Deadline: 12 September 2017

Young women’s bodily rights, HIV prevention, and intersections with violence against women.

For World AIDS Day 2017, AWDF is offering grants to support activities by African women’s organisations focused on young women’s bodily rights, HIV prevention, and intersections with violence against women. We encourage approaches that address the underlying needs to support young women to make positive choices around their bodies and health, and build societies that support their right to live free from violence in the context of HIV and AIDS.

We particularly welcome applications from organisations of women living with HIV, groups of women living with disabilities, and from young women’s groups. AWDF encourages innovation- so do send in your creative ideas.

How to apply

Please follow the application guidelines below. Note that the maximum amount of grant allowed is $2,000. Applicants must fit AWDF’s general grantee guidelines (women-led, African women’s rights organisations).

Eligibility Criteria

Applicant Organisation:

  • Must have been in existence for at least 3 years
  • Must be duly registered, at least with its local government structure
  • Must be led by a woman and have a focus on Women’s Rights
  • Must have the needed organizational structures for effective implementation of the project
  • Must have an appreciable financial management system to properly account for funds received
  • Must be capable of reporting back on the outcomes of the project
  • Must be highly recommended by a donor agency, a grantee or partner of AWDF or the local government office
  • Must complete the necessary application forms
  • Must have an annual budget not more than $100,000

Grant Size & Period

The grant size is a $2,000.  Therefore eligible projects should have a budget of not more than $2,000 to be supported by AWDF funds. The grant period will be for 4 months from the date of award.

How to Apply

Interested small sized women’s rights organisations should send in their proposals using the required application guidelines to the AWDF secretariat via email to;  The applicant must also complete and include a financial management assessment form and an outcome form

NOTE:  Please note that this is a very competitive process. Only successful applicants will be contacted.

2017 WORLD AIDS DAY Full Application Guidelines and Eligibility Requirements

Financial Management Form

AWDF Budget worksheet 2017

Why Violet Mbiti Foundation,Vijana Network International Limited and Youth County Projects Kenya exists
Everything we do, we believe in challenging the status quo, we believe in thinking differently. The way we challenge the status quo is by offering quality projects that will empower socially, economically and politically the lives of 16 million unemployed youth from the 47 counties in Kenya that we believe we will reach. Want to partner with us?

Author: youthcountyprojects

This platform seeks to fill the knowledge and awareness gap regarding youth projects being implemented in the 47 counties in Kenya. It also highlights projects focusing on youth being implemented in 47 counties in Kenya by the national government,county governments,donor agencies,civil society organisations (CSOs),Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs),Donor Agencies,Community Based Organisations (CBOs),private sector and individuals and their impact to the communities. The projects lie within the social pillar,economic pillar and political pillar as enshrined in Vision 2030. Email: Facebook Page: Youth Projects Kenya Twitter : @YouthProjects

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