Application guidelines

The 26th grant cycle the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund) is now open! 

The UN Trust Fund is seeking proposals for civil society-led, demand-driven initiatives to end violence against women and girls for three-year grants for up to USD1 million.  

The annual Call for Proposals document is available in the six UN official languages (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish). Applications may be submitted in English, French and Spanish. 

This year’s funding will focus on ending violence against women and girls experiencing intersecting forms of discrimination and strengthening organizational preparedness and resilience to effectively address violence against women and girls before and once a crisis hits.

In parallel, this year’s Call includes a special focus to end violence against women and girls in the context of protracted crises, to support organizations working in these settings through initiatives that meet the specific needs of women and girls at risk and survivors of violence, especially those at risk of exclusion and marginalization. 

We will only accept applications from civil society organizations (CSOs), especially women’s rights organizations (WROs) with specialized knowledge, expertise, and a track record of working on the elimination of violence against women and girls. We will prioritize applications from women’s rights organizations, women-led organizations, constituent-led and grassroot women’s organizations. 

The application is open from 23 November 2022 - 11 January 2023 (11.59pm EST). All applications need to be submitted in the Grants Management System

View the Call for Proposals (PDF): عربى/中文/English/Français/русский/Español

View the Call for Proposals (Word): عربى/中文/English/Français/русский/Español

View the Application package: English/Français/Español


For the purpose of this Call for Proposals: 

  • Protracted crises are structural, longer-term situations resulting from a combination of multiple factors.  
  • Protracted crises are where a significant proportion of the population is acutely vulnerable to death, disease, and disruptions in livelihoods over a prolonged period of time.
  • They are characterized by recurrent natural disasters and/or conflict, long-lasting food crises, breakdown of the economy or livelihoods and insufficient institutional capacity to react to the crises themselves.

Learn more about Ending violence against women programming principles: English/French/Spanish

Learn more about Applying intersectional approaches for addressing violence against women and girls: English/French/Spanish