Norwegian Helsinki Committee’s Small Grants Fund: Strengthening Civil Society in Central Asia

Deadline: 28 February 2018 The Norwegian Helsinki Committee is pleased to announce the continuation of their small grant funds in support of human rights, democratization and the strengthening of civil society in Central Asia. Proposals must include a detailed budget up to 10,000 USD. However, smaller projects are also encouraged. Eligibility Criteria Norwegian Helsinki Committee welcomes project proposals from all Central Asian republics. All project proposals must include an … [Read more...]

British Embassy Chisinau: Call for Proposals for Good Governance Fund – Strategic Support Fund

Deadline: 26 February 2018 Submissions are open for Moldova´s Good Governance Fund – Strategic Support Fund. This call for proposals specifically seeks applications for projects relating to the Republic of Moldova. The UK Government’s Good Governance Fund (GGF) was launched in 2015 to support economic and governance reform initiatives in Georgia, the Republic of Moldova, Ukraine, Serbia, and Bosnia & Herzegovina. In 2018, this will expand to also include Armenia and Macedonia. In Moldova, … [Read more...]

EEA and Norway Grants Fund for Regional Cooperation: Supporting Entities across Europe

Deadline: 1 July 2018 Applications are open for "EEA and Norway Grants Fund for Regional Cooperation" to support entities across Europe pooling their efforts to find new ways of dealing with common concerns. Project partners may cooperate in one of two ways: Regional cross-border cooperation between eligible countries (focusing on broader regional challenges) Transnational cooperation between eligible countries (focusing on common European challenges) Priority Sectors & their … [Read more...]

Embassy of Finland, Bucharest: Fund for Local Cooperation in Moldova

Deadline: 9 February 2018 The Embassy of Finland, Bucharest is seeking applications for its Fund for Local Cooperation (FLC) in Moldova to complement other Finnish development efforts in the fields of poverty reduction and environmentally, economically and socially sustainable development, human rights, democracy and good governance and civil society strengthening. Cross-cutting objectives of the Finnish development policy, including gender equality, reduction of social inequalities and … [Read more...]

U.S. Embassy in Serbia: Democracy Commission Small Grants Program

Deadline: 25 February 2018 U.S. Embassy in Serbia is currently inviting applicants for its Democracy Commission Small Grants Program to award grants for specific projects that support democracy and the development of democratic institutions in the Republic of Serbia. Grants will be primarily awarded to non-governmental (NGOs) and other non-profit organizations with projects in the regions outside of Belgrade. Funding Information The maximum amount of a grant is $24,000, but smaller grants … [Read more...]

Canada Service Corps: Projects for Youth-serving Organizations

Deadline: 13 March 2018 If you are a youth-serving organization with an innovative idea to get youth involved in meaningful service opportunities, then apply for the Canada Service Corps and become a part of it and contribute to building a culture of service amongst Canadian youth. The Government of Canada is currently accepting proposals from organizations interested in receiving financial assistance from the Canada Service Corps for projects under the Youth Service Opportunities Stream - … [Read more...]

USAID Call for Concept Papers: Strengthening Partnerships for Democratic Governance through Regional and National Grants to Civil Society Organizations

Deadline: 22 February 2018 DAI, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has announced a two step process to select eligible proposals to implement activities that will improve civil society and government engagement on key government policy and reform plans that will result in strengthened democratic governance and accountability in Sri Lanka. The purpose of this Annual Program Statement (APS) is to solicit applications for funding from the Strengthening … [Read more...]

Nominations Open for United Nations Public Service Awards!

Deadline: 7 February 2018 Nominations are open for United Nations Public Service Awards (UNPSA) to recognize excellence in public service at the global level. The purpose of the UNPSA is to promote and reward innovation and excellence in public services in support of the realization of the SDGs and the principle to leave no one behind, which is at the core of the 2030 Agenda. It takes into account the various levels of development of countries while reflecting the universal nature of the … [Read more...]

Uraia Trust: Inviting CSOs for “Rooting Democracy in Kenya through an Informed Citizenry” Programme

Deadline: 31 January 2018 Uraia Trust is currently inviting civil society organizations for its programme entitled “Rooting Democracy in Kenya through an Informed Citizenry”-Phase Two. The goal of this Programme is to contribute towards developing an informed, empowered and democratic nation. Uraia wishes to work with organisations that subscribe to its values, which are, integrity, professionalism, teamwork, equality, equity and non-partisanship. Objectives This call aims at supporting … [Read more...]

Embassy of Finland in Ukraine: Inviting Applicants for Local Cooperation Fund 2018

Deadline: 15 February 2018 Applicants are invited to apply for Finnish Local Cooperation Fund (LCF) which is a fund administered by the Embassy of Finland in Kyiv, Ukraine. The objective of the LCF is to support strong and active civil society organizations, which is an important component of functioning democracy and open society. Funding Information The budget for a proposed project must not exceed € 50 000, but it should also not be less than € 20 000. If the project budget … [Read more...]

Tinker Foundation: Seeking Applications for Institutional Grants

Deadline: 1 March 2018 The Tinker Foundation is seeking applications for its 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 addressing these … [Read more...]

Call for Applications: U.S. Embassy Lusaka PAS Annual Program Statement

Deadline: 1 July 2018 The U.S. Embassy to Zambia Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Department of State has announced that funding is available through its Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program. Project Objectives The Embassy invites proposals for projects that strengthen cultural ties between the U.S. and Zambia through cultural and exchange programming that highlights shared values and promotes bilateral cooperation. All programs must include an American cultural element, or … [Read more...]

U.S. Embassy in Macedonia: Democracy Commission Grants Program

Deadline: 1 March 2018 Applications are open for the U.S. Embassy 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, pluralistic, … [Read more...]

International Visegrad Fund: Inviting Applicants for Visegrad+ Grant Program

Deadline: 1 February 2018 International Visegrad Fund is inviting applicants for its Visegrad+ Grant program to support projects which contribute to the democratization and transformation processes in selected countries and regions, especially non-EU member states in the Western Balkans and the Eastern Partnership countries. Visegrad+ Grants shall contribute to the development of the target countries mainly Visegrad+ Grants shall contribute to the development of the target countries mainly via … [Read more...]

International Visegrad Fund: Inviting NGOs/CSOs for Visegrad Grants Program

Deadline: 1 February 2018 International Visegrad Fund is currently inviting eligible organizations from the Visegrad countries (V4) and worldwide for its Visegrad Grants program in order to foster regional cooperation between the V4 countries and projects advancing innovativeness and sustainability in Central and Eastern Europe. Grant amounts vary depending on the size and scope of the project. The average grant support for supported project in 2016 was around €20,000. Focus Areas … [Read more...]

U.S. Embassy in Zambia: Seeking Applications for PEPFAR Small Grants Program

Deadline: 28 February 2018 The U.S. Embassy has announced a new round of funding for the United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Small Grants Program. The PEPFAR Small Grants Program is highly competitive and supports projects related to HIV prevention, the care of orphans and vulnerable children (OVC), and the promotion of democracy and governance in Zambia’s HIV response systems. HIV prevention small grants assist projects mitigating the spread of HIV. OVC small … [Read more...]

Embassy of Switzerland in Amman: Call for Projects for Small Grants Program 2018

Deadline: 2 February 2018 The Embassy of Switzerland in Amman, accredited to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and the Republic of Iraq, has announced a call for projects “Small Grants Program 2018” in the fields of: Freedom of expression and association; Protection of children and women; De-radicalization and prevention of violent extremism; Promotion of rule of law, fight against torture and death penalty. Grant Information Amounts allocated normally range between 5’000 US$ … [Read more...]

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

Deadline: 1 March 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 Romania. 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...]

ActionSEE Request for Applications: Grants for Civil Society Organizations to Promote Good Governance

Deadline: 30 January 2018 Accountability, Technology and Institutional Openness Network in SEE (ACTION SEE) has announced a Request for Applications to provide support to civil society organizations to promote good governance and rule of law through a grant scheme awarding approximately 25-30 small grants to CSOs from Macedonia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Albania and Kosovo, through the following two types of grants, in the range between EUR 6.000 to EUR 8.000 per grant: … [Read more...]

U.S. Embassy in the Czech Republic: Inviting Applicants for Small Grants Program

Deadline: 31 January 2018 U.S. Embassy in Prague, the Czech Republic is currently inviting institutions, organizations and individuals to submit project proposals for funding up to $ 10,000. Themes The Embassy is seeking projects with outstanding merit that support the U.S. Government’s broad goals of fostering mutual cooperation between the United States and the Czech Republic with a focus on one or more of the Embassy’s priority themes and initiatives listed here: Promoting … [Read more...]