Donor: Urgent Action Fund-Africa
Application procedure: Online Application
Donor base: Kenya
Reference number: -
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation
Deadline: ongoing

Financial details

Grant size: Small - up to $100,000
Minimum grant size: -
Total available budget: -
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: 5.000$
Funding ratio: up to 100%


  • Economic Development
  • Governance & Democracy
  • Human Rights
  • Social Inclusion
  • Women & Gender

Project Locations

  1. Africa

      Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia, Zimbabwe


1) Objective

The Urgent Action Fund-Africa (UAF-Africa) promotes the leadership of women and women’s human rights defenders through catalysing initiatives that improve and sustain women’s lives in Africa. rgent Action Fund-Africa (UAF-Africa) is a pan-African and feminist Fund, established in 2001 in Nairobi, Kenya. Using a rapid response grant making (RRG) model, the Fund supports unanticipated, time-sensitive, innovative, and bold initiatives. The financial and technical resources the Fund provides enable African feminists and women’s rights organisations to seize windows of opportunity, fracture patriarchy, amplify their voices, enhance their visibility, and become significant actors who can influence policy and law while shaping discourse. This way, UAF-Africa fills a unique grant making niche within the African feminist movement, providing stepping stones to activists as they use their agency and resilience to achieve social, economic, political and environmental justice.

2) Eligibility 

Non-profit organisations are eligible to apply.

3) Location

UAF-Africa operates as a virtual organisation with an imprint across four African sub-regions.

4) Budget

Individual grant sizes are usually small (up to $5,000).

5) Application

Grant applications for the Rapid Response Grants can be submitted throughout the year, either via filling out the online application form or via download of the application form from their website and sending it to  their office via email to proposals@urgentactionfund-africa.or.ke and response to most urgent requests is given within 24 hours. Applications may be written in French, English, Swahili, and Arabic.

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