Women's Fund Asia (WFA) has opened its first call for applications for the 2019 – 2020 year. This call is limited to applications for the theme ofEnvironmental Justice and is open to women and trans rights groups based in Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Vietnam, and Mongolia.
Under this thematic, WFA will provide grants to activists, organisations and networks working at the intersection of environmental justice and women’s and trans human rights. WFA will support work which centres the voices and leadership of women and trans people in the decision-making processes which govern access to and distribution of resources such as land, water, food, and other natural resources, as well as in policies that govern disaster management, climate change adaptation, and sustainable development. WFA will prioritise interventions which promote a rights-based perspective and feminist principles; those which are self-led; and/or those which look to strengthen national and regional movements for women and trans environment and climate justice.
Applicants can apply for the following types of grants:
Please submit your Letter of Interest in the given format, along with the requested budget and required supporting documents. Applications should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line ‘Application for EJ thematic 19-20”. The deadline for submission is 5th June 2019 midnight Sri Lanka time. If you have any clarifications
please refer to WFA’s Grant Making FAQs or email grants@wf-asia within a week of the deadline.
It takes Women’s Fund Asia’s team at least 12 weeks from the application deadline to complete the grant making process. The team is supported by an expert advisory team in finalising the grants.