Funding in Uganda for Women and Youth

Funding in Uganda for Women and Youth

Funding in Uganda for Women and Youth

Apply Now for Up Accelerate Woman Adolescents and Young People (WAY) Edition - Uganda.

The UP Accelerate WAY edition is an initiative of UNFPA in partnership with Outbox with support from the Government of Denmark that encourages and supports young people to develop innovative solutions responding to Sexual Reproductive Health (SRHR) and Gender Based Violence issues in Uganda.

The overall outcome of the programme is to enhance utilization of SRHR and GBV (Gender Based Violence) services among the women and young people in northern Uganda, including refugees, in order to realise their right to live healthy and productive lives.

For this call, applicants are expected to propose solutions that:

  • Enable Women and Young people affected by conflict & their host communities to access timely, context appropriate and accurate information and education on Sexual Reproductive Health and GBV;
  • Improve access to essential Sexual Reproductive Health Services and Supplies for women and young people affected by conflict and their host communities;
  • Provide an integrated approach of reducing alcohol and substance abuse so as to limit instances of Gender Based Violence among women and young people.


  • Up Accelerate WAY Edition is a social innovation incubator that seeks to support up-to eighty (80) youth (Refugees and Non-refugees) who will be nurtured to develop and implement break-through entrepreneurial solutions/businesses for the improvement of SRHR and GBV outcomes.
  • The incubation process will provide mentorship, seed funding, business training and linkages to markets so as to enable the beneficiaries build self-sustaining solutions.

    Eligibility Criteria

    The program is open to:

  • Founding teams of individuals that are between 18 - 30 years of age at the time of the application and who reside in one of the ten (10) districts of focus.

    The project will only accept teams of at least 2 founding individuals and no more than 5 to participate in the program.

    A team of one founding individual will not be considered.

    Each team must be constituted of, as a minimum, 1 female founding member.

    Participants must be Ugandan citizens or registered as refugees in Uganda resident in the eight target districts of the program and available for the incubation period of one (1) year.

    Applicants' solutions should be targeted for implementation in the eight target districts of the program. The focus districts are Adjumani, Agago, Amuru, Arua, Kitgum, Lamwo, Moyo, Yumbe, Madi-Okollo and Obongi.

  • All team members must be fully proficient in written and spoken English. Up Accelerate is a program that requires founder participation.

    All founding team members must commit to fully participate in the program.

    Owning or having a registered business is not a prerequisite for winning the competition. However, winners without registered businesses will be expected to register businesses or companies in Uganda within 1 month of being notified of winning the competition to be eligible to receive the grant.

  • The business idea should be pre-revenue and not have raised more than UGX 37 Million at the time of submission of the application.
  • Only applications submitted through the Up Accelerate web portal or hand-delivered at the innovation partner centre in a sealed envelope will be eligible for consideration.

  • Employees of UNFPA, Outbox, Reach A Hand, Care Uganda, CDFU and any individual involved in the Up Accelerate program design, production, promotion, execution, distribution and any such individual’s immediate family or household, are not eligible to participate in this program.

    Apply by 15th November.

    For more information and application details, see; Funding in Uganda for Women and Youth

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