13 Encouraging Open Opportunities for Grassroots NGOs and CBOs


In recent times, numerous grassroots NGOs and CBOs have emerged centering on contemporary issues of importance such as ecology/environment, women empowerment, human rights, sharing of natural resources and many more.

These organizations are best known for their relief, educational, human rights, health, employment generation, and poverty reduction activities. They are generously contributing in the nation-building process through their intense campaigns, people’s mobilization programmes and effective networks.

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The grassroots NGOs have the potential to participate in molding behavioral processes of communities for bringing long-term change. But the lack of funding hinders their good intentions and hard work.

While larger organizations or INGOs are able to tap into donor resources, such funds remain out of reach for grassroots NGOs and CBOs as they are unable to meet the high expectations of these donors. Therefore, we have developed a list of  open opportunities for grassroots organizations to apply.

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Below is the list of open opportunities:

Tackling Tough Times Together Round 12: Supporting Community-based Activities in Australia
The Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR) is accepting applications for its Tackling Tough Times Together grant program to help communities access the resources they need to support one another through the ongoing effects of the drought…[more]

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Embassy of Japan in Namibia: Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects 2019
The Embassy of Japan in Namibia is accepting applications for its Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects 2019 with an aim to bring a direct and immediate impact on the well-being of disadvantaged communities at a grass-roots level by supporting relatively small development projects to be…[more]

Muste Institute’s Social Justice Fund: Supporting Grassroots Activist Projects
The A.J. Muste Memorial Institute is seeking applications for its Social Justice Fund to support grassroots activist projects in the US and around the world, giving priority to those with small budgets and little access to more mainstream funding sources…[more]

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Make Europe Sustainable For All: A Grant to Support Local Groups, Grass-Root Organisations, and Civil Society Actors
Do you campaign on the Sustainable Development Goals? Want to break out of your specific focus and work alongside others working on different SDG-related topics? If yes, then apply for the ‘Make Europe Sustainable for All’ program…[more]

Embassy of Japan in South Africa: Grant Assistance for Grass-roots Human Security Projects (GGP) 2019
The Embassy of Japan in South Africa is accepting applications for its Grant Assistance for Grass-roots Human Security Projects (GGP) 2019 to assist Non-Profit Organisations (NPO’s) and local authorities by supporting relatively small development projects which have a direct and immediate impact…[more]

The Embassy of Japan in Uganda: Grant Assistance for Grass-roots Human Security Projects
The Embassy of Japan in Uganda is seeking proposals for its Grant Assistance for Grass-roots Human Security Projects (GGP) which provide financial assistance to non-profit, development-oriented organizations to support community development projects which directly benefit people at the grassroots level…[more]

Patagonia’s Media Grants Program: Supporting Grassroots Groups in U.S.
Patagonia is accepting applications for “Media Grants Program” to support grassroots groups that also use film as a form of activism. This program specifically funds environmental nonprofits that use media, mostly film, as a tool tightly linked to direct-action campaigns…[more]

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The Peartree Development Fund: Supporting Small & Grassroots Organisations
The Peartree Development Fund is seeking applications to provide grants to community based organisations and small non-government organisations with a common aim: working to alleviate poverty in developing countries…[more]

Embassy of Japan in Armenia: Grant Assistance For Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) 2019
The Government of Japan is currently inviting applicants for its Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) in fiscal year 2018 (April 2018- March 2019). Reflecting the Japanese Government’s strong commitment to uphold the concept of “Human Security”, GGP program intends to contribute to improvements in various fields including…[more]

Embassy of Japan in Thailand: Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects 2019
The Government of Japan is currently accepting applications for its Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects 2019 to provide support to non-profit organizations that are engaged in the social development sector in Thailand…[more]

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CHEJ: 2019 Small Grants Program for Grassroots Groups in United States
The Center for Health, Environment & Justice (CHEJ) is accepting applications for Small Grants Program for grassroots groups working on environmental health and justice issues. This grant program will support projects that help groups move toward their goals…[more]

Embassy of Japan in Cameroon: Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP)
The Embassy of Japan in the Republic of Cameroon is seeking applications for its Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) to organized groups in order to help them carry out projects at grassroots level…[more]

Trans Justice Funding Project’s 2019 Grants: Supporting Trans-led Grassroots Groups
Trans Justice Funding Project is inviting applications for its 2019 grants program to support grassroots, trans justice groups run by and for trans people. In 2018, TJFP gave 650,000 dollars to 182 trans-led grassroots groups across the country…[more]

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  • “Sport for Change: Empowering Youth Ambassadors to Action” Grant Program for Indian NGOs

    UNOPS announces 2019 Call for Proposals for Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement Pooled Fund

    Participate in the Urban Innovation Challenge “Citypreneurs” to achieve UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

    Funding Call to Promote the Benefits of U.S. Economic Engagement in Indonesia

    EU announces “Strategic Partnerships for Capacity Development of Civil Society Organisations in the Eastern Partnership”

    EU seeking Proposals to Support for Civil Society Organizations and Promotion of Human Rights in the Region of Bolama-Bijagós, Guinea-Bissau

    European Outdoor Conservation Association inviting NPOs to Implement Conservation Projects

    2nd Call for Proposals for Building Administrative Capacities of the Countries of the Western Balkans and the Republic of Moldova

    Applications Open for Sustainable Future Farming Mission to France

    Request for Proposals for Well-being and Safety Research in United States

    DFAT accepting Applications for Australian Cultural Diplomacy Grants Program 2019

    Caplan Foundation Grants for Early Childhood in the U.S.

    Research Grants on Reducing Inequality in the U.S.

    Research Grants on Improving the Use of Research Evidence – United States

    EU announces EIDHR CBSS 2019 Call for Proposals for Guyana and Suriname

    EU-EIDHR 2019: Support to Local Civil Society Action through Country-based Support Scheme (Trinidad and Tobago)

    EU seeking Proposals to Enhance CSOs’ Contribution to the Governance and Development Process in Afghanistan 2018-2019

    European Union accepting Proposals to Support CSOs Development Work in the Field – Trinidad and Tobago

    Georgia: Call for Proposals to support Vocational Educational Training in the Field of Agriculture

    Europe Foundation inviting Georgian Civil Society Organizations for Open Door Grantmaking Program

    Visual Documentary Project 2019 Focusing on Justice in Southeast Asia and Japan

    R2HC Annual Funding Call to address Specific or Multiple Public Health Issues

    USAID Indonesia announces New Partnerships Initiative (NPI): Conflict Prevention & Recovery Program (CPRP)

    Opportunity for Indian Citizens to Develop Research in the Field of Visual Arts

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