Open Grant Opportunities benefiting Refugees Worldwide – #WithRefugees

Recently, the World Refugee Day (June 20) was marked by the UN to highlight the challenges and difficulties faced by displaced families around the world.

The #WithRefugees petition was launched by the UN to send a message to governments that they must work together and do their fair share for refugees.

The petition asks governments to:

  • Ensure every refugee child gets an education.
  • Ensure every refugee family has somewhere safe to live.
  • Ensure every refugee can work or learn new skills to make a positive contribution
    to their community.

refugee_grantsAccording to UNHCR, there are more than 65 million people around the world who have been forced from home. It is estimated that nearly 34,000 people are forcibly displaced every day due to conflict or persecution.

The top three countries sending refugees are Syria, Afghanistan and Somalia and 39% of the world’s displaced are from the Middle and North Africa.

The recent European migrant crisis highlights not only the displacement issues of refugees but also the rise of new cultural conflicts due to the ongoing conflict between migrants and host communities.

There are thousands of NGOs that are actively working to address refugee crisis around the world. In this guide, we are offering a list of grants and resources that are useful for such organizations to continue their work in addressing this important issue.

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ORR/ACF: Refugee Family Child Care Microenterprise Development (RFCCMED) Program

MAZON Canada: Supporting Food-insecure People in Canada

U.S. Department of Justice/OJJDP: Specialized Services and Mentoring for Child and Youth Victims of Sex Trafficking

Applications Open for #NotWithoutMe Accelerator Programme!

Request for Proposals: Colombia-U.S. Rural Education for Peace Competition

U.S. Embassy in the Czech Republic: Countering Disinformation Special Grant Competition

Swedish Institute: Seeking Applications for ‘Third Country Participation in the Baltic Sea Region’ Program

Arts and Disability Connect: Funding Scheme for Artists with Disabilities

Government of Canada: Inviting Applicants for ‘Partnerships for Her Voice, Her Choice’ Program

The Lady Neville Charity: Providing Grants to Grass-Roots Charitable Organisations

GDN Call for Proposals: Strengthening Institutional Capacities of Research Actors to Understand the Links between the Economy and the Environment

Apply for Mama Cash’s 2018 Grant Program: Supporting Ambitious Feminist and Women’s Rights Organisations!

EU Call for Proposals: National Resource Center for Civil Society in Albania

Patagonia: Inviting Applicants for Environmental Grants Program

The Noble Foundation Grants: Seeking LOIs on Funding for Agricultural Research in the United States

U.S. Embassy in Macedonia: Democracy Commission – Special CVE Round

Sophie and Karl Binding Foundation: Promoting and Strengthening Social Cohesion and Equality throughout Switzerland

Help the Homeless Grant: Helping Homeless People in UK

EU Call for Proposals: Grant Scheme for Civil Society Support Programme

Fund for Internet Research and Development: Africa Grants 2018

U.S Embassy in Kazakhstan: Call for Proposals for Alumni Small Grants Program

Aetna Foundation: 2018 Cultivating Healthy Communities Grant Program

USAID/RDMA: Seeking Applications for Together Program

Maurice & Phyllis Paykel Trust: Inviting Applications for Project & Equipment Grants