FAQ’s

  • Can you provide me with a scholarship to pursue graduate studies abroad?
    • AWDF does not fund individuals neither do we provide scholarships
  • Is the AWDF part of a larger agency for example the United Nations?
    • The AWDF is not affiliated to any regional/international agency or government, it is an autonomous initiative which was set up by three African women who have been actively working on social justice and women’s rights issues for many years. The AWDF was founded by Ms Joana Foster (Ghana), Dr Hilda Tadria (Uganda), and Ms Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi (UK/Nigeria).
  • Does AWDF lend money?
    • The AWDF is a grant-making organisation, it is not involved in micro-financing.
  • How can I help?
    • You can support the work of the AWDF in several ways.
  • Where does AWDF get its money from?
    • The AWDF has developed a fundraising strategy which is being implemented in two phases. The first phase (2000-2002) involved working with a core group of institutional donors who have shown a willingness to support the establishment of a philanthropic institution in Africa for women. Over the past three years, the AWDF has been successful in mobilising resources from the following donors.
  • How do you decide which projects to fund?
    • The AWDF has a set of application guidelines.
  • What types of grants do you support?
    • The AWDF gives grants for projects related to any of our thematic areas. We expect applicants to build in relevant and reasonable running/core costs into their project proposals.
  • Who can apply for a grant?
    • Organisations can be local, national, sub-regional or regional African women’s organisations, from any part of Africa. Local women”s organisations should send in the names of two referees, one of who should be a member of a women’s organisation that operates nationally.