Grants for pilot projects aimed at responding to war-related sexual violence

Ukrainian Women's Fund launches the grants for pilot projects aimed at responding to war-related sexual violence in Luhansk, Dnipropetrovsk, Donetsk, Zaporizhzhia, Kharkiv, Lviv, Khmelnytsky, Chernihiv, Sumy, Rivne, Kirovohrad, Odesa, Kherson oblasts and city of Kyiv
About the project:

The project “Resilient together. Improving the system of response to war-related sexual violence” aims to build a system based on a legal framework that empowers the agencies to undertake specific response activities, a robust and effective system of cooperation, interaction and referral between the response providers and key stakeholders having the critical capacity to provide targeted support to survivors.

Project objectives::

  • Build capacity of key stakeholders to provide targeted support to survivors.
  • Create effective system of prevention and response to war-related sexual violence at a regional level.
  • Participate in the development of legal framework on responding to war-related sexual violence and advocate for its adoption.


The Contest’s Purpose is to implement projects aimed at responding, preventing and combating war-related sexual violence and providing assistance to WRSV survivals at the local level through the implementation of a set of measures, including those provided for by regional action plans 1325, in 14 regions of Ukraine through the support of public organizations initiatives in cooperation with local authorities.

Please note that to ensure coordination and increase the efficiency of the Regional Action Plans implementation, the projects’ topics and the work format should be approved with 1325 Regional Coalitions.

Estimated project duration: up to five months

The grant amount and the number of supported projects’ proposals:

The maximum grant amount for each project proposal is EUR 15,000 (UAH equivalent).

28 project proposals are planned to support – two from each of the contest’s target oblast.

More information about the grant opportunity – in Ukrainian

Initiatives not supported: Providing incentives to government employees; support of political parties; initiatives that are aimed at supporting professional associations and are not feminist; initiatives that cause damage to the environment.

Ineligible costs: construction, purchase of equipment/assets over EUR 1,000/item, office rent.

Application procedure: interested organizations shall submit the following

  • ♦ Register in the UWF online projects submission system via the link: If you have already registered in the system before, please use the organization ID which you have received after registration at the e-mail address specified by you to submit the application form. If for some reason you are not able to register or when you try to register the system issues a message that the organization with such a tax number (state registration code) already exists, please contact UWF grants program at
  • ♦ Fill in the online application form (in Ukrainian) – by October 29, 2023

UWF will acknowledge the receipt of the proposal by e-mail.

All proposals will be reviewed by the Grants Selection Committee.

UWF reserves the right to:

  • ♦ extend the call and/or recommend revising the application based on the assessment results;
  • ♦ request additional information from applicant in order to properly review the application;
  • ♦ not to comment on the reasons of negative assessment.

Questions: please send your questions to indicating the name of the call (“Grants for pilot projects aimed at responding to war-related sexual violence”) by October 20, 2023. All questions and answers will be published on the UWF information resources.

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