African Women’s Development Fund: Call for Proposals for 2018 World Aids Day (US$2,000 grant)

Application Deadline: 20 July 2018

For World AIDS Day 2018, AWDF is awarding grants to African women’s organisations and groups to support activities addressing the impact of HIV and AIDS across women’s life cycles. We encourage applications addressing HIV and AIDS with a focus on young women and or older African women as well as on inter-generational exchange and mobilising.

AWDF encourage innovative projects that will involve young women and older women in their design and lead implementation. We also would prioritise activities that focus on inter-generational exchange and mobilising to address HIV and AIDS issues.

AWDF particularly welcome applications from organisations of women living with HIV and AIDS, organisations led by women living with HIV and AIDS and from young women’s groups.

AWDF encourages innovation- so do send in your creative ideas! Projects may include activities that;

  • Address the interrelation between violence and HIV and AIDS across women’s lifecycles
  • Build the confidence of young women to negotiate for safer sex
  • Increase young women’s knowledge to take preventive measures against HIV and AIDS infection and reinfection
  • Sets the agenda for addressing the drivers causing HIV and AIDS infection among young people
  • Promote HIV and AIDS programming for older women
  • Educate older women living with HIV and AIDS and the community on ageing with HIV and AIDS
  • Encourage young women and older women to take leadership in HIV and AIDS issues
  • Hold duty bearers accountable for addressing HIV and AIDS issues
  • Promote intergenerational dialogues between young and older women living with HIV and AIDS
  • Use technology, arts, culture and sports to create awareness around HIV and AIDS issues

Every year on 1 December we commemorate World AIDS Day, as an act of solidarity with women living with HIV and AIDS, and an opportunity to remind duty bearers and society at large to keep the focus and momentum on HIV prevention, treatment, care and support.

AWDF instituted the World AIDS Day (WAD) grants programme to support women’s rights organisations to actively participate in the global campaign and keep African women’s priorities around HIV and AIDS on the African and global agenda. The programme seeks to support women’s organisations to raise their voices and support the leadership of women living with HIV and AIDS.

The WAD programme provides a maximum grant of US$2000 to women’s organisations. The activities must promote women’s rights and involve women in planning and leadership of activities.

How to apply

Please follow the application guidelines. Note that the maximum amount of grant allowed is US$2,000. Applicants must fit AWDF’s general grantee guidelines (women-led, African women’s rights organisations).

Eligibility Criteria

Applicant Organisation:

  • Must have been in existence for at least 3 years
  • Must be duly registered, at least with its local government structure
  • Must be led by a woman and have a focus on Women’s Rights
  • Must have the needed organisational structures for effective implementation of the project
  • Must have an appreciable financial management system to properly account for funds received
  • Must be capable of reporting back on the outcomes of the project
  • Must be highly recommended by a donor agency, a grantee or partner of AWDF or the local government office
  • Must complete the necessary application forms
  • Must have an annual budget not more than $100,000

Grant Size & Period

The grant size is a US$2,000. Therefore, eligible projects should have a budget of not more than US$2,000 to be supported by AWDF funds. The grant period will be for 4 months from the date of award.

How to Apply

Interested small sized women’s rights organisations should send in their proposals using the required application guidelines to the AWDF secretariat via email to [email protected]; [email protected] The applicant must also complete and include a financial management assessment form and an outcome form

NOTE: Please note that this is a very competitive process. Only successful applicants will be contacted.

Find the full application guidelines and required forms below





For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the AWDF Call for Proposals for 2018 World Aids Day 


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