Call for expression of interest to apply for tthe Pacific Women Lead at SPC Grants.
• PWL at SPC grants aim to support partners to implement Pacific regional gender equality commitments and contribute to PWL at SPC outcomes:
– Women’s leadership is promoted
– Women’s rights are realised
– Women’s health (including sexual and reproductive health)
– Women’s safety (including ending violence against women and girls)
– Women’s economic empowerment
– Pacific regional partners increase the effectiveness of regional gender equality efforts.
• The region’s key gender equality commitments are:
– Pacific Leaders’ Gender Equality Declaration
– Pacific Platform for Action on Gender Equality and Women’s Human Rights
– Outcomes of the 14th Triennial Conference of Pacific Women
– While contributions to implementing these key regional gender equality commitments are eligible for support, the PWL at SPC grants are focused on addressing gaps in the implementation of the Outcomes of the 14th Triennial Conference of Pacific Women.
• These Outcomes include three priority areas: women’s economic empowerment, gender-based violence, and gender-responsive climate justice; and four cross-cutting themes: women in leadership and decision-making; crises and disasters; sex-, age- and disability-disaggregated data and statistics; and intergenerational dialogue to ensure the perspectives of Pacific youth are heard.
Collaborative applications are strongly encouraged. These grants seek to support transformative approaches to progress regional and national gender equality commitments.
The grants are being offered by the Pacific Women Lead (PWL) programme at SPC (PWL at SPC),
• PWL at SPC is offering multi-year grants (up to 2 ½ years) of between AUD 100,000 and AUD 500,000 in financial support to: civil society organisations including women’s groups; social enterprises; academic or research institutions; and national and regional coalitions for their gender equality initiatives.
• To be eligible, project proposals will need to have a budget within the specified range:
Minimum: AUD 100,000
Maximum: AUD 500,000.
• Projects supported under this Call are expected to start in 2023. Projects may last for up to 2 ½ years. All project activities and deliverables are expected to be completed by 31 December 2025.