Latest Grants and Resources for Democracy and Good Governance

Latest grants, calls for applications, calls for proposals, requests for proposals and other resources for for Democracy and Good Governance.

EU Call for Proposals: European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights Country Based Support Scheme (CBSS) for Sri Lanka 2018-2019

Deadline: 8 February 2019 The European Union (EU) is seeking proposals from eligible organisations for a program entitled “European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights Country Based Support Scheme (CBSS) for Sri Lanka - 2018-2019”. The global objective of this call for proposals is the enhancement of democracy and human rights in Sri Lanka. The specific objective of this call for proposals is to contribute to the promotion and protection of human rights, fundamental freedoms and … [Read more...]

DRL Evaluation Innovation Fund: Democratizing Learning and Evaluation- Supporting Evaluation Ecosystems and Opportunities for Contextualized Approaches

Deadline: 29 January 2019 The U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL) has announced an open competition for organizations interested in submitting applications for its grant program entitled "DRL Evaluation Innovation Fund: Democratizing Learning and Evaluation- Supporting Evaluation Ecosystems and Opportunities for Contextualized Approaches." The projects focus on supporting the field of professional evaluation and creating opportunities for … [Read more...]

FCS: Implementation of Good governance, Peace Building and Conflict Resolution and Livelihoods/ Economic Empowerment Programmes in Tanzania

Deadline: 15 January 2019 The Foundation for Civil Society (FCS) is seeking proposals from Tanzanian civil society organizations (from both mainland and Zanzibar) to apply for grants to implement projects on three main broad programmatic areas which are (i) Good governance (ii) Peace Building and Conflict Resolution and (iii) Livelihoods and Economic Empowerment. Programme Areas Good Governance ProgrammeOutcome I: Local Government Authorities (LGAs) deliver improved quality and equal … [Read more...]

U.S. Embassy in Cote d’Ivoire PAS: Seeking Proposals for 2019 Local Grants Program

Deadline: 30 April 2019 The U.S. Embassy Abidjan’s Public Affairs Section (PAS) is seeking proposals for funding for its 2019 Public Diplomacy Grants program. Goals Proposals should address one (or more) of the U.S. Mission Cote d’Ivoire’s strategic goals: Support Cote d’Ivoire in strengthening governance, enhancing stability, transparency, and responsiveness to citizen needs by: Increasing inclusive political participation and strengthening democratic institutions; Advancing … [Read more...]

U.S. Embassy Podgorica, Montenegro: 2018 Democracy Commission Small Grants Program

Deadline: 22 January 2019 The U.S. Embassy Podgorica/ Public Affairs Office of the U.S.Department of State has announced an open competition for organizations to submit applications for its 2018 Democracy Commission Small Grants Program. Priority Topics This year’s topics should include the following: Transparency and accountability in governance and businessCivic engagement for youthWomen’s leadershipCapacity development for aspiring entrepreneursEmpowerment of vulnerable groups, … [Read more...]

U.S. Embassy in Georgia: Democracy Commission Small Grants Program Competition for 2019

Deadline: 1 February 2019 The U.S. Embassy in Georgia has announced the opening of the Democracy Commission Small Grants Program Competition for 2019.  The Commission, co-chaired by the Deputy Chief of Mission and the Public Affairs Officer, will award grants of up to 50,000 U.S. Dollars to indigenous Georgian non-profit, non-governmental, media, and educational organizations that support the following initiatives: Economic Growth (encouraging entrepreneurship, stimulating regional … [Read more...]

Righteous Persons Foundations: Supporting Jewish Community in United States

Deadline: 18 July 2019 The Righteous Persons Foundations (RPF) is inviting Letters of Inquiry (LOIs) for its 2019 grant program in order to support efforts that build a vibrant, just, and inclusive Jewish community in the United States. Funding Priorities The Foundation is currently directing the majority of its resources towards organizations and projects that are national in scope and: Foster Jewish arts, culture, and identityTo revitalize and illuminate Jewish identity today, RPF … [Read more...]

EU Call for Proposals: Enhancing CSOs’ Contribution to Governance and Development Process in Vietnam

Deadline: 31 January 2019 The European Union (EU) is currently accepting proposals from eligible organisations for a program entitled “Enhancing CSOs' Contribution to Governance and Development Process in Vietnam” to enable and enhance Civil Society Organizations' engagement as an efficient actor of governance and development process in Vietnam. The specific objective of this call for proposals is to increase CSOs' capacity and establish an enabling environment for civil society in … [Read more...]

EU Call for Proposals: European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) – Country based support scheme (CBSS) for Russia

Deadline: 5 February 2019 The European Union (EU) is seeking proposals from eligible organisations for a program entitled “European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) - Country based support scheme (CBSS) for Russia”. The global objective of this call for proposals is to support and strengthen civil society organisations, democracy activists and human rights defenders working on critical human rights and democracy issues in Russia. The specific objective(s) of this call … [Read more...]

Embassy of the Netherlands in Turkey: Seeking Proposals for Matra Programme

Deadline: 28 February 2019 The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands invites Turkish civil society, non-profit educational institutions, lower governments and semi-governmental organizations to submit new proposals to get support for their work. Priority Areas Matra works with country specific priority areas. Priority areas for Turkey are identified within the overall framework of rule of law: Legislation and law;Governance, public order and police;Human rights and … [Read more...]

EU-Paraguay Call for Proposals: 2018-2019 European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) Country Support Scheme

Deadline: 12 March 2019 The European Union (EU) is currently accepting proposals from eligible organisations for a program entitled “European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) Country support scheme: Paraguay” to support and strengthen the organizations of the civil society, activists for democracy and human rights defenders working in favor of human rights and democracy in Paraguay. Program Lots The program is divided in to two lots: LOT 1: Alliance for the … [Read more...]

AHRC: Seeking Applications for Parliaments and People in Myanmar and Ethiopia

Deadline: 31 December 2018 The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) is seeking applications for its Parliaments and People programme with an aims to create opportunities for scholars and artists in Myanmar and Ethiopia to undertake research that helps scrutinise, understand, communicate and support the processes and relationships required to deepen democracy in those countries. Parliaments and People is a multidisciplinary project that suggests three research themes for exploring … [Read more...]

Applications Open for Sparkplug Foundation’s Grant Program!

Deadline: 13 April 2019 The Sparkplug Foundation is accepting applications to fund start-up organizations and new projects of established organizations in music, education and community organizing. Its aim is to support the development of emerging democratic movements and communities working on issues of local democracy, justice, and sustainable energy in the rebuilding of the U.S. and global economies. Eligibility Criteria Sparkplug gives preference to projects run on small budgets, … [Read more...]

Swedish Institute: Accepting Applications for Creative Force

Deadline: 24 January 2019 Are you an organisation that works internationally to strengthen democracy, freedom of expression and human rights? Do you use media or the arts as a means to bring about positive change? If yes, then apply for the Creative Force Programme. It is a funding programme for international projects. It is open to Swedish organisations and their partners in target countries who work though media or the arts to strengthen democracy, human rights and freedom of … [Read more...]

EU-Philippines Call for Proposals: 2018 EIDHR Country-based Support Schemes

Deadline: 30 January 2019 The European Union (EU) is currently accepting proposals from eligible organisations for a program entitled “2018 European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) Country Based Support Schemes (CBSS)”. Objectives The global objectives of this call for proposals are: To support other priorities of the Union in the field of human rights where the Union has an added value or specific thematic commitment (EIDHR Global Objective 2). To support … [Read more...]

Embassy of the Netherlands in Lebanon: 2019 Human Rights and Democracy Programme

Deadline: 15 February 2019 The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Lebanon is seeking proposals for its Human Rights and Democracy programme. The programme and its Human Rights and Democracy Funds aim to make a difference to people’s lives, helping to promote good governance and protect human rights. Themes Human Rights Fund To be eligible for a contribution under the Human Rights Fund activities must relate to one or more of the following themes: Freedom from … [Read more...]

NORFACE Transnational Programme: Democratic Governance in a Turbulent Age

Deadline: 19 February 2019 NORFACE has launched its new programme on Democratic governance in a turbulent age to offer a timely investigation of the precise nature of this recent turbulence, on how European states can negotiate it and develop strategies to enhance the quality of democratic politics and governance. Objectives To develop innovative and excellent research proposals addressing important challenges to democratic governance and politics; To produce added value through … [Read more...]

Netherlands Embassy in Ukraine: Accepting Proposals for 2019 MATRA Programme

Deadline: 11 February 2019 Netherlands Embassy in Ukraine is accepting Proposals for its 2019 MATRA Programme to support democratization in Central and Eastern Europe. The general objective of the MATRA Programme is to contribute to the development of a plural democracy, grounded in the rule of law, with room for dialogue between government and civil society. This has been pursued through capacity building / institutional strengthening interventions aimed at government and civil society … [Read more...]

U.S. Mission to Iraq: Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program

Deadline: 30 September 2019 The U.S. Embassy Baghdad Public Affairs Office (PA) has announced that funding is available through its Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program. PA Baghdad is inviting proposals that strengthen ties between the U.S. and Iraq through programming that highlights shared values and promotes bilateral cooperation. All programs must include an American cultural element, or connection with American expert/s, organization/s, or institution/s in a specific field that will … [Read more...]

UNDP Request for Proposals: Support to Democratic Empowerment (SDE) Phase I

Deadline: 13 December 2018 The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) has announced a request for proposals for Support to Democratic Empowerment (SDE) Phase I. Objectives The main objective of this call for proposal is to promote free, fair, credible and peaceful elections with large turnout of the electorates through a well-targeted broad-based media advocacy campaign with critical messages on civic responsibilities and rights to the electorates, and enhance elections observation … [Read more...]

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