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...]

EU/Kyrgyz Republic: Support to the Reform of the Education Sector

Deadline: 22 July 2016 The European Union is currently accepting proposals from eligible organizations for “Support to the reform of the education sector in the Kyrgyz Republic” with an aim to support the development of partnerships between local authorities, social partner organizations, civil society organizations (CSOs) and educational establishments as well as to assist in the design and delivery of quality education and training services. Objectives Strengthening the financial and … [Read more...]

EU Civil Society Facility: Strengthening Participatory Democracies & EU Integration in Serbia

Deadline: 13 September 2016 The European Union is currently accepting proposals from eligible organisations for a programme entitled “Civil Society Facility (CSF)” in order to strengthen participatory democracies and the EU integration process by empowering civil society to actively take part in decision making and by stimulating an enabling legal and financial environment for civil society. Objectives To increase the effectiveness of the Serbian CSOs in undertaking initiatives To … [Read more...]

Open Society Foundations: Civil Society Leadership Awards

Deadline: 15 September 2016 Open Society Foundations is currently inviting applications for its Civil Society Leadership Awards with an aim to provide fully funded master’s degree study to individuals who clearly demonstrate academic and professional excellence and a deep commitment to leading positive social change in their communities. CSLA directly assists future leaders in countries where civil society is challenged by a deficit of democratic practice in local governance and social … [Read more...]

CEPF Call for Proposals: Small Grants in Indo-Burma Hotspot

Deadline: 17 August 2016 IUCN, Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden (KFBG), Myanmar Environment Rehabilitation-conservation Network (MERN) and the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF)  is currently inviting applications from local and international civil society organizations to submit Letters of Inquiry (LoIs) for Small Grants in all Indo-Burma Hotspot countries. A separate call for proposals for large grants in Myanmar has been issued simultaneously. CEPF is a global leader in enabling … [Read more...]

Call for Proposals: Social Justice in the Arab World

Deadline: 31 July 2016 Applications are open for a conference entitled "Social Justice in the Arab World at AUB 2017", organized by the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut (AUB), and the Mamdouha S. Bobst Center for Peace and Justice at Princeton University. The organisers seek to assess social movement changes and emerging social justice policies, or the lack thereof, in the Arab world since 2010 – at both the national and … [Read more...]

Embassy of Finland: Fund for Local Cooperation in Tanzania

Deadline: 5 August 2016 Embassy of Finland, Dar es Salaam is seeking proposals from organizations in Tanzania for its Fund for Local Cooperation (FLC) in order to support Finnish-Tanzanian bilateral cooperation in the field of human rights, democracy and good governance, with a special emphasis on human rights defenders as well as women and youth. The Embassy is looking for projects which contribute to the following outcomes of the FLC Programme: Increased capacity of civil society to … [Read more...]

Call for Applications: Incubator for Integration and Development in East Africa (IIDEA)

Deadline: 31 July 2016 The East African Community Secretariat (EACS) in collaboration with the Regional Dialogue Committee (RDC), in partnership with GIZ is currently inviting applications for Incubator for Integration and Development in East Africa (IIDEA) which incubates small-scale regional integration projects, proposed and implemented by civil society, private sector and other interest groups in East Africa. It is cross border in nature, with projects expected to involve at least two EAC … [Read more...]

Breaking the Cycle: Developing & Implementing Small Business Development Training Program for Women

Deadline: 18 August 2016 U.S. Embassy, Asuncion is pleased to announce a new program entitled “Breaking the Cycle – Formalize and Succeed “with an aim to develop and implement the small business development training program for women entrepreneurs in Paraguay. Breaking the Cycle project on combating gender-based violence seeks to build an active, broad-based constituency capable of decreasing cases of gender-based violence and, at the same time, helping Paraguayan  young women and women be … [Read more...]

U.S. Mission to South Africa: Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program

Deadline: 1 August 2016 The U.S. Embassy South Africa Public Affairs Section, U.S. Department of State (PAS) is pleased to announce the funding availability through its Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program to support exchange between the U.S. and South Africa with the aim of improving mutual respect and understanding. Priorities Culture / American Society; Educational Initiatives; Democracy, Good Governance, and Rule of law; Human Rights and Civil Society; Science and … [Read more...]

Call for proposals: Nordic Green Growth Research and Innovation Programme

Deadline: 16 August 2016 The Nordforsk has launched the joint Nordic Green Growth Research and Innovation Programme, in cooperation with Nordic Innovation and Nordic Energy Research. The programme will cover innovation, research and energy, as well as science and technology. The programme will generate Nordic added value and create synergies with relevant initiatives nationally and at the Nordic level. Objectives The programme has two objectives: To generate knowledge and policy … [Read more...]