Agence Française de Développement – Feminist Opportunities Now

Type of project: Feminist Opportunities Now launches its first call to amplify Civil Society Organisations fight against Gender Based Violence (GBV). There are 3 Windows within which applicants can apply to. Window 2 “Programmatic & Organizational Development” will support small and middle-size CSOs and young feminists that are trying to grow from an organisational, technical and programmatic point of view. The objective is to simultaneously fund a programme while reinforcing the capacities of the recipient organizations programme. Window 3 “Synergies” will fund networks, movements and alliances to implement advocacy activities on GBV, and organizations that want to get involved in existing networks.  It will promote network and alliance building and promote visibility on national, regional and international platforms. Window 1 is an ongoing opportunity outlined in a separate entry below.

Location: Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Guinea, Kenya, Niger

Eligibility:  CSOs, groups,  movements and informal and unregistered activist groups, networks or coalitions are eligible. We particularly encourage feminist, women- and youth-led organizations that, in their local context, may face significant obstacles in preventing and combating gender-based violence. International organisations are ineligible, however locally registered branches independent from headquarters are eligible.

Grant size: Total funding envelope is €7m. Applicants can apply for between €10,000 – €150,000

Closing date:  3 July