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.


2023 economic opportunities fund – CLOSED

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.

  • Organisations were selected from an open call for proposals and assessed by a selection committee composed of the following external experts:
    • Anila Noor from New women connectors
    • Emanuel Pisano from CSR Europe
    • James Magowan from the European Community Foundation Initiative
    • Justyna Frydrych from FemFund Poland
    • Miriam Mona Mukalazi from the University of Dusseldorf.

    They were then approved by our steering committee members.

    The 2023 Economic opportunities fund was created to improve economic inclusion in Europe, which is still one of the main challenges to achieve gender equality in Europe. Through this fund the Alliance aim to support impactful and sustainable community-driven solutions that promote economic opportunities for marginalised women, transgender, non-binary and gender non-conforming people in Europe.


Since 2021, the Alliance has supported 36 organisations across 17 countries in Europe.

You can know more about each grantee in the map below.

Focus on the grantee cohort of the 2023 economic opportunities fund

Through the 2023 Economic opportunities fund, 26 organisations are currently supported.

  • Working across 16 countries in Europe: Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Romania, Spain, Sweden, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom – with a balanced representation of Western, Southern and Eastern Europe.
  • Focusing mainly on Job & skills, Financial independence and Entrepreneurship.
  • Having an approach combining individual empowerment with challenging oppressive systems: they implement a mix of activities ranging from training, job placements, service provision, awareness-raising, community organizing and advocacy.
  • Being self-led organisations or using highly participatory methodologies.
  • Supporting low-income women, transgender, non-binary and gender non-conforming people in Europe from a migration background and/or ethnic minorities, victims of violence, from rural or disadvantaged areas, in situation of disability, perceived as young and/or perceived as old.

Project funding
Core funding