Call for Proposals 2017-2018: Canada Fund for Local Initiatives in Argentina and Paraguay

Deadline: 5 June 2017 The Embassy of Canada in Argentina and Paraguay has launched a call for proposals for Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) 2017-2018. The CFLI, now under the stewardship of Global Affairs Canada (GAC), is a program that supports small projects proposed and implemented by local NGOs and other grassroots organizations, cooperatives and women’s groups. Funding Information The average contribution is expected to be in the range of CAD $10,000-$20,000 per … [Read more...]

EU Call for Proposals: Country-Based Support Schemes (CBSS) 2016/17 for Uzbekistan

Deadline: 23 August 2017 The European Union (EU) is currently accepting proposals from eligible organisations for a program entitled “Country-Based Support Schemes (CBSS) 2016/17 – Uzbekistan” to support actions promoting a conducive environment for civil society organizations, developing capacity of civil society organizations and human rights defenders and supporting their activities focused on the enhancement of democracy, transparency, accountability and respect for human … [Read more...]

Australian Embassy in Zimbabwe: Seeking Applications for Direct Aid Program

Deadline: 1 July 2017 The Australian Embassy in Zimbabwe is seeking applications for its Direct Aid Program, a flexible small grants program funded by the Australian Government and managed through the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade (DFAT) overseas posts. The program aims to support projects with a strong development focus that complement Australia's broader aid program which contributes to sustainable economic growth and poverty reduction. The emphasis of the program is on … [Read more...]

OSISA: Submit Applications for Public Policy Course in Africa

Deadline: 15 June 2017 The Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (Osisa) in collaboration with The Institute of Peace, Leadership and Governance (IPLG) is seeking applications for its Public Policy Course with an aim to provide participants with knowledge and skills in public policy design, analysis, and implementation processes to assist them to develop relevant programmes. This course in public policy, governance and civil society is designed to provide basic fundamentals of public … [Read more...]

U.S. Embassy in the Kyrgyz Republic: Democracy Commission Small Grants Program

Deadline: 12 June 2017 The U.S. Embassy has announced the 2017 Spring Round of the Democracy Commission Small Grants Program. This program supports the development of Kyrgyzstan’s democratic institutions and civil society by competitively awarding small grants to Kyrgyz nonprofit, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and associations, nonprofit civil society organizations (CSOs), and independent local media organizations. The Democracy Commission at the Embassy of the United States of America … [Read more...]

U.S. Embassy in Apia, Samoa: Public Diplomacy Small Grants Scheme

Deadline: 20 June 2017 U.S. Embassy in Apia, Samoa is seeking applications for its Public Diplomacy Small Grants Scheme to offer grants of up to USD $5,000 to indigenous non-government organizations to strengthen democracy, engage youth, promote U.S.-Samoa links, address environmental and health issues, advance science and technology, increase respect for civil society and the rule of law, advance human rights and women’s rights. Priority is given to grants that advance democratic practices, … [Read more...]

Call for Proposals: Canada Fund for Local Initiatives 2017-2018

Deadline: 28 May 2017 Applications are open for Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) 2017-2018 to fund small but visible, results-oriented projects which are proposed and implemented by officially registered local NGOs and other grassroots organizations. Funding Information The average contribution is CAD 34,000 (approx. USD $25,000) 2017-2018 CFLI Priorities Empowering women and girls and promoting gender equality: While women and girls is a cross cutting theme targeted in all of … [Read more...]

USAID/Zimbabwe: Advancing Accountability and Rights in Zimbabwe

Deadline: 12 June 2017 The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is seeking applications for its program entitled "Advancing Accountability and Rights in Zimbabwe" to promote constitutional reforms; accountability and oversight, including work with Parliament and around electoral and governance processes; human rights; civic engagement and citizen action; and social cohesion in the expectation that this will lead to improved accountable, democratic governance that serves an … [Read more...]

EU Call for Proposals: European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) Jordan 2016-2017

Deadline: 28 June 2017 The European Union (EU) is currently accepting proposals from eligible organisations for “European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) Jordan 2016-2017” in order to strengthen the role of civil society in promoting human rights and democratic reform, in supporting the peaceful conciliation of group interest and consolidating political participation and representation. Priorities The right to fair trial and rule of law: To advance the right to fair … [Read more...]

The Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust Ltd: Supporting Political Campaigns in the UK to Promote Democratic Reform, Civil Liberties and Social Justice

Deadline: 7 June 2017 The Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust Ltd (JRRT) is currently accepting applications for its grant program supporting political campaigns in the UK to promote democratic reform, civil liberties and social justice. Objectives The Trust seeks to: correct imbalances of power, supporting the voice of the individual, the small and weak where that voice is stifled by the group, the big and strong; strengthen the hand of individuals, groups and organisations who are … [Read more...]

Be a Part of “Local Councillors: Everyday Actors of Local Democracy” Workshop!

Deadline: 29 May 2017 The Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe is organising a workshop “Local councillors: everyday actors of local democracy” in Odesa on 13-15 June 2017. The workshop will provide a platform for exchange between Ukrainian peers, experts, and members of the Council of Europe Congress on the ways to develop an inclusive and participatory decision-making process, and higher ethical standards in local policies. This workshop is proposed as part of … [Read more...]

Applications Open for Canada Fund for Local Initiatives 2017-2018!

Deadline: 25 May 2017 Applications are open for Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) to fund small but visible, high impact, results-oriented projects which are proposed and implemented by local NGOs and other grassroots organizations. CFLI is a responsive, flexible program. This enables Canada to respond to local needs by working at the community level. Equally important, the CFLI serves to strengthen Canada’s relationships with civil society and local communities and to build networks of … [Read more...]

U.S. Department of State, Bureau of ECA: International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) 2018

Deadline: 13 July 2017 The Office of International Visitors, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA/PE/V), United States Department of State (DOS), announces an open competition for up to eight assistance awards to administer the FY 2018 International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) to build mutual understanding between the U.S. and other nations through carefully designed short-term visits to the U.S. for current and emerging leaders. The U.S. Department of State’s premier … [Read more...]

Hivos East Africa Call for Proposals: Connecting Voices of Citizens (CVC) Project in Uganda

Deadline: 2 June 2017 Are you a change agent, social activist or involved in a project aiming to strengthen governance processes in Uganda? Hivos East Africa would like to partner with you to amplify and support efforts being done by its other 14 implementing partners. The partners are generally in the areas of Social Accountability, Media and Creative Arts. Hivos East Africa is currently seeking proposals for its Connecting Voices of Citizens (CVC) project in Uganda. The project seeks to … [Read more...]

U.S. Embassy in Tanzania: Seeking Applications for Small Grants Program

Deadline: 31 July 2017 Department of State-Embassy of the United States, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania is seeking applications for its Public Affairs Section’s Small Grants Program. The purpose of this notice is to award a limited number of grants to individuals, non-governmental organizations, think tanks, and academic institutions. Proposals funded by PD under this APS will further one or more of the U.S. Mission to Tanzania’s following Integrated Country Strategy and public diplomacy goals: … [Read more...]

British Embassy Astana Call for Bids: FCO Programme Fund in Kazakhstan 2017/2018

Deadline: 24 May 2017 The British Embassy Astana is currently inviting applicants to submit project bids for funding under the FCO’s Programme Fund. Priorities Government accountability and anti-corruption British Embassy Astana is looking for implementers to run projects on promotion of the government accountability and good governance for reduction of likelihood of corruption in Kazakhstan. Professionalisation of state press services and local media The UK government … [Read more...]

Apply for UNDP’s Communication Campaign: Celebrating UNDP’s 25th Anniversary in Armenia

Deadline: 22 May 2017 The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is seeking proposals for its Communications campaign to mark UNDP’s 25th Anniversary in Armenia on the theme "25 Years with Armenia: 25 Ways UNDP Transformed Lives of Armenians”. The 25th anniversary of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Armenia is an opportunity to reflect on the UNDP’s activities in Armenia since 1993 and take stock of its long-lasting achievements. It is also an opportunity to focus where … [Read more...]

Applications Open for Leaders Advancing Democracy (LEAD) Mongolia Program!

Deadline: 28 May 2017 Do you have ideas to make positive change in one of these three policy areas? Do you hope to make an impact and improve the lives of all citizens? If yes, then apply for the Leaders Advancing Democracy (LEAD) Mongolia Program! The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is seeking applications for its Leaders Advancing Democracy (LEAD) Mongolia Program with a motive to shape the next generation of democratic champions through a variety of leadership … [Read more...]

Call for Concept Notes: SHAPE-SEA Research Grants Programme (RGP) 2018

Deadline: 15 August 2017 Strengthening Human Rights and Peace Research/Education in ASEAN/ Southeast Asia (SHAPE-SEA) is seeking concept notes for its Research Grants Programme (RGP) 2018 with an aim to develop the capacity of universities in ASEAN and the Southeast Asian region to contribute to the improvement of human rights and peace situation in Southeast Asia through applied research and education. Research Themes ASEAN and Human Rights Business Accountability Peace and … [Read more...]

U.S. Embassy in Cameroon: Seeking Applications for Democracy and Human Rights Fund

Deadline: 31 May 2017 U.S. Embassy in Cameroon is seeking applications for its Democracy and Human Rights Fund (DHRF) to strengthen democratic institutions, improve governance, and promote respect for human rights in Cameroon. The DHRF provides assistance to Cameroonian organizations that seek to implement short-term, highly targeted activities designed to show measurable results. For more than twenty years, DHRF funding has supported organizations in all ten regions of Cameroon. The U.S. … [Read more...]

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