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Pacific Women Lead at SPC Grants 

In 2022, the Pacific Women Lead (PWL) at the Pacific Community (SPC) programme, termed PWL at SPC, advertised grants for gender equality initiatives. Please note that the period for applications has now ended.

PWL at SPC grants aim to support partners to implement Pacific regional gender equality commitments and contribute to Pacific Women Lead outcomes. The multi-stage grant application process is due for completion in the second half of 2023, when grantees will be announced. 

The grants were available for:

Still available are grants for Pacific Island governments:

Grant documents and information

Grant documents and information:

What you needed to complete the Expression of Interest (EOI) form

1) Part 1: KEY INFORMATION – including organisation name, contact details for two key people, organisation’s location, project partners (if any), project title and other organisational information.

2) Part 2: ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA – as taken from the Guidelines for Applicants document, including estimated budget; project duration and location; type of organisation and registration number; experience with donor funds; alignment to programme outcomes, to key regional commitments (specify) including the outcomes of the 14th Triennial Conference of Pacific Women, and national policy; and expected approaches.

3) Part 3: PROJECT DETAILS – problem statement you seek to address; project goal; and 350-word summary about the project, including target group, key activities, timing and reach.

Eligibility criteria

Organisations eligible to apply for the grants included civil society organisations such as women’s groups; social enterprises; academia or research institutions; Statutory and State institutions; and national and regional coalitions. The key eligibility criteria included the need to:

Organisations were highly regarded if they include the following considerations and approaches:

Application process

Steps in the process

1. Information: Access more information about the Pacific Women Lead at SPC Grants by downloading the Guidelines for Applicants.

2. EOI: Please note that the EOI application period has ended. Applicants were contacted in early 2023, and advised whether their EOI had been shortlisted to progress to the next stage of the multi-stage grant application process.

Applicants will be contacted in early 2023, and advised whether your EOI has been shortlisted to progress to the next stage.

3. Information Session: Successful EOI applicants will receive an invitation to attend a grant information session. The sessions will help prepare people to complete the final stages of the application process.

4. Full proposal: Should you be successful completing the first part of this multi-stage grant process, following the submission of your eligible Expression of Interest (EOI), your application continues to the second stage, which involves you completing the SPC Proposal Package [to insert link to PDF version]. This involves the completion of the:  

- Closed Call for Proposal Package - requires a detailed project budget and workplan.

- SPC Operational Capacity Assessment of your organisation’s readiness to manage this grant, completed in partnership with SPC.

5.Announcement: Final applications will be assessed then announced in 2023. Successful grantee partners will sign Grant Agreements with SPC. 

Contact details:

Should you have any queries contact PWL at SPC by email: [email protected]

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