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Tewa GRANTMAKING

Beginning to give away grants from the very first year of founding Tewa, the Grant Making Programme is the heart of Tewa's work. Tewa’s grant-making programme largely supports rural, grassroots women’s groups in Nepal to uplift women's social-economic conditions and to establish their voice and visibility in the community.  There are three grant cycles per year.  These grants empower women by supporting them and helping them to remain organized and fulfill their goals.  Tewa grants are requested as per the women's felt needs, as resources for rural women are scarce.  Grants have supported income generating activities skill development training, physical infrastructures related to their endowment fund/s, and human resource development, environment rights and justice, legal rights, health rights, advocacy to stop violence and discrimination and women's rights .  The annual grant-making budget has been designated for peace building initiatives too.  Up until FY 2014/2015, 532 grants have been disbursed in 68 districts (out of 75 districts) of Nepal.

Grant Making Goals
The grant making goals, as outlined in Tewa's Grant Making Strategy are –

  • Support initiatives aimed at transforming the lives of women especially the most vulnerable and marginalized through strengthening of their capacity.
  • Assist to help enhance decision making and leadership so as to amplify women's voices and make their concerns visible.
  • Strengthen movement building so that there is a critical mass of women that can participate, advocate, and influence and strengthen politically.

 

Core Areas of Support
Tewa's grants fall into three main categories - general support, discretionary grants and peace grants. Considering Nepal's present context of heightened human rights violations particularly in relation to women human rights defenders and the state of impunity, Tewa has also added a "security grant" category, thus defining four key Grant Making areas:

  • General support
  • Discretionary (time urgent and advocacy on women's human rights issues)
  • Peace
  • Security for women's human rights defenders (time urgent and pressing)

 

Tewa's values for grant making programme are based on democratic principles of:

  • Respect for each other and all involved (e.g. grantee – beneficiary groups)
  • Transparency and accountability
  • Practice and modeling local and community resource mobilization for self-reliant development.

 

Grants Awarded

Year No. of Grants
2015 - 16 46
2014 - 15 36
2013 - 14 27
2012 - 13 11
2011 - 12 20
2010 - 11 27
2009 - 10 38
2008 - 09 29
2007 - 08 39
2006 - 07 30
2005 - 06 21
2004 - 05 23
2003 - 04 34
2002 - 03 15
2001 - 02 18
2000 - 01 31
1999 - 00 32
1998 - 99 23
1997 - 98 24
1996 - 97 08

टेवा अनुदान सम्बन्धि कागजातहरु / Tewa Grant Documents »