Deadline: 10 May 2020
Religions for Peace (RfP) has launched the “Multi-religious Humanitarian Fund” to support multi-religious collaborative efforts around COVID-19 and to stimulate creative interventions that promote resilience within and among diverse communities.
RfP International, through this Fund, will provide a small seed grant to those Interreligious Councils (IRC) and multi-religious networks who are able to propose programs aimed at enhancing awareness about precautionary measures, supporting vulnerable households, combatting discrimination in speech as well as actions, and serving the needs of the most vulnerable individuals and communities. The interreligious platforms who will be awarded this will have a track record of collaboration, and/or humanitarian relief provision.
The Fund will provide seed money for interreligious projects focusing on serving humanitarian needs.
The seed grants, sponsored by the donors to the Fund, GHR Foundation and Fetzer Institute encourage interreligious platforms and project partners to raise additional resources to scale up their efforts and ensure the sustainability of these projects. RfP welcomes contributions to the Multi-religious Humanitarian Fund by individuals, corporations and governments who seek to support grassroots and creative multi-religious initiatives that are directly addressing the challenges of COVID-19.
For 50 years, RfP has responded to global challenges by coordinating and supporting multi-religious efforts in building “positive peace,” this includes supporting peace-making efforts, environmental support, as well health, education, women and youth leadership. Now, to overcome this global pandemic, RfP is drawing from five decades of experience, trust, and engagement to fully equip and mobilize its regional and national networks providing seed grants for concrete action on COVID-19 prevention and response.
No funds will be transferred unless and until commits to the following:
- A weekly brief update from the date of wire transfer;
- A final narrative report including a financial report 15 days after the end of the project period.
- Templates will be provided for the above update, narrative and financial reports.
- Eligible applicants need to be RfP-linked Interreligious Councils who will work with interfaith youth and women of faith networks.
- Engagement with other faith actors is a definite advantage. RfP reserves the right to decide on all incoming proposals.
- Decisions will be made based on proven track record. Balanced coverage of COVID-19 related needs that corresponds to RfP’s strategic priorities.
For more information, visit https://rfp.org/rfp-launches-the-multi-religious-humanitarian-fund-in-response-to-covid-19/