Call for Applications: The Ibrahim Leadership Fellowships

Deadline: 15 October 2018 Mo Ibrahim Foundation is seeking applications for The Ibrahim Leadership Fellowships that form a selective programme designed to mentor future African leaders. Through this annual fellowship programme, they seek to deepen and broaden their growing network which continues to contribute its skills and learning to a better Africa. The Mo Ibrahim Foundation is an African foundation, established in 2006 with one focus: the critical importance of governance and leadership … [Read more...]

Call for Applications: DA Young Leaders Programme 2019

Deadline: 31 August 2018 The Democratic Alliance (DA) is seeking applications for its “Young Leaders Programme” to develop and grow country’s future leaders responsible for upholding this vision of One Nation with One Future, and their core values of Freedom, Fairness, Opportunity and Diversity in politics and government. The Young Leaders Programme is an intensive, year-long, part-time political leadership development course, known around the world as the gold standard in political … [Read more...]

TIMEP: Accepting Applications for Nonresident Fellowship Program

Deadline: 7 September 2018 The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy (TIMEP) is currently accepting applications for its Nonresident Fellowship Program. TIMEP nonresident fellows contribute to TIMEP’s mission to inform international policymakers and influence global policy discussions on developments in the Middle East and North Africa. The program seeks applicant proposals for nonresident fellows, who will contribute to TIMEP’s mission through development of research, analysis, and policy … [Read more...]

U-LEAD with Europe Program: Grant for Local and Regional Development

Deadline: 30 August 2018 As part of the Eastern Partnership Initiative, the U-LEAD with Europe program has announced a competition for grants targeted at local and regional development projects. Within the framework of the GIZ project “Exchange Platform for the Chapters on Regional Development within the Association Agreements of Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine”, local non-governmental, non-for-profit organisations are invited to apply for grant financing. The GIZ project is commissioned by the … [Read more...]

U.S. Mission to Albania: Seeking Applications for Democracy Commission Small Grants Program

Deadline: 30 August 2018 The United States Embassy in Tirana, Albania is seeking applications for its Democracy Commission Small Grants Program which is administered by the Public Affairs Section, supports initiatives of local non-governmental organizations (NGOs) engaged throughout Albania. Variety of Fields Anti-corruption Good Governance Investigative Journalism Human Rights/Minority Rights Empowerment of Women and Youth, Environmental Awareness Combatting Human … [Read more...]

European Commission: Enhancing the Contribution of the Cambodian Association of Local Authorities to the Sub-National Level

Deadline: 2 October 2018 European Commission is seeking applications for its programme entitled "Enhancing the contribution of the Cambodian Association of Local Authorities to the sub-national level" to enhance the contribution of the Cambodian Associations of Local Authorities (ALA) to good governance and development at the sub-national level. The specific objective of this call for proposals is: to strengthen the institutional and operational capacity of the Cambodian Associations of Local … [Read more...]

Australian Embassy in Lisbon: 2018-2019 Direct Assistance Program

Deadline: 19 August 2018 The Australian Embassy in Lisbon is currently inviting all eligible organizations to apply for grants under the 2018-2019 Direct Assistance Program (DAP) for Cape Verde, Guinea Bissau and Sao Tome and Principe. The Direct Assistance Program is a small grant program, managed by the Australian Embassy in Lisbon, to help individuals, community groups, national or international NGOs, government entities, academic institutions, museums or other non-profit organizations … [Read more...]

NEA/AC: Lebanon Experiential Partnership- Increasing Economic and Local Governance Opportunities

Deadline: 31 August 2018 The Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs’ Office of Assistance Coordination (NEA/AC) is seeking projects that involve private sector stakeholders or community members of Lebanese descent in developing, implementing, or expanding e-government solutions to streamline, reform or otherwise address policy, procedural or other inherent challenges facing local business communities in Lebanon. Objectives Collaboration and partnerships between private sector stakeholders, … [Read more...]

European Commission: Local and Regional Integration Networks Grant Programme

Deadline: 31 January 2019 European Commission is seeking applications for its grant programme entitled "Local and regional integration networks" to help local governments rise to the challenge of integration and contributing to building inclusive and cohesive societies. In order to promote the exchange of experiences on this topic at EU level, the Commission intends to finance transnational projects setting-up network of regions and cities to work together on integration. These projects, which … [Read more...]

U.S. Embassy in Ethiopia: Alumni Small Grants Competition

Deadline: 25 August 2018 The Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Embassy in Ethiopia has announced an open competition for Alumni Small Grant Projects through the Public Diplomacy Grants program. The purpose of funding for these projects is to provide Ethiopian alumni of U.S. government exchange programs an opportunity to carry out and implement a project that furthers the U.S. Embassy’s goals in Ethiopia of: Strengthening Democratic Institutions and Expanding Human Rights: Improve … [Read more...]

U.S. Embassy in Mauritius & Seychelles: Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program

Deadline: 17 August 2018 The Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Embassy to Mauritius and Seychelles has announced a funding opportunity through the Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program. PAS Port Louis invites proposals from non-governmental organizations in the Republic of Mauritius and the Republic of Seychelles for programs that highlight shared values and promotes bilateral cooperation between the Republic of Mauritius, the Republic of Seychelles and the United States of America. All … [Read more...]

U.S. Mission to Mongolia: The Leaders Advancing Democracy (LEAD) Mongolia Program

Deadline: 19 August 2018 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) in Mongolia has announced the application is now open for the Leaders Advancing Democracy (LEAD) Mongolia U.S. Exchange Program implemented by World Learning. LEAD Mongolia Program is looking … [Read more...]

USAID: Actions to Address Democracy, Governance, Civic Engagement, and Corruption in Albania

Deadline: 4 September 2018 The USAID Accelerated Civic Development and Cooperation Project in Albania is seeking applications to award grants to Albanian civil society organizations (CSOs), working alone or in partnerships with other CSOs, to promote local democracy, good governance and anti-corruption in Albania. The goal of Accelerated Civic Development and Cooperation Project in Albania is to support and strengthen the capacities and accountability of civil society organizations (CSOs), … [Read more...]

U. S. Embassy: “Small & Mighty” Grant Competition in Cooperation with Sarvodaya

Deadline: 31 March 2019 The U. S. Embassy has launched the “Small & Mighty” Grant Competition which is administered in cooperation with Sarvodaya. The U. S. Embassy Colombo Small and Mighty Grants Program invites proposals from all sectors, committed and organized Civil Society Organizations, local representatives of civil society, think-tanks, Non-Governmental Organizations, academic institutions and individuals. Program Goal Promote reconciliation, improve respect for human rights, … [Read more...]

Active Citizens Fund: Promoting Democratic Participation and Human Rights in Poland

Deadline: 1 September 2018 The Financial Mechanism Office, the secretariat of the EEA and Norway Grants is seeking a Fund Operator to develop and implement the EEA Grants programme for civil society in Poland. The objective of the Civil Society Programme Area is ‘Civil society and active citizenship strengthened and vulnerable groups empowered’. Areas of Support Democracy, active citizenship, good governance and transparency Human rights and equal treatment through combating any … [Read more...]

World Bank and Partners launch US$ 12 Million Fund to support Implementation of Open Government Reforms

World Bank and Partners have launched US$ 12 million Fund to help countries increase government transparency, improve accountability and strengthen citizen engagement and government responsiveness. This funding will support implementation of open government reforms, an inclusive and participatory dialogue and decision-making process, and build the evidence base on the impact of open government reforms. With the support of Agence Française de Développement, the Department for International … [Read more...]

Applications Open for DADI Foundation Awards to support Democracy!

Deadline: 31 July 2018 Applications are open for the DADI Foundation Awards to harness technology to support democracy. This opportunity will help to shape a paradigm shift enabling truly transparent and accountable governance in an era where we are at risk of more elections but ever decreasing democracy. The successful team will do an initial diagnostics session with tech and project management experts to identify specific support needs. Depending on their needs the foundation will offer the … [Read more...]

U.S. Mission to Tunisia: Seeking Applications for U.S.-Tunisia Student Media University Linkage Grant Project

Deadline: 2 September 2018 The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Tunis, Tunisia has announced an open competition for organizations to submit applications to carry out a U.S.-Tunisia Student Media University Linkage Grant Project. This project focuses specifically on improving the understanding of Tunisian journalism students – the next generation of Tunisian journalists -- and the professors currently teaching them of the practicalities of a free and independent press, in part by … [Read more...]

BST: Call for Applications for CSOs and Groups from Armenia

Deadline: 17 August 2018 The Black Sea Trust for Regional Cooperation (BST) has launched a new call for applications for Civil Society Organizations and Groups from Armenia to support civic initiatives in Armenia meant to support the democratic processes and citizen involvement in decision-making, as well as to address some of the obstacles in further democratic development of the country. Funding Information The average grant will be $24,999 USD. Multilateral projects may exceed that … [Read more...]

Nominations Open for European Citizenship Awards 2018!

Deadline: 9 September 2018 If you or your acquaintances know about any individual, initiative or social enterprise that deserves better visibility and genuinely acts for European values, it is your chance to make them widely known! Nominations are now open for the European Citizenship Awards 2018 which is a joint initiative between the European Civic Forum and Volonteurope, two European networks which promote active citizenship and recognition of the importance of social justice to the … [Read more...]