Implementing resolution 1325 requires the significant investment of resources. During this time of economic crisis and multiple states of emergency around the globe, however, funding for development, peace and gender equality is a limited good. Major challenges include not only identifying possible donors and reliable recipients but also gaining an overview of what funds are available. This paper, presented at the Commission on the Status of Women 54th session (CSW 54), highlights the scope of the resolutions and related women, peace and security provisions. Its main focus, however, is on the cost and funding of implementing the resolution at national level. Different implementation strategies discussed, as is gender budgeting and aid effectiveness. An overview of the activities and resources required is provided by looking at examples of existing national implementation strategies and projects on women, peace and security framed under resolution 1325. The paper notes that training workshops, advocacy activities and awareness-raising campaigns have been initiated by civil society in the country to support the action planning process. However, funding is still lacking for specific activities such as the collection of sex-disaggregated data - especially in the area of sexual and gender-based violence - as well as the gendered impact of small arms and light weapons. Key recommendations in the paper include that donors should increase funds as well as ensuring more effective implementation of women, peace and security resolutions.