Funding to fight GBV

Organisations involved in addressing gender-based violence and femicide are invited to apply for grant funding from the GBVF Response Fund1.

The fund, part of the national response to gender-based violence and femicide in South Africa, is led by the private sector, with the International Women’s Forum South Africa (IWFSA) playing the leading role in its establishment.

The GBVF Response Fund1 is calling on community-based organisations (CBOs) involved in activities under Pillars 2 and 3 of the National Strategic Plan on GBVF (Prevention and Rebuilding Social Cohesion, and Justice, Safety and Protection) to apply for funding .

Grants for a maximum of a two-year period, ranging from R50 000 to R250 000 a year, have been made available to successful applicants in support of these crucial activities.

Funding is also available for organisations acting as intermediaries to provide grants, capacity development and technical support to CBOs that cannot meet the compliance requirements to apply directly.

Any CBOs which are involved in interventions around behaviour change, community education and awareness, mental health and psychosocial support services, trauma response, training and survivor legal support are urged to apply. Organisations acting as intermediaries to support CBOs carrying out these activities are also urged to apply.

Tshikululu Social Investments will be facilitating these applications for funding on behalf of the GBVF Response Fund1.

For more information about this grant and which organisations will be eligible for funding, as well as to apply, go to

Applications close at 5pm on Friday August 6.

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