U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of NEA/AC: Increasing Economic and Local Governance Opportunities

Deadline: 2 August 2018 The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, Office of Assistance Coordination (NEA/AC) is seeking applications for a program entitled “U.S.-MENA Experiential Partnership: Increasing Economic and Local Governance Opportunities”. This project complements USAID’s programs that anchor and institutionalize newly elected, created, and/or empowered local government entities. This project is unique in its focus of tapping into the skills of the U.S.-MENA … [Read more...]

Active Citizens Fund: Promoting Democratic Participation, Active Citizenship and Human Rights in Lithuania

Deadline: 3 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 Lithuania. 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...]

Apply for World Bank’s Third International Conference on Globalization: Contents and Discontents

Deadline: 1 October 2018 The World Bank Development Research Group based in Kuala Lumpur is inviting applications for its third international conference, with the theme Globalization: Contents and Discontents which aims to bring together policymakers and academics to discuss the consequences of various aspects of globalization including trade, migration, financial flows, cultural exchanges and the diffusion of ideas. The goal of this conference is to revisit these and other issues to … [Read more...]

IWPR Call for Applications: Project Sub-grants for Ukrainian Activists and Journalists

Deadline: 7 July 2018 Institute for War & Peace Reporting (IWPR) is currently inviting teams of Ukrainian activists and journalists to apply for the first round of sub-grant competition supporting projects aimed at increasing government transparency and accountability, countering and preventing corruption, increasing civic oversight of public funds and property, advocacy for local changes, increasing citizens’ engagement in local community development, as well as the monitoring of reforms … [Read more...]

SSRC Call for Proposals: Political Institutions and Challenges to Democracy

Deadline: 1 August 2018 The “Political Institutions and Challenges to Democracy” conference, co-organized by the Social Science Research Council’s Anxieties of Democracy program and Stanford University’s Global Populisms project, will bring together scholars of comparative and American politics to present research on the role of parties, the legislature, the judiciary, the bureaucracy, and other institutions in moments that challenge democracy. Questions Questions addressed at the conference … [Read more...]

British Embassy in Ankara: Seeking Project Proposals for British Embassy Programme Fund

Deadline: 29 June 2018 The British Embassy (BE) in Ankara is currently accepting project proposals for its 2018/2019 British Embassy Programme Fund to support programme activity in line with the UK government’s foreign policy objectives in Turkey annually. The programme’s main priority areas are promoting democratic values and structures, human rights, social inclusion and the rule of law. Objectives Enable strong rule of law, including through strengthening reforms in the justice … [Read more...]

USAID: Advancing Human Rights and Democratic Values

Deadline: 16 July 2018 The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is seeking applications for a cooperative agreement from qualified U.S. and non-U.S. organizations to provide services to empower citizens to participate in the advancement of human rights and democratic values in their country. Consistent with the Administration’s 2017 “National Security Presidential Memorandum on Strengthening the Policy of the United States Toward Cuba,” the overall objective of this … [Read more...]

Embassy of Canada to Argentina and Paraguay: 2018-2019 Call for Project Proposals for Canada Fund for Local Initiatives

Deadline: 1 July 2018 The Embassy of Canada in Argentina and Paraguay has launched a call for project proposals for its Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) 2018-2019. The CFLI is a program that supports small projects proposed and implemented by local NGOs and other grassroots organizations, cooperatives and women’s groups. This enables Canada to respond to local needs by working at the community level. Funding Information The average contribution is expected to be in the range of … [Read more...]

Embassy of Canada in Haiti: Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) 2018 -2019

Deadline: 4 July 2018 Embassy of Canada in Haiti is seeking applications for its Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) 2018 -2019. The CFLI is a program that supports small projects proposed and implemented by local NGOs and other grassroots organizations. 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 contacts in … [Read more...]

U.S. Embassy in Macedonia: Seeking Applications for Democracy Commission Grants Program

Deadline: 1 November 2018 U.S. Embassy in Macedonia is seeking applications for Democracy Commission Grants Program to award grants to Macedonian non-profit and non-governmental organizations and independent media for projects that support the development of democratic institutions in the Republic of Macedonia. Eligible Projects The Commission is most interested in projects relating to: Promoting rule of law / effective administration in justice Institutionalization of open, … [Read more...]

Metamorphosis Foundation Request for Applications: Grants for Civil Society Organizations within the CriThink Project

Deadline: 6 July 2018 Metamorphosis Foundation is seeking applications for "Grants for Civil Society Organizations within the CriThink project" to provide support to initiatives of local civil society organizations in partnership with media and other stakeholders, which will promote creation of culture of critical thinking through promotion of media literacy. The Critical Thinking for Mediawise Citizens – CriThink project is implemented by Metamorphosis Foundation in partnership with … [Read more...]

Call for Proposals: 2018-2019 Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) for Rwanda

Deadline: 29 June 2018 The High Commission of Canada in Kenya, in collaboration with the Office of the High Commission of Canada in Rwanda has announced a call for proposals for the 2018-2019 Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI). Thematic Priorities The Fund will grant applications in the areas that address identified needs of local communities that fall within one or the two 2018-2019 CFLI priorities listed below for Rwanda. The Government of Canada is strongly committed to supporting … [Read more...]

Call for Proposals 2018 – 2019: Canada Fund for Local Initiatives – Burundi

Deadline: 29 June 2018 The High Commission of Canada in Kenya, in collaboration with the Office of the High Commission of Canada in Rwanda, has announced the call for proposals for the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) for the 2018-2019 funding cycle. Funding Information The average contribution is expected to be in the range of CAD $15,000-$20,000 for each individual project. Larger projects may be considered on an exceptional basis. The average duration of a CFLI project is six (6) … [Read more...]

CJI/Internews: Grants for Press in Support of Democracy, Inclusion and Accountability in Moldova

Deadline: 6 July 2018 The Center for Independent Journalism (CJI), in partnership with Internews in Moldova, has announced the second grant competition under the program "Press in Support of Democracy, Inclusion and Accountability in Moldova" (MEDIA-M) for campaigning against disinformation and media propaganda. In order to mitigate the impact of propaganda and manipulative information disseminated by the media and to contribute to the development of critical thinking of Moldovan citizens, the … [Read more...]

British Embassy Astana Call for bids: FCO Programme Fund in Kazakhstan 2018/19

Deadline: 20 June 2018 The British Embassy Astana is inviting project bids for funding under the FCO’s Programme Fund that can be carried out during the financial year 2018/19. Focus Areas This year they are particularly interested in project proposals in either of the following areas: Strengthening of Forensic Services in Kazakhstan This year the British Embassy Astana is seeking to support projects in Kazakhstan that focus on strengthening of forensic services in … [Read more...]

Solutions Journalism Network: Seeking Applications for Renewing Democracy Initiative

Deadline: 22 June 2018 Solutions Journalism Network is seeking applications for its Renewing Democracy initiative that will provide more than 100 grants through 2020 to U.S.-based reporters and news organizations to to support reporting on this topic. Renewing Democracy encourages reporting about how people and institutions are attempting to reinvigorate democracy in communities across the country. Funding Information Award winners will receive a $2,500 grant to produce their … [Read more...]

€4 Billion Programme to Empower Consumers and SMEs of Europe

The EU Commission is proposing a new, dedicated €4 billion programme for the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027 to empower and protect consumers and enable Europe's many small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to take full advantage of a well-functioning Single Market. The new programme will strengthen the governance of the EU's internal market. It will support businesses' – and in particular SMEs' – competitiveness and will promote human, animal and plant health and animal welfare, as well … [Read more...]

U.S. Embassy in Ljubljana: Inviting Slovenian CSOs for NGO Small Grants Program

Deadline: 6 August 2018 The U.S. Embassy in Ljubljana, Slovenia is seeking applications for its NGO Small Grants program to offer grants for well-conceived and managed projects that strengthen the civil society sector and address societal concerns. Themes Anti-corruption, Good Governance, and Transparency Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Economic Prosperity, and Promotion of Trade Environment and Renewable Energy Energy Security and Diversification International Security, … [Read more...]

DISCO Call for Proposals: Micro-grants to Support Small-scale Activities

Deadline: 25 June 2018 Are you interested in concretely supporting human rights and democracy in your country? If yes, then submit proposals for Micro-grants to Support Small-scale Activities Disseminating and Further Promoting Previous Cycles’ Outcomes! This call for proposals will support projects designed to contribute to building democratic and inclusive societies through helping develop a culture of democracy by promoting education for democratic citizenship and human rights education in … [Read more...]

U.S. Mission to Cameroon: Seeking Applications for Democracy, Human Rights and Governance Program

Deadline: 12 July 2018 The U.S. Embassy in Yaounde-Cameroon, Political and Economic Section is seeking proposals for its Democracy, Human Rights and Governance Program to advance protection of international human rights by supporting governmental and nongovernmental organizations efforts to protect, promote, and enforce human rights on the one hand; and also projects that seek to provide assistance that enables citizens to select and replace their leaders through periodic, inclusive, … [Read more...]