Australian Embassy in Zimbabwe: Direct Aid Program 2018-2019

Deadline: 15 September 2018 Applications are now open for the Direct Aid Program (DAP) 2018-2019 which is a flexible small grants scheme for development activities managed by Heads of Australian Missions. The emphasis of the program is on alleviating basic humanitarian hardships. The Direct Aid Program, managed by the Embassy in Harare provides funding for an average of 30 projects per year from Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Republic of Congo. The program aims … [Read more...]

U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of NEA/AC: Increasing Economic and Local Governance Opportunities

Deadline: 2 August 2018 The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, Office of Assistance Coordination (NEA/AC) is seeking applications for a program entitled “U.S.-MENA Experiential Partnership: Increasing Economic and Local Governance Opportunities”. This project complements USAID’s programs that anchor and institutionalize newly elected, created, and/or empowered local government entities. This project is unique in its focus of tapping into the skills of the U.S.-MENA … [Read more...]

Applications Open for Interreg North-West Europe Programme!

Deadline: 22 November 2018 Applications are open for Interreg North-West Europe (NWE) that is a European Territorial Cooperation Programme funded by the European Commission with the ambition to make the North-West Europe area a key economic player and an attractive place to work and live, with high levels of innovation, sustainability and cohesion. It invests EUR 370 million of European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) in activities based on the cooperation of organisations from eight … [Read more...]

D4D Call for Proposals: Improving Socio-Economic Opportunities and Perspectives for Women and Men in BiH

Deadline: 28 June 2019 The Development Diaspora Project (D4D) has announced a Public Call for Proposals for Grants to Support Investments in Partnership with Diaspora. D4D is a project of the Government of Switzerland and the Ministry of Human Rights and Refugees of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), in partnership with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in BiH. The main objective of the project is to contribute to improving … [Read more...]

RECP Finance Catalyst: Targeting Small and Medium Scale Renewable Energy Projects

Deadline: 1 July 2018 The Africa-EU Renewable Energy Cooperation Programme (RECP) is seeking proposals for its program entitled “Finance Catalyst” to finance opportunities and vice versa, targeting small- and medium-scale renewable energy (RE) projects in Sub-Saharan Africa. The Finance Catalyst team works with project developers to connect qualified projects to development finance institutions (DFIs), project preparation support instruments, impact investors and commercial lenders, providing … [Read more...]

EU/Morocco launches EU External Investment Plan to support Morocco in building Sustainable Economy

The European Union has partnered with Morocco to launch the EU External Investment Plan (EIP) in the country to pave the way to a better business environment and foster economic development. The EU-Morocco partnership is the first investments in Morocco under the European External Investment Plan to increase business opportunities, enhancing job creation, private sector development and inclusive growth. The EU External Investment Plan will build on three pillars: the new European Fund for … [Read more...]

U.S. Embassy in Kazakhstan: Inviting Organizations for “GoViral Festival”

Deadline: 3 August 2018 The Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Embassy and Consulate in Kazakhstan has announced a full and open competition for organizations to submit applications to manage ongoing programming for the “Go Viral” Festival and corresponding Network. The goals of Go Viral Festival and Network include expanding access to alternative sources of information and diverse viewpoints, supporting economic development through innovation, and enhancing ties with innovators in … [Read more...]

IWMF: Seeking Applications for Adelante Reporting Initiative Fellowship

Deadline: 9 July 2018 The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) is seeking applications for its Adelante Reporting Initiative Fellowship. As part of Adelante, IWMF’s Latin America reporting initiative, a group of women journalists will travel to Mexico to report on Economic Development after the Elections from September 20 - October 5, 2018. Reporting fellows will begin their trip in Mexico City, Mexico, where they will complete comprehensive security training and an orientation from … [Read more...]

U.S. Department of State: Promoting Economic Opportunity in the Western Sahara

Deadline: 3 July 2018 The Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs’ Office of Assistance Coordination’s (NEA/AC) Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) is seeking proposals that support inclusive economic growth in the Western Sahara by improving local economic opportunities within the private sector and among women and youth. Thus, proposals should offer a phased approach to programming to include: conducting research of constraints to local economic development in the Western Sahara that … [Read more...]

U.S. Embassy in Skopje, Macedonia: Annual Program Statement

Deadline: 1 July 2018 The U.S. Embassy Skopje Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Department of State has announced that funding is available through the Embassy’s public diplomacy grants program for projects that increase mutual understanding between the U.S. and Macedonia and promote the bilateral relationship. Topic areas eligible for funding include entrepreneurship and innovation; countering violent extremism; and cultural diversity and empowering underserved communities. Funding … [Read more...]

ADB approves $350 Million to support Trade Finance Program with additional Headroom

The Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) has approved $350 million in additional headroom to further expand the scope and impact of its Trade Finance Program (TFP), that will help to close large market gaps for trade finance that hinders growth and job creation  in the Asia and Pacific region. The additional financing to TFP will complement the $100 million in additional support to extend and expand the scope of the bank’s Supply Chain Finance Program, which helps SMEs access finance and boosts their … [Read more...]

Michael Cornish Charitable Trust: Inviting Organisations Based in the UK

Deadline: 14 September 2018 The Michael Cornish Charitable Trust is currently seeking applications from the charities and organisations based in the UK for its grants program. The Michael Cornish Charitable Trust is a grant making charitable organisation of UK founded by Michael Cornish in 2005. Priority Areas Organisations that work in the following areas are considered: General Charitable Purposes Children/ Young People Disabled / Disabilities Economic/ Community … [Read more...]

Friends Provident Foundation: Inviting Applications for Building Resilient Economies Programme

Deadline: 2 July 2018 The Friends Provident Foundation is inviting applications for “Building Resilient Economies Programme” with an aim to contribute to a more resilient, sustainable and fairer economic system. The recent economic and social uncertainty in the UK and beyond has demonstrated that financial markets can exacerbate social disharmony and inequality. Friends Provident Foundation is particularly concerned with the impact of economic systems on the most vulnerable. This is where the … [Read more...]

DFID: Transparency and Accountability in Malawi Programme

Deadline: 10 July 2018 The UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) is seeking applications for its Transparency and Accountability in Malawi Programme which will support improved policy and regulation of markets for more inclusive growth, more efficient / effective allocation of budgets and more politicians seeking legitimacy based on performance and policies rather than personal networks. It will bring together reformers in government, civil society, private sector, politicians … [Read more...]

Embassy of Canada to South Sudan: Canada Fund for Local Initiatives 2018- 2019

Deadline: 22 June 2018 Embassy of Canada to South Sudan has launched a call for proposals for its Canada Fund for Local Initiatives 2018- 2019 to support small-scale but high-impact projects in South Sudan. The program aims to support projects designed and implemented by local implementing partners in South Sudan. Projects are expected to start in August 2018 and be completed by February 28th, 2019. Thematic Priorities The CFLI offers direct funding assistance to local organizations and … [Read more...]

U.S. Mission to Vietnam: 2018 YSEALI Micro-Grant Program

Deadline: 16 July 2018 The U.S. Embassy Hanoi is currently inviting YSEALI members in Vietnam to submit proposals for the 2018 Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) Micro-Grant Program. This competitive program offers grants of up to $1,000 (or more in exceptional cases) to individuals and not-for-profit groups of Vietnamese young people aged between 18 and 35 to conduct programs and activities on topics of Civic Engagement, Education, Economic Development, and Environment. The … [Read more...]

NFU Mutual Charitable Trust: Supporting Charities in the United Kingdom

Deadline: 26 October 2018 NFU Mutual Charitable Trust is accepting applications for its Funding program to promote and support charities in the United Kingdom working in agriculture, rural development and insurance. The Trust focuses on providing funding to larger initiatives, which would have a significant impact on the rural community. The Trustees are particularly interested in initiatives in the areas of education of young people in rural areas and relief of poverty within rural … [Read more...]

Apply for BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards!

Deadline: 28 June 2018 Nominations are open for the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards in order to recognize fundamental contributions in a broad array of areas of scientific knowledge, technology, humanities and artistic creation. Award Categories Basic Sciences (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics) Biology and Biomedicine Information and Communication Technologies Ecology and Conservation Biology Climate Change Economics, Finance and Management Humanities and … [Read more...]

USDA: Rural Cooperative Development Grant Program

Deadline: 24 July 2018 The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is accepting applications for its Rural Cooperative Development Grant (RCDG) Program to improve the economic condition of rural areas by assisting individuals or entities in the startup, expansion or operational improvement of rural cooperatives and other business entities. The purpose of this program is to provide financial assistance to improve the economic condition of rural areas through cooperative … [Read more...]

N/Core tech Program: Inviting Entrepreneurs & Organizations Working towards Poverty Alleviation in India

Deadline: 10 June 2018 Are you working on an idea that can solve a problem that affects the economically disadvantaged at scale? If yes, then apply for the N/Core tech program! Applicants are invited to apply for the N/Core tech program, an incubator exclusively for early-stage nonprofits. N/Core is investing deeply in select founders of early-stage nonprofits, who are working on problems related to poverty, through a seed grant, one-of-a-kind mentoring, and N/Core support network. The … [Read more...]