The South Asia Small Grants Program (SASGP), administered by The Asia Foundation, has opened a call for proposals for Bhutanese organizations. The SASGP will help build the capacity of civil society actors to respond to governance and capacity challenges and provide expertise, mentoring, and concrete tools to sub-grantees to apply in promoting good governance and developing their organizations.
In South Asia, The Asia Foundation is a longstanding partner to both government and civil society in supporting initiatives to build more effective and responsive governance that expands justice, accelerates social and economic development, and promotes peace and security.
The Asia Foundation is a nonprofit international development organization committed to improving lives across a dynamic and developing Asia. Informed by six decades of experience and deep local expertise, our work across the region addresses five overarching goals—strengthens governance, empower women, expand economic opportunity, increase environmental resilience, and promote international cooperation.
The South Asia Small Grants Program focuses on four core themes in the governance sector:
- Increasing public sector accountability and transparency
- Strengthening the rule of law
- Promoting civil society participation and media in these efforts
- Strengthening democratic institutions and practices
- To promote greater transparency, accountability, rule of law, and responsiveness in their respective governments;
- To broaden the space to meaningfully engage with democratic institutions including those related to the criminal justice sector, anti-corruption bodies, human rights commissions, election administration, parliament, media and local governments;
- To enhance the internal capacity, knowledge base, and programming capabilities of CSOs through capacity development inputs from SASGP.
Estimated Funding Level: Applicants can apply for grants with a floor level funding of USD 25,000 and a ceiling of USD 75,000 in equivalent local currency.
Award Implementation Period: The implementation period for grants cannot be shorter than 6 months or longer than 15 months.
The SASGP will help build the capacity of civil society actors to respond to governance andcapacity challenges and provide expertise, mentoring, and concrete tools to sub-grantees toapply in promoting good governance and developing their organizations. The Call for Proposal – Round 2 is exclusively for Bhutanese Organizations.
Grants will be limited to national not-for-profit organizations. ‘Not-for-profit’ organizations include national civil society organizations (CSOs) and non-governmental organizations (NGOs), consortia, networks, federations and membership bodies, think tanks, universities etc., but exclude government bodies, for-profit entities, and individuals.
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