About the Organization
The UN Trust Fund is the only global grant-making mechanism that is dedicated exclusively to addressing all forms of violence against women and girls. The Fund is managed by UN Women on behalf of the UN System. The funds raised support initiatives by grantees that have a tangible and sustainable impact.
The UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund) awards grants to initiatives that demonstrate that violence against women and girls can be systematically addressed, reduced and, with persistence, eliminated.
About the Grant
The UN Trust Fund is inviting civil society organizations with proven expertise in ending violence against women and girls to submit project concepts to end violence against marginalized women and girls. Applications from women’s rights, women-led, constituent-led and small organizations are strongly encouraged and will be prioritized. Partnerships with smaller, local and grassroot women’s and girls’ rights organizations are also encouraged, with up to 4 implementing partners.
The purpose of this call for proposals is to provide long-term grants to civil society organizations – particularly women’s rights, women-led, constituent-led and small organizations – to address violence against marginalized women and girls, in line with the principle of leaving no one behind.
Applications in line with one or more of the three UN Trust Fund Outcomes areas are invited:
- Improving access for women and girls to essential, specialist, safe and adequate multisectoral services
- Improving prevention of violence against women and girls (VAW/G) through changes in behaviours, practices and attitudes
- Increasing effectiveness of legislation, policies, national action plans and accountability systems to prevent and end VAW/G
Civil society organizations can apply for grants between USD 150,000 to USD 1,000,000 for four year-year grants. This call encourages applications from smaller, local organizations through a dedicated small grants funding modality (between $150,000 – $250,000) that provides additional core funding.
This year’s call has two funding windows:
- A General Window: Addressing violence against marginalized women and girls and those experiencing intersecting forms of discrimination; and
- A Special Window: Addressing violence against women and girls affected by crisis.
Multi-country proposals will also be considered, up to 10 countries, with a proposed impact beyond national level.
- Expertise in implementing projects in the field of ending violence against women and girls
- Prioritized organizations:
- Women’s rights organizations (WRO)
- Women-led organizations.
- Organizations led by and for marginalized women and girls (constituent-led)
- Small organizations
- The applicant must implement a project in the countries and/or territories listed in the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development Assistance Committee’s (OECD DAC) list of official development assistance (ODA) recipients. Multi-country proposals (covering up to ten eligible countries) are also eligible.
- The lead applicant must be officially registered or have a legal basis/mandate as an organization.
- The lead applicant needs to have been legally registered for at least 5 years. In exceptional circumstances, three years of registration history may be accepted with justification.
- Demonstrated capacity for operational, financial and human resource management
- Prevention from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse and Sexual Harassment
The application is open from 10 December 2023 – 1 February 2024 (2.00 pm New York time (EST)). All applications need to be submitted in the Grants Management System.
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