The Fund for Gender Equality is UN Women’s grant-making mechanism dedicated exclusively to the economic and political empowerment of women. The fund selects grantee partners through a demand driven bi-annual call for proposals and since launching in 2009 has delivered US$56.5 million to 96 programmes in 72 countries. The UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women, an inter-agency mechanism managed by UN Women on behalf of the UN system, supports innovative and pioneering programmes aimed at preventing and responding to all forms of violence against women and girls. Since 1996, the UN Trust Fund has awarded US$ 140 million in grants to 493 initiatives in 139 countries.
We have been alerted of fake consultants trying to charge fees to NGO applicants interested in receiving funds from the FGE for fake services to help them develop their project proposals. The FGE would never charge NGO applicants fees for technical assistance and would never recommend applicants to contract a particular consultant.
The UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women is now accepting applications for the Spotlight Initiative Call for Proposals for Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa (2019). The deadline for the submission of concept notes is 31 July 2019, 23:59 EST.