FREE Grow Fund – Apply Now!

The FREE (Financial Resilience for Economic Empowerment) GROW Fund opens its first call for applications on 10 July 2024!

The FREE GROW Fund specifically focuses on women that are empowered to thrive in agricultural value chains by advancing gender equality and promoting economic and climate resilience. FREE GROW invests in local organisations that use intersectional approaches to advance gender equality in agricultural communities connected to global value chains. The first iteration of FREE Grow will focus specifically on women and girls in the floriculture, tea, and coffee sectors in East Africa (Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania).

The FREE GROW Fund aims to support women and girls who live in floriculture, tea, and coffee communities in East Africa, with a specific focus on women who are economically engaged in these sectors as workers, farmers and/or entrepreneurs*. Particularly, women and girls from underrepresented and vulnerable groups. For example: migrant workers, young mothers, and people with disabilities. All registered non-governmental organisations, groups, collectives, and networks with a focus on the rights of girls and women, and who have demonstrable experience working in flower, tea, and/or coffee communities in East Africa are welcome to apply.

FREE GROW applications open 10 July - 26 July 2024

The vision is that through this fund, women are empowered to thrive in agricultural value chains through advancing gender equality practices and promoting economic and climate resilience.

For more information about eligibility criteria and how to apply, visit the FREE Fund website or email at for more information.