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Power to Change Fund: Apply before 5 July 2016

Power to Change Fund: Apply before 5 July 2016

The Power to Change Fund is a re-granting mechanism from the World YWCA to YWCAs globally. The fund is designed to invest in women and girls’ leadership development to advance social change around the world. Only affiliated YWCA Member Associations can apply and must fulfil stringent guidelines and application procedures.

Earlier this year we had informed the movement that there would not be a general call for Power to Change Fund grants in 2016. We have now reviewed this decision in light of funding sources and are able to open a Call for Projects for 2016.

The Fund will prioritise grants to affiliated Member Associations who:

•Fulfil the World YWCA Conditions of Affiliation (COA) or are working towards this through upholding the World YWCA Standards of Good Management and Accountability

• Relate their grant application to the overall strategy and long-term planning for sustainability of the Member Association.

•  Show how they will share and replicate project experiences with YWCAs and other partners.

•Fully complete the Application Form (all requirements fulfilled), including a detailed budget and work plan.


Please note:

The funds available are for 2016 only. If you have already started your activities for this year, this is fine, but the project must be completed and the reports sent by end of December 2016.

The funding is available for developing countries only, please see the list of developing countries available here:

Only completed application forms with a work plan and budget will be considered. Please read carefully the Power to Change Guidelines and Requirements on the project application form.


Please send your applications and any questions to, Programme Officer for Grant Management, with a copy to, Programme Officer for Membership Support.

Download Application Form, Workplan Template and Budget Template: