How can NGOs apply and get grants from Bilateral Donor Agencies?

Bilateral donor funding refers to the donor country’s Government aid to recipient country in a Government-to-Government or a Government-to-NGO/Civil Society partnership. It is part of the Official Development Assistance (ODA) policies of the member countries of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) which are working towards economic progress and trade. They play a major role in providing development funding to Governments and Civil Society mostly in developing … [Read more...]

CSUDP Call for Proposals: Inviting Urban Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in Kenya

Deadline: 2 August 2016 The Civil Society Urban Development Platform (CSUDP) is currently accepting proposals from eligible urban Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) for a programme entitled “Organizing, influencing and inspiring civic competencies towards equitable and just urban societies”. The Programme seeks to reverse urban inequalities through promoting just and fair access to urban services and building resilience of the disadvantaged urban majority. This programme is a component for … [Read more...]

PAS Youth Empowerment Grants Program 2016

Deadline: 17 August 2016 The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy Colombo is pleased to announce the Youth Empowerment Grants Program 2016 to fund projects for Sri Lankan youth. The objective of the grant program is to support innovative, small-scale, cutting-edge projects developed and implemented by and/or for young people between the ages of 15-25 in the areas of educational development, environmental issues, community development, civil society building, human rights, youth … [Read more...]

How does USAID support NGOs?

What is USAID? United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is a US Government Agency that is responsible for administration of all foreign civilian aid. It was established in the year 1961, and is headquartered at Washington DC. The mission statement of USAID is to ‘to partner to end extreme poverty and to promote resilient, democratic societies while advancing the security and prosperity of the United States’. The main purposes of USAID aid and assistance are disaster … [Read more...]

Malta Council for the Voluntary Sector: Call for Proposals for Civil Society Fund

Deadline: 12 August 2016 Proposals are invited for the Civil Society Fund, which shall be managed by the Malta Council for the Voluntary Sector on behalf of the Ministry for Social Dialogue, Consumer Affairs and Civil Liberties. The Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) are considered to be the backbone of any democratic society. According to the European Commission, Civil Society Organisations (CSO’s) encompasses non-governmental organisations (voluntary organisations), grassroots organisations, … [Read more...]

UNDP and UNODC Call for Proposals: Support to Anti-Corruption Project in Nigeria

Deadline: 22 July 2016 United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) is currently inviting applications for Support to Anti-Corruption Project in Nigeria. The project is funded by the European Union (EU), which will support the Nigerian Government by contributing to Nigeria’s efforts in enhancing transparency, accountability and combating corruption. The overall objective of this initiative is to empower Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), … [Read more...]

Bureau of DRL: Seeking Applications for Global Anti-Corruption Consortium Projects

Deadline: 31 August 2016 The United States Department of State Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL) is seeking applications from eligible organisations for the program entitled "Global Anti-Corruption Consortium" with an aim to support civil society-led investigations and efforts combating endemic, high-level corruption. The goal of the project is to promote a global, transnational approach to uncovering instances of corruption and encouraging and facilitating action by … [Read more...]

British Council: Global Cultural Leadership Programme for Young Cultural Practitioners

Deadline: 1 August 2016 The British Council is inviting young cultural practitioners looking to develop and strengthen their cultural leadership skills, for its Global Cultural Leadership Programme. The Programme specifically aims to improve skills of cultural managers, enhance collaborative peer-to-peer learning, network building and enable you to develop fresh insights into international cultural collaboration practices. It offers a set of learning modules, tools and manuals for … [Read more...]

Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program: Inviting Practitioners, Scholars & Journalists Worldwide

Deadline Extended till 1 November 2016 The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is seeking applicants for its Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program, which offers five-month fellowships to practitioners to focus on strategies and best practices for developing democracy in their country of interest; and to scholars to conduct original research for publication. Projects may address the economic, political, social, legal, or cultural aspects of democratic development and include a range of … [Read more...]

Africa Open Data Network Research Coordination: Pursuing Data-Driven Sustainable Development

Deadline: 15 August 2016 The Open Data for Development Network (OD4D) is seeking applications for its Africa Open Data Network (AODN) with an aim to support the sharing of emerging evidence among diverse data actors, stakeholders, communities and enthusiasts, mobilizing them for a greater impact. It will also be evident in the capacity of the actors themselves to pursue data-driven sustainable development. Objectives Increase the awareness of effective Open Data Innovations in Africa at … [Read more...]

Bureau of INL Enforcement Affairs: Drug Prevention and Awareness Programming in Burma

Deadline: 1 August 2016 The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) is seeking applications from eligible organisations for a program entitled "Drug Prevention and Awareness Programming in Burma" with an aim to build stronger and more resilient communities that are aware of and can counter the dangers of drug use. INL seeks to work with the Government of Burma, the multilateral community, and the NGO community to reduce drug use in Burma. To address this goal, INL … [Read more...]

WWF: CO-SEED Civil Society Capacity Building and Advocacy Grant Program

Deadline: 25 August 2016 WWF has launched a call for proposals for CO-SEED Grant Program - Civil Society Capacity Building and Advocacy within the project CO-SEED Civil society acts for environmentally sound socio-economic development. The program aims to contribute to the sustainable management of natural resources through improved regulatory framework and more participatory and transparent decision-making processes, which involve a vibrant group of civil society organizations and increased … [Read more...]

OSISA Women’s Rights Programme: Promoting Women’s Economic Justice, Social & Legal Rights

Deadline: 29 July 2016 The Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA) is seeking proposals for its Women’s Rights Programme in order to support stronger women’s participation in key sectors of agriculture and mining, intending to make these sectors specifically work better for, and benefit women. It invites grant proposals for interventions that seek to challenge the causes, remove the barriers, capitalize on the opportunities and catalyse transformation and change processes – across … [Read more...]

SEI Sida Conference Strategic Fund for Gender Equality, Sustainable Development & Poverty Reduction

Deadline: 30 September 2016 With support from the Government of Sweden, Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) is inviting organizations across Asia to submit concept notes for SEIA Sida Conference Strategic Fund, to promote informed dialogue where different groups and stakeholders can share knowledge in regional forums and other strategic events with the goal of helping to shape public policy to advance environmentally sustainable development. The programme seeks to change mind-sets and … [Read more...]

Nominations Open for GEM-TECH Awards 2016! Recognizing Exceptional Work in Accelerating Gender Empowerment

Deadline: 31 July 2016 The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) along with UN Women is seeking nominations for its GEM-TECH Awards with an aim to celebrate personal or organizational achievements and innovative strategies to advance Gender Equality and Mainstreaming in the area of ICTs. GEM-TECH Awards provides a platform for advancing women’s meaningful engagement with ICTs and their role as decision-makers and producers in the technology sector. They play an important role in … [Read more...]

MacArthur Foundation’s Human Rights Grant Program: Enhancing Criminal Justice & Defend free Expression

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year The MacArthur Foundation is seeking applicants for its Human Rights Grant Program in order to strengthen human rights protections, advance government accountability, and improve the reach and quality of justice. The foundation’s grant making aims to defend free expression and enhance criminal justice globally, and in select countries. Thematic Areas Increasing threats to freedom of speech and association, ranging from … [Read more...]

European Union: EIDHR Country based Support Scheme to Support Human Rights Defenders in Sri Lanka

Deadline: 25 August 2016 The European Union is seeking proposals from organisations for a country based support scheme (CBSS) with an aim to contribute in the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms and to contribute to the strengthening of the international framework for the promotion and protection of human rights, justice and the rule of law in Sri Lanka. Objectives Support to Human Rights and Human Rights Defenders Support to other EU Human Rights … [Read more...]

Canada Fund for Local Initiatives: Respect for Diversity & Human Rights

Deadline: 29 July 2016 The Embassy of Canada to Senegal is seeking applicants for its Canada Fund for Local Initiatives in order to strengthen Canada’s relationships with civil society and local communities and to build networks of contacts in countries around the world. Canada has funded modest projects proposed and implemented by local NGOs and other grassroots organizations such as village councils, cooperatives and women’s groups through the CFLI. Project activities can begin on the date … [Read more...]

Nominations Open for the Prize for Human Rights 2016: Protecting Human Rights Worldwide

Deadline: 30 September 2016 Nominations are open for the 2016 “Liberty, Equality, Fraternity” Human Rights Prize of the French Republic, awarded by the Prime Minister of the French Government in order to reward actions of civil society, individual and collective, for the defense and protection of human rights worldwide. This Prize, which was set up in 1988, is awarded in recognition and support for the completion of individual or collective projects carried out in the field, in France or … [Read more...]

INPUTS Management for the Third Sector announces 2016 Award on INPUTS and Impact Management

Deadline: 15 August 2016 INPUTS Management for the Third Sector is inviting organizations of civil society who have to work on improving management processes within their institutions to broaden the scope and result of the impact of its work in the community. INPUTS Management for the Third Sector is a civil association nonprofit that works for free with Civil Society Organizations in developing their management skills through selfless contribution of experienced professionals in the industry … [Read more...]

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