Women Fund Tanzania Trust (WFT-Trust) is a pioneering feminist fund based in Dar es salaam that was registered in September 2008 as an NGO and transformed into a Trust in September 2019. The Fund is guided by its vision of an equal and just society where empowered women, girls, and children participate fully in the transformation of their communities for empowerment and gender justice. Thus, the Fund supports initiatives that promote enhanced capacities of the women’s and girls’ movements to organize and mobilize collectively with actors whose diversity is based on age, gender, ethnicity, class, ability, or immigration status. This year WFT Trust is prioritizing funding initiatives addressing women’s, girls’, and children’s rights in the following thematic areas which include initiatives promoting the intersectionality of women’s and girls’ agendas and approaches with other social justice movements and sectors.


Background information

Under this call, for proposal WFT Trust will sub-grant key eligible stakeholders and implementers of EVAWC interventions under the NPA VAWC framework in Shinyanga District Council to achieve coordinated, collaborative, inclusive, and impactful NPA VAWC implementation outcomes in a systematic approach to violence prevention in the District.

Eligible applicants can submit their applications for initiatives that will be implemented within local government EVAWC structures, community-based interventions and in response to other emerging needs in addressing EVAWC related situations. Applications.

Grant funds can also be applied under this call for processes within NPA VAWC implementation interventions from the NPA VAWC framework. Such interventions could be aimed at increasing ownership and capacities of Local Government Authorities actors and others (such as Community Based Organizations, Non-Governmental Organizations, and other invested stakeholders) for promoting more effective mechanisms that ensure participation of communities in the implementation structures of the National Plan of Action to End Violence Against Women and Children

WFT Trust expects the grant to address interventions based on the following:

  • To address community issues related to NPA VAWC as well as to ensure strong links between the problem to be addressed and the strategies and anticipated results (measurable) anticipated from the project
  • Demonstrated sustainability, innovation, replicability and the potential to scale up
  • To reflect efforts towards building partnerships between children’s and women’s rights organizations in different sectors of the movement with the purpose of forming/ strengthening functional networks, coalitions, and platforms
  • Increase ownership and capacities of NPA VAWC processes and structures within Shinyanga District Council
  • To promote strategies towards strengthening women’s and children’s rights movements

Important criteria for applicants for this call:

  • Community based Organizations/Groups with legal entities operating within Shinyanga District council
  • Community based Organizations/Groups with a proven track record of implementing interventions within NPA VAWC framework in Shinyanga district Council
  • Community based Organizations/Groups who share our aspiration of contributing towards the elimination of discriminatory gender inequalities’ practices and processes through ending violence against women and children, and whose work fits within our identified thematical areas.
  • Other legal entities with a mandate to support and/or oversee NPA VAWC implementation within Shinyanga District Council

Grant Windows.

Small scale window

  • Amount of grant (TSH 10,000,000 – TSH 15,000,000)
  • Duration (0 – 3 months)
  • Eligibility – Organizations or institutions implementing and support intervention within the NPA-VAWC framework qualify to apply for the grant for short term interventions.

Medium scale window

  • Amount of grant (TSH 16,000,000 - TSH 50,000,000)
  • Duration (6 months to 1 year)
  • Eligibility – Organizations implementing and support interventions within the NPA-VAWC framework qualify to apply for the grant for medium term interventions

More Specific Requirements:

Application for these Grants will follow this process:

  • Submission of a Proposal (5-7 pages max) describing the proposed idea or initiative.
  • Proposal submitted should have the following attachments:
    • Copy of registration
    • Organizational constitution
    • Most Recent Bank Statement

You must fill in the forms for grant application available in WFT’s website: www.wft.or.tz. The forms are also available (during working hours) in WFT- Trust’s office in Shinyanga located at NSSF MAFAO HOUSE, 1st Floor.

The filled form should be emailed to: grants@wftrust.or.tz with email subject reading “NPA VAWC-SHINYANGA”

Those in envelopes should be addressed to:
The Executive Director,
Women Fund Tanzania Trust,
P.O. Box 79235, Dar es Salaam

Delivered by hand at our offices in Shinyanga located at NSSF MAFAO HOUSE, 1st Floor.
Any enquiries should be made through mobile phone: +255 753 912130.

The deadline for submission shall be on Saturday, 26th July 2021 at 14h00 local time. Selected Organizations will be notified before 31st August, 2021. If you are not contacted by then, regard your application to have been unsuccessful.