Responsible Mica Initiative: Seeking Proposals for Community Empowerment Programs

Now Funding Agencies will be at your Fingertips

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.

Netherlands Embassy in Budapest: Seeking Applications for Human Rights Fund & Democracy Fund 2018

Call for EOIs: Enterprise Development Support to Small and Medium Enterprises

Walmart Foundation: Inviting Canadian Organizations Focused on Reducing Food Waste

Australian Government’s Multicultural Affairs and Citizenship Program-Fostering Integration Grants

European Union: Seeking Applications for “Voice of Your Identity” Project

fAKT Grant Program: For a Stronger Voice of Civil Society Organizations

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council: Partnership Engage Grants Program

Apply for Enovert Community Trust Grant Program!

Applications Open for Public Engagement Fund!

USAID-Belgrade: Seeking Applications for “Media Initiatives and Partnerships Support” Program

Niwano Peace Foundation’s Grant Program 2018: Building a World of Peace and Coexistence

Australian Embassy Iraq: Seeking Applications for Direct Aid Program (DAP) 2018-2019

Climate Action Fund: Supporting Climate Action Projects in Ireland

Intrepid News Fund: Promoting Journalism focusing on Human Interest Stories

Australian Embassy in Lao PDR: Direct Aid Program (DAP) 2018-19

The Habitats Trust Grants 2018: Conserving Natural Habitats and Indigenous Species in India

The Honda Foundation: Providing Financial Assistance to Charities and Organisations across Australia

CJRF: Making Grants for Social Justice Approaches to Climate Change Adaptation

Canada Council for the Arts: Seeking Applications for Foreign Artist Tours Component

Canada Council for the Arts: Seeking Applications for Arts Abroad

Sophie and Karl Binding Foundation: Supporting Projects in the Areas of Environment, Education & Culture

Arthur B. Schultz Foundation: Advancing Opportunities for Women and People with Mobility Challenges

MedTech’s Got Talent: Supporting Emerging Entrepreneurs in Australia

IRF/UNDP: Overcoming Impunity for Massive Human Rights Violations in Ukraine