Apply for the 2016 African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF) and Win USD 30,000

The African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF) is a grant making foundation that supports local, national and regional organizations working towards the empowerment of African women and the achievement of gender equality on the continent.
 The vision of AWDF is for women to live in a world where there is social justice, equality and respect for women’s human rights. To this end, the mission of AWDF is to mobilize and disburse financial, human and material resources to support positive transformation in Africa.
The AWDF is inviting applicants working on specified areas to put in applications for support. Applicants are to send in proposals with innovative but effective strategies to address issues relating to the specified focus areas under the various listed themes: 

To achieve its vision and mission, the African Women’s Development Fund provides grant and technical support to women’s groups and organizations in Africa working on issues in line with the following themes:

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicant Organisation must have been in existence for at least 3 years
  • The organisation must be duly registered, at least with its local government structure
  • The organisation must be led by a woman and have a focus on Women’s Rights
  • The organisation must have the needed organizational structures
  • The organisation must have an appreciable financial management system
  • The organisation must be capable of reporting back on the outcomes of the project
  • The organisation must be highly recommended by a donor agency, a grantee or partner of AWDF or the local government office
  • The applying organisation must complete the necessary application forms

Grant Size :

  • Grants disbursed will be in the range of $5,000 to $30.000.

Geographical Scope

  • Applications from the following countries are specifically encouraged to apply;
  • Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Malawi, South Africa, Zambia & Zimbabwe
How to apply

Interested organisations should send in their proposals to the AWDF secretariat in Accra, Ghana, using the required grant applications guidelines which include a financial management assessment form and an outcome form:

Application guidelines- Main grants


Framework for Measuring Outcomes

The African Women’s Development Fund

Office: Plot 78 Ambassadorial Enclave, East Legon

Post:   P.M.B CT 89 Cantonments, Accra, Ghana

Email:    [email protected];    [email protected]

Application Deadline: 11th September 2015. 

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the African Women’s Development Fund

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