meant to subsequently put stop to all forms of violence against women and girls in any par of the world.

  • masika moreen says:

    we are a local NGO operating in the whole of Rwenzori region where violence is on a ride and due to different tribes living in this region. we operate in 5 districts currently kasese,bundibughyo,Ntoroko,Kyenjojo, Bunyangabu and Kamwenge.
    we are currently seeking support towards women
    thanks

    • Reena says:

      Hi masika moreen,

      To get detailed information on eligibility criteria and application requirements, please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • Alfred says:

    Hi,
    This is such a great opportunity to our organization struggling against women rights abuses ( rape used as a war weapon) here in Eastern Dr Congo, Is DRC eligible?

    • Reena says:

      Hi Alfred,

      Yes, Democratic Republic of the Congo is eligible to apply for this grant. To get detailed information on eligibility criteria and application requirements, please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • R.Ponchitra says:

    I am Working in MGM New Bombay College of Nursing,where 100 Percentage females are employed. can we Apply for this project , since we have expertise members in Sociology, Psychology and Psychiatry.

    • Reena says:

      Hi R.Ponchitra,

      For more information on eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link given on the last line of the post.

      Good luck!

  • WUMI says:

    This is awesome. Violence against women is more than physical and majority are so helpless.

  • zico abubakar newton says:

    please this is my first time apply for a grant, Any help on how to go about it.

    • Ritu at fundsforNGOs says:

      Hi zico abubakar newton,

      For more information regarding eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • Jeremiah S. Swen says:

    Good afternoon.
    Please advise us, the Alliance for Transitional Justice – Liberia would like to apply. The Alliance is comprised of 16 institutions: women-focused organizations and other CSOs working on transitional justice – empowerment of women to seek criminal accountability of war crimes and provision of health and social services for massacre victims (especially women and youth).
    Thanks.

    • Ritu at fundsforNGOs says:

      Hi Jeremiah S. Swen,

      Liberia is eligible to apply, you can apply for this opportunity if you fulfill the eligibility requirements. To learn more on eligibility criteria and how to apply please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • MCT TRUST says:

    I need a contact number for discuss about aply

    • Ritu at fundsforNGOs says:

      Hi MCT TRUST,

      For more information regarding eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • Lisa says:

    Canada not eligible?

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