Facilitating water projects investment in Africa

The African Water Facility (AWF) provides grants and expert technical assistance to implement innovative water projects and raise investment for water projects throughout Africa.

The AWF has an established track record in providing grants for Project Preparation, Water Governance and Water Knowledge, supporting projects designed to increase water, energy and food security, enhance regional cooperation and promote socio-economic growth in Africa.

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Due to a high volume of submissions, the AWF is not accepting any more grant applications until further notice.

Application Process

AWF offers grants of between €50,000 and €5,000,000 to help secure investment for water projects.

Application FAQs

These frequently asked questions help applicants to understand how projects fit with AWF’s remit.


AWF’s focus is on mobilising investments for water infrastructure projects, anywhere in Africa.

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For help with the grant application process, read our frequently asked question section.