APWLD Call for Applications: Womanifesto Sub-grant for Advancing Feminist Participatory Democracy

Deadline: 9 March 2018 APWLD is currently inviting women’s rights and feminist organisations in the region to apply for the Womanifesto Sub-grant: Advancing Feminist Participatory Democracy. APWLD will partner and support eight to ten organisations that will build a women’s movement around a community-driven Womanifesto or women’s agenda that articulates the aspirations of the citizens at the grassroots. In particular, partners will develop women’s political agenda, engage in and influence … [Read more...]

Levi Lassen Foundation: Supporting a Shared Society in Israel

Deadline: 29 March 2018 The Levi Lassen Foundation is seeking applications to focus on supporting a shared society in Israel. The Levi Lassen 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 in a liberal democracy. 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 … [Read more...]

Nesta’s Everyone Makes Innovation Policy: Offering Grants of Up to £15,000

Deadline: 9 March 2018 Nesta is seeking applications for its Everyone Makes Innovation Policy to offer grants of up to £15,000 to projects that demonstrate creative ways of engaging members of the public in issues relating to innovation policy. By innovation policy, Nesta mean the range of things that governments - national, regional and local - can do to promote and support innovation for economic growth and for public good. Projects might, for example, focus on involving the public in one or … [Read more...]

U.S. Embassy Ulaanbaatar Local Grants: Annual Program Statement

Deadline: 12 September 2018 The Public Affairs Section (PAS) of U.S. Embassy Ulaanbaatar, U.S. Department of State has announced that funding is available through its Public Diplomacy Local Grants Program. PAS awards a limited number of grants to individuals, non-governmental organizations, think tanks, and academic institutions to support cultural, artistic, educational, and other exchanges and projects to improve mutual understanding between the United States and Mongolia and build … [Read more...]

Sparkplug Foundation: Supporting the Development of Emerging Democratic Movements

Deadline: 10 April 2018 The Sparkplug Foundation is currently 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 … [Read more...]

U.S. Embassy in Dakar: Seeking Applications for Public Affairs Small Grant Program

Deadline: 16 May 2018 The U.S. Embassy in Dakar of the U.S. Department of State has announced an open competition for organizations to submit applications to carry out a program (or programs) to help advance democratic values, advance peace and security, and promote opportunity and development. The U.S. Embassy in Dakar works with partner organizations on a number of projects to advance shared objectives of a stable and prosperous Senegal. Project Topics Promoting democratic values … [Read more...]

Open Technology Fund: Seeking Applications for Information Controls Fellowship

Deadline: 25 March 2018 The Open Technology Fund is currently seeking applications for its Information Controls Fellowship Program (ICFP) that cultivates research, outputs, and creative collaboration on topics related to repressive internet censorship and surveillance. The ICFP fellowship supports examination into how governments in countries, regions, or areas of OTF’s core focus are restricting the free flow of information, cutting access to the open internet, and implementing censorship … [Read more...]

U.S. Embassy in Tbilisi, Georgia: Democracy Outreach/Alumni Program

Deadline: 15 May 2018 The U.S. Embassy is currently inviting applicants for its 2018 ESF-funded Democracy Outreach/Alumni Program to provide support for U.S. Government (USG) alumni activities. The Program allows post to provide individual grants to Georgian USG alumni, for activities that support democratic advancement and economic reform. Grant proposals must support projects that address a tangible need in a community and have measurable outcomes.  Applicants may develop partnerships with … [Read more...]

U.S. Department of State, Bureau of DRL: Seeking Applications for Democracy, Human Rights, and Rule of Law in Syria

Deadline: 4 May 2018 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 projects that advance human rights and rule of law in Syria. Focus Areas Civil Society Support for Peacebuilding, Coexistence, and Conflict Mitigation (approximately $2,750,000 available): DRL’s objective is support for a diverse, multi-ethnic and multi-religious society that respects the rights … [Read more...]

U.S. Embassy in Albania: Promoting Understanding between the United States and Albania

Deadline: 30 March 2018 The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Tirana is currently inviting Albanian non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and Albanian cultural/ educational organizations to submit proposals that promote understanding of the United States, advance U.S. foreign policy objectives, or foster exchange between the United States and Albania. The Public Affairs Section of the U.S Embassy in Tirana is particularly interested in projects that: Support the development … [Read more...]

STAR-Ghana: Local Governance – Strategic Partnerships Component

Deadline: 28 February 2018 Applicants are invited to apply for STAR-Ghana's Local Governance - Strategic Partnerships Component that aims to strengthen, scale up and consolidate the results of previous and on-going local governance focused initiatives particularly in the areas of inclusive voice, improved access and transparency in service delivery. The Strategic Policy Grants Component will support national level CSOs with capacity to do strategic level policy influencing to implement … [Read more...]

STAR-Ghana: Local Governance – Local Partnerships Component

Deadline: 2 March 2018 Applications are open for the STAR-Ghana's Local Governance - Local Partnerships Component that aims to strengthen, scale up and consolidate the results of previous and on-going local governance focused initiatives particularly in the areas of inclusive voice, improved access and transparency in service delivery. The local partnership component will support local actions at the district and local levels, enabling citizens address locally salient service delivery issues. … [Read more...]

Embassy of Finland in Kazakhstan: Seeking Applications for Fund for Local Cooperation

Deadline: 28 February 2018 Applications are open for the Finnish Fund for Local Cooperation which is a fund managed by the Embassy of Finland in Kazakhstan. The fund supports initiatives of local Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), Community-based Organizations (CBOs), and other institutions in Kyrgyzstan. The objective of the fund is to complement other Finnish development efforts in the fields of human rights, democracy and sustainable development. The approach is to establish … [Read more...]

Apply for 4th Annual International Fellowship Program 2018!

Deadline : 15 February 2018 UG Zasto ne (CA Why Not) from Bosnia and Herzegovina, on behalf of the Accountability, Technology and Institutional Openness Network in South-East Europe (ACTION SEE) has announced the 4th Annual International Fellowship Program for the year 2018. The program aims to provide leaders of civil society organizations/groups from the MENA region an opportunity to learn and exchange experiences on the topics of using technology for democracy promotion, political … [Read more...]

U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section Grants Program: Awarding Haiti -based Organizations and Independent Media

Deadline: 15 August 2018 Applicants are invited to submit proposals for the U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section Grants Program. The program awards grants principally to Haiti-based non-profit and non-governmental organizations and independent media for projects that support democracy and governance, public health, and economic development in the Republic of Haiti. Proposals that support academic mobility between two countries; strengthen civil society; the empowerment of youth in realizing … [Read more...]

The Arca Foundation: Supporting Strategic Initiatives in United States

Deadline: 1 August 2018 The Arca Foundation is inviting applicants for its grant program that supports educational and charitable activities that put people on the front lines of social change in pursuit of economic and racial justice, an inclusive democracy, peace and security, human rights, and a clean environment. The foundation supports strategic initiatives that work to engage diverse, impacted communities in organization that puts people on the front lines of social change; educate the … [Read more...]

Call for Project Proposals: 2018 Fund for Local Cooperation (FLC) in Tajikistan

Deadline: 1 March 2018 Applicants are invited to apply for the 2018 Fund for Local Cooperation (FLC) which is administrated by the Office of the Ambassador of Finland for Central Asia (Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan) located at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland in Helsinki. Grants from the FLC are channeled through local non-governmental and community based organizations and other institutions in Tajikistan to complement the bilateral development cooperation of Finland … [Read more...]

Applications Open for The Andrew Wainwright Reform Trust Grants for Democratic Society

Deadline: 14 May 2018 The Andrew Wainwright Reform Trust Ltd is currently accepting applications for its grant program. The objectives of the Trust are framed in general terms to work for a just and Democratic Society and to redress political and social injustices. Grants Size The Trust administers investments producing a grant budget that currently varies between about £60,000 and £75,000 a year. Eligibility Criteria The Trust will prioritise groups or individuals that are ineligible … [Read more...]

U.S. Embassy in Tajikistan: 2018 Democracy Commission Small Grants Program

Deadlines: Empowerment of Vulnerable Communities - Deadline: 26 March 2018 Countering violent extremism - Deadline: 30 March 2018 Support for the free-flow of Information - Deadline: 30 March 2018 The U.S. Embassy in Dushanbe is seeking proposals under the 2018 Democracy Commission Small Grants Program to award small grants for specific projects that support the development of democratic institutions in Tajikistan. Themes The U.S. Embassy in Dushanbe will accept proposals for … [Read more...]

U.S. Embassy in Tajikistan: 2018 Democracy Outreach / Alumni Grants Program

Deadline: 22 February 2018 The Embassy of the United States of America is accepting applications for the 2018 Alumni Grants Program to provide grants to organizations that have USG alumni as members or to individual alumni for activities that support democratic advancement and economic reform in Tajikistan. The program aims to provide alumni with networking opportunities to further the professional development of alumni and their colleagues and to assist alumni in implementing and … [Read more...]