Closed: Apr 02,2017
Type: alliance

Call for Applications: Women’s Empowerment Fund IV


The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves is now accepting applications for the fourth annual Women’s Empowerment Fund (WEF), a financing mechanism designed to scale effective business models for empowerment through women’s energy entrepreneurship. The objective of the WEF is to make the business case for gender-informed approaches by demonstrating that there is a positive impact on business performance and social impact outcomes. This includes collecting and analyzing social impact data to better understand how access to clean and efficient household energy contributes to reductions in women’s unpaid work burden.

The WEF will award up to four grants in the suggested range of US$75,000-$150,000 to qualifying organizations. The selected WEF projects will have a 12-month timeframe to meet concrete objectives and performance milestones.

The Alliance encourages new partners to apply, particularly organizations that aim to incorporate clean cooking solutions into ongoing development initiatives.

The call for applications will be open from March 15 – April 2, 2017. Applications are due by April 2, 2017 (11:59pm Eastern Time). Applicants are required to submit a five-page Executive Summary that provides an overview of their business model and the proposed intervention, in addition to a timeline of project milestones, performance indicators, and a detailed budget outlining key cost categories, line item costs, and cost share/leverage. The Call for Applications can be downloaded below.

To be considered for this opportunity, all applicants must submit an application following the instructions and requirements in the attached Call for Applications. Finalists may be asked to submit responses to questions and financial statements. Winners will be notified by June 1, 2017.

Applicants must be a registered partner of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves prior to the application deadlines, and those who are not currently a partner can easily register here.

Applications are due April 2, 2017 (11:59pm Eastern Time). and should be submitted by email to Applications and clarification questions should be submitted within the deadline by email to