GRANT FUNDS from the IAWP Foundation

    Another benefit for IAWP Members!

    The International Association of Women Police Foundation is pleased to announce that the grant application process for IAWP members and Affiliates to deliver projects in 2022 is now open for applications.

    Due to limited funds, applications for 2022 will only be accepted in relation to regional training as per the following criteria: To provide or conduct training conferences, programs, educational events and workshops either in person or via IT such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams or similar relating to women police from anywhere in the world.

    The maximum amounts available are $2500 US for in person training and $1000 for training via the internet.

    The closing date for applications will be 12:00PM CST on 30th September 2021

    Download the Instructions and Application Form, PDF format DOCX format 

    Submit application and supporting material by email to

    IAWPF provides grant support:

    • To determine and carry out the charitable and educational agenda of the management and membership of the IAWP.
    • To educate and enlighten the public about women in police or in police-related activities throughout the world.
    • To support the charitable, educational and professional development needs and activities of the various police affiliates, members, and membership of the IAWP in all locations. (including the IAWP "Adopt an Officer Program")
    • To provide or conduct training conferences, programs and educational events and workshops relating to women police from anywhere in the world.
    • To provide support directly and indirectly to policing functions and activities where charitable, educational or professional development need is demonstrated.
    • To assist IAWP members to attend training or other educational events relating to women in policing. (including the IAWP International Scholarship Program)
    • To identify, recognize and reward performance, distinction, and achievement among women in policing. (including the Heritage Recognition and Officer of the Year Award) 

    The above may be reduced in any one year due to funding restrictions or other reasons.

    •  IAWPF’s primary funding purpose is to develop women in policing who are ineligible for funding through other entities.
    • Applicants from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply.
    • Applicants who demonstrate financial need will be given priority.
    • Applicants are limited to one IAWPF grant per fiscal year.  
    •  IAWPF grants will be reviewed until all available funds have been allocated.
    •  IAWPF does not fund expenses incurred before an applicant is awarded funds (retroactive expenses). All expenses listed in the budget justification must be expenses that will be incurred after the grant is awarded.

    All funding proposals will be reviewed on an annual basis. Follow the instructions provided in the application material. 

    Download the Instructions and Application Form, PDF format DOCX format 

    Submit the application and supporting material to


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