Apply for 2018 Zambezi Prize! Solving Africa’s Biggest Financial Inclusion Challenges

Deadline: 1 June 2018 The Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), in collaboration with the Mastercard Foundation is seeking applications for its 2018 Zambezi Prize for Innovation in Financial Inclusion that aims to unearth and celebrate the startups that are solving Africa’s biggest financial inclusion challenges. The MIT Zambezi Prize for Innovation in Financial Inclusion is a global platform that supports Africa’s leading … [Read more...]

Embassy of the Czech Republic in Pretoria: Call for Proposals for Local Small Scale Projects 2019

Deadline: 15 June 2018 Embassy of the Czech Republic in Pretoria has launched a call for proposals for the Small Scale Development Projects for 2019. These projects are complementary to the large multiple-year projects implemented by the Czech Development Agency (CzDA) and are important component of the Czech Republic Development Cooperation. The projects should preferably target in the sectors of Agriculture, Renewable Energy, Water Supply and Satination Systems to support sustainable … [Read more...]

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust: Inviting Applicants for Sustainable Future Programme

Deadline: 20 August 2018 The Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust (JRCT) is currently accepting applications for its Sustainable Future Programme. The overall focus is on developing and promoting sustainable, low-carbon alternatives to the current consumerist and growth-based paradigm. JRCT is deeply concerned about climate change and its effects, and believes that care for future generations is morally compelling to play a part in tackling it. Funding Priorities Better economics: Current … [Read more...]

British Embassy Ashgabat CFPs: Supporting Democratic Development and Reforms in Turkmenistan

Deadline: 8 May 2018 The British Embassy Ashgabat is inviting proposals for project work to support democratic development and reforms, economic development and women’s empowerment in Turkmenistan for the period between April 2018 and March 2019. Priorities The British Embassy’s strategic project priorities are: Contributing to human rights and democracy in Turkmenistan Improving regional security and reducing the potential for conflict; Contributing to economic growth and … [Read more...]

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

Deadline: 10 May 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 disseminating the … [Read more...]

2018 Shiraka Program: Supporting Small Scale Initiatives of Local Organizations in Jordan

Deadline: 20 June 2018 The Netherlands Fund for Regional Partnerships (NFRP) is seeking proposals for its 2018 Shiraka program to support sustainable transition in the MENA Region.  Shiraka was launched in 2016 by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as a successor to the Matra South Programme. Projects funded from Shiraka are intended to support small scale initiatives of local organizations that contribute to societal transformation. To be eligible for a contribution under the Shiraka Program, … [Read more...]

Applications Open for PUAN Alumni Small Grants (2017 – 2019)!

Deadline: 29 June 2018 Applicants are invited to apply for the Alumni Small Grants Program which is jointly administered by the U.S. Embassy and the Pakistan-U.S. Alumni Network (PUAN). In the previous grant cycle (2013 – 2016), PUAN awarded 150 grants for projects of up to US $5,000 to alumni across Pakistan. These projects helped increase mutual understanding, community engagement, and invested in people by funding programs that support improving educational opportunities. Funding … [Read more...]

Applications Open for 2018 Fellowship Programme for People of African Descent!

Deadline: 1 June 2018 Applications are open for 2018 Fellowship Programme for People of African Descent to provide the participants with an intensive learning opportunity to deepen their understanding of the United Nations human rights system, instruments and mechanisms, with a focus on issues of particular relevance to people of African descent. The Fellowship Programme will allow the participants to better contribute to the protection and promotion of civil, political, economic, social and … [Read more...]

USIEF: Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program 2019-2020

Deadline: 15 June 2018 The United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF) is seeking applications for its "Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program 2019-2020" that brings accomplished young and mid-career professionals from developing countries to the United States for ten months of non-degree graduate study and related practical professional experiences. The Humphrey program was initiated in 1978 to honor the memory and accomplishments of the late Senator and Vice-President of the United … [Read more...]

U.S. Embassy in The Gambia: Public Diplomacy Grants Program 2018

Deadline: 1 June 2018 The Public Diplomacy Section (PD) of U.S. Embassy in Banjul, The Gambia has announced that funding is available through the Embassy’s Public Diplomacy Grants Program. Embassy Public Diplomacy (PD) grants are intended for local representatives of civil society, including non-governmental organizations (NGOs), think tanks, and universities, to support exchange between the U.S. and the Gambia with the aim of improving mutual respect and understanding.  PD will ONLY consider … [Read more...]

Aus4Skills: Inviting Applicants for 2018 Small Grants Fund Round 2

Deadline: 31 May 2018 Applicants are invited to apply for the Small Grants Fund (SGF) under Aus4Skills that is designed to provide small grants for activities that consolidate alumni’s professional knowledge and skills, improve the alumni’s workplace environment and strengthen alumni links with Australia. Grants under the SGF Round 2 - 2018, which builds on the success of the SGF Round 1-2017 under Aus4Skills and the Small Grants Scheme under Australia Awards Vietnam, are offered to Australia … [Read more...]

High Commission of Canada in Australia: Canada Fund for Local Initiatives

Deadline: 4 May 2018 High Commission of Canada in Australia is seeking applications for its Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) to provide support to small scale, short-term projects in the Pacific by working with local, national and international NGOs and other organizations. The CFLI focuses on funding projects with long-term, sustainable goals that enhance the local community. Recipient organizations are expected to make a contribution in cash or in kind. The program is widely … [Read more...]

ChangemakerXchange Paris: Changemakers Impacting Rural Communities

Deadline:  30 April 2018 Are you the leader or co-founder of a social venture based in Europe that focuses on having a positive impact on rural areas? Are you bridging the opportunity gap between urban and rural areas? Are you bringing value to rural communities, be it in arts & culture, agriculture, education, health, economic development, job opportunities…? If yes, then Join ChangemakerXchange Summit. It is a five days immersive experience where you'll connect with top changemakers … [Read more...]

The Jobs Fund CFPs: Catalysing Inclusive Economic Growth

Deadline: 24 May 2018 The Jobs Fund is inviting proposals from organisations that can clearly demonstrate the ability to use public funding to stimulate demand for sustainable employment. This is in line with the Jobs Fund’s core principle of utilising public funds to reduce risks to firms in pursuit of expanded employment opportunities. The National Development Plan identifies the need to support sectors with high potential for job creation and benefits for the rest of the economy. Expanded … [Read more...]

Applications Open for Newton Fund Institutional Links Grants!

Deadline: 8 June 2018 Applications are open for Newton Fund Institutional Links Grants to build UK-partner country research and innovation collaborations centred on shared research and innovation challenges which have direct relevance to social welfare and economic development. This programme is designed to establish links beyond the level of the individual researcher and innovation practitioner, opening up opportunities for more sustainable, solution-oriented collaborations between academic … [Read more...]

Australian Embassy in Mongolia: Direct Aid Program 2018-19

Deadline: 6 May 2018 The Australian Embassy is currently inviting interested organisations to submit applications for grants under the Direct Aid Program (DAP). DAP is a flexible small grants program funded from Australia’s aid budget. The Mongolia DAP aligns with the overall purpose of Australia’s aid program to contribute towards economic growth and poverty reduction. In 2018-19, the Mongolia DAP will aim to fund projects in the following sectors: Health with a focus on rural and … [Read more...]

Interreg North-West Europe: Seventh Call for Proposals

Deadline: 26 April 2018 Interreg North-West Europe has announced a Seventh Call for Proposals for its transnational cooperation initiatives that can deliver concrete results for the North-West Europe area and its citizens. The Interreg North-West Europe (NWE) Programme is one of the fifteen transnational cooperation programmes financed by the European Union. The programme encourages public, scientific, private and civil society organisations to cooperate with a view to improving the economic, … [Read more...]

U.S. Department of State to Honour Young Leaders with the Emerging Young Leaders Award

In recognition of the positive role young people play in building sustainable peace, the U.S. Department of State is honoring ten outstanding young leaders (ages 18-24) from across the globe with the Emerging Young Leaders Award. On Wednesday, May 2, the ten recipients of the third annual Emerging Young Leaders Award will be acknowledged in a public ceremony at the State Department for their efforts as partners for peace and drivers of economic growth and opportunity. The Emerging Young … [Read more...]

U.S. Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City: Inviting Applicants for Annual Program Statement

Deadline: 1 July 2018 The U.S. Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City Public Affairs Section (PAS) is pleased to announce funding available through the Public Diplomacy Federal Assistance Awards. Priorities Education: English teaching, improving teaching methods, curriculum development, modernizing education systems, STEM Inclusiveness: women’s rights and empowerment, access and legal reform for disabled persons, LGBT rights, ethnic/religious minorities’ rights, civil society … [Read more...]

The U.S. Embassy in The Hague: Seeking Applications for Small Grant Program

Deadline: 1 July 2018 The U.S. Embassy The Hague Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce funding is available through the Embassy’s public diplomacy grants program. Grants are intended for local representatives of civil society, including non-governmental organizations and universities.  They support projects to: Enhance International Security, by funding proposals which: counter violent extremism, strengthen NATO and transatlantic security … [Read more...]