As part of the second phase of the African Women Leaders Network for Reproductive Health and Family Planning (AWLN), provision has been made for members of AWLN to apply for small grants.
The grants will be geared towards supporting AWLN members in the fulfillment of the Network’s advocacy objectives:
AWLN’s primary objectives will especially be emphasized. They are;
Activities to be supported
The following are the activities that will be supported at country advocacy at national and sub-national levels, as well as limited regional engagement:
The grants will primarily enable AWLN Members to engage and influence processes and actors such as policy makers, donors, and legislators especially at local and national levels to increase access to family planning and reproductive health. This way, Members play a key role in ensuring that reproductive health and family planning remain key priorities in the next development agenda. The grants will essentially promote partnership and alliance building with actors who are strategic to influencing the advocacy agenda.
A summary of the projects that will be accepted is as follows;
|Thematic Area||Projects Supported||Expected Outcomes|
|FP2020||Raising local awareness of national commitments made for 2020Tracking progress of country commitments
Research and documentation
|Increased public engagement on FP2020|
|Increasing National Budgets||Media Outreach
Engagement with Legislators and local policy makers and implementers
Research and documentation
|Greater commitment from towards prioritising family planning and reproductive health access to reduce unmet need|
|Post MDG/ICPD Beyond 2014 Processes
|Production of papers and documentationOrganisation or participation in post MDG/ICPD Beyond 2014 country consultations||Reproductive health, family planning, gender equality and maternal health remain a priority in the next development agenda.|
Grants will be awarded in the spirit of encouraging partnership and alliance building particularly among strategic partners who are instrumental to influencing and making decisions on the issues outlined above.
Who can apply?
AWLN members in partnership with organisations or agencies working in these areas can apply. AWLN Members can initiate grant applications in partnership with organisations, agencies or groups working in these key areas in their national contexts.
A Member can apply for a grant once a year for an amount not exceeding five thousand dollars (USD5,000.00).
Applicants will be expected to submit concept notes and Spitfire plans to the AWLN Secretariat. Applications can be sent in English or French by email.
Applicants will be required to sign a contract and provide narrative and financial reports including original receipts for all expenditure.
All applications received will be acknowledged and taken through a process of vetting. An initial vetting will be conducted by the Advocacy Consultant after which a list of pre-selected applications will be submitted for further vetting by a subcommittee of the AWLN Secretariat and Steering Committee.
AWLN SMALL GRANT APPLICATION INFORMATION
Grant Request Information