John G. Bene Fellowship 2018 on “Trees and People: Resilience in a Changing Climate”!

Deadline: 20 June 2018 The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) is currently seeking applications for its John G. Bene Fellowship 2018 on the topic "Trees and People: Resilience in a Changing Climate". Scope IDRC has helped graduate students undertake thesis research in the field of international development since 1982. The Bene fellowship, a bequest from the estate of John G. Bene, is offered annually to Canadians and permanent residents of Canada pursuing master’s or doctoral … [Read more...]

Applications Open for 2018 Youth Ambassadors Program!

Deadline: 27 April 2018 Applications are open for 2018 Youth Ambassadors Program to bring together high school students and adult mentors from countries across the Americas to promote mutual understanding, increase leadership skills, and prepare youth to make a difference in their communities. Six students between the ages 15-18 years and one adult mentor will be selected to participate in the three-week exchange program to be held August 7-29, 2018 in the U.S. The U.S. Department of State … [Read more...]

Apply for Go Green in the City Challenge!

Deadline: 1 June 2018 Applications are open for the Go Green in the City Challenge. For 180 years Schneider Electric has been committed to changing the way they access energy. As a global specialist in energy management, with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including utilities & infrastructures, machine manufacturers, non-residential buildings, data centres & networks, and in residential … [Read more...]

Women PeaceMakers Program: Offering a Unique Opportunity for Women Building Peace

Deadline: 2 April 2018 Applicants are invited to apply for Women PeaceMakers Program (WPM) to offer a unique opportunity for women building peace to engage in a cycle of learning, practice, and reflection through participation in a 10-month fellowship. The internationally-renowned Women PeaceMakers program is honoring 16 years of documenting the diverse roles women play in peacebuilding. Knowing the power of women’s full participation in peace and security decision-making to building more … [Read more...]

Things to Consider when Writing a Proposal for the Kora Kathmandu Cycling Challenge- An Interview with an Evaluator!

The Kora Kathmandu Cycling Challenge is seeking applications for funding for their supported causes program. This small grant opportunity for Nepal is open to all NGOs in the country. But what do you have to take into account when writing a proposal for the Kora Kathmandu Cycling Challenge? We had the opportunity to talk with Raj Gyawali, one of the organizers. He has some great tips for you if you consider applying for this opportunity. The Kathmandu Kora Cycling Challenge is a bike race that … [Read more...]

9 Open Funding Opportunities for NGOs in Africa

Here is a list of 9 open funding opportunities for NGOs and other agencies in Africa. Africa Matters: Seeking Applications for Emerging African Leaders Programme Deadline: 5 March 2018 The Africa Matters Initiative is seeking applications for its Emerging African Leaders Programme. The Africa Matters Initiative (Africa Matters) began in South Africa in April 2015 with the aim of empowering young Africans from all backgrounds to reject and challenge the notion that Africa is merely poor and … [Read more...]

Leadership and Innovation Lab: “Unveil the Hidden Presence- Trafficking in Women and Children”

Deadline: 28 February 2018 Applications are open for Leadership and Innovation Lab- “Unveil the Hidden Presence: Trafficking in Women and Children.” This lab is co-convened by the Thompson Reuters Foundation, the GIZ Sector Programme on Gender Equality and Women’s Right and the Global Leadership Academy. Aims The Lab aims at the following: To create a global network to increase awareness and publicity on trafficking in women and children To foster exchange and dialogue among the … [Read more...]

Announcing New Resources for Proposal Writing!

FundsforNGOs has developed a new partnership to answer all of your proposal and application-related questions. Learn more at: ProposalsforNGOs began as a partnership between fundsforNGOs and Volunteers Initiative Nepal. The idea for ProposalsforNGOs came out of a joint fundraising workshop in Kathmandu discussing how we can reach more NGOs and further develop their capacities. ProposalsforNGOs is a space where all proposal-related questions can be found, from the very … [Read more...]

Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration: NGO Projects Benefiting Refugees in Ethiopia and Kenya

Deadline: 26 March 2018 The United States Department of State Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (PRM) is seeking proposals from organisations for its NGO Projects Benefiting Refugees in Ethiopia and Kenya. Activities Ethiopia For activities in Benishangul-Gumuz, proposals may focus on one or more of the following areas of intervention (with the items in parentheses as areas of particular interest to PRM): Protection (child protection and/or gender-based violence (GBV) … [Read more...]

Fauna & Flora International Global Trees Campaign Student Grants

As part of the Global Trees Campaign and the Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP), Fauna & Flora International (FFI) is offering student grants to help meet the costs of Masters level research addressing questions relevant to the in situ conservation of threatened tree species. The applications are invited for a maximum grant of up to £1,000 towards the costs of fieldwork for MSc research projects. Completed applications should be received no later than: 23.59 GMT on Sunday 28th January … [Read more...]

Applications Open for Learning Disabilities Foundation of America’s Grant Program!

Deadline: 15 April 2018 The Learning Disabilities Foundation of America (LDFA) is seeking applications for projects which conform to the mission of LDFA by responding to an unmet need in the field of learning disabilities. Funds are granted for charitable, scientific, literary or educational purposes or for the identification, ongoing evaluation, education of and services for children and adults with learning disabilities. Project Areas Examples of project areas that fall within this … [Read more...]

The Patrick and Catherine Weldon Donaghue Medical Research to Grant $750,000 to Six Projects

The Patrick and Catherine Weldon Donaghue Medical Research is accepting Letters of Intent from researchers for projects with the potential to improve the quality of care/quality of life for the elderly in nursing homes or other care facilities. The foundation will award grants totaling $750,000 to as many as six projects focused on addressing a particular problem affecting the elderly in care facilities with data that already exists. Letters of Intent must be received no later than February 5, … [Read more...]

New Delhi: Drastic Fall of Foreign Funding, A Major Concern

The drastic fall of the foreign funding of non-government organisations (NGOs) has become a major concern. Government informed the Parliament that the funding has come down from Rs 17,773 crore received from abroad in 2015-16 to only Rs 6,499 crore received in 2016-17. The registrations of 18,868 NGOs under the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act were cancelled by the home ministry between 2011 and 17 for violating laws, the Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju informed the Rajya … [Read more...]

Malta: NGO supporting Partit Demokratiku motion to curb Majjistral hunting hours

A letter supporting Partit Demokratiku motion, to reverse a legal notice extending the hunting and trapping hours at Majjistral Park has been sent by Din L-Art Ħelwa to each MP. The Majjistral Board consisting of the (Mellieħa Council, government representatives and the three representatives of the Heritage Parks Federation) who manage the park unanimously, voted against the extension of the hunting times. The reasons were that one could not have visitors and hunters occupying the same space at … [Read more...]

Europe: NGOs and MPs urge Government for emergent steps against Plight of Children

NGOs and MPs have urged the Government to act “without delay” on its pledge on protecting child refugees, after it emerged that children as young as 10 were enduring freezing temperatures sleeping rough across Europe. In a letter to Home Secretary, Amber Rudd, 150 signatories and NGOs asked the government to fill all the 480 places promised for unaccompanied minors under the Dubs Amendment, before the end of the year. Further they also asked for the acceleration in family reunions for lone … [Read more...]

DFID Call for Applications: Specialist Economic Development Framework

Deadline: 8 December 2017 The UK’s Department of International Development (DFID) is accepting applications for its Specialist Economic Development Framework with an aim to provide technical services that deliver economic development and poverty reduction outcomes for the UK’s development operations that maintain them at the forefront of international development best practice. DFID wishes to work with Framework participants who are committed to ensuring that the best technical development … [Read more...]

Women in STEM and Entrepreneurship Program: Eliminating Barriers for Women’s Participation in Australia

Deadline: 15 November 2017 The Australian Government is seeking applications for its program entitled “Women in STEM and Entrepreneurship” to provide funding to support women in STEM and to eliminate barriers for women’s participation in STEM education and careers, including entrepreneurship. The program supports projects that foster girls’ and women’s interest in STEM and entrepreneurship, develop their scientific and entrepreneurial knowledge and skills, build their professional networks, or … [Read more...]

Call for Proposals: Voice’s Philippines Empowerment Grants

Deadline: 1 November 2017 Are you part of a small/informal group or organization? Do you need to organize your members or strengthen your group? Do you have ideas on how to tackle the issues you face? Do you want to build confidence, skills, and leadership of the people you represent within your community? Are you working to promote the positive image of your members and fight discrimination? If yes then apply for Philippines Empowerment Grants! Funding Information Voice is accepting … [Read more...]

Call for Training Applications: Lawyers for HIV & TB Justice

Deadline: 31 October 2017 The Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC), HIV Justice Worldwide, Stop TB Partnership, the AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa (ARASA), and the Kenya Legal & Ethical Issues Network on HIV and AIDS (KELIN) are hosting a training for lawyers on strategic litigation, legal defense and advocacy on HIV and TB justice from 20-23 February 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa. This training is focused on human rights based responses and approaches to the use of … [Read more...]

Chevening Scholarship Program: Offering Opportunity to Future Leaders to Study in UK

Deadline: 7 November 2017 Applications are open for Chevening Scholarship program that offers future leaders the unique opportunity to study in the UK. These scholarships are awarded to outstanding professionals from applicant's country and beyond to pursue a one-year master’s degree in any subject at any UK university. Benefits Chevening provides fully-funded scholarships, leaving applicant free to focus on achieving their professional goals and enjoying the experience of a lifetime. … [Read more...]