Grant Making

Women’s Fund Asia is strongly committed to supporting women, girls, trans, and intersex 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 three main programmes:

Strengthening Feminist Movements

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

A call for applications for the 2021-22 cycle is now open, please see Strengthening Feminist Movements 2021 - 2022.

Leading from the South

Leading from the South is a programme resourced by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands. 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.

A call for applications for the 2021-22 cycle is now open, please see Leading from the South 2021 - 2022.

Linking and Learning

Two types of support are available under this grantmaking programme:

Travel grants: Women, girls, trans, and intersex rights activists and organisations in all 18 WFA-mandated countries may apply for travel grants for advocacy and capacity development.

Organising collaborative events grants: Organisations may apply for support for organising exchange visits, convenings, trainings, or workshops.

We are not currently accepting applications for Linking and Learning grants at the moment, but we anticipate that we will reopen this sometime in 2021.