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South Africa: Women Voice and Leadership Gender and Disability - Applications until Nov 19

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted October 28, 2021 from Brazil
Expired on November 18, 2021
Women Voice and Leadership South Africa Fund (WVL-SA) logo
Women Voice and Leadership South Africa Fund (WVL-SA) logo

The Women, Voice and Leadership South Africa (WVL-SA) has announced a call for applications for the Women Voice and Leadership Gender and Disability to enhance the rights of persons with disability in South Africa.

Through this grant the WVL-SA fund proposes to support persons with disabilities raise their voices, be visible and influence decisions where policies, budgets and laws are developed. They strive to promote leadership of persons with disabilities and see them drive the agenda at community, provincial and national level.

The increased enjoyment of equal rights and opportunities of persons with disability is key to the WVL-SA funds as, women with disabilities are often among the most vulnerable and marginalised groups lacking access to education, meaningful employment, health services, adequate food and clean water to drink.

The Women Voice and Leadership South Africa Fund (WVL-SA) is funded by the Government of Canada and the grant is managed by Gender Links through the Gender Links Sustainability Hub portfolio.

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The following types of entities, subject to having legal standing for operating in South Africa, and to having reasonable and relevant experience, are eligible to apply for WVL Grants:
1. Women’s movement-networks / coalitions / alliances at both national and local levels;
2. Women’s organisations at both national and local levels.
Women’s groups based in local communities (Community Based Organisations);
3. Community leaders (activists and organisers) at both national and local levels with reasonable experience and proven track record.

To be successful grant proposals must demonstrate that the action is at least one of the following:
a) A strategic action that promotes women’s rights and gender equality for persons with disability;
b) An innovative initiative that addresses a critical systemic challenge related to disability.
c) A critical intervention that facilitates wider change related to disability.
d) An initiative led by persons with disability.

In the case of a new organisation, the funds may serve as an incubation function, helping a promising start-up organisation focusing on gender and disability to find its feet.

The minimum amount available for the Gender and Disability Grants is R300,000 and the maximum amount is R600,000.

These grants are available for a period of nine months to one year under the WVL-SA Multi – year core grant category from January 2022 to December 2022.

This funding window is open until 5pm South Africa time on 19 November 2021.

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Oct 28
Oct 28

Friendly reminders:
1. Find and analyze open and closed grants opportunities that interest you. Try to discover:
• what they have in common, and
• how you can think ahead / plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Gather or update paperwork (certificates, attests, statements, resumes, etc.) and information usually required by calls such this one;
3. Write - baby steps... - and discuss a project draft, to validate within your group the priorities of the proposal(s) and to train your grant writing skills as well;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal / project. Start NOW!
5. Do visit regularly the World Pulse website to make customized searches for grant opportunities. How?
a) Click on the Menu (left upper corner);
b) Type the name of your country in the search area (blank space); click enter;
c) Click on Filters;
d) Click on Resource;
e) Browse the results (opportunities) that will show up, by chronological order of posting;
6. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... They will enlighten and inspire your network;
7. Share the opportunities that do not apply to you but can interest others;
8. Instead of copying this posting in order to share it, please forward the link of this page. Hence more people will get to know World Pulse, this website and/or its Resource section.
Best regards,
Ana Isabel

Regina Afanwi Young
Oct 28
Oct 28

Thanks for always sharing Ana

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Oct 28
Oct 28

Thanks for staying tuned!

Jill Langhus
Oct 29
Oct 29

Thanks, Ana.

Nov 08
Nov 08

This really sounds good. Thanks for always sharing Ana.

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Nov 08
Nov 08

Thanks for staying tuned!