AWDF Leading from the South Call for Applications 2023

Deadline: 11.59pm GMT on 8th August 2023.

AWDF Leading from the South Call for Applications 2023

Are you a feminist or women’s rights organisation working in Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine or Yemen, the Horn of Africa, the Sahel Region, French speaking Africa, or in Portuguese or Arabic speaking country? AWDF is a Pan African organisation and while we recognise the significant needs of women, girls and gender diverse people everywhere we work, for this cycle we are prioritising applications for work in French speaking countries.

Are you a women led organisation that has been formally registered for at least three years (before June 2020)? AWDF defines a woman-led organisation as an organisation whose Board Chair and Chief Executive/Director are both women or non-binary, and where at least 70% of the board and staff members of the organisation are women or non-binary.

If yes, AWDF invites you to submit an application today.

What, When and How?

For this round of grant making, AWDF will award grants for an amount between USD20,000 per year to USD500,000 per year.  We are able to make grants for up to 20 months in this cycle, and you can apply for one of the following three types of grants:

  1. Pamoja: you can apply for a maximum of US$500,000 per annum for 20 months
  2. Ananse: you can apply for a maximum of US$200,000 per annum for 20 months
  3. Yalla: you can apply for a maximum of US$50,000 per annum for up to 20 months

AWDF expects to receive hundreds of applications for funding. In this cycle we anticipate awarding the following number of each type of grant:

  • Three (3) Pamoja grants
  • Six (6) Ananse grants
  • Eleven (11) Yalla grants

You can apply for up to 50% of your verified 2022 income.  For example, if your confirmed income for 2022 was US$600,000 you can apply for a maximum of up to USD300,000 per year for 20 months. If your confirmed income for 2022 was $40,000, you can apply for a maximum of up to $20,000 per year for 20 months. 

The deadline for submitting your applications is 11.59pm GMT on 8th August 2023.

02: 59 AM EAT on the 9th of August 2023 – Eastern Africa Time

01: 59 AM SAST on the 9th of August 2023  – South Africa Standard Time

Next Steps

If you are interested in hearing more about the AWDF application process and would like to join one of our potential applicant webinars, please register here. The French applicants’ webinar (with interpretation in English) will be held on Thursday 13th July 2023 at 10.00am GMT, and the English applicants’ webinar (with Arabic and Portuguese interpretation) will be held on Friday July 14th 2023 at 10.00am GMT.

If you wish to submit an application, please complete the application process online. Guidance for the online platform can be accessed here

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