UN Women launches new grant funding cycle

Young girls attend a vocational training program in Afghanistan. The U.N. Trust Fund to End Violence against Women launched a new funding opportunity on November 21. Photo by: Sarah Webb / isafmedia / CC BY

A new funding opportunity for groups working to end violence against women and girls in developing countries is now open.

The U.N. Trust Fund to End Violence against Women launched Nov. 21 a call for proposals for its 17th grant cycle, which is open to national and local government authorities, nongovernmental organizations, research institutions and U.N. country teams applying in partnership with NGOs and governments.

The call is focused on two areas of action: close the gap on the implementation of laws, policies and action plans addressing violence against women, and address violence against adolescent and young girls. Funding is available to pilot, test, scale up, evaluate, document and disseminate information on innovative and promising approaches. Special consideration will be given to programs designed for internally displaced people, refugees, victims of trafficking and women with disabilities.

For this cycle, the trust fund, which is administered by U.N. Women, is offering grants of $300,000 to $1 million for large NGOs, governments and U.N. country teams. Smaller NGOs, particularly women organizations and community-based groups, can get a minimum of $100,000.

Interested applicants are invited to send a concept note and budget summary, written in English, Spanish or French, online through this website. Templates of the requirements are also available online.

U.N. Women will accept applications until Jan. 21, 2013, 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

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