The WHEAT Women’s Fund was created to address human rights justice for women by providing grants to women-led organisations to capacitate them to create their own economic and social justice strategies that would elevate uniquely skilled women to become sustainable income earners. We believe in the power of women to change their lives and their immediate surroundings for the better.
A South Africa where all women live in safety, enjoy their human rights and have equal access to education, training and a sustainable adequate income.
Through supporting grassroots women to seek local solutions to local problems, WHEAT invests in education, training and capacity building to foster women’s leadership and to enable dialogue. To achieve this, WHEAT promotes a culture of giving and follows the principles of human rights for women
We see philanthropy as a shared responsibility and an opportunity to be generous, a means to make a difference in the work by creating equal and respectful connections between those who give and those who receive.
Our grant making propels women-led organizations to seek local solutions to local problems. Wheat Trust invests in education and training for the empowerment of women and fosters leadership We invest in women’s rights by getting money and support to women –led organisations that are fighting for empowerment in their own communities. These women are uniquely qualified to tackle the issues because they are facing them every day
WHAT WE FUND
- WHEAT’s grants can be accessed by marginalized women working in rural, urban areas and townships.
- WHEAT’s priority funding areas are informed by grassroots women, and women led organisations.