Deadline: Ongoing Opportunity
UN Women MCO Caribbean is supporting implementation of the Spotlight Initiative in four CARICOM member states- Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago of six CARICOM Member States (the others being Belize and Haiti) to receive support from the Spotlight Initiative. UN Women MCO Caribbean leads on Pillar 6 in these four territories.
Purpose: To expand the technical substantive capacity of civil society organisations on ending violence against women and girls in the Caribbean Region.
- To contribute to the reduction of family violence against women and girls and
- To improve access for women and girls to essential, safe, adequate, integrated gender-responsive services
The key pillars of the Spotlight Initiative Include:
- Pillar 1: Laws and Policies
- Pillar 2: Institutional Capacities
- Pillar 3: Social Norms and Behaviours
- Pillar 4: Services
- Pillar 5: Data Availability and Utilisation
- Pillar 6: Women’s Rights Groups, Autonomous Social Movements and CSOs
Up to USD 30,000 per organisation
Eligible Countries: OECS countries: Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Commonwealth of Dominica, Montserrat, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, Suriname, St Vincent and the Grenadines and countries with a Spotlight programme: Belize, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago.
The applicant may apply if it:
- is a registered CSO in operation for at least three years; (women-led organisations are strongly encouraged to apply)
- is not on the Consolidated UN Security Council Sanctions List;
- is not being investigated for fraud, corruption, sexual abuse, sexual exploitation or other wrongdoing;
- has not had funding received from UN Women entirely or partly written off by UN Women;
- is not currently engaged as an Implementing Partner (IP) or Responsible Party (RP) for UN Women;
- has not been engaged as an IP/RP for UN Women at any time after 21 November 2019;
- is not a government entity;
- is not a UN organization;
- is not an established CSO with the capacity to be engaged as an IP/RP;
- has sufficient capacity to collaborate with various stakeholders;
- has sufficient financial stewardship, including having adequate financial policies and procedures in place to manage the small grant; and,
- past performance has been deemed satisfactory by UN Women (if it has received small grants previously or been engaged as an IP/RP before 21 November 2019).
For more information, visit https://caribbean.unwomen.org/en/stories/news/2022/05/caribbean-spotlight-initiative-small-grants-to-scale-up-technical-substantive-capacity-of-caribbean-csos