AWADF – African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF) Call for Proposals

We are a Pan-African grant-making organisation that supports the realization and fulfillment of African women’s rights through funding of autonomous women’s organizations on the continent. | Open KASA and KUMBOA Grants. (AWADF – African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF) Call for Proposals)

The African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF)  is happy to invite applications for grants from eligible feminist and women’s rights organisations (WROs) led by historically marginalised and minoritised groups in Africa.

Are you an African feminist or women’s rights organisation whose mission and work centre
gender justice?
“We define gender justice as the systemic redistribution of power, opportunities, and access for
the benefit of people of all genders through the dismantling of harmful structures like patriarchy,
homophobia, and transphobia.… gender justice signifies an intersectional approach that centers
the needs, experiences, and leadership of people most impacted by discrimination and
oppression.” – Global Fund for Women

We have three funding streams you can apply to:

  1. Open Grants – These are for applications proposing work that promotes the rights of women, girls and gender-diverse peoples’ rights. We are prioritising projects that address structural barriers to gender equality and projects building the agency of women, girls and gender diverse people to lead activism towards gender justice.
  2. Kasa! Initiative Grants – These are for applications for work specifically addressing sexual violence and only for Women’s Rights Organisations (WROs) registered and working in Ghana, Nigeria and/or Senegal.
  3. Komboa Grants – These are for applications from women and gender-diverse persons led organisations and networks, operating within the African continent working to empower African women, girls, and gender-diverse people to exercise their voice, agency, and leadership.

For Open grant applicants, you can apply for a maximum of USD 75,000 per year for two years, (a total of USD 150,000 over two years), depending on your 2023 income

● For Kasa! Initiative applicants, you can apply for a maximum of USD30,000 per year for two years (a total of USD60,000 over two years), depending on your 2023 income 4

● For Komboa applicants, you can apply for up to a maximum of USD200,000 for between 12 – 24 months depending on your 2023 income

● Applicants must be African and women led, registered and working on the African continent

● Applicants must demonstrate their existence and operation for a minimum of 3 years

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT AWADF – African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF) Call for Proposals. | Call for Proposals: Open, KASA! and Komboa Grants

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