Sparkplug Foundation: Supporting the Development of Emerging Democratic Movements

Deadline: 21 October 2017 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 … [Read more...]

UNDP Call for Local Governments: Regional Program for Local Democracy in the Western Balkans

Deadline: 14 July 2017 Applications are open for "The Western Balkans Local Democracy Program (Reload)" which is implemented by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in six countries of the region: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Kosovo and Serbia. The project started with implementation on 1 February 2017 and during the next three years the goal of the project is to strengthen partnership between local self-government units … [Read more...]

UNDP Call for Proposals: Inviting NGOs/CSOs as Responsible Party for “Constitutional Democracy” under RLCD Programme

Deadline: 28 June 2017 The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is seeking proposals from Non-Government Organization/Civil Society Organization as Responsible Party for the area, Constitutional Democracy under the programme Rule of Law and Constitutional Democracy (RLCD). The RLCD programme is funded by UNDP and is implemented by Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs with Responsible Parties including: Justice Law and  Order Secretariat (JLOS), Parliamentary Commission, … [Read more...]

U.S. Embassy in Uganda: Seeking Projects promoting Transparency and Accountability in the Local Community

Deadline: 26 June 2017 The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Uganda has announced an open competition for organizations interested in submitting applications for small grants that support embassy’s mission goal of strengthening democratic institutions and processes to allow for more accountable governance in Uganda. Projects should aim to promote transparency and accountability in the local community, and the implementation period should be one year. The Public Affairs Section … [Read more...]

DFID: Apply for Flexible Governance and Stability Fund – Zimbabwe

Deadline: 19 June 2017 The UK's Department for International Development (DFID) is currently seeking applications for Flexible Governance and Stability Fund - Zimbabwe. The programme would aim to support economic governance reforms in Zimbabwe, thereby creating an enabling environment for economic growth and helping Zimbabwe lift millions out of poverty. It would help strengthen the rule of law in Zimbabwe and would help create the space for UK-Zimbabwe trade and investment … [Read more...]

Kosovar Civil Society Foundation: Seeking Applications for Institutional Grants in Kosovo

Deadline: 29 June 2017 The Swiss Cooperation Office in Kosovo (SCO-K), the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (DANIDA) and the Kosovar Civil Society Foundation (KCSF), has launched a call for project proposals on "Institutional Grants" under the Democratic Society Promotion (DSP) project. Overall DSP goal is to support the development of a democratic society in Kosovo. DSP objective is the achievement of visible and sustainable changes that will in turn contribute to the development of a … [Read more...]

EU Call for Proposals: European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights for CSOs in Guyana and Suriname

Deadline: 20 July 2017 The European Union (EU) is currently accepting proposals from eligible organisations for a program entitled “European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) 2016/2017” with an aim to support civil society working in Guyana and Suriname on human rights (political, civil, economic, social and cultural) and democratisation. The programme is divided into two lots: Lot 1- Guyana Death Penalty Gender Equality Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender … [Read more...]

Tinker Foundation: Applications Open for its Fall Cycle of Institutional Grants

Deadline: 15 September 2017 The Tinker Foundation is seeking proposals for its fall cycle of Institutional Grants program with the goal of the creation of effective policy changes to improve the lives of Latin Americans. Program Areas Democratic Governance Education Sustainable Resource Management Eligibility Criteria Projects should have a strong public policy component, offer innovative solutions to problems facing these regions, and incorporate new mechanisms for … [Read more...]

European Union: Consolidating Regional Thematic Networks of Civil Society Organisations Program

Deadline: 17 July 2017 The European Union (EU) is currently accepting proposals from eligible organisations for a program entitled “Consolidating Regional Thematic Networks of Civil Society Organisations” to stimulate an enabling legal and financial environment for civil society and pluralistic media, as well as to empower civil society and media organisations to be effective and accountable independent actors, and to improve their capacity to dialogue with Governments influencing policy and … [Read more...]

Australian Embassy in Mongolia: Seeking Applications for Direct Aid Program (DAP) 2017-18

Deadline: 23 June 2017 The Australian Embassy in Mongolia is currently accepting applications from eligible organisations for its Direct Aid Program (DAP) 2017-18 to contribute towards economic growth and poverty reduction. Priority Sectors Health, with a focus on community health, combating communicable diseases, cancer, emergency medicine and facilitating medical services for minorities Agriculture and rural development focused on diversification of livelihoods, extending growing … [Read more...]

Call for Project Proposals: Inviting Ghanaian CSOs for French Solidarity Program

Deadline: 29 June 2017 The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development of France is seeking proposals for its project entitled "French Solidarity Program" with an aim to strengthen civil societies across the globe. Project Categories Governance: The French Embassy in Ghana is seeking high quality proposals that seek to advance Ghana’s democratic governance and contribute to build effective, efficient and dynamic institutions as foreseen in the UN sustainable development … [Read more...]

Call for Proposals 2017-2018: Canada Fund for Local Initiatives in Argentina and Paraguay

Deadline: 5 June 2017 The Embassy of Canada in Argentina and Paraguay has launched a call for proposals for Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) 2017-2018. The CFLI, now under the stewardship of Global Affairs Canada (GAC), is a program that supports small projects proposed and implemented by local NGOs and other grassroots organizations, cooperatives and women’s groups. Funding Information The average contribution is expected to be in the range of CAD $10,000-$20,000 per … [Read more...]

EU Call for Proposals: Country-Based Support Schemes (CBSS) 2016/17 for Uzbekistan

Deadline: 23 August 2017 The European Union (EU) is currently accepting proposals from eligible organisations for a program entitled “Country-Based Support Schemes (CBSS) 2016/17 – Uzbekistan” to support actions promoting a conducive environment for civil society organizations, developing capacity of civil society organizations and human rights defenders and supporting their activities focused on the enhancement of democracy, transparency, accountability and respect for human … [Read more...]

Australian Embassy in Zimbabwe: Seeking Applications for Direct Aid Program

Deadline: 1 July 2017 The Australian Embassy in Zimbabwe is seeking applications for its Direct Aid Program, a flexible small grants program funded by the Australian Government and managed through the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade (DFAT) overseas posts. The program aims to support projects with a strong development focus that complement Australia's broader aid program which contributes to sustainable economic growth and poverty reduction. The emphasis of the program is on … [Read more...]

OSISA: Submit Applications for Public Policy Course in Africa

Deadline: 15 June 2017 The Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (Osisa) in collaboration with The Institute of Peace, Leadership and Governance (IPLG) is seeking applications for its Public Policy Course with an aim to provide participants with knowledge and skills in public policy design, analysis, and implementation processes to assist them to develop relevant programmes. This course in public policy, governance and civil society is designed to provide basic fundamentals of public … [Read more...]

U.S. Embassy in the Kyrgyz Republic: Democracy Commission Small Grants Program

Deadline: 12 June 2017 The U.S. Embassy has announced the 2017 Spring Round of the Democracy Commission Small Grants Program. This program supports the development of Kyrgyzstan’s democratic institutions and civil society by competitively awarding small grants to Kyrgyz nonprofit, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and associations, nonprofit civil society organizations (CSOs), and independent local media organizations. The Democracy Commission at the Embassy of the United States of America … [Read more...]

U.S. Embassy in Apia, Samoa: Public Diplomacy Small Grants Scheme

Deadline: 20 June 2017 U.S. Embassy in Apia, Samoa is seeking applications for its Public Diplomacy Small Grants Scheme to offer grants of up to USD $5,000 to indigenous non-government organizations to strengthen democracy, engage youth, promote U.S.-Samoa links, address environmental and health issues, advance science and technology, increase respect for civil society and the rule of law, advance human rights and women’s rights. Priority is given to grants that advance democratic practices, … [Read more...]

Call for Proposals: Canada Fund for Local Initiatives 2017-2018

Deadline: 28 May 2017 Applications are open for Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) 2017-2018 to fund small but visible, results-oriented projects which are proposed and implemented by officially registered local NGOs and other grassroots organizations. Funding Information The average contribution is CAD 34,000 (approx. USD $25,000) 2017-2018 CFLI Priorities Empowering women and girls and promoting gender equality: While women and girls is a cross cutting theme targeted in all of … [Read more...]

USAID/Zimbabwe: Advancing Accountability and Rights in Zimbabwe

Deadline: 12 June 2017 The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is seeking applications for its program entitled "Advancing Accountability and Rights in Zimbabwe" to promote constitutional reforms; accountability and oversight, including work with Parliament and around electoral and governance processes; human rights; civic engagement and citizen action; and social cohesion in the expectation that this will lead to improved accountable, democratic governance that serves an … [Read more...]

EU Call for Proposals: European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) Jordan 2016-2017

Deadline: 28 June 2017 The European Union (EU) is currently accepting proposals from eligible organisations for “European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) Jordan 2016-2017” in order to strengthen the role of civil society in promoting human rights and democratic reform, in supporting the peaceful conciliation of group interest and consolidating political participation and representation. Priorities The right to fair trial and rule of law: To advance the right to fair … [Read more...]

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