Paul Hodges Trust Grants for Women Empowerment 2018 (Up to £15,000)


DEADLINE: 30 April, 2018

Call for application is ongoing for the Paul Hodges Trust Grants 2018. The 2018 grants will be awarded to projects that tackle poverty through advancing women’s empowerment. Activities that empower women and adolescent girls – allowing them to have voice, choice and control over their lives and giving them the chance to thrive – provide a vital opportunity to break the cycle of poverty.

The Trust believes the return on this investment is not just a better life for the women and girls helped directly – it can also build a brighter future for the next generation and help communities say goodbye to poverty for good.

The Trustees are looking to fund projects that work with poor communities to do one or more of the following:

  • Challenge and change negative attitudes and discriminatory practices that hold women and adolescent girls back
  • Provide access to sexual and reproductive health and rights
  • Support women and/or adolescent girls’ education
  • Promote women’s economic empowerment
  • Promote women’s political empowerment
  • Tackle violence against women and girls


  • The Paul Hodges Trust awards up to 2 grants a year of maximum £15,000 each.


  • Open to small charities with a proven track record of undertaking effective poverty reduction activities in Africa;
  • Applications must clearly identify how receiving funds from the Trust will enable the empowerment of women in a way that will lead to sustainable poverty reduction;
  • They will prioritise funding to charities which can show that such a grant will make a significant difference to their work;
  • All funds granted must be used for exclusively charitable purpose for the public benefit, according to the laws of England and Wales.

Eligible Countries

Ghana, Uganda, Senegal, Madagascar, Zambia, Tanzania, Sierra Leone and Ethiopia, although other low income Sub-Saharan countries may be considered.


To apply, complete an application form and return it to

For more information:

Visit Paul Hodges Trust Grants Official Webpage.