UNOV/UNODC Call for Proposals: Drug Abuse Prevention Centre (DAPC) Grants

Deadline: 30 June 2016

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime is seeking proposals for its Drug Abuse Prevention Centre (DAPC) Grants in order to support drug prevention activities by non – governmental organisation in low and middle income countries. The project aims to strengthen the capacity of civil society to prevent drug abuse globally.

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This Call for Proposals takes into consideration the importance of harnessing all available resources towards the implementation of activities aimed at meeting the objectives of this grants programme.

Grants Information

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Any grant awarded under this grants programme will be for a minimum of USD 10,000 and a maximum of USD 20,000

Thematic Focus

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This Call for Proposals seeks to provide funding support to NGOs in low- and middle-income countries that:

  • Are focused on prevention of substance use
  • Are targeting youth;
  • Support the active participation of youth in their communities and are initiated, planned, managed, implemented, monitored and/or evaluated by youth, and connect youth to the activities of the UNODC Youth Initiative.


  • Middle Childhood
    • Parenting skills programs
    • Personal and social skills education
    • Classroom environment improvement programs
    • Policies to keep children in school
    • Addressing individula psychological vulnerabilities
    • Community based multi-component initiatives
  • Early adolescence
    • Prevention education based on personal and social skills and social influences
    • School policies and culture
    • Addressing individual psychological vulnerabilities
    • Mentoring
    • Community based multi-component initiatives
    • Media
    • Tobacco and alcohol policies
  • Adolescence and Adulthood
    • Tobacco and alcohol policies
    • Brief intervention
    • Workplace prevention programs
    • Media
    • Programs utilizing entertainment venues
    • Community based multli-component initiatives

Eligibility Criteria

In order to be eligible for a grant/contract, applicants must:

  • be a non-profit making organisation or NGO registered under the relevant Laws of the country where it is registered for at least two years – registration certificate needs to be submitted with the proposal to proof the status of the organization;
  • be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the project, i.e. not acting as an intermediary;
  • demonstrate prior experience of implementing activities in the area of substance use prevention, health education, youth empowerment or other related field of work;
  • have the needed experience and capability to administer international funding;
  • have a bank account.
  • In order to be eligible, organisations who have previously benefitted from a DAPC grant, must submit a written statement explaining the difference between the proposed and the project. Furthermore, they need to have submitted the final report of the previous project.

 How to Apply

  • The complete application form and budget must be submitted in Word and Excel or PDF by email at the address given on the website.
  • All applications must be in English.

Note: Concept notes submitted without registration certificate, proving applicants status as a not for profit organisation, or without annual financial statements, will not be considered for funding.

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