AWDF Small Grants Program

AWDF Small Grants Program

The AWDF Small Grants Program (SGP), currently operates in some selected countries in Africa, namely Ghana, Uganda, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Nigeria.

The objective of this programme is to support small, community/rural based grassroots women’s groups, which are most likely not to have access to any financial support, AWDF’S main funding program.

Beneficiaries should, however, be running projects which fall within AWDF’s six thematic areas.

The SGP also supports emerging or emergency issues, such as community disasters, activities that require a rapid response, and others.

Beneficiaries of the SGP have to meet the following criteria:


  • They must be women’s groups and led by women.
  • They should have been in existence for a minimum of three years.
  • The groups have to be recommended by the leadership of a larger organization that is one of AWDF’s grantees, or a respected member of the community, such as a Member of Parliament.
  • They should have basic leadership structures in place.
  • They should have a bank account.
  • They should include a photocopy of their organization’s certificate of registrationGrant Size:AWDF’s small grants are for a specific project or item that the group needs. The grants range from $1,000 – $5,000.How to Apply:

    Information is required prior to a site visit by AWDF staff to assess the group. AWDF require the following information from interested applicants:

  • Name of Group
  • Address & Location (Physical & Postal)
  • Telephone and Fax Numbers (if any)
  • Group Leaders Name(s)
  • Referee’s detailsFurther information contact:The Program Assistant (Small Grants )
    The African Women’s Development Fund
    25 Yiyiwa St. Abelenkpe
    Accra, GhanaTel: + 233 21 782502, 780476 /7
    E-mail: awdf[at]

    Deadline: AWDF makes grants in three cycles, March, August and November.

    Applications can be sent in at any time

For further details, see: AWDF Small Grants Program (SGP) Website