Edinburgh Fringe Funding to promote New Talent Nationally and Internationally

Edinburgh Fringe funding has been announced by the UK government to identify new talent and promote them nationally and internationally. The grant comes on the eve of this year’s festival that will run until 27 August. The funding will be used to: Invest in technology and digital resources for artists, including a streamlined accreditation and ticket request system. Develop the Edinburgh Fringe website, and help create an Arts Industry app to provide centralised scheduling and … [Read more...]

£31.5 Million Funding Boost for Anti-Wildlife Trafficking Projects Around the World

The Secretaries of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Defra, and DFID have announced new plans and funding boost worth £31.5 million for anti-wildlife trafficking projects around the world. The Government will launch the Ivory Alliance 2024, bringing together a network of global leaders, conservationists and experts to engage with countries where ivory demand and trafficking is high. It will work with partners globally to increase the number of countries committed to domestic ivory … [Read more...]

ADB’S New Grant to promote Sustainable and Climate-Smart Agriculture Value Chains in Lao PDR

New grant of $40.5 million has been announced by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to help farmers and agribusinesses develop sustainable and climate-smart agriculture value chains in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR). The Climate-Friendly Agribusiness Value Chains Sector Project will help Lao PDR improve crop productivity, diversify agricultural products, and enhance climate resilience by improving storage and processing facilities, promoting the use of biofertilizers and organic … [Read more...]

Belgium contributes €14.4 Million to address Food Crises and Build Resilience

World Food Programme (WFP) has received €14.4 million funding from the government of Belgium which will enable WFP to allocate funding where needs are greatest and most immediate from 2018 to 2020. Belgium’s flexible contribution will empower WFP to maximize the impact of donor funding at a moment of unparalleled needs, exemplified by multiple large-scale hunger crises facing the organization. Simultaneously, flexible funds allow WFP to invest in bridging the gap between humanitarian and … [Read more...]

USAID and AMCHAM India join Hands to address India’s Development Needs

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the American Chamber of Commerce in India (AMCHAM India) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to partner for India’s Development. This will lead to strengthen the growing partnership between the U.S. Government and U.S. private sector to address India’s development needs. As agreed under the partnership, USAID will identify and share innovations that benefit the base of India’s population pyramid, while AMCHAM India will explore … [Read more...]

Afghanistan Government and World Bank collaborate for the Development of Afghans

Afghanistan government and the World Bank have signed a new package of grant agreements worth $350 million to support reforms in the business environment, the energy sector, and land administration to promote economic growth and employment and reduce poverty for all Afghans. $300 million for the Incentive Program Development Policy Grant (IP-DPG), including $90 million from the International Development Association (IDA), the World Bank Group’s fund for the poorest countries, and $210 million … [Read more...]

Canada announces New Funding focusing on Humanitarian Needs and Economic Growth

The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development has announced $50 million in new support for Palestinians, focusing on urgent humanitarian needs and on economic growth that works for everyone. Canada’s assistance will respond to the humanitarian needs of the most vulnerable groups in the West Bank and Gaza – particularly women and girls. Canada will provide $12.65 million to respond to food security, health, protection, and economic needs, as well as to support … [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...]

UK announces £10 Million to provide Emergency Food Supplies for Afghanistan

UK has announced new aid package of £10 million to provide emergency food supplies for 1.4 million people in Afghanistan whose lives are at risk from a deadly drought. This UK aid package of support will provide immediate food and nutrition aid including by distributing fortified wheat flour, fortified vegetable oil, pulses, salt and other nutritious foods to prevent malnutrition. International Development Secretary, Penny Mordaunt, said, "The drought in Afghanistan is an unfolding crisis, … [Read more...]

ECHO announces new Funding for Refugees and Host communities in Uganda

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has received funding worth EUR 2 million from the European Union's Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations department (ECHO) to support refugees and host communities in western and north-western Uganda. The overarching objective of the project is to neutralize the risk of WASH-related diseases such as diarrhoea and cholera.These funds will be used to deliver life-saving interventions on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) for refugees … [Read more...]

CEB grants € 1 Million to help Bosnia and Herzegovina cope with Migratory Inflows

Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB) provides € 1 million grant to the International Organization for Migration (IOM) from its Migrant and Refugee Fund (MRF) to help Bosnia and Herzegovina cope with renewed migratory inflows in 2018. This MRF grant will contribute to the implementation of the government’s plan for addressing the current migrant situation in the country. It was commended by Samir Rizvo, Assistant Minister of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and will be implemented in coordination … [Read more...]

Global Leaders collaborate to expand HIV Treatment in Men

The Elton John AIDS Foundation along with the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), Unitaid, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF), Johnson & Johnson, and Gilead Sciences have launched MenStar Coalition at the 2018 International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam. Leveraging over $1.2 billion in initial planned funding from these founding partners, MenStar will expand the diagnosis and treatment of HIV … [Read more...]

Australian Government Relief Aid for People with Disabilities affected by Syrian Crises

The Australian Government will provide $16.4 million to address the needs of people with disabilities affected by the conflict in Syria. This funding will assist survivors in Syria and educate communities about the threat of unexploded ordnance. It also includes targeted support to enable children with disabilities to participate in public schooling in Lebanon. This assistance forms part of Australia’s three-year $220 million Syria Crisis Humanitarian and Resilience Package, first announced as … [Read more...]

EU adopts Special Measure on Education for Syrian Refugees in Turkey

A new assistance package worth €400 million has been approved by the European Commission for the education of Syrian refugees in Turkey. This funding will be given in the form of a direct grant to the Turkish Ministry of National Education of Turkey for the continuation of the current education project for Syrian refugees in Turkey which will expire in October 2018. The package aims to ensure the sustainability of activities for the period after EU Facility funding has ended. It will focus on … [Read more...]

U.S. announces $170 Million in Humanitarian Aid to support Ethiopian People

Humanitarian assistance of $170 million has bee announced by the U.S. to support vulnerable people of Ethiopia who are facing escalating conflict, natural disaster, displacement and food insecurity. This additional funding brings the total U.S. humanitarian contribution for Ethiopia to more than $802 million since October 2016. The new funding includes emergency food and nutrition assistance, life-saving medical care, shelter, and safe drinking water, as well as programs to improve sanitation … [Read more...]

Canada announces $4.75 Million to support Women’s Voice and Leadership Initiative in Ukraine

To support Women’s Voice and Leadership initiative in Ukraine, Canadian Minister of International Development, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau has announced up to $4.75 million in funding over five years. The project will strengthen the capacity of local women’s organizations to promote and defend human rights and empower Ukrainian women and girls. Canada committed to allocating total amount of $150 million over five years to the Women’s Voice and Leadership initiative to respond to the … [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...]

Sri Lanka and World Bank sign $100 Million to strengthen Education System in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka and World Bank have signed $100 million to support Sri Lanka’s efforts to strengthen and modernize its education system. The General Education Modernization Project (GEM) will modernize and diversify the curriculum of general education in keeping with the transformation taking place in Sri Lanka’s society and economy. The project will help broaden choices at the GCE A-level grades so that students have the flexibility in selecting subjects from among the arts, management, science, … [Read more...]

UK Government announces £8 Million to help Children affected by Domestic Abuse

The UK Home Office has announced a new £8 million fund to support children and specifically to help transform the lives of victims of domestic abuse. This fund gives charities, local authorities and other organisations the chance to bid for money for projects designed to intervene early to help children who have been directly or indirectly affected by domestic abuse. The NSPCC have championed greater support for children affected by domestic abuse. The charity’s Domestic Abuse, Recovering … [Read more...]

UK Funding to curb Corruption and Improve Accountability in Developing Countries

UK's new aid package help governments in developing countries to stamp out corruption and improve accountability. The funding is an allocation from the Governance, Open Societies and Anti-Corruption programme budget for 2018/19. The support, announced at the Open Government Partnership’s (OGP) Fifth Global Summit in Tbilisi, Georgia, will drive transparency reforms through locally-led National Action Plans produced by governments and civil society, with the support of expertise from … [Read more...]

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