Deadline: 15 March 2020
The International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL) is pleased to invite proposals for small grants as part of its ongoing program aimed at improving the legal protections for freedom of expression and access to information in Uganda.
In this regard, ICNL has supported a wide range of initiatives seeking to:
- Build the capacity of a core group of civil society organizations and journalists to advocate for reform;
- Strengthen judicial accountability mechanisms by improving lawyers’ capacity to represent victims of rights violations and encouraging open access to courtrooms for journalists.
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To further promote these program goals, ICNL will provide small grants to support innovative, impactful projects, which may address the following activity areas:
- Innovative research on a topic related to freedom of expression or access to information in Uganda; research proposals should clarify how the findings will inform policy or legislative decisions or amplify the voice of civil society organizations in their advocacy for increased protection of the rights to freedom of expression.
- Innovative outreach and sensitization of marginalized groups and communities on freedom of expression or access to information, and initiatives to include and integrate them in broader advocacy efforts for reform.
- Innovative public outreach initiatives to deepen public understanding of the importance of freedom of expression or access to information, and to encourage involvement in efforts to protect free expression rights in Uganda.
- Engagement with state actors to support their work in creating an enabling environment for the exercise of freedom of expression.
- Innovative communication and information-gathering platforms that provide data on freedom of expression for use in evidence-based advocacy.
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- Proposals are welcome from any registered non-profit organization operating in Uganda.
- Proposals from community-based organizations are especially encouraged.
Applications will be evaluated based on the following factors:
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- Compliance with eligibility requirements and application procedures;
- Demonstrated commitment of applicant to protecting freedom of expression;
- Quality of proposed project, including innovation and potential impact of the proposal, the proposed methodology/design, and feasibility of the project (e.g., activities are targeted to achieve stated results, and anticipated results that are realistic and attainable);
- Likelihood that the proposed project will enhance free expression in Uganda;
- Sustainability of the proposed project beyond the grant period;
- Proposed budget and apparent value for money; and
- Inclusion of reasonable indicators to measure project success.
How to Apply
To apply for a grant, applicants must submit the following fully completed items via email at the address given on the website with the subject “Uganda small grant application”:
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- Resume or CV of the person responsible for the proposed project;
- Application Coversheet;
- Proposal (no more than five pages);
- Line-item Budget (no more than $8,000).
For more information, visit https://www.icnl.org/work-with-us/grants-fellowships#listingone