Funding Criteria
Sample of Completed







"One hundred years from now it will not matter what kind of car I drove, what kind of house I lived in, how much money I had in my bank account, nor what my clothes looked like. But the world may be a little better because I was important in the life of a child."
- Forest E. Witcraft

How to Apply for UNWG Charity Funding

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.

For application forms in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Russian and Spanish (in PDF or MsWord), click on forms on the side-panel of >>this page.


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.


  Project Review Cycle
UNWG members are encouraged to identify and refer children's projects to the Charity Review Committee.
• The organization responsible for the project submits the project proposal using the UNWG application form.
• The Charity Review Committee undertakes an initial screening and identifies information gaps in the application. Additional information is requested as necessary.
  • The Charity Review Committee conducts a thorough review and completes a comprehensive Assessment Form for each project application. They recommend the projects to be selected for funding.
• The 2nd Vice President prepares the final list of projects based on funds available and the recommendations of the Committee. The proposed list of projects is approved by the UNWG Board, published in the UNWG Newsletter and voted on by the UNWG General Membership.

Cameroon: Sustainable mobile library to increase access to education for three primary schools in rural areas.  Purchase of library boxes and text books in French, English and Mathematics.
  • Successful applicants only are informed of the funding status and selection. The UNWG hosts an Award Ceremony and the recipient organisations or their representatives are provided with a letter of award. Guidelines for reporting to the UNWG on the project's implementation are also provided.
• Once the projects are approved for funding, applicants are requested to confirm the banking information: funds are subsequently transferred to these organizations.
• On completion of the project, the implementing organization is expected to submit to the UNWG (1) A project completion report and (2) A financial accounting of project expenditures from UNWG funds.
• If necessary, a follow-up of the project is done by the Charity Review Committee
as in the case of non-submission of completion report.
Paraguay: UNWG constructed two classrooms for
vulnerable children in the Villarica District


  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 June each year.

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



CRC 2015
Some memberes of the Charity Review Committee 2014
  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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