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WO=MEN fights for good financing. We do this through our lobby-activities, but also by providing information. 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.
Impact Direct - partnership of iMPACT direct - 1-15 December
From 1-15 December 2021, Impact Direct is open to applications from locally-led NGOs.
They especially encourage female-led NGOs to apply and become a partner of iMPACT direct to ensure an even number of male and female-led organisations. The application form will be open 1 December. In case you have any question about the application process you are most welcome to join the Q&A session on the application process. After a short presentation on iMPACT direct’s mission and how the application works, the online meeting allows for asking any question that helps you to prepare. Sign up here
Wilde Ganzen - Financial support  private development initiatives - ongoing
Wilde Ganzen Foundation supports hundreds of small-scale philanthropic initiatives. These projects are co-created by community-based organisations in the Global South and their Dutch partners (mostly "private development initiatives”). We value equal partnerships based on mutuality, complementarity and trust. Wilde Ganzen Foundation welcomes new partnerships year-round. Please note: Project proposals can only be submitted by organisations from countries that are eligible to receive official development assistance (as listed on the DAC list of ODA Recipients), together with a Dutch partner organisation.  More information 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.
Women’s Peace and Humanitarian Fund - Rapid Response Window: Direct support - ongoing
Direct Support (currently open for applications) up to $25,000 USD. The RRW directly finances the provision of services to ensure women’s access and influence in track 1 and track 2 peace processes. This includes logistical and technical support that would increase the likelihood of a woman CSO representative to actively participate in or influence a peace process or the implementation of a peace agreement – such as the cost of travel arrangements, childcare, access for persons with disabilities, interpretation needs, expert advisory support, etc. Please note, financing for CSO projects is not eligible under the Direct Support Stream. Successful applicants receive services, not funding. Services are purchased and arranged directly by the WPHF RRW Secretariat on behalf of selected applicants. website
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.

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