Urgent Action Fund Asia and Pacific is deeply concerned about the spiralling political, economic and humanitarian crisis in Sri Lanka. Women and non-binary human rights defenders are in a precarious situation, among vulnerable communities, due to sky rocketing food and fuel prices, shortages of food, electricity, fuel and transport facilities; scarcity of drugs, and medical equipment. We have already identified and allocated resources to support Sri Lankan women and non-binary human rights defenders in need of support with grants for their security, well-being and resilience. To apply for urgent grants, please take this
short eligibility assessment quiz, and follow the link offered to lodge an application on the secure grants database. To know more about UAF grants, please refer to
The Women’s Peace & Humanitarian Fund is excited to announce its latest Call for Proposals in Sudan to enhance the role of civil society organizations in advocating for and ensuring the local implementation of WPS commitments; accelerate women’s leadership in peacebuilding; and strengthen the capacity of local organizations working on gender-specific issues in conflict and crisis contexts. WPHF seeks to fund qualifying national and local civil society organizations in Sudan – leading projects in the states of South Darfur, North Darfur, Blue Nile, and in the cities of Gedaref and Port Sudan – through the following funding streams:
- Programmatic funding from 30,000 USD to 200,000 USD- To finance programmatic activities of civil society organizations working to (i) enhance the role of civil society organizations in advocating for and ensuring accountability on WPS commitments (aligned with WPHF impact area 1); or (ii) increase representation and leadership of women in formal and informal peace processes and/or the implementation of peace agreements (aligned with WPHF impact area 4).
- Institutional funding from 2,500 USD to 30,000 USD - To reinforce the institutional capacity of local civil society organizations working on the implementation of the Women, Peace, and Security Agenda in Sudan to ensure they are able to sustain themselves and to improve their impact (aligned with WPHF impact area 1).
More information on this call is available here
The fund invites two-page concept notes from organizations and movements primarily in the Global South piloting innovative efforts and building cross-movement capacity to hold economic actors accountable to human rights.
The Fund will make up to 5-7 grants of US $70,000 - $100,000 each, for 12-18 months, to organizations or partnerships with primary leadership in the Global South that are designed to achieve at least one of the following:
- Seed promising approaches for strengthening human rights accountability in the global economy, particularly for corporations, investors, and other non-state actors,
- Advance understanding of key challenges or emerging issues, and identify opportunities to strengthen the human rights framework in response,
- Strengthen cross-movement collaboration to challenge corporate power and shift power to workers and communities, with the goal of ultimately transforming the global economy into a more equitable and sustainable one.
Find more information here
The GreenWorks Program is launching a GreenWorks Fund for Just Transition (GFJT) aiming to support Small & Growing Businesses that contribute to the green transition process in Algeria, Egypt or Tunisia. The GFJT is a fund managed by Hivos’ GreenWorks Program that offers conditional equity-free cash induction to support the scalability of Small and Growing Businesses (SGBs) that contribute to the Green Transition process while incentivizing other potential financiers (Commercial and Non-Commercial) to co-invest in the GFJT supported SGBs.
In order to make this free-equity fund as much beneficial as possible, the GFJT can match between 50% to 100% of commercial and non-commercial investments about to be secured by Green SGBs with a ceiling of EUR 50,000. For example, for every EUR 1 secured by the SGB, the GFJT can offer between EUR 0.5 and EUR 1. The specific ratio will be decided based on the quality of the application and the potential of green job creation.
The beneficiaries of this fund can be Small and Growing Businesses (SGBs) operating in the green economy* (operating in renewable energy, sustainable food and waste management) that fit the following criteria:
- SGBs must be legally incorporated and registered in Algeria, Egypt and/or Tunisia.
- SGBs must have a minimum of 3 full time employees and expect to create new or support 20 existing jobs within 6 months.
- SGBs must have other financing leads in their pipeline where the GFJT funds can be used to leverage (for example: advanced negotiations with angel networks or VCs, loan applications to commercial banks, applications to other grants etc…)
More information and application here
WPHF seeks to fund qualifying local organizations and innovative, impact-driven projects led by and implemented alongside forcibly displaced women and girls in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Tajikistan through the following funding streams:
- Institutional funding from 2,500 USD to 30,000 USD
- To reinforce the institutional capacity of local civil society organizations that have a specific focus on women and young women in forced displacement in their mission, that have project activities that are led by women and young women who are forcibly displaced and/or that have displaced women and young women as staff members (aligned with WPHF impact area 1).
- Programmatic funding from 30,000 USD to 200,000 USD
- To finance programmatic activities of civil society organizations that contribute to socio-economic recovery, participation and leadership of women and young women in forced displacement (aligned with WPHF impact area 6).
This WPHF Call for Proposals is linked to the Action Network on Forced Displacement – Women as Agents of Change led by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). Grantees will be invited to participate in related activities of the Action Network.
More information on this call is available here
Since the early days of the war, the Ukrainian Women’s Fund has been supporting women’s/feminist organisations with rapid response grants, issuing four to five grants a day. These grants are helping non-governmental women’s/feminist organisations respond to urgent humanitarian issues, with a focus on the needs of vulnerable women and girls. This support has enabled grantee organisations to procure and distribute food, water, medicines, hygiene products, utensils, linens, and other basic items, as well as to provide emergency psychosocial and transportation services. They provide this assistance daily to women and their families fleeing the war, particularly to vulnerable groups such as women and girls with disabilities, those caring for children with disabilities, those who have been wounded, LGBTQI+ populations, and activists remaining in place. The competition has no deadlines. UWF encourages all women’s/feminist organisations to apply and will provide a response within 72 hours of receiving the request. For security reasons, grantee details are not being disclosed at this time.
More information on the grants is available here
A platform for grassroots leaders to seek funding for projects to help break down the physical, cultural, and financial barriers that keep girls from getting an education and fulfilling their potential. Funds from the Girls Opportunity Alliance Fund will go toward projects ranging from mentoring girls in Uganda to hiring educators in India to covering school-related expenses for girls in Guatemala. The paths and techniques to support these girls may be different, but they all share a common goal: to ensure that adolescent girls are able to achieve an education and fulfill their potential.
Donation page and an overview of projects here
To apply for crowdsources funding, use the form on this