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  • Grant

    Empowerment Grant

  • Target Groups

    • Indigenous groups and ethnic minorities.
    • Age-discriminated vulnerable groups, notably the young and the elderly
    • Women facing exploitation, abuse and/or violence
    • People living with disabilities


  • Grant amount

    5.000 - 25.000

    Closing date

    01 Oct 2017

Targeting (informal) groups or organisations to raise awareness, develop transformative leadership, build confidence and skills and work against stigmatisation of marginalised and discriminated groups. Empowerment grants are smaller grants with a maximum timeframe of 24 months. Informal groups can access funding by partnering with a formal ‘host’ organisation. In Tanzania, empowerment grants are available from €5,000 up to €25,000 on a rolling basis.

Before applying for this grant, please read the following materials carefully: 

And download the following:

Application form in English or Swahili.

Once completed, these documents need to be uploaded through our online application system. Only completed applications will be reviewed for which our templates need to be used. Please note that the maximum file size of uploaded documents is 10.0 MB. If you have problems uploading please submit the project proposal to Please note this last option only applies to Empowerment Grants.

Empowerment grants can be submitted at any time but please note that review cycles will take place starting 1 June 2017 and 1 October 2017. This means anything submitted before that date will be reviewed as part of that review cycle, anything after will be reviewed during the next cycle.

When will funding decision be made?

All applications will be reviewed and communicated before 15th of July 2017 for the first review cycle and 15th of November 2017 for the second one.

What if you have questions about the process?

Questions about this grant and other open grants may be submitted by email or during outreach sessions. The questions will be anonymised and published with answers on the internet where appropriate. Questions can be submitted by email to: Answers will be updated on the website on a regular basis. Specific outreach activities will be planned and details of the time and activities will be posted on this page and Facebook.