The Women’s Peace & Humanitarian Fund is accepting applications for the WPHF COVID-19 Emergency Response Window until April 28, 2020.
Apply for new funding opportunities that support your local civil-society organization in its efforts to respond to the COVID-19 global pandemic. We seek to fund qualifying projects of local women’s organizations that contribute to responding to COVID-19 in crises settings.
Civil-society organizations in the 25 WPHF eligible countries are qualified to apply:
AFGHANISTAN, BURUNDI, BANGLADESH (ROHINGYA CRISIS), C.A.R., COLOMBIA, D.R.C. (KINSHASA, KWILU, NORTH KIVU, ITURI AND SOUTH KIVU), HAITI, IRAQ, JORDAN (SYRIA CRISIS), LIBERIA, MALAWI, MALI, MYANMAR, NIGERIA (BORNO, ADAMAWA AND YOBE STATES), PALESTINE, PAPUA NEW GUINEA, THE PACIFIC (FIJI, PALAU, TONGA, SAMOA, SOLOMON ISLANDS, VANUATU), THE PHILIPPINES, SOMALIA, SOUTH SUDAN, SUDAN, SRI LANKA, UGANDA, UKRAINE, AND YEMEN.
The WPHF funds are intended for the benefit of civil society organizations. National and local civil society organizations are eligible to apply. Women’s grassroots/local/community based organizations are particularly encouraged to apply. Joint CSOs projects are allowed and encouraged.
The WPHF COVID-19 Emergency Response Window is divided into 2 funding streams:
Funding Stream 1: Institutional funding: from 2,500 USD to 30,000 USD
This funding stream will provide institutional funding to local civil society organizations working on women, peace and security and humanitarian issues to ensure they are able to sustain themselves through the crisis. Prospective applicants will need to demonstrate how the current crisis affects their institutional and financial capacities and how the funding would support them through the pandemic.
Funding Stream 2: Programmatic funding: from 30,000 USD to 200,000 USD
This funding stream will finance projects which aim specifically to provide gender-responsive response to the COVID19 crisis. Interventions could include, but are not limited to:
This platform is part of the Axis 1 "Strengthening the capacities of equality actors" of the Priority Solidarity Fund "Women for the future in the Mediterranean" funded by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs and led by the European Institute of the Mediterranean, in the framework of the project “Developing Women's Empowerment” labelled by the Union for the Mediterranean.