UPS Foundation announces $16 million 2018 Grants for Humanitarian Relief, Community Resilience and Safety Programs Worldwide

The UPS Foundation has announced 2018 grants and in-kind support totaling more than $16 million to non-profit, non-governmental organizations and United Nations agencies for humanitarian relief, community resilience and safety programs worldwide. Grants provide support for disaster response, preparedness and recovery, enhancing public health care supply chains and improving global road safety. Among the programs, UPS Foundation is expanding its work with Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, and … [Read more...]

Canada provides Humanitarian Assistance to the Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria

Canada has announced funding of more than $ 27 million dollars would be allocated to humanitarian partner organizations to support the people of Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria to meet the vital needs of more than 20 million people affected by drought, food shortages and the ongoing conflict in the Lake Chad Basin. According to the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Matt DeCourcey, "People in the Lake Chad Basin are facing a catastrophic humanitarian situation, and … [Read more...]

Finland Grants EUR 67 million to curb Humanitarian Crisis in Syria

Finland granted EUR 67 million to humanitarian aid organisations via principal UN specialised agencies, the Red Cross Movement, and six Finnish civil society organisations. The biggest amount of funding is channeled to fight the acute difficult humanitarian crisis in Syria. Minister for Foreign Trade and Development, Anne-Mari Virolainen said, "The global humanitarian situation continues to be difficult also this year. For people living in the middle of crises and natural disasters, … [Read more...]

Call for Proposals: EU Support to Civil Protection in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Deadline: 26 June 2018 Applicants are invited to submit proposals for its EU Support to Civil Protection in Bosnia and Herzegovina to reduce vulnerability and to increase resilience to natural and man-made disasters at all levels in BiH. The specific objective of this Call for Proposal is to improve civil protection capacities for emergency prevention, preparedness and response to natural and man-made disasters observing the best European practices. The action will be based on the following … [Read more...]

UN receives $1 billion contributions from Saudi Arabia and UAE to assist Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen

The United Nations has received nearly $1 billion contributions from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and urged other donors to follow suit and help tackle the world’s worst humanitarian crisis in Yemen. More than 22 million people in Yemen require humanitarian aid or protection assistance, including 2 million who are internally displaced due to the ongoing conflict between the Government and rebel forces. UN Secretary-General António Guterres said, “I would like to take this … [Read more...]

UN Grants $9 million Assistance to support People displaced in North-East Nigeria

The United Nation has provided $9 million assistance from the United Nations-managed country-based humanitarian assistance fund to help thousands of people displaced in North-East Nigeria. Some 60,000 people have been displaced by ongoing hostilities in Nigeria’s crisis-torn Borno state. The UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Edward Kallon said, “The crisis continues to displace thousands of vulnerable women, children and men every week. Many have gone through unspeakable hardship and … [Read more...]

USAID: Augmenting Capacity for Humanitarian Emergencies of Infectious Diseases

Deadline: 27 April 2018 The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is seeking applications for a cooperative agreement from qualified U.S. and Non-U.S. organizations to fund a program entitled “Augmenting Capacity for Humanitarian Emergencies of Infectious Diseases with Epidemic or Pandemic Potential”. The overall scope, goal of the program(s) to be funded under the award(s) resulting from this APS includes: establishing standby capacity by strengthening and augmenting … [Read more...]

UNHCR, Partners seek US $ 504 million Fund to help Congolese Refugees

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in collaboration with its 30 humanitarian partners launched a US $ 504 million appeal for funds to help those forced to flee their homes. one of the most complex, difficult and forgotten refugee crises in the world. The call for funds will first respond urgently to the immediate situation in Uganda, Zambia and Angola, while preparing for the massive influx of refugees to the Republic of Congo, Tanzania, Rwanda and in Burundi. The 2018 … [Read more...]

Belgium Doubles its Contribution to the International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC)

In a conversation with ICRC President Peter Maurer, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo announced that the Belgium has doubled its contribution to the International Committee of the Red Cross. The ICRC seeks to promote and protect international humanitarian law, which is increasingly being trampled on. Over the course of the next three years, Belgium will contribute a total of 25,5 million euros to the overall operations of the ICRC. Additional … [Read more...]

Souter Charitable Trust: Supporting Projects Engaged in the Relief of Human Suffering in UK

Deadline: 20 April 2018 The Souter Charitable Trust (SCT) is seeking applications for its grant program to support projects engaged in the relief of human suffering in all its aspects in the UK and overseas – especially, but not exclusively, those with a Christian emphasis and ethos. Funding Information Whilst there are no minimum or maximum amounts given an average grant would be a small one off in the region of £1,000 – £3,000. Eligibility Criteria Grants are restricted to UK … [Read more...]

Call for Applications: Innovation Projects for Vision 2030

Deadline: 20 April 2018 Do you have an innovative solution to health and education that can help reduce poverty in developing countries? If yes, then you can apply for Vision 2030. Vision 2030 will relieve risk during the development and pilot phase. Companies seeking to be encouraged to cooperate with humanitarian organizations, research institutes or other companies to ensure local market expertise and anchorage. The partnership will help the innovation project develop a product that is … [Read more...]

World Bank and World Food Programme collaborates to tackle Humanitarian and Development Challenges

The leaders of the World Bank and the U.N. World Food Programme (WFP) have joined forces to knock down the practical and ideological barriers between “humanitarian” and “development” assistance in order to better tackle the complex challenges the world faces. Both share a vision of a world without extreme poverty and hunger, their approaches to tackling those problems in the past have been very different. According to the World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim, “By 2030, we estimate that … [Read more...]

Apply Now for Australian High Commission’s Direct Aid Program for Sri Lanka and Maldives!

 Deadline: 6 April 2018 Applicants are invited to apply for Australian High Commission’s Direct Aid Program (DAP) which is a flexible small grants program available on a not-for-profit basis to provide immediate relief for marginalised communities. The DAP aims to advance developmental objectives and address humanitarian hardship where it is needed most. Funding Information Applications are generally for one year and valued up to LKR 3 million. Focus Areas DAP accepts high quality … [Read more...]

Liberia Receives an Emergency Humanitarian Food Assistance Grant

An Emergency Humanitarian Food Assistance grant to Liberia was signed by the Government of the Republic of Liberia and the People’s Republic of China  which aimed at consolidating and strengthening the existing bilateral cooperation between the two countries. The donation was based upon a request from the Liberia Government. In brief remarks, Chinese Ambassador Fu said, “On behalf of the Government of the People’s Republic of China, I have the honor to hand over 50 containers in the tone of … [Read more...]

The Novo Nordisk Foundation: Seeking Applications for Humanitarian Purposes Program

Deadline: 2 May 2018 The Novo Nordisk Foundation is seeking applications for its program entitled “Humanitarian Purposes” to improve the quality of life and living opportunities for vulnerable children and young people outside Denmark through education, general competence development, job satisfaction efforts, health and other relevant humanitarian interventions. The fund is now calling for applications for humanitarian aid outside Denmark. Grant Information The aid is granted in the form of … [Read more...]

A new Humanitarian Platform Launches for Ugandan NGOs for more Coordinated Approach

A new humanitarian platform for Ugandan NGOs have been launched by the Uganda National NGO Forum (UNNGOF) in collaboration with Oxfam International to improve their transparency, accountability and coordination during humanitarian response. Following a stakeholders workshop in June last year in Gulu, it was concluded that, unless they introduce a platform where there is sharing of information, working together, helping to build capacities, the organisations would not operate … [Read more...]

IDRC’s Accelerating Climate Action: Social Equity and Empowerment of Women and Girls

Deadline: 23 April 2018 The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) is seeking proposals for its program "Accelerating Climate Action: Social Equity and Empowerment of Women and Girls." Scope The Accelerating Climate Action call will focus on the following three themes, collectively addressing current knowledge gaps in socially-transformative climate research: Climate and disaster resilience: Research projects focusing on socially-equitable development planning that enhances … [Read more...]

The Khaled Hosseini Foundation: Inviting Applicants for Omid (Hope) Grant Program

Deadline: 1 April 2018 The Khaled Hosseini Foundation is currently inviting applicants for its Omid (Hope) Grant Program to support humanitarian projects in Afghanistan. The Khaled Hosseini Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that was started by Khaled Hosseini, the award-winning author of The Kite Runner in 2008. TKHF funds grantees who provide humanitarian relief and shelter to families, economic opportunity for women, and healthcare and education for children in Afghanistan. Eligibility … [Read more...]

USAID/Pakistan Request for Applications: Ambassador’s Fund Grant Program

Deadline: 15 February 2019 Applications are open for Ambassador’s Fund Grant Program (AFGP) which is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and managed by TDEA. AFGP is soliciting grant proposals from eligible organisations and private sector entities in Pakistan. The AFGP aims to enhance the Ambassador's outreach to private sector and community groups to achieve shared objectives and continue to expand and strengthen the relationship between the United States … [Read more...]

The Honda Foundation’s Grant Program: Promoting Innovation and New Technologies in Australia

Deadline: 10 August 2018 The Honda Foundation is seeking applications for its grant program with an aim to inspire goodwill by donating much needed funds to worthy causes nationwide. It embraces that responsibility by giving back to the community and supporting those charities who work tirelessly to implement change in the lives of Australians. More than $10 million has so far been donated to hundreds of very worthy causes, including empowering disadvantaged Australians, providing relief for … [Read more...]