European Union: Supporting Civil Society Organizations and Local Authorities in Jamaica

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Deadline: 15 June 2016

European Union is seeking proposals from organisations for a thematic programme entitled “Support to Civil Society Organizations and Local Authorities in Jamaica” with an aim at contributing to the fight against injustice and inequality, including under a gender perspective.

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It also promotes women empowerment and gender equality, to issues of non-discrimination and to providing an inclusive environment for disadvantaged and marginalized groups (e.g. children, youth at risk, LGBT persons and disabled persons).

Program Lots and Objectives

Lot 1: Promoting an environment for civil society to contribute to governance and accountability.

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Objectives

  • To support CSOs in governance and accountability
  • To support CSOs actions to enhance social development
  • To support CSOs contribution in promoting inclusive and sustainable growth
  • To contribute to test-pilot actions in support of promoting networks of CSOs

Lot 2: Enhancing local authorities contribution to governance and the development process.

Objectives

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  • Support to LAs as actors of enhanced local governance
  • Strengthening the capacity of LAs as welfare providers and promoters of inclusive and sustainable growth at local level
  • To contribute to test-pilot actions in support of promoting networks/associations of LAs

Funding Information

  • Lot 1Civil Society Organizations: Any grant requested under this call for proposals must fall between EURO 200,000.00 to EURO 500,000.00.
  • Lot 2Local Authorities: Any grant requested under this call for proposals must fall between EURO 200,000.00 to EURO 500,000.00.

Location

Actions must take place in Jamaica.

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Duration

The initial planned duration of an action may not be lower than 24 months nor exceed 36 months.

Eligibility Criteria

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  • In order to be eligible for a grant, the lead applicant must:
    • be a legal person and
    • be non-profit-making and
    • be a specific type of organisation such as: a non-state actor/ civil society organization, non-governmental organisation or local authority,
    • be established in Jamaica
    • 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
    • be able to demonstrate the completion, within the last 5 years, of at least 1 project of a similar size and in a related field to the action being requested in the grant.
  • The lead applicant must act with co-applicant(s) as specified hereafter. Co-applicants participate in designing and implementing the action, and the costs they incur are eligible in the same way as those incurred by the lead applicant.
  • The lead applicant and its co-applicants may act with affiliated entities.
    • Entities directly or indirectly controlled by an applicant (daughter companies or first-tier subsidiaries). They may also be entities controlled by an entity controlled by an applicant (granddaughter companies or second-tier subsidiaries) and the same applies to further tiers of control;
    • Entities directly or indirectly controlling the applicant (parent companies). Likewise, they may be entities controlling an entity controlling the applicant;
    • Entities under the same direct or indirect control as the applicant (sister companies).

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.

Eligible Country: Jamaica

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