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Funding

 
Below you will find an overview of different funds and financing options. Note: this page is for informational purposes. The funds shown here are not managed by WO=MEN.
 
Women’s Peace and Humanitarian Fund - open until 29 July 2021
WPHF is looking to support projects from local women’s rights and women-led civil society organizations to 1) enhance the meaningful participation and decision-making of women in conflict prevention processes, and 2) to reinforce the institutional capacity of local civil society organizations working on women peace and security in Iraq
Applicants may submit their proposals in English or Arabic for the following funding streams:
  • Funding Stream 1: Institutional funding from 5,000 USD to 10,000 USD To provide institutional financing to local women’s rights civil society organizations working on women peace and security, aiming to reinforce their organizations’ institutional capacity
  • Funding Stream 2: Programmatic funding from 80,000 USD to 100,000 USD To finance programmatic activities by civil society organizations that contribute to increased meaningful participation and decision-making of women in conflict prevention processes and response
For more information about the call for proposals and the guidelines on how to apply, please follow this link

Women’s Peace and Humanitarian Fund - open until 25 July 2021 and August 13
Three new Women’s Peace and Humanitarian Fund Call for Proposals are now live in Burundi and Colombia through our WPHF Regular Funding Window. WPHF is looking to support projects from local women’s rights and women-led civil society organizations that enhance the meaningful participation and decision-making of women in conflict prevention processes in Burundi, women’s meaningful participation in conflict resolution in Colombia and peacebuilding and recovery opportunities for forcibly displaced women in Colombia. These CFPs also aim to reinforce the institutional capacity of local civil society organizations working on women peace and security in both countries. 
 
Both Call for Proposals in Colombia are open until 25 July 2021. 
Colombia Call for Proposals 1 (Conflict Prevention)
Applicants may submit their proposals in Spanish for the following funding streams:
  • Funding Stream 1: Institutional funding from 2,500 USD to 30,000 USD To provide institutional financing to local women’s rights civil society organizations working on women peace and security, aiming to reinforce their organizations’ institutional capacity
  • Funding Stream 2: Programmatic funding from 100,000 USD to 150,000 USD To support programmatic activities by civil society organizations that contribute to increased representation and leadership of women in formal and informal peace processes and/or implementation of peace agreement (WPHF outcome 4)
Colombia Call for Proposals 2 (Peacebuilding and Recovery- forcibly displaced women and girls)Applicants may submit their proposals in Spanish for the following funding streams:
  • Funding Stream 1: Institutional funding from 2,500 USD to 30,000 USD To provide institutional financing to local women’s rights civil society organizations working on women peace and security, aiming to reinforce their organizations’ institutional capacity
  • Funding Stream 2: Programmatic funding from 100,000 USD to 150,000 USD To support programmatic activities by civil society organizations to promote improved socio-economic recovery and decision-making of displaced women and girls in peacebuilding contexts (WPHF outcome 6) 
Burundi Call for Proposals (Conflict Prevention) is open until 13 August 2021. 
Applicants may submit their proposals in French for the following funding streams:
  • Funding Stream 1: Institutional funding from 2,500 USD to 30,000 USD To provide institutional financing to local women’s rights civil society organizations working on women peace and security, aiming to reinforce their organizations’ institutional capacity
  • Funding Stream 2: Programmatic funding from 30,000 USD to 200,000 USD To support programmatic activities by civil society organizations contributing to the meaningful participation and enhanced decision-making of women in conflict prevention processes and response (WPHF outcome 2)
 
The Women’s Peace and Humanitarian Fund (WPHF) - deadline 11 August 2021.
Call for proposals for civil society organizations in Papua New Guinea, in partnership with the Spotlight Initiative.  In the context of COVID-19, this call aims at channeling quality funding to small, local and grassroots women-led and women’s rights civil society organizations, as well as women’s funds, with a focus on ending violence against women and promoting women’s human rights and gender equality in crisis settings. 
Civil society organizations can apply for a grant up to 2 years, with two (2) funding streams:
  • Funding stream 1: Institutional funding: from 2,500 USD to 30,000 USD
  • Funding stream 2: Programmatic funding: from 30,000 USD to 200,000 USD 
An organization can only apply one time either to one or both streams. Organizations who will apply for both streams will need to submit two applications packages based on the requirements and related templates of each stream. Apply here.

Women’s Peace and Humanitarian Fund - Rapid Response Window: Short-Term Grants - ongoing
The Short-Term Grants stream is an opportunity for civil society organizations to implement urgent projects that address diverse barriers to women’s meaningful participation in a formal peace process or implementation of a peace agreement. Grants are awarded up to 100,000 USD for a maximum period of 6 months, and the stream is open to all ODA-eligible countries where formal peace processes or the implementation of peace agreements are taking place. The grants will be implemented with the support of 4 INGO partners, whose technical expertise and global reach will strengthen the impact of the RRW: Conciliation Resources, Cordaid, Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Diplomacy (NIMD), and the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF).  There is no deadline for applications. The RRW is demand driven and accepts submissions on a rolling basis. Apply here.
 
In particular, WPHF looks to disseminate this opportunity in the list of target countries identified below, where the RRW may present an opportunity for CSOs to implement their urgent and strategic initiatives for women’s meaningful participation. 
 

Global Fund for Women - ongoing
Are you curious about our grantmaking application process? The Global Fund for Women supports movements for gender justice and fund feminist, grassroots initiatives and organizations. Please carefully review its application process, criteria, and priorities here. As a #FeministFunder, the Fund strives to be transparent about its process, to advocate so women‘s funds offer more and better funding, and to connect folks to the right funding. More fundraising resources listed here.
 
Haëlla fund with guts - ongoing
Do you, like us, dream of a better world? A world where everyone has the right to a good life. A peaceful world in which there is respect for each other, for each other's faith and background and in which we take care of vulnerable people and our environment. And do you have a concrete plan to contribute to this and do you need help to realize your project? Then you can request an amount up to a maximum of 2,500 euros from the Haëlla Foundation, on a total budget of a maximum of 50,000 euros. You can apply digitally on this website.
 
Het Actie Fonds - urgent applications
Are you organising an action to draw attention to an urgent issue? Or to react to sudden political or societal developments? And weren’t you able to apply for funding sooner because your action has to be organised immediately? In that case we can treat your application as an urgent application. With an urgent application you can request an amount up to 250 euros. A decision concerning your request will be made within days. Please note: this option is specifically meant for unforeseen situations, not for last minute funding for actions that are already prepared. Apply here.
               
U.S. Embassy The Hague Public Affairs Section Small Grants Program - ongoing
The U.S. Embassy The Hague Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Department of State has funding available through the Embassy’s public diplomacy grants program. Grants are intended for local representatives of civil society, including non-governmental organizations and universities.  They support projects to: Ensure shared responsibility for international security and strengthen the cohesion of the Western Alliance; Strengthen economic prosperity; Advance energy security; Deepen the commitment to our shared values. Most grants considered are between $5,000 and $25,000. For more information, check out the website here.
 
GWI Hegg Hoffet Fund - ongoing
The GWI Hegg Hoffet Fund provides assistance to women graduates and, in special cases, women tertiary students, who have been displaced as a result of war or political upheavals, natural disasters, or other serious emergencies. Short term grants to individual women graduates, and in special cases women tertiary students, are offered for refresher courses for re-entry into the candidate’s professional field, retraining courses if the candidate is not able to practice her previous profession, lay courses for integration into the new country and courses necessary to pass required national exams in the new country. More information on the website.
 
Urgent Action Funds - ongoing
Urgent Action Fund’s Rapid Response Grants resource the resilience of human rights and gender justice movements by supporting the security and advocacy interventions of activists when a swift response is needed. Specifically, Rapid Response Grants offer quick, flexible funding to respond to security threats or unexpected advocacy opportunities experienced by women, transgender, or gender non-conforming, activists and human rights defenders. More information on the website.
 
L’Oréal Fund for Women - ongoing until 2023
L’Oréal, which has long been committed to supporting women’s rights, launched in May 2020 a 50 million euro charitable endowment fund to support on the ground organizations and local charities in their efforts to help women out of poverty; help women achieve social and professional integration; provide emergency assistance to refugee women; provide emergency assistance to disabled women; prevent domestic/sexual violence against women and support survivors; overcome obstacles to women and girls' access to education. Applications to the L’Oréal Fund for Women will be held open from 2020 to 2023 and accepted on a rolling basis. Local charities and on the ground organizations working to support highly vulnerable women are eligible.  More information on the website.

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