Funding and scholarships

Please note that we do not provide funding for organisations or individuals directly.

Here we provide a set of resources which you may find helpful:

  1. Funding RSS Feed
    This features resources on sponsorships and funding opportunities for women and/or gender focused initiatives, with names of organisations, size and scope of the grants and contact details. The space is regularly updated. Please have a look and contact the organisations directly if you are interested.
  2. Funding Sources for Gender-Equality and Women-focused Projects
    Our 2006 online resource is divided into five sections: Women's Funds (those dedicated to gender-equality and women-focused rights projects), Foundations, International Development Agencies, Prizes, and on-line Directories. The Women's Fund section provides website links, contact information for the funder along with information on what types of projects are funded, size of grants and applicant criteria. For the other sections, website links are given as well as a brief description of the type of issues that the funder is interested in.
  3. Scholarships
    This resource seeks to address this gap in knowledge by providing a compilation of a selection of study grants, scholarships and fellowships available around the world. Brief information is given on each funding opportunity and website links provided.

Funding resources

14 resources
  • Author(s): , Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research, Aug 2011
    The Gender and Diversity Program of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) publishes a regular bulletin with funding opportunities for projects and individuals. It includes sections on scholarships and fellowships, travel and conference grants, research and extension... Find out more
  • Author(s): L. Carrasco Scherer, N. Raaber, Association for Women's Rights in Development, Jun 2001
    How can women's rights organisations improve their fundraising efforts to access more money? Feminist movements need to mobilise more resources, under better conditions, in order to continue the key work of transforming social relations. The Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID) has... Find out more
  • Author(s): , Siyanda, Jan 2006
    Where can women go for funding support for study, research and training? Many users of the BRIDGE-hosted gender web resource, Siyanda, have asked this question. This resource seeks to address this gap in knowledge by providing a compilation of a selection of study grants, scholarships and... Find out more
  • Author(s): , Siyanda, Jan 2006
    Where do you go to find funding for gender equality and women focused projects? At a time when support for women's rights and gender equality initiatives is declining across many development sectors, women's groups and organisations need to know where to turn to for funds. This resource has been... Find out more
  • Author(s): , CIVICUS - World Alliance for Citizen Participation, Jan 2003
    This toolkit deals comprehensively with how to plan, research and write a funding proposal and the follow-up required once it is written and sent off. An example of a funding proposal is provided. Advice is given on what you need to know about donors such as their goals and concerns and details of... Find out more
  • Author(s): , International Planned Parenthood Federation , Jan 2002
    How can you design a project that will be successful and convince a donor to fund it? This guide introduces tools for designing projects and focuses on integrating monitoring and evaluation from the beginning. It describes what sections to include in proposals, gives examples, and provides tips on... Find out more
  • Author(s): R. Espinoza, BRIDGE, Jan 2007
    What is the state of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) grant-making and receiving organisations in the Global South and East? This report includes key findings about givers and receivers of LGBTI grant-making. It also includes a case-study of the first ever meeting of global... Find out more
  • Author(s): J. Kerr, , Jun 2007
    Where is the money for women's rights and how can we tap it? How could new resources be mobilised to build stronger feminist movements in order to advance women's rights worldwide? This report analyses the funding landscape for women's rights work, building on an earlier report published by the... Find out more
  • Author(s): E. W. Wilson, ITDG Publishing, London, Sep 2001
    How can women's organisations raise funds? This book is the first of a three-part series that helps readers through the practicalities of attracting financial support. This volume focuses on the importance of building credibility as an organisation. The next two volumes look at building structures... Find out more
  • Author(s): C. Galvin, Global Development Network , Sep 2005
    This toolkit provides tips and practical suggestions for applying for funding for social science researchers and institutions. Based on interviews with experienced fundraisers, it advises on the need to choose the right donor, to be realistic about the amount asked for and how important it is not... Find out more
  • Author(s): , , Sep 2001
    How do women's funding organisations tap into the new wealth of women entrepreneurs? This report reveals the specific factors that motivate women with new wealth to become involved with, donate to and partner with a foundation. Such women primarily see themselves as agents of change and community... Find out more
  • Author(s): , , Feb 2006
    Over the past ten years, funding support for women's rights organisations has declined among almost all funding sectors. Bilateral and multilateral agencies channel resources to national governments rather than to non-governmental organisations (NGOs). Some foundations are giving fewer, but bigger... Find out more
  • Author(s): , Global Fund for Women , Aug 2007
    This handbook draws on the expertise of Global Fund for Women staff and provides advice on raising money to fund women's rights work. It is especially designed for first-time fundraisers and for women's groups in developing countries. It starts by helping the organisation to think through what the... Find out more
  • Author(s): M. Andjelkovic, Global Youth Action Network - Taking It Global, Jul 2003
    This guide provides an overview of The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) process and detailed information on how to engage as gender advocates in the WSIS process. It begins by outlining the case for gender equality in the Information Society, and provides some background on UN... Find out more