Fundraising Guide (English) June 2014 - Page 50

PART B: FUNDERS likely to have access to any financial support or meet the eligibility criteria for AWDF’S main funding programs. The grant will support any project within the AWDF’s six thematic areas. PRIVATE FUNDS & FOUNDATIONS The Main Grants support projects related to any of AWDF’s 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 organizations including grants for strategic planning, governance systems and fundraising/communication strategies. AFRICAN WOMEN’S DEVELOPMENT FUND PMB CT 89 Cantonments, Accra, Ghana email: General Enquiries: awdf@awdf.org grants department: grants@awdf.org capacity building unit: cbu@awdf.org telephone: +233 21 521257, +233 21 923626, +233 21 28 722006 website: www.awdf.org address: The Solidarity Fund involves activities, which promote learning and the sharing of experiences on a local, national, and international level. To this end, the Solidarity Fund will support African women to participate in exchange visits, conferences, seminars, and workshops, thereby providing valuable opportunities for networking and information, all of which are vital to the strengthening of the African women’s movement. countries/regions: Small Grants Program: women’s organizations primarily Ghana, Uganda, Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Nigeria. Main Grants Program And HIV/AIDS Fund: women’s organizations in any part of Africa. Solidarity Fund: women’s organizations in any part of Africa, gives priority to current AWDF grantees. The Legacy Fund creates an additional source of funding for current or potential AWDF grantees, to enable them to immortalize the contributions of outstanding African women to the development of their communities by documenting their lives through documentaries, films, photographs, memorial lectures, books, and monographs. Other long-lasting initiatives such as contributions to scholarship funds for young girls and support for building projects can also be considered. Grants are awarded according to six themes: Women’s human rights; governance, peace and security; health and reproductive rights; economic empowerment and livelihoods; HIV/AIDS; and arts, culture, and sport. The small grants program also funds emergency issues, such as natural disasters. sectors funded: description: The African Women’s Development Fund supports local, national and regional organizations in Africa working for women’s empowerment. AWDF supports institutional capacity building and program development and seeks to build a culture of learning and partnership within the African women’s movement. AWDF does not provide funding for organizations promoting religious conversion, political parties, individuals, government departments, scholarships or fellowships, or women’s organizations that are not led by women. The Solidarity Fund supports African women participating in seminars, conferences, and other workshops. The HIV/AIDS fund awards grants to women’s organizations that are working toward protecting the rights of and creating new opportunities for women and girls, and women’s needs in prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS. AWDF’s grants range from $1,000$50,000, and multi-year grants of up to $120,000 can be made to grantees engaged in strategic work. Small Grants Program and Solidarity Fund: $1,000 to $5,000 Main Grants Program: $1,000 to $50,000 Solidarity Fund: $1,000 to $5,000 Legacy Fund: up to $30,000 World AIDS Day Fund: up to $1,000 grant range: one-year, with multi-year grants available for strategic work. average grant duration: Applications accepted at any time, but grants are awarded three times per year. For the Legacy fund and Solidarity Fund, applications must be sent in at least three months before the identified activity. deadline(s): type of grants: The Small Grants Fund supports small, community/rural based grassroots women’s groups which have been in existence for at least three years. Small Grants are directed at women’s groups who are least how to apply: Application ins G'V7F