The Alliance is the only pooled fund focusing on gender equality in Europe. The initiative emerged from broad consultations with the women’s sector, including women’s funds, civil society organisations, and corporate and private donors. We engage a diversity of funders, whether they have experience giving to gender equality or not and facilitate collaboration, mutual learning and increased impact.
The Alliance implements regular calls for proposals and their focus is discussed and agreed by members.
In our funding, we are committed to:
Supporting long term structural issues of gender equality in Europe such as gender-based violence, access to economic resources, access to education and training, environment and listening to the field to identify emerging issues.
Ensuring a geographic distribution of grants across Europe to underscore that there is a need to improve gender equality in all regions while responding to specific geographic needs.
The Alliance is committed to being a learning organisation engaging with the sector to strengthen our impact. This commitment unfolds with the following activities:
Learning, Monitoring & Evaluation for systems change
Call for proposals
The Alliance runs regular call for proposals to select and fund organisations that align with its vision and mission. Since it started in 2021, it has run 2 open calls for proposals offering funding for a total of 4 070 000€:
- 2021 COVID fund for solidarity
- 2023 economic opportunities fund
We currently don’t have any open call for proposals. You can subscribe to our mailing list to be informed of upcoming funding opportunities.
In July 2023, the Alliance for Gender Equality in Europe has selected 26 small and medium-size frontline organisations in 16 countries to receive 3.470.000€ in two-year grants as awardees of our 2023 economic opportunities fund. We will provide those organisations with grants up to 150 000€ and opportunities for networking, peer-learning and organisational development.
AS A CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANISATION
The Alliance supports non-profit organisations working to improve gender equality in Europe through grant-making, capacity building and networking opportunities. Whenever the Alliance has a funding round, the call for proposals is published on this website as well as distributed through various channels. Please subscribe to our mailing list and follow us on LinkedIn to remain up to date.
AS A PRIVATE FOUNDATION
The Alliance aims to mobilise the philanthropic community to support gender equality in Europe and establish a robust donors collaborative deepening the understanding of the most impactful ways to support the gender equality ecosystem.