Call for Proposal: NGO CSW65 Virtual Forum Young Feminist Awards 2021 ($5,000 award)

Competition Grant / Award in Other
  • Apply Before : March 1, 2021

Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 110041
  • Degree Non Degree Program/Certificate
  • Language Requirement Not Required
  • No. of Opportunity 5
  • Opportunity Type : Fully Funded
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Language of Instruction English

Opportunity Description

Background information

Applications are now open for the NGO CSW65 Forum Young Feminist Awards. In cooperation with Women Have Wings, the NGO CSW Youth Leaders & Young Professionals awards five $5,000 grant awards to youth leaders and young professionals who propose a project or an idea to advance gender equality in their region. The grant is awarded to youth-led organizations or organizations with projects to promote young feminists’ work.


Submission deadline: 1 March 2021 (midnight EST)

Organizers: NGO CSW Youth Leaders & Young Professionals & Women Have Wings

Announcement of winners: On 26 March 2021 During the NGO CSW65 Virtual Forum at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women 5 winners will be announced.

Open to: Global applicants

Award value: $5000 grant (to successful organizations)


In addition to the grant award, the Projects will be presented on the NGO CSW65 Virtual Platform.


  • Individual youth leaders aged 18 to 40 years at the time of submission) can participate, but the grants must go to organizations. A
  • Organizations must be registered in their country or have a fiscal donor who is registered.
  • Young people in the Global South will be preferred.
  • No US-based organizations are eligible.

Project themes/focus areas

Applications must address one of the following areas.

  1. Advocacy – What is the future of advocacy for gender equality?

This theme can focus on projects on gender equality, women in politics and decision making, leadership, governance, development and other advocacy campaigns, planning and implementation of advocacy training sessions as well as creation and distribution of advocacy materials.

2. Grassroots Projects – Projects that support gender equality at the grassroots that need seed funding.

  1. Any project that is planned to advance gender equality in society, in the workforce, politics, business, human rights, art, sports, etc. Proposals for both new and current projects are accepted if the submission explicitly states how the grant will be spent to implement a thought or amplify the effect of the existing project.

Technology and Arts

Building platforms on gender issues that strengthen youth voices in national and international spaces.

This could cover online platform development and launch projects, such as websites, blogs, apps, and other forms of online advocacy or artistic expression that strengthen youth voices and perspectives on gender issues.

 Please make sure to include the following elements in your written summary:

  1. Project Details:
  2. Project title
  3. Description of the project (500 to 1,000 words)
  4. What’s the project objective?
  5. How do you plan to accomplish it and what is your planning and implementation timeline?

 iii. Who are the beneficiaries?

  1. Who are your partner organizations, if any?
  2. How do you plan to scale the impact of the project?
  3. Project budget explanation- development/procurement of project materials
  4. A short video of your elevator pitch to explain your project (optional 1 to 3 minutes)

Personal Details

  1. Your full legal name
  2. Date of birth
  3. Country of citizenship, country of residence, and mailing address
  4. Email and phone number
  5. Organization you are linked with or financial sponsoring institution
  6. CV

How to submit your proposal?

To participate in the process, prepare a summary of your project in 500 to 1,000 words. This can be in any of the UN official languages. After you are ready, email your proposal to

The receipt of submissions will be confirmed via email.

You can also refer to this link for more information.

Application is closed.

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