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Funding opportunity announcement for women fund Tanzania (WFT) small-scale projects for empowerment and strengthening women’s and girls’ rights movement in the country..

Funding opportunity announcement for women fund Tanzania (WFT) small-scale projects for empowerment and strengthening women’s and girls’ rights movement in the country. Women Fund Tanzania (WFT) is a Women Rights Fund registered in September 2008. Its vision is to see a Tanzanian Society where women realize their full potential and engage in transformation for empowerment and social justice. As movement builders, and as an activist and feminist organization, WFT’s overall goal is to contribute towards women’s rights and empowerment, and to women’s movement building through implementing a functional funding mechanism for women in the country. The Fund does this through making grants, strengthening women’s and institutional capacity on women’s rights issues, building strategic alliances and mobilizing resources.

In 2017, WFT will be accepting small grants applications for project funds between Tsh 6,000,000 -8,000,000/= for interventions addressing the following areas of work:

  • Violence against women and young girls with a particular focus on addressing sexual corruption/sextortion issues.
  • Economic rights of women including promotion of women’s and girl’s rights in the extractive industries, mining, gas, oil.
  • Environmental justice rights for women and young girls projects for promoting voices of women and girls in addressing issues of climate change, land grabbing, land rights, and water rights issues.
  • Networking and coalition building interventions to strengthen the women’s movement (s) in Tanzania with a particular focus on inclusion young women and minority groups (women living with disabilities, HIV-AIDS, elderly women, etc.) in sectorial or broader women’s rights movement.
  • Political and leadership rights of women with a particular focus on promoting young women issues into leadership.
  • Projects promoting documenting her-stories/telling stories of women’s struggles/at the individual and institutional level next to advocating for broader women and girls visibility through innovative approaches, intervention, especially in rural areas.
  • Innovative projects on empowering and participatory community engagement approaches for enhancing girl’s educational rights.

The following selection criteria will be taken into account:

  • Quality of the submitted Concept Note, ensuring that there is a strong link between the problem to be addressed and the strategies and measurable results anticipated
  • Relevant Institutional capacity to implement the proposed project
  • The Concept Note should reflect a multi-stakeholder participation in formulation and implementation, including those most affected such as victims of sexual violence/corruption or women affected by economic poverty in different ways
  • The Concept Note should reflect efforts towards building partnerships between women’s rights organisations at different levels with the purpose of forming/strengthening functional networks and coalitions for promoting women’s rights and empowerment
  • Sustainability, replicability and potential to demonstrate and document models that can be taken to larger scale
  • Innovativeness of the proposed project/activities


Application for these Grants will follow a two-stage process:

  • Submission of a Concept Note (5 pages max) describing the proposed idea/initiative to be implemented Send your complete Concept Note before 17th February 2017
  • Submission should have a copy of registration and the organizational Constitution
  • Review/selection by WFT’s Selection Committee where after selected applicants will be invited to submit a full project proposal

Use our Concept Note format as published on WFT’s website: The Concept Note format can also be sent to you by e-mail upon request or it can be picked up from WFT’s office during office hours.

Please, send your complete Concept Note before 17 February 2017 by:

  • Email to: (by email)
  • Through: WFT, P.O.Box 79235, Dar es Salaam by mail
  • Hand to: or WFT, 659 Mikoroshini Street (Msasani), Dar es Salaam by hand
  • Tel WFT: 0753 912 130

Please Note the Following:

  • Only complete Concept Notes will be considered; other documents will not be considered at this stage
  • Only short-listed applicants will be contacted
  • If you have not been contacted by the 15th March 2017 your application has not been considered this time

The eligible activities for WFT funded projects will be prepared by the Secretariat, and reviewed and approved by the Selection Committee, while the Board of directors is informed on the emerging trends and results. The eligible activity may vary from time to time. The procedure on how to prepare the eligible activities is narrated in a step-by-step competitive grant making procedure. To find out more Read the GRANT MAKING GUIDELINES

A CALL FOR PROPOSALS is issued and grant proposals are accepted only during scheduled application periods: we do not accept unsolicited proposals outside of this time. Requests for proposals will be posted on the site at the following times: