The Women Saving for Resilience (WS4R) Innovation Fund supports gender intentional COVID-19
response and recovery efforts related to Savings Groups. The fund aims to improve the resilience of Savings Groups and their members in times of crisis, and the capacity of sector
stakeholders to engage them in emergency response efforts.
The SEEP Network received nearly 300 proposals to the WS4R Innovation Fund, representing a wide breadth of experience and solutions from across the globe. After an
extensive review, we are delighted to announce that WS4R innovation grants have been awarded to DreamStart Labs, ElleSolaire, Global Communities, World Renew, and the Zoological Society of London.
Starting in March 2021, the awards will support innovative COVID-19 response and recovery efforts related to Savings Groups, in the areas of women’s
livelihoods, voice and leadership, violence against women, digital Savings Groups, crisis and emergency risk communications, access to finance, and clean energy.