Call for Proposals: Apply for Financial Support for initiatives on Improving Gender Equality in Türkiye

فبراير 27, 2024

Gender, Inclusion & Human rights

In the framework of the WE ACT Project (funded by the European Union Delegation to Türkiye under the Thematic Programme on Human Rights and Democracy) and in a bid to foster positive change and strengthen community initiatives, ALDA and Daktilo 1984 Association are launching a Subgranting scheme, targeting CSOs legally registered in Türkiye.

The call aims at financially supporting initiatives related to gender equality, LGBTI+ rights, anti-discrimination (gender, religious, or ethnic), as well as civic and fundamental rights. A maximum of 21 project proposals will be selected and funded, and each project can receive a maximum budget of 4,000€.

The call aims at financially supporting initiatives related to gender equality, LGBTI+ rights, anti-discrimination, and civic and fundamental rights

Find below the key information about the call for proposals, and at the end the full Guidelines to apply, as well as the application form and budget annex template.

Eligible activities 

Focus area: The project proposals have to include any type of action contributing to the promotion of gender equality, LGBTI+ rights, women’s rights, anti-discrimination, civic, and fundamental rights.

Example of eligible activities (non-exhaustive list):

  • Advocacy campaigns, awareness initiatives, and empowerment activities
  • Trainings and capacity building on gender equality
  • Networking events for women politicians or gender-based CSOs
  • Collaboration with local authorities/media actors to improve gender-oriented content & policies

Target Groups and Beneficiaries of the actions

The project proposals’ activities must directly involve and be addressed in priority to one or more of the following target groups: 

  • Women
  • LGBTI+ people 

Eligible Applicant Entities

The project proposals must be submitted by CSOs legally registered in Türkiye (as Associations, Foundations, Non-profit cooperatives, Civil society networks and platforms or Civil initiatives), ideally with a focus on gender equality, women’s and/or LGBTIQ+ rights, non-discrimination, and civic rights.

About the Grants available

  • 21 Project proposals will be selected and receive funding
  • Funding is limited to 4.000€ (VAT included) maximum per project
  • Projects duration should not be longer than 10 months (from June 2024 to March 2025)

Application Timeline

  • 14 & 20 March 2024: Online training/info session on the call: strongly recommended for applicants
  • 7 April 2024: Deadline to submit project applications
  • May 2024: Results on the applications 

How to apply?

Türkiye-registered CSOs can apply to the call in Turkish or in English.


We advise you to register to the Online training/info session on the call (information and Q&A will be provided, and applicant CSOs who have attended one of the sessions will receive additional score on their proposal):


For any question about the call for proposals, please contact us: