Deadline: 15 April 2018
The Global Center on Cooperative Security, the Kenya Community Support Centre (KECOSCE), and Carefronting are pleased to announce a call for proposals for small grants to support youth-led civil society organizations (CSOs) to address the drivers of violent extremism in six counties in Kenya (Garissa, Kilifi, Kwale, Mombasa, Nairobi, and Tana River) and six states in Nigeria (Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Kano, and Yobe).
Goals and Objectives
- To align with the goals of the broader initiative, projects funded under the small grants program must meet at least one of the following objectives:
- Support, empower, and/or strengthen the capacity of young leaders and civil society organizations working to prevent and respond to manifestations of insecurity, violence and violent extremism threatening their communities.
- Implement and evaluate innovative pilot projects to address the drivers of insecurity, violence, and violent extremism at the grassroots level.
- Deepen the knowledge base on the localized drivers of violent extremism and/or effectiveness of P/CVE programming at the grassroots level.
- Examples of projects that may be considered include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Training and mentorship for youth leaders and CSOs on good practices for P/CVE
- Projects in communities vulnerable to or affected by violent extremism to address underlying drivers or grievances (can include issues such as civic engagement, economic empowerment, inter-faith dialogue, etc.)
- Training or the provision of psycho-social support to individuals, families, and communities affected by violent extremism
- Educational materials and skills-training to build resilience
- Media programming, such as TV, radio, or online videos offering P/CVE-relevant themes
- Media training and literacy on the delivery of P/CVE communications
- Data collection or studies on issues related to violent extremism
- Dialogues to build trust between law enforcement and the community
The total funding is 240,000 USD, with a maximum award of 12,000 USD for projects spanning six to eight months in duration.
Applicants must be a nonprofit entity or organization registered in either Kenya or Nigeria and able to show proof of registration. Recipients of funds can include the following:
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- Researchers and non-governmental experts
- Religious leaders or groups
- Community leaders or groups
- Social support organizations
- Victims groups
- Educational institutions
- Other nongovernmental actors
How to Apply
Complete applications should be sent via email at the address given on the website.
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For more information, please visit Small Grants.