Grant Making

Women’s Fund Asia is strongly committed to supporting women’s and trans* rights organisations and activists in their work to advance human rights in the region . We fund groups that are committed to a rights-based approach.

At present, we conduct grantmaking under two main programmes:

Strengthening Feminist Movements in Asia

Under this programme Women’s Fund Asia supports women’s and trans* rights groups, individual activists, women human rights lawyers (through fellowships), and sub-national, national and regional networks.

The call for applications for the Strengthening Feminist Movements in Asia programme will open in mid-May 2018.

Leading from the South

Leading from the South is a programme resourced by the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It supports activism devised, implemented, and led by women’s rights organisations in the global South. The fund is being implemented by four women’s funds in the global South, of which Women’s Fund Asia is the implementing fund in the Asia region.

The 2018 call for proposals for Leading from the South closed on 18 November 2018. Please check our website in the future for upcoming calls.