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.

Call for Proposal for Ensuring Sustainable Democratic Governance and Human Rights in Southern Mediterranean

Deadline: 25 August 2019 This call for proposals is launched, in the framework of the Joint Programme of the European Union and the Council of Europe “Ensuring sustainable democratic governance and human rights in the Southern Mediterranean” (South Programme III - 2018-2020), following the 2018 Lisbon Forum on "Youth, Peace and Security in the Euro-Mediterranean region" which took place on the 15-16 November in Lisbon. The call aims to co-fund regional and/or local projects which promote … [Read more...]

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2020 Open World Grant Program to Bring Emerging Leaders

Deadline: 19 September 2019 The Open World Leadership Center (Open World or the Center) is seeking applications for its 2020 Grant program to bring emerging leaders from participating countries to the United States in order to give them firsthand exposure to the American system of participatory democracy and accountable governance. The program allows American leaders and their counterparts from the following participating countries to engage in meaningful and unfiltered dialogue: Armenia, … [Read more...]

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DFID seeking Applications for Good Governance Fund (GGF)

Deadline: 29 August 2019 The UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) is currently accepting applications for its Good Governance Fund (GGF) with an objective to build resilience in targeted countries by providing support for domestic reform agendas which reduce corruption; promote transparent and accountable institutions; and build open, inclusive economies and societies. DFID requires a Programme Management Unit and two regional Technical Assistance Facilities (TAF) to … [Read more...]

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ActionAid Zambia Awarding Grants to NGOs, CBOs and Grassroot Movements

Deadline: 16 August 2019 ActionAid Zambia is currently inviting interested NGOs, CBOs and Grassroot Movements to implement projects or activities that are aimed at promoting good governance and increasing citizen’s awareness and demand for human rights in Zambia. ActionAid Zambia (AAZ) is part of the ActionAid Global (AAG) Federation, sharing common values and aims to drive social change towards a just, equitable and sustainable world. ActionAid Zambia works with poor and excluded women … [Read more...]

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Australian Embassy in Mexico announces Direct Aid Program 2019-20

Deadline: 1 September 2019 The Australian Embassy in Mexico is pleased to announce the new call for Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), Civil Associations, academic and research institutions committed to the development of Costa Rica, Cuba, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama and the Dominican Republic. The Direct Aid Program (DAP) is part of the Australian Government's global social development assistance program. The DAP was created with the purpose of … [Read more...]

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MATRA Programme inviting Civil Society Organizations registered in Ukraine

Deadline: 1 October 2019 The MATRA Programme is currently inviting civil society organizations registered in Ukraine to submit concept notes. The MATRA Programme for social transformation has been running in Ukraine since 1993.  MATRA started as a programme aimed at helping East European countries to become democratic, pluriform constitutional states with a strong civil society.  Today, the MATRA Program still continues to help strengthening civil society organizations, democracy and the … [Read more...]

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U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of CSO accepting Proposals for Political Instability Risks in the Western Balkans

Deadline: 16 August 2019 The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Conflict Stabilization Operations (CSO) is accepting proposals for its program entitled "Political Instability Risks in the Western Balkans". Project Objectives and Activities Election Interference Design and conduct surveys to measure external malign influence, to include disinformation attempts and foreign financial influence. Collaborate with CSO to create elections toolkit by incorporating new methodologies … [Read more...]

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Financial Support for International Training Programs and Short courses in 2019-2020 (for NGO Professionals)

Nuffic is a Dutch non-profit organization which offers financial support through scholarships for training programs and short courses in The Netherlands. These scholarships seek to develop and strengthen the skills and abilities of professionals, in order to enable their organizations and communities to succeed in an ever-changing world. The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs funds the Nuffic Scholarship program. The Hague Academy is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation established by … [Read more...]

The Hague Academy for Local Governance announces Summercourse: Sustaining Peace and Local Governance (July 6 – July 10, 2020)

Deadline: 5 June 2020 Local governance actors face enormous challenges in fragile and conflict-affected countries. Often, human and financial resources are scarce, the collaboration between the state and the citizens is weak, social cohesion and trust in society has deteriorated and the central government is weak or absent. Despite these challenges, local governance remains the level where the state and citizens interact. This provides an entry point for development assistance and … [Read more...]

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The Hague Academy for Local Governance announces Course on “Citizen Participation and Inclusive Governance” (23 March – 3 April 2020)

Deadline: 21 February 2020 The Hague Academy for Local Governance is seeking applications for its “Citizen Participation and Inclusive Governance” course which will take place in The Hague from 23 March to 3 April 2020. Inclusive development requires responsive governments and empowered citizens. But what can local officials and civil society organisations do to ensure all voices are heard? In this training course, participants will discuss ways to involve citizens – especially … [Read more...]

Levi Lassen Foundation Grants to Support a Shared Society in Israel

Deadline: 3 October 2019 Applications are now open for Levi Lassen Foundation Grants Program to support a shared society in Israel. Levi Lassen’s work in Israel began over 40 years ago. Levi Lassen is committed to helping Israel develop, grow and prosper through supporting programs committed to promoting a shared society. The Foundation believes in an Israel where everyone participates in a shared and just society, predicated on the best values of equality, tolerance and social justice … [Read more...]

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U.S. Embassy in Albania announces Democracy Commission Small Grants Program

Deadline: 15 August 2019 The United States Embassy in Tirana has announced a Democracy Commission Small Grants Program which is administered by the Public Affairs Section, supports initiatives of local non-governmental organizations (NGOs) engaged throughout Albania. The small grants program is for non-governmental activities that promote grassroots democracy. Thus, it is very important to explain how the project promotes democracy. Projects, which provide a direct social service, such as … [Read more...]

Small Grants for Non-Governmental Organizations to Support the achievement of Democracy and the Rule of Law in Montenegro

Deadline: 4 September 2019 Center for Monitoring and Research (CEMI) in partnership with the Center for Democracy and Human Rights (CEDEM) and the Network for the Affirmation of European Integration Processes (MAEIP) within the framework of the project "Judicial Reform: Improving the capacity of civil society organizations in contributing to the preservation of the integrity of the judiciary", funded by the European Union, through the Pre-Accession Assistance Program (IPA) and the Ministry of … [Read more...]

Call for Proposals on Public Values in a Digital Society (Netherlands)

Deadline: 23 September 2019 SIDN Fund and Adessium Foundation are making a joint call for proposals involving the development of alternative technologies, such as strategies and/or tools that reinforce democracy and protect privacy. SIDN Fund and Adessium Foundation are calling for proposals for responsible solutions, with a view to reinforcing the information position of individuals within the democratic process. They are encouraging organisations to put forward strategies and/or tools … [Read more...]

RAN Innovation Scaling Program (RISP): An Opportunity to Strengthen the Resilience of Communities

Deadline: 16 August 2019 ResilientAfrica Network has announced the RAN Innovation Scaling Program (RISP) that is looking for innovations that strengthen the resilience of communities. The innovations should have passed the idea stage and have gone through the formative processes (ideation, prototype testing and piloting) with promising results showing that they are scalable and potentially transformative. This call is targeting both profit driven start-ups and social enterprises that … [Read more...]

U.S. Department of State, Bureau of EAP announces Pacific Islands Good Governance Initiative

Deadline: 12 August 2019 The U.S. Department of State, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs (EAP) has announced an open competition for eligible organizations to submit applications to Pacific Islands Good Governance Initiative. All NOFOs should focus on accomplishing the following objective: Create an initiative in the Pacific Islands that can promote sound, just, and responsive governance within the region to empower citizens, help combat corruption, and strengthen nations’ … [Read more...]

UNRISD accepting CFPs for 2019 Social Policy in Africa Conference

Deadline: 30 August 2019 UNRISD is inviting proposals for 2019 Social Policy in Africa Conference for abstracts and papers on the theme of the conference, " Governance of Africa's Social Policy: Subverting Development and Democracy?" The United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) is an autonomous research institute within the UN system that undertakes interdisciplinary research and policy analysis on the social dimensions of contemporary development issues. Papers … [Read more...]

Tinker Foundation improving the Lives of Latin Americans through its Institutional Grants Program

Deadline: 22 August 2019 Tinker Foundation is pleased to announce its Institutional Grants program with the goal of creating the conditions for the development of effective policy changes that improve the lives of Latin Americans. Program Areas Democratic Governance Education Sustainable Resource Management Eligibility Criteria Successful proposals have a strong public policy component, offer innovative solutions to problems facing these regions, and incorporate new … [Read more...]

Embassy of Canada to Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan launches Canada Fund for Local Initiatives

Deadline: 31 July 2019 The Embassy of Canada to Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan has launched its annual call for proposals for the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI). The CFLI is a program designed to support small-scale, high-impact projects in developing countries, which align with Global Affairs Canada’s thematic priority areas for engagement. The program is directed at projects conceived and designed predominantly by local partners. Projects are selected and approved by … [Read more...]

MAJALAT Initiative to Create and Promote a Space of Constructive Dialogue between Civil Society Organizations

Deadline: 31 July 2019 This call for proposal is part of the MAJALAT initiative, whose objective is to create and promote a space of constructive dialogue between civil society organizations, trade unions, social movements and universities from the southern Mediterranean and the European Union to influence the EU's vision and policies towards the Southern shore of the Mediterranean. The project specificity comes from its organisers who represent civil society network from both sides of the … [Read more...]