Women’s Fund Armenia announces grants competition “Capacity Building and Sustainability of Women’s Groups and Organizations”.
The grants competition is supported by filia.die frauenstiftung, Germany. Ukrainian Women’s Fund, Women’s Fund in Georgia and Women’s Fund Armenia plan to implement projects in their countries for the program “Civil Society and Movement Needs Safe Spaces to Grow”. The grants program aims to create an enabling environment for women’s rights activists and advocates to grow and sustain their impact in developing stronger movements in Armenia, as well as encouraging cross-movement and cross regional collaboration. The program focuses on the emerging wave of movements in Armenia that are more political in their actions and ideology and face the urgent need to address its safety and security needs as well as on sustainability and resilience of their activism. Besides the financial support the project will focus on empowering organizations, initiatives and groups through providing opportunities to participate in national and international convening of activists from 4 countries (Armenia, Georgia, Germany, Ukraine).
The national convening will take place in spring 2019 and the selected organizations will be encouraged to maximally get involved in the process of planning and implementation of the international retreat, workshops and public presentation in autumn 2019 in Germany.
The maximum amount of one grant is 5000 EUR and is provided for applicants’ organizational reflection and development, as well as for improving their visibility, developing leadership capacities and strategic skills, their well-being, holistic security, strategic and communications planning, building resilience, encouraging cooperation between different movements, creating strategic alliances, implementing feminist initiatives etc.
Formal and informal groups led by women and girls are welcome to participate in the grants competition.
Priorities will be given to collaborative activities and the groups working in the regions of Armenia.
The maximum length of the project is 12 months (October 2018 – October 2019).
The deadline for proposal submission is September 20, 2018. Final decision about award will be known before the end of September 2018.
The proposals can be submitted by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org