The Nigerian Women Trust Fund Call for Grant Applications 2023


The Nigerian Women Trust Fund Call for Grant Applications 2023

The Nigerian Women Trust Fund (NWTF) invites submissions of proposal for grant aimed at Strengthening Institutions, Women’s Voices, Rights, and Ending Violence Against Women and Girls in Nigeria.

About NWTF:

The Nigerian Women’s Trust Fund is a non-profit organization focused on closing the gender gaps in all levels of governance.

Since 2011, The Nigerian Women Trust Fund (NWTF) has been working to improve women’s leadership and political participation through four (4) thematic areas; Fundraising and Grant-Making; Governance, Gender, and leadership; Research, Advocacy and documentation, and Organizational Effectiveness.

Our strength has been consistently women’s political participation and closing the gender gaps in all levels of governance. Projects implemented in this regard include Create Her Space, She Should Contest, Start Early, Ascend! Young Women Leaders Project, Creating Spaces, EU – SDGN #OurVoteCountsNG and the Gender and Accountability Project by MacArthur/WRAPA. So far, we have mobilized an online movement and pool of voters for women across Nigeria including a growing Young Women Leadership and Political Development Project.

NWTF implement projects nationally across the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, with a vision of fostering gender-inclusive governance for national development. As a nonpartisan organization, NWTF is committed to principles of inclusion, equity, a conducive political environment, and the eradication of gender-based discrimination and violence.

About the Grant

The Nigerian Women Trust Fund (NWTF) is launching the fourth edition of its impactful project aimed at addressing gender-based violence and enhancing the capacity of women-led organizations across Nigeria. This initiative is strategically crafted to empower organizations operating in all six geopolitical zones of Nigeria.

The primary focus is on implementing activities that contribute to the eradication of gender-based violence while simultaneously bolstering the voices and institutions led by women.

This comprehensive approach underscores NWTF’s commitment to fostering positive change and advancing
gender equality throughout the nation.

Objectives of the Grant:

1.     To strengthen the effectiveness and impact of women-led and women-focused organizations in addressing gender-based violence through capacity building and mentorship.

2.     To foster a comprehensive understanding of women’s leadership and inclusion,
promoting their positive impact across communities.

3.     To advocate and drive for policy reforms and curb harmful cultural norms that
infringe on women’s human rights.

Grant Categories:

1. Category A:
N2,000,000 – N2,500,000 (Community-based organizations requiring institutional strengthening).
2. Category B:
N2,500,000 – N3,500,000 (Civil society organizations focused on community mobilization).

Grant Project Duration: 6 – 9 months
Grant Documents Link:

(Download proposal documents and fill
them appropriately)
Submission Deadline: 8th January 2024, via [email protected]

Eligibility Criteria for Organizations:

I. Gender-focused with a majority of staff and board being female.
II. Local Non-Governmental Organization (NGO)/Community-Based Organisation (CBO)
duly registered, based, and operating in Nigeria for at least 2 years.
III. Demonstrated organizational structures for effective project implementation.
IV. Adequate administrative, financial, human resources, and information management
V. Innovative projects with clear objectives and defined target audience.

NWTF encourages applications from young women between ages of 18 – 35 years, Persons
with Disabilities (PWDs), and organizations in hard-to-reach areas.

Note: NWTF will not shortlist proposals focusing on political parties, campaigns, government agencies, scholarships, for-profit initiatives, or projects aimed at religious conversion.


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