The United Nations Trust Fund in Support of Actions to Eliminate Violence against Women (“UN Trust Fund”) is a global multi-lateral mechanism supporting national efforts to end one of the most widespread human rights violations in the world. Established in 1996 by UN General Assembly Resolution 50/1661, the UN Trust Fund is administered by the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) on behalf of the United Nations System.

The UN Trust Fund is seeking applications from organizations that qualify for grants under the three programmatic areas of the UN Trust Fund’s 2015-2020 Strategy:

1.   Improving access for women and girls to essential, safe and adequate multi-sectoral services to end violence against women and girls

2.   Increasing effectiveness of legislation, policies, national action plans and accountability systems to prevent and end violence against women and girls

3.   Improving prevention of violence against women and girls through changes in knowledge, attitudes and practices

Within this general framework, the UN Trust Fund is also seeking applications under two special thematic funding windows to bring attention to:

§  Addressing violence against women and girls in the context of the current forced displacement and refugee crisis

§  Addressing violence against women and girls with disabilities


Funding Information

  • 3 years grants of US$ 150,001 to US$ 1 MILLION for all civil society organizations
  • 3 year grants of US$ 50,001 to US$ 150,000 for small civil society organizations




For more details on kinds of grants, and eligibility criteria, please download the Call for Proposals. 

How to Apply

The online concept note application will be available at:

UN Women