Grant Making

SAWF is strongly committed to enabling women’s rights organisations and activists in accessing resources for their work in the region.

At present, we conduct grant-making under two main programmes:

Strengthening South Asian Feminist Movements

Under this programme SAWF supports small and medium-sized women’s rights groups, individual activists, women human rights lawyers (through fellowships), and sub-national, national and regional networks. This programme is currently only open to the South Asian countries of Nepal, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Pakistan.

Leading from the South

Leading from the South is a programme resourced by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It supports activism devised, implemented, and led by women’s rights organisations in the global South. The fund is being implemented by four women’s funds in the global South, of which South Asia Women’s Fund is the implementing fund in the Asia region.
This programme will support interventions from the following countries:

South Asia: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Pakistan, Maldives, Nepal, Sri Lanka in the South Asia region.

South East and East Asia: Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, Timor-Leste,Vietnam and Mongolia

Watch guidelines for key sections of the proposal