The FREE Fund provides long-term economic resilience funding for adolescent girls and young women impacted by COVID-19.
Applications for the first round of the FREE Fund are currently closed. Please check back for more information about future rounds of funding.
Why Girls & Women?
Evidence is indicating that COVID-19 is disproportionately affecting adolescent girls and young women, and threatens the gains of the past decades in advancing women’s economic empowerment, health, rights and safety. They face a particular set of financial and social burdens which make their ability to thrive and fulfil their potential more difficult.
Very few funds relate gender equity to economic resilience, and existing funds responding to COVID-19 are primarily focused on short term, critical needs. The FREE (Financial Resilience for Economic Empowerment) Fund aims to provide a solution to this challenge.