Deadline: 10 May 2017
The European Union (EU) is currently accepting proposals from eligible organisations for its “European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) Country Based Support Schemes in Jamaica and Belize” to strengthen the role played by civil society organizations in Jamaica and Belize in promoting human rights and democracy.
- The promotion of equal rights for all including the defence of victims of abuse and the fight against discrimination based on any grounds and, in particular, discrimination against vulnerable groups based on gender, social origin, disability, sexual orientation or indigenous origin.
- The protection of women’s rights especially against sexual and gender-based (or intimate partner) violence and marginalisation (the rights of indigenous women are also included), and the prevention of sexual, physical and emotional abuse of children and youth through gender-sensitive, behavioural change and psycho-social support.
- The promotion of initiatives relating to conflict resolution, mediation or alternative dispute resolution aimed at violence intervention/prevention at community level.
- The rehabilitation and reintegration of people held in custodial care, including children and youth.
Size of Grants
Any grant requested under this call for proposals must fall between the following minimum and maximum amounts:
- Lot 1: Actions to be implemented in Jamaica
- minimum amount: EUR 100,000
- maximum amount: EUR 300,000
- Lot 2: Actions to be implemented in Belize
- minimum amount: EUR 100,000
- maximum amount: EUR 195,000
Actions must take place in Jamaica (Lot 1) or Belize (Lot 2).
The initial planned duration of an action may not be lower than 18 months nor exceed 36 months.
- In order to be eligible for a grant, the lead applicant must:
- be a legal person
- be non-profit-making
- be a civil society organization, including non-governmental non-profit organisations and independent political foundations, community-based organisations, and private-sector non-profit agencies, institutions and organisations and networks thereof at local, national, regional and international level, and regional and international.
- be established in any country without limitation
- be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the action with the co-applicant(s) and affiliated entity(ies), not acting as an intermediary and
- non-Jamaican (Lot 1) or non-Belizean (Lot 2) organisations must act with at least one local co-applicant.
- No nationality restriction applies to applicants, co-applicants and, if any, affiliated entities, but priority will be given to projects submitted by applicants from Jamaica (Lot 1) and Belize (Lot 2) in order to promote ownership and strong local leadership.
- The applicant may act individually or with co-applicant(s) except for non-Jamaican or non-Belizean organisations who must act with at least one local co-applicant, as mentioned above
- Potential applicants may not participate in calls for proposals or be awarded grants if they are in any of the situations
- The lead applicant must declare that the lead applicant himself, the co-applicant(s) and affiliated entity(ies) are not in any of these situations.
- The lead applicant may act individually or with co-applicant(s).
How to Apply
- The application procedure consists of two phases:
- Concept notes
- Full applications
- In the first instance, only concept notes must be submitted for evaluation. Thereafter, lead applicants who have been pre-selected will be invited to submit a full application.
For more information, please visit Europeaid and download the guidelines.