For more than 130 years Avon and Avon Foundation for Women have been widely recognised for their global leadership to end all forms of violence against women. The new £1 Million Avon Fund further confirms the Avon Foundation for Women’s commitment, reputation and leading position.


  • This programme is designated to provide funding for domestic violence shelters and services in Argentina, Romania, South Africa and the UK.
  • The selected markets have already made strong headway in speaking out against domestic violence in their countries, with potential to maximise the impact of the donation by making a tangible difference for the women and families who need it most.

The £1 Million Avon Fund was announced in the UK at an event on 6 March 2017, timed to coincide with International Women’s Day, to demonstrate Avon and the Avon Foundation for Women’s commitment to ending violence against women globally.


Whilst exceptional decisions can be made, we estimate the following disbursements in pounds sterling:

  • Argentina and the UK have already identified organisations.
  • Romania: supporting 5 organisations with each grantee receiving around £50,000
  • South Africa: supporting 18 organisations with each grantee receiving around £13,800 each.


Charitable organisations or equivalent under UK law based in Argentina, Romania, South Africa or the UK.

Your primary mission must be to support women suffering from domestic violence through the provision of shelter and services.


  • Charitable or equivalent under UK law
  • Based in Argentina, Romania, South Africa or the UK
  • A strong track record of supporting women through the delivery of front line services
  • Ability to demonstrate impactful programmes
  • Seeking support to provide additional beds or services directly related to the provision of shelters
  • Funds must be spent within a year
  • Organisations who have systems to track and monitor impact made.


  • Non charitable organisations
  • Organisations based outside Argentina, Romania, South Africa or the UK
  • Organisations not supporting women suffering from domestic violence
  • Organisations unable to report on the outcomes of their project
  • Organisations whose owner or Director is a government official or co-habiting with a government official
  • Organisations not serving all sections of society regardless of their religious or political belief
  • Organisations promoting political or religious viewpoints to their beneficiaries
  • Organisations who will use the funds to make grants or donations to other organisations or individuals
  • Applications for equipment not directly related to the provision of shelters
  • Applications not addressing shelter or services
  • Applications that are significantly outside the ‘Grants available' section above
  • Applications from individuals
  • Organisations applying for funding for more than one year
  • Retrospective funding.


Please read the application guidance to help you decide whether the fund is right for you. Find out how to apply by going to the next section.

Please note: When applying, you will be directed to our carefully selected service provider (Buzzacott) to enter your details. Your data will only be used for the purposes of assessing your organisation's suitablility for this programme and to inform you of related services provided by Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) and our partners, where you have consented for us to do so. Please refer to the Privacy Policies of CAF and Buzzacott for more information on how your data will be used.


The programme is now open for applications and will close at 1700 (local time) on Thursday 31 August 2017


Please read the grant application guidance before completing the application form.

If you have already started, you can return to your saved application form here.

Should you have any questions about your application, please call Kathy O'Neill on +44 (0) 3000 123 334 or email us.