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1 July 2021
(Last day for application:
1 December 2021)


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“Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear.”

--Nelson Mandela
Formef President of South Africa



Together We Make a Difference
  Due to the pandemic in 2020, UNWG will not be able to provide grants to children’s charities in 2021.    Most of the UNWG programs, including the Bazaar and other fundraising activities, have been cancelled this year. With a heavy heart, we must cancel the process for application of charity funds for 2021. 

We are hoping that the pandemic will be under control in 2021 and we may resume our fundraising program next year.  Application forms for funding in 2022 will be available as of 1 July 2021.  The application must be received by the UNWG by 1 December 2021.

For further information please write to:

Cathy Kieffer
UNWG Second Vice President
Chairwoman of Charity Review Committee 2020

Each year the UNWG financially supports many children’s charities in Austria and the developing world.  This project-based programme is organised for the sole purpose of benefitting children in need.  The UNWG charity programme assists abused children, those having restricted access to education, children with serious health problems, children having no access to clean drinking water, victims of calamity or catastrophe, orphans, children with special needs or children suffering from extreme poverty or starvation.
  crc Sudan 2020  
  In 2020, Alhosh AlKabeer Charity Organization in Sennar, Sudan was supported by the UNWG for green boards, tables and chair, drinking water dispensers and 12 toilets.  

  In May 2020, the UNWG general membership reviewed and approved the project proposals submitted by the Charity Review Committee. After many months of hard work re1 September, viewing hundreds of applications, the UNWG announced the projects approved for charity funding in 2020. The total approved amount is €127,030 for 19 projects in 19 countries, serving 35,529 children and 13,572 women. This amount was raised by members of the UNWG in 2019 through a variety of activities, including the International Festival-Bazaar.

Unfortunately, the pandemic has affected most of the organizations receiving support. As of 1 Sepember 2020, three of the approved organizations cannot implement their projects due to impact of the corona virus. The funds released from these three projects will be put forward to applications in 2021. Now the total charity funding in 2020 is €101,808.75.

Application forms for 2022 funding (in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Russian and Spanish), may be down-loaded from this web pages. These will be available on 1 July 2021. Please do not post the UNWG application or link to the UNWG website on any charity grant platforms without express written consent from the UNWG.


Project Selection Criteria
• Projects must benefit children no older than 18 (21 if disabled), or mother and child 
care programmes.
• The services of the organisation must be available to all children without discrimination, regardless of race, gender, ethnic origin or religion. 
• Projects must be sustainable and have continuation plans.  Requests should address basic needs in health, education, water and shelter, focusing on long term assistance (e.g.  clean water supply, sanitation facilities, school construction or repair, classroom furniture, educational or vocational materials/equipment, medical equipment, special needs suppport.)
• Applicant organizations must be registered as charities with their government.

UNWG does not fund  
• Operational or administrative costs, salaries, taxes, rent, fees, study session expenses, awareness campaigns, transportation fees, large-scale construction projects, micro-credit or income generating schemes.  
• Food and emergency aid  i.e. natural disaster, conflict areas etc.

Kenya:  Rainwater harvesting and sanitation for
local school children, Ruiru District
The conditions for funding are: 
• Maximum funding allowed is €10,000 or equivalent in US dollars. Funding of a specific part of a project may be approved.
• Funds may be used only for the project presented and approved. The Charity Review Committee must endorse any change in the utilisation of funds in advance.
• The Charity Review Committee monitors the projects to ensure that funds are used for the intended purpose. On completion of the project, a written report is submitted to the UNWG by the organisation, including a financial accounting of fund utilization.
  The Charity Review Committee
The UNWG 2nd Vice President nominates members of the UNWG from different geographic regions to join the Charity Review Committee. The nominations are approved by the UNWG Board. The regional teams assess all project proposals received, select those that meet the criteria and are appropriate for UNWG support. Based on available funds, the final selection is submitted to the UNWG Board and General Membership for approval. Following the review process, NGOs will only be contacted if their application is successful. 
The results will be posted on the UNWG website by the end of July each year.

The Charity Review Committee also maintains communication with approved charities to ensure successful implementation of the projects.



CRC 2019 members

Some memberes of the Charity Review Committee 2019
(from left) Natalia Kuzmanenko (Ukraine), Sandya Perera (Sri Lanka), Yvonne Hammal (Palestine), Shreela Shrestha (Nepal/Australia), Gill Spina (UK), Karissa Laughter (USA), Faten Qubain Ifram (Jordan), Patricia Esperon (Argentina), Kalpana Dash (Belgium/India), Linda Pek (USA), Farideh Azodi Ghajar (Iran), Xin Ke (China), Kayo Nkano (Japan)

  The United Nations Women's Guild Vienna is proud that our efforts help to make the world better for children in need. Together we make a difference.  


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