Responsible Mica Initiative: Seeking Proposals for Community Empowerment Programs

Deadline: 31 December 2017

The Responsible Mica Initiative is seeking proposals for its Community Empowerment Programs with an aim to answer ambitions of the Responsible Mica Initiative in terms of Community Empowerment in the mica-belt of Jharkhand and Bihar in India.

The Responsible Mica Initiative is an organization in which multiple industries & organizations jointly commit to using responsible sourcing practices and local engagement to eradicate child labor and improve the livelihood of communities within a compliant and legal mica supply chain in India over the next 5 years (2018 – 2022).

To ensure long lasting change in the area, the Responsible Mica Initiative ambitions to reach all communities in mica collection areas in India by holistic and inclusive empowerment programs over the next five years, which includes

  • developing innovative and scalable solutions to:
    • Activate levers to provide quality, accessible and free education services for local children and raise awareness on child labour issues
    • Provide capacity building to children, women and more globally to local communities to improve local economic and social development
  • fostering the development of public infrastructures and services

Targeted Groups

Geographical  area

The mica belt of Jharkhand and Bihar, more specifically:

  • The 2 districts of Koderma and Giridih in Jharkhand State,
  • The district of Nawada in Bihar State.

Budget Information

The budget for the first 9 months (2018) should not exceed EUR 200,000.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The Responsible Mica Initiative is inviting non-governmental organizations (NGOs or CSOs) to submit a full proposal, using the Format attached in Annexes.
  • This call is open to organizations to apply independently as well as in a consortium / in partnership (i.e. more than one applicant). If an application is made as a consortium, the applicant should as the consortium lead clearly state how the project will be managed and should indicate a clear role for each partner. The appointment of a consortium coordinator position is recommended, to be included in the management costs.
  • Funding is only granted to national organizations fully registered in India. Any sub granting partners must also be fully registered.

For more information regarding applications procedure and more, please visit Call for Proposals.

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