African Women’s Development Fund Grants

Deadline: As soon as possible




  • Algeria
  • Angola
  • Benin
  • Botswana
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cameroon
  • Cape Verde
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Comoros
  • Congo: Democratic Republic
  • Congo: Republic
  • Djibouti
  • Egypt
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Ethiopia
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Ivory Coast
  • Kenya
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Mali
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Rwanda
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Senegal
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • South Sudan
  • Sudan
  • Swaziland
  • Tanzania
  • Togo
  • Tunisia
  • Uganda
  • Western Sahara
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe


The AWDF’s Main Grants Programme supports local, national, sub-regional and regional organizations from across the continent working towards women’s empowerment. The AWDF makes grants for work related to any of our six thematic areas.


AWDF will give grants for projects related to any of our thematic areas, applicants are expected to build in reasonable core costs into their project proposals. Grants can be given to support the capacity and institutional strengthening of organisations including grants for strategic planning, governance systems and fundraising/communication strategies.

Grants can be given to support and strengthen of organisations through strategic planning, governance systems and fundraising and communication strategies.

1. Organisational  Information - what is your organisation's purpose?

  • What are your organisation's main goals?
  • When was your organisation formed?
  • Who started your organisation and why? 
  • Is your organisation local, national, sub-regional or regional? 
  • In which region(s) does your organisation work?
  • Who are the main beneficiaries of your organisation's activities?
  • How to assess the strengths and weaknesses, opportunities  of your organisation.

 2. Structure

  • How does your organisation make decisions? Does your organisation have a staff, a board, advisors, or volunteers? How many of each and what roles do they play?  How many are women? What are their positions?
  • How many people participate in your organisation? Do you have members? If so, how many? How many are women? What are their positions?
  • Is your organisation a women's organization? If not, please explain the role women play in making decisions about your organisation's activities.

3. Activities and/or Programmes

  • What would you describe as the key areas of work for your organisation, i.e. women's human rights issues, economic empowerment, etc.
  • What key challenges does your organisation face in this area of work?
  • Describe your organisation's past activities and/or programs.
  • Describe your organisation's present activities and/or programs.
  • What are your organisation's plans for the future?
  • How does this project you are applying for fit into those plans?

4. Financial Situation 

  • Please include your budget for your current financial year 
  •  What sources of funds does your organisation have for the next twelve months? (Please list sources and amounts.)
  • Enclose a set of audited accounts for your last financial year. If these are not available, a financial statement signed by your Treasurer and one other officer or member. The audited accounts/financial statement should include sources of funds for your activities and details of income and expenditure.  

Opportunity is About


Candidates should be from:

Description of Ideal Candidate

Local, national, sub-regional and regional organisations in Africa working towards women’s empowerment.


Deadline: As soon as possible

Cost/funding for participants

Grant of $1,000- $25,000.

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