Jewish Helping Hands: Seeking Applications for Tikkun Olam Grant Program

Deadline: 14 September 2018 Jewish Helping Hands is seeking applications for its Tikkun Olam Grant program to advance their goal of inspiring and supporting tzedakah, justice and righteousness, throughout the world. The goal is to help vulnerable populations in the United States and abroad through a variety of programs focused on economic development and social empowerment, with a particular focus on those demographics that have been overlooked and/or marginalized. The objective is to promote … [Read more...]

empowering people. Award 2019: Inviting Social Entrepreneurs and Developers from across the World

Deadline: 31 October 2018 Siemens Stiftung has launched empowering people. Award 2019, calling on social entrepreneurs and developers from across the world to submit their projects with impact. The award identifies and supports low-tech solutions that address crucial basic needs sectors in developing regions. Technologies entering the competition should be simple, feasible, embedded in a social business model, and deliver sustainable support to a local community in one of the following eight … [Read more...]

UK contributes £9.1 Million to support WFP Operations in Malawi

United Kingdom government has made two generous contributions totalling £9.1 million (USD 12 million) to support WFP operations in Malawi. This funding will support a multi-sectoral approach to addressing malnutrition and building resilience. Of this amount, £2.3 million will provide nutritional supplies for the treatment of moderate acute malnutrition among 87,000 people including children, and pregnant and breastfeeding mothers, between June 2018 and March 2019. The remaining £6.8 million … [Read more...]

Applications Open for GSMA Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation Fund!

Deadline: 10 August 2018 Applications open for the GSMA Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation Fund that aims to promote innovation in the use of mobile technology to address humanitarian challenges. The Fund is supported by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), the GSMA, and its members. This funding round will test new technical solutions, catalyse ideas to improve or transform institutional systems, and enable solutions to empower, assist or protect individuals and communities … [Read more...]

Australian Government: Financial Crisis and Material Aid-Food Relief Grant Program

Deadline: 22 August 2018 The Australian Government is inviting organisations to apply in an open selection process to deliver services under the Families and Communities Program – Financial Wellbeing Capability (FWC) Activity – Financial Crisis and Material Aid – Food Relief nationally from 1 January 2019 to 30 June 2023. The FWC Activity is a component of the Families and Communities Program. The Families and Communities Program aims to strengthen relationships, improve the wellbeing of … [Read more...]

IFAD and WFP sign Agreement to support Rural Communities and acheive Sustainable Development Goals

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Food Program (WFP) have signed an agreement to support small farmers and rural communities facing food and nutrition insecurity to diversify their livelihoods, protect their assets, income and access to financial services, improve their access to markets and to rehabilitate their lands. This agreement will also strengthen their cooperation to acheive the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Latin America and the … [Read more...]

€191 Million Humanitarian Aid Package for Africa’s Sahel Countries to Combat worst Food and Nutrition Crisis

EU has announced over €191 million humanitarian aid package for Africa's Sahel countries to overcome worst food and nutrition crisis and to avoid facing acute hunger. EU funding will also support disaster risk reduction initiatives that can help populations better prepare for natural hazards. According to Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, Christos Stylianides, "There is no time to waste with many affected by a worsening food security crisis in the Sahel. Our EU aid will … [Read more...]

USAID/Tanzania: Seeking Applications for Tanzania Improved Nutrition for Better Life

Deadline: 19 July 2018 The United States Agency for International Development in Tanzania (USAID/Tanzania) is seeking applications for its grant programme entitled, "Tanzania Improved Nutrition for Better Life" to intensify and integrate nutrition support to targeted regions to improve the nutritional status of women of reproductive age, especially pregnant and lactating women, adolescents, and children under five years of age. Undernutrition constrains social and economic development in … [Read more...]

China Residencies: Seeking Proposals for 5th Crystal Ruth Bell Residency

Deadline: 17 July 2018 China Residencies is seeking proposals for its fifth edition of the 'Crystal Ruth Bell Residency' to apply for a fully-funded residency at Red Gate in Beijing for the months of November and December 2018. Whether applicants are a farmer, a cook, an artist, a food scientist, a culinary critic or historian, a guerrilla gardener, ethnographer, nomadic food truck entrepreneur, a writer, a poet, dancer, filmmaker, photographer, journalist, urban planner, nutritionist, or any … [Read more...]

Submit Applications for WFP’s Innovation Accelerator Programme!

Deadline: 24 September 2018 The World Food Programme is accepting applications for its Innovation Accelerator Programme. WFP’s Innovation Accelerator identifies, nurtures and scales bold solutions to hunger globally. They support WFP innovators and external start-ups and companies through financial support, access to a network of experts and a global field reach. The Accelerator believes the way forward in the fight against hunger is not necessarily in building grand plans, but identifying … [Read more...]

SNSF Call for Proposals: Inviting Applications for Southeast Asia-Europe Joint Funding Scheme

Deadline: 18 September 2018 The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) is currently inviting proposals for its Southeast Asia – Europe Joint Funding Scheme (JFS) to bring together Southeast Asian and European researchers and innovators to collaborate on topics of mutual interest. The JFS is an instrument for pooling resources at a multilateral level to support collaborative research and innovation projects. Thematic Areas Bioeconomy: The bioeconomy comprises those parts of the … [Read more...]

EU initiates €6.14 Billion for European Fisheries and Maritime Economy

The EU commission has proposed €6.14 billion under a simpler, more flexible fund for European fisheries and the maritime economy that will continue to support the European fisheries sector towards more sustainable fishing practices, with a particular focus on supporting small-scale fishermen. It will also help unleash the growth potential of a sustainable blue economy towards a more prosperous future for coastal communities. For the first time, it will contribute to strengthening international … [Read more...]

UK Aid Direct provides major Funding to Charities that support People with Disabilities

UK Aid Direct has provided a major funding to the charities which help people with disabilities in developing countries. These grants come in the second round of funding from UK Aid Direct. In total, 30 small and medium sized civil society organisations, who work on a wide range of issues throughout the developing world will benefit. Funding will also be provided to projects focussed on disability inclusion, projects working on food security and nutrition as well as preventing violence against … [Read more...]

European Commission announces €35.1 Million in Emergency Aid to support Venezuelans

The European Commission has announced a package of €35.1 million in emergency aid and medium-term development assistance to support the Venezuelan people and the neighbouring countries affected by this crisis. This new package is for those who are in the country and those who fled. Out of the funding announced, €5 million in humanitarian aid will provide health assistance, food and nutrition, water and protection for the most vulnerable mostly inside Venezuela. Another €5 million will support … [Read more...]

UK Government announces £66 Million for Life-Changing Projects

UK Aid match funding has announced more than £66 million to 25 charities for life-changing projects in 20 different countries around the world. The programmes have helped save lives and create new opportunities for thousands of people across some of the poorest parts of the world. It has helped vaccinate children against preventable killer diseases, given people clean drinking water and food, stopped infectious diseases from reaching our shores and helped to create jobs so people can earn a … [Read more...]

U.S/WFP launches New Five-Year Nutrition Programme for Children in Lao PDR

U.S. Ambassador Rena Bitter, Vice Minister of Education Mr. Boualarn Silipanya and Country Representative for the UN World Food Programme (WFP) has launched WFP’s new five-year school feeding activity that is funded by the U.S. Government. This project is part of a comprehensive education initiative in which children also gain access to clean water, sanitation, hygiene, nutrition education, and literacy activities. This project is designed to build on the success of the past nine years of U.S. … [Read more...]

WFP and NFSA collaborates to raise Public Awareness on Food Safety and Hygiene

The World Food Programme (WFP) and Egypt’s National Food Safety Authority (NFSA) has signed a five-year agreement to raise public awareness on food safety and hygiene as well as building government’s capacity to ensure access to safe nutritious food. Through the signed agreement, WFP will work on developing an online training platform for food safety inspectors on key issues related to food safety such as good practices for food manufacturing, food handling and efficient supply chains. WFP … [Read more...]

Bridging Grants: Inviting Applicants from Australia

Deadline: 14 June 2018 Applicants are invited to submit proposals for Bridging Grants (BG) which are designed to support international SME-Researcher partnerships grow beyond an initial level of engagement such as might be developed during a Priming Grant funded process, into a strong collaboration which leads to the translation of research knowledge and intellectual property into market ready products or services. Bridging Grants are a program of assistance that target early stage proof of … [Read more...]

Embassy of Canada in Venezuela: Canadian Fund for Local Initiatives 2018-2019

Deadline: 8 June 2018 The Embassy of Canada in Venezuela is seeking applications for its Canadian Fund for Local Initiatives (FCIL) which is an apolitical program created by the Canadian government around the world, in order to encourage the implementation of projects that aim to increase the democratic conditions and quality of life of the most vulnerable sectors of the country. The FCIL in Venezuela is an opportunity for cooperation through which the Government of Canada reaffirms its … [Read more...]

Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland: SDG Partnership Facility

Deadline: 1 October 2018 Is your organization a company, public institution, NGO or knowledge institution? And do you want to cooperate in a public-private partnership in order to contribute to sustainable development goals (Sustainable Development Goals) in developing countries? If yes, then apply for SDGP to get support for your project. With the SDG Partnership Facility (SDGP), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in cooperation with as the executor, aims to contribute to the achievement … [Read more...]