OUR MANDATE

We invest in women's power to change the status quo!

Of an Africa where women and girls are leading change agents at all levels of society with full access to sustainable resources and opportunities

– a world in which women and girls thrive.

Fund and catalyse initiatives that improve and sustain women’s lives.

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Urgent Action Fund-Africa makes small grants intended to enable a short-term intervention in the course of a long-term strategy. We respond to most urgent requests within 24 hours. Requests received without endorsement may require additional time.

Urgent Action Fund-Africa is not able to make grants for humanitarian efforts, general programme activities, or individual participation in conferences.

In accordance with the Beijing Platform for Action, Urgent Action Fund-Africa gives priority to promoting and protecting the full and equal enjoyment by women of all human rights and fundamental freedoms without distinction of any kind as to race, language, religion, sexual orientation, political or other opinions, national or social origin.

Urgent Action Fund-Africa makes grants in five categories:

  • Defending the defenders
  • Protecting women’s individual dignity, safety and autonomy
  • Justice and the rule of law
  • Economic Justice
  •  Natural Resource Governance & Climate Change

There are 2 different ways to submit a grant application. Choose only 1 of the following options:

  1. ONLINE APPLICATION FORM: Fill out the application form online.
  2. DOWNLOADABLE APPLICATION FORM:Download the application form on the right and send to our office via email, postal address below.

Email:proposals@urgentactionfund-africa.or.ke

PROPOSALS CAN BE SUBMITTED BY EMAIL OR POST OFFICE BOX AT THE FOLLOWING ADDRESS:

Tel:  (+254) 202 301 740

Mobile: (+254) 732 577 560

P.O. Box 53841-00200, Nairobi, KENYA

OUR THEORY OF CHANGE

What we exist
to do (Mission)
What we do to
create change
(Strategic actions)
What changes we expect to
see in the medium term
(Intermediate outcomes)
Our longer term
ambitions (Goal)
The ultimate change we
contribute to (Impacts)

To contribute to addressing systems, structures and norms that violate women and girls’ rights; restrict their access to resources and opportunities; and constrain their choices and agency, by availing resources and capabilities to enable women better organise themselves to confront injustices and discrimination and handle potential backlash.

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