Latest Grants and Resources for Livelihood Development

2nd Financial Inclusion Lab Programme for improving Financial Health of India’s Underserved Communities

Deadline: 10 February 2019 Did you know that only 27% Indians have health insurance and that 60% MSMEs lack access to formal credit? Can you make the lives of a billion people better - through better financial services and helping them improve their livelihoods? If yes, then you can take part in the second cohort of the one-of-its-kind ‘Financial Inclusion Lab’ programme. Applicants are invited to apply for the Financial Inclusion Lab, a CIIE initiative which is supported by The Bill & … [Read more...]

Nominations Open for UNESCO-Greece Melina Mercouri International Prize!

Deadline: 30 April 2019 Nominations are open for UNESCO-Greece Melina Mercouri International Prize for the Safeguarding and Management of Cultural Landscapes which was created in 1995 to reward outstanding examples of action to safeguard and enhance the world’s cultural landscapes, a category of World Heritage. The Prize, generously supported by the Greek Government, bears the name of Melina Mercouri, former Minister of Culture of Greece and a strong advocate of integrated … [Read more...]

Embassy of Japan in Cameroon: Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP)

Deadline: 31 May 2019 The Embassy of Japan in the Republic of Cameroon is seeking applications for its Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) to organized groups in order to help them carry out projects at grassroots level. Founded in 1993, this grant has contributed to the development and improvement of the livelihoods of less privileged people. Funding Information The maximum amount of the grant is about 50,000,000 FCFA for each project. (It may change … [Read more...]

Save the Children – Tanzania: Inviting CSO Partners to Implement Community Nutrition and Livelihood Intervention Activity

Deadline: 17 January 2019 Save the Children – Tanzania is currently inviting CSO partners in implementing community Nutrition and livelihood interventions under the Lishe Endelevu activity aimed at Improving Nutrition status of women of reproductive age, children under five and adolescents. USAID Lishe Endelevu (Sustainable Nutrition) is a 4-year Activity that aims at improving nutrition outcomes for women of reproductive age, children under five, and adolescents in four regions of … [Read more...]

FCS: Implementation of Good governance, Peace Building and Conflict Resolution and Livelihoods/ Economic Empowerment Programmes in Tanzania

Deadline: 15 January 2019 The Foundation for Civil Society (FCS) is seeking proposals from Tanzanian civil society organizations (from both mainland and Zanzibar) to apply for grants to implement projects on three main broad programmatic areas which are (i) Good governance (ii) Peace Building and Conflict Resolution and (iii) Livelihoods and Economic Empowerment. Programme Areas Good Governance ProgrammeOutcome I: Local Government Authorities (LGAs) deliver improved quality and equal … [Read more...]

Pact: Advancing Community Empowerment (ACE) Project

Deadline: 6 August 2019 Pact has announced an Annual Program Statement (APS) for the Advancing Community Empowerment (ACE) project funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)/Burma. This first call for Expressions of Interest (EOI) under this APS publicizes the intent of ACE consortium members to fund one or multiple awards which provide quality, demand-driven health, education and livelihoods services to rural communities in underserved and hard to reach … [Read more...]

Applications Open for Right Livelihood Award!

Deadline: 1 March 2019 Applications are open for the Right Livelihood Award to honour and support courageous people and organisations offering visionary and exemplary solutions to the root causes of global problems. The Award recognizes that, in striving to meet the human challenges of today’s world, the most inspiring and remarkable work often defies any standard classification. The Right Livelihood Award is not an award for the world’s political, scientific or economic elite, but an … [Read more...]

Igman Initiative Small-Grants Programme: “CARE – Contribution to Access of Refugees and IDPs to Rights and Employment Opportunities”

Deadline: 15 December 2018 The Igman Initiative is seeking proposals for the implementation of the projects under the regional Action “CARE – Contribution to Access of Refugees and IDPs to Rights and Employment Opportunities” to contribute to technical, socio-cultural and economic sustainability of the Regional Housing Programme by increasing the effectiveness of CSOs in undertaking the initiatives focused on RHP end-beneficiaries. Type of LOTs LOT 1 Types of activities which may be … [Read more...]

Igman Initiative Small-Grants Programme: Inviting Applications from Serbia

Deadline: 15 December 2018 The Igman Initiative is inviting proposals for the implementation of the projects under the regional Action “CARE – Contribution to Access of Refugees and IDPs to Rights and Employment Opportunities” financed by the European Commission, DG NEAR, and aimed at contributing to the technical, socio-economic and socio-cultural sustainability of the Regional Housing Programme. The overall objective of the sub-granting programme is to contribute to technical, socio-cultural … [Read more...]

Australian Embassy in Yangon, Myanmar: Direct Aid Program 2018-2019

Deadline: 10 September 2018 Applications are now open for the Direct Aid Program (DAP) which is a flexible small grants scheme for development activities, managed by the Australian Embassy in Yangon. Funding Information USD 35,000 per project is available. Projects seeking smaller amounts of funding are also encouraged to apply. Eligible Projects The program funds projects that achieve practical outcomes (especially in improving livelihoods) for disadvantaged communities. Projects … [Read more...]

USAID-Senegal: Feed the Future Fisheries, Biodiversity & Livelihoods (FBL) Activity

Deadline: 17 September 2018 The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), represented by USAID/Senegal is seeking applications for a Cooperative Agreement from qualified entities to implement the “USAID/Senegal Feed the Future Fisheries, Biodiversity & Livelihoods (FBL)” Activity. The purpose of the five-year Feed the Future Senegal Fisheries Biodiversity and Livelihoods Activity is to improve management of fisheries for ecological sustainability. If the drivers of direct … [Read more...]

Embassy of Japan in Timor-Leste: Grant Assistance for Grass-roots Human Security Project 2018

Deadline: 31 August 2018 The Embassy of Japan in Timor-Leste is seeking applications for its Japan’s Grant Assistance for Grass-roots Human Security Project 2018 to provide assistance for social development projects designed to meet diverse needs at grass-roots level especially in rural areas. The Government of Japan has been funding GGP projects in almost 140 countries since 1989, and the Embassy of Japan (EoJ) in Timor-Leste has launched 107 projects up to now in all 13 municipalities since … [Read more...]

Embassy of Japan in Sudan: Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) Programme

Deadline: 30 September 2018 The Government of Japan is inviting entities such as national and international NGOs accredited by the authorities in Sudan to apply for the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) Programme, in fiscal year 2018 (April 2018- March 2019). GGP is a flexible and timely funding scheme which supports community level socio-economic development projects initiated by civil society organizations addressing people’s Basic Human Needs (BHNs). Reflecting … [Read more...]

EU Partner and UNESCO collaborate to improve Livelihood Opportunities for Urban Youth in Yemen

UNESCO’s initiative, Cash for Work: Promoting Livelihood Opportunities for Urban Youth in Yemen has received €10 million from the European Union to improve youth opportunities and heritage restoration in Yemen. Its main objective is to create livelihoods opportunities for youth in Yemen through urban regeneration activities, including the restoration of specific buildings and World Heritage sites in historic urban centres damaged in the ongoing conflict. It also foresees the establishment of … [Read more...]

World Bank grants US$90 Million to accelerate Palestinian Economic Opportunities and Livelihoods

The World Bank has allocated US$90 million to accelerate much-needed economic welfare for the Palestinian people. The funds, in the form of grants, will be transferred from the Bank’s own income to the dedicated Trust Fund for Gaza and West Bank. World Bank interventions in Gaza will provide humanitarian and development aid, with a focus on private sector for job creation in the immediate term, and institutional reforms to mitigate the residual risks faced by investors in an uncertain and … [Read more...]

BBSRC: Seeking Proposals for Agri-Systems Research to Enhance Livelihoods in Developing Countries

Deadline: 19 September 2018 The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) is inviting proposals for its "Agri-systems research to enhance livelihoods in developing countries" to address research challenges relating to the sustainable intensification of agricultural systems in developing countries. The aim of this call is to enhance livelihoods through interdisciplinary research to improve agricultural systems by understanding, at multiple scales, interactions between the … [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...]

Embassy of Japan in Sudan: Grant Assistance for Grassroots and Human Security Projects (GGP) 2018

Deadline: 30 June 2018 The Government of Japan is inviting entities such as national and international NGOs accredited by the authorities in Sudan to apply for the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) Programme, in fiscal year 2018 (April 2018- March 2019). GGP is a flexible and timely funding scheme which supports community level socio-economic development projects initiated by civil society organizations addressing people’s Basic Human Needs (BHNs). Reflecting the … [Read more...]

Call for Concept Proposals: GEF Small Grants Programme

Deadline: 9 July 2018 The Global Environment Facility (GEF) Small Grants Programme (SGP) implemented by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Malaysia is currently inviting qualified civil society organizations to put forward Concept Proposal. The purpose for Concept Proposal is to assist interested applicants to use their time and effort more effectively and also to ensure that they are on the right track from the very beginning. Eligible Project Activities All project proposals … [Read more...]

Emergence Foundation Grant: Supporting Projects to improve the quality of Life in UK

Deadline: 20 July 2018 Emergence Foundation is seeking applications for its grant programme to support projects that improve the quality of life of individuals, enhance communities and benefit the environment: projects which affect a shift in consciousness and perspective based on the fundamental unity of all life, providing a force of positive change in the world. Applicants will need to explain how their project fits with these aims. This fund has been set up by the Emergence Foundation … [Read more...]

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