WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT SMALL GRANTS PROGRAM
This program supports NGO efforts to enable women as equal participants in economic, civic, and political life in BiH. Proposals that go beyond awareness building to promote action or create behavior change or institutional change will be particularly competitive. We also encourage proposals that build solidarity among women from different cities, political parties, or ethnic groups, and that support vulnerable and marginalized women in BiH.
The Women’s Empowerment Small Grants Program supports NGO efforts to enable women as equal participants in economic, civic, and political life in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). The program aims to result in more active engagement and equitable treatment of women in all spheres of life, such as politics, the economy, academia, and civil society in BiH. It also aims to prevent gender-based violence and all other forms of discrimination and abuse against women and to support community-based projects that improve the quality of life for women in BiH.
Projects should address themes such as advancing women’s participation in the economic life of BiH, advancing women’s participation in politics, increasing the potential of girls and young women to become leaders, preventing gender-based violence, organizing grassroots projects that help strengthen civil society, connect women across social divides, and improve the quality of life for women. The length of performance period is 12 months with a total available funding of USD 275,000. The budget for single project proposals should not exceed USD 50,000. The program activities are envisioned to take place no sooner than July 2024.
Non-governmental, non-profit organizations (including think tanks, civil society organizations, non-profit associations), educational institutions and independent media organizations that are based and legally registered in Bosnia and Herzegovina are eligible to apply. American or other donor country organizations and individuals are not eligible for grants under this program. Organizations may only submit one proposal per program.
Period of Performance
The length of performance period is 12 months with a total available funding of USD 275,000. The budget for single project proposals should not exceed USD 50,000. The program activities are envisioned to take place no sooner than July 2024.
The total available funding is USD 275,000 with individual grant awards ranging from USD 1,000 to USD 50,000.
Place of Performance
The specific geographic location(s) where the grant will be performed is Bosnia and Herzegovina.