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African Women Development Fund Grants

African Women Development Fund Grants: African Women Development Fund (AWDF) is an institutional capacity-building and program development fund, which aims to help build a culture of learning and partnerships within the African women’s movement.

The African Women Development Fund (AWDF) funds local, national, sub-regional an African Women Development Fund Grants regional organizations in Africa working towards women’s empowerment.

In addition to awarding grants, the AWDF attempts to strengthen the organizational capacities of its grantees.

The funds work in six thematic areas

  • Women’s Human Rights.
  • Political Participation.
  • Peace Building.
  • Health, Reproductive Rights.
  • Economic Empowerment.

Who can Apply?

Organizations can be local, national, sub-regional, or regional African women’s organizations, from any part of Africa.

Local women’s organizations should send in the names of two referees, one of who should be a member of a women’s organization that operates nationally.Grants: Organisations can apply for grants of up to $40,000.

How to apply:Interested organisations should send in their proposals to the AWDF secretariat in Accra, Ghana, using the grant application guidelines.Please note that whilst applications will be accepted by email and fax, a hard copy is still expected. Find out more about how to apply via: Grants – The African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF)

Contact Information: The African Women’s Development Fund, 25 Yiyiwa St Abelenkpe, Accra, P.M.B CT 89 Cantonments Accra, Ghana. Email: awdf[at] or grants[at] Tel: + 233 21 780476 / 7. Fax: +233 21 782502.

Deadline: The AWDF makes grants in three cycles, March, August and November. Applications can be sent in at any time.