Searching for organizations that give small grants to women Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in Africa can be time-consuming. I know because I have searched. Most times when you do find an organisation, the paper work required can be discouraging.
Fortunately for you, I have found 7 organizations that give small grants to NGOs in Africa that focus on issues relating to women. These organizations require little paper work and applications are submitted online. Isn’t that awesome?
After you read this post, there will be absolutely no reason you can’t get funding for your NGO. Let’s get started.
AWDF’s grant making ensures resources reach the hundreds of African women’s organizations that are working in diverse ways to improve the lives of women and African society at large.
AWDF focuses its grants in six specific areas. Economic empowerment, HIV and AIDS, Women’s Right, Governance peace and security, Health and reproductive rights, Arts, Culture and Sports. For more information visit the website.
Urgent Action Fund-Africa (UAF-Africa) is a pan-African and feminist Fund, established in 2001 in Nairobi, Kenya.
UAF-Africa fills a unique grant making niche within the African feminist movement, by providing financial and technical resources to African feminists and women’s rights organizations.
Urgent Action Fund-Africa makes grants in five categories:
- Defending the defenders
- Protecting women’s individual dignity, safety and autonomy
- Justice and the rule of law
- Economic Justice
- Natural Resource Governance & Climate Change
UAF-Africa responds to urgent requests within 24 hours. Apply for a grant here.
To help women’s groups build strong movements, Global Fund for Women provides grants for operating and program expenses, as well as small grants to organise and participate in events. Focus areas include:
Focus areas include:
- Freedom from Violence
This includes work against harmful traditional practices, for example female genital mutilation/cutting, early child marriage etc.
- Economic and Political Empowerment
Supporting women farmers to win land, food, and water rights (Burkina Faso, Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Niger, Uganda)
- Sexual & Reproductive Health & Rights
Raising awareness on sexual and reproductive health rights for young women (Sahel region – Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger, northern Nigeria)
For more information about focus areas, visit their website.
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Positive Action for Girls and Women aims to tackle the harmful practices and norms that limit the aspirations of girls and women and increase their vulnerability to HIV.
The organization funds projects which focus on the reducing the commoditization of girls as well as supporting projects and organizations that advocate for girls and women.
If this is a good fit for your NGO check out their application process here.
The Girl Generation through its End FGM Small Grants Programme aims to build the Africa-led movement to end FGM.
The outfit provides grassroots organizations working to end FGM access to small grants through a flexible and accessible process.
The purpose of the funds is to accelerate social change to end FGM through communications, advocacy and campaigning.
Visit their website for the latest update on grants.
Voice is an innovative grant facility financed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands.
The organization focuses on marginalised and discriminated people in ten low- and lower-middle income countries in Africa and Asia.
Voice gives four different types of grants: Sudden Opportunity Grant, Innovate and Learn Grant, Influencing Grant and Empowerment Grant.
The Voice is currently accepting proposals. Check out the opportunities for African countries here.
The Pollination Project seeks to unleash GOODNESS and expand COMPASSION all over the world.
Since January 1, 2013, the organization has funded a different project every single day. They also make larger impact grants of up to $5000 to projects that have demonstrated impact and success.
Before applying for a grant or loan, review their Frequently Asked Questions.
There you have it 7 organizations that fund NGOs in Africa. These organisations receive a lot of proposals so start applying now.
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