U.S. Department of State, Bureau of INL: Developing the Capacity of Mexican Justice Sector Operators within the New Criminal Justice System

Deadline: 11 December 2017 The United States Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) is seeking applications from qualified non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and other qualified organizations with expertise in improving the quality of justice in Mexico by ensuring that the Mexican citizenry have a reliable, trustworthy, capable, and transparent criminal justice system. The purpose of this project is to enhance citizen security by advocating … [Read more...]

U.S. Embassy in Poland: Seeking Applications for Small Grants Program 2018

Deadline: 31 December 2017 The U.S. Embassy in Poland has announced the opening of its Small Grants Program competition for 2018. Grants will be awarded to local representatives of Poland’s civil society – to include non-governmental organizations, cultural or educational institutions, universities, media, schools, and individuals – whose grant proposals support the following goals and initiatives: Civic Engagement and Shared Values: Projects that increase involvement of civil society … [Read more...]

ACB/MOEF Call for Proposals: Small Grants Programme for Indonesia

Deadline: 27 November 2017 The ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB), in cooperation with the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MOEF) of Indonesia has announced a first call for proposals for the Small Grants Programme for Indonesia in order to contribute to the achievement of the following objectives: To improve biodiversity protection in line with the interests of the local population directly dependent on selected AHPs and adjacent areas; To improve the livelihood of local … [Read more...]

Bureau of Democracy Human Rights and Labor: Promoting Non-Discrimination With Respect to Persons with Disabilities

Deadline: 17 January 2018 The U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL) has announced an open competition for organizations interested in submitting applications for projects that support DRL’s goal is to support social and economic reforms in Saudi Arabia, including measures called for in Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 strategy, to create an   environment in which civil society and NGOs can operate effectively. Bolstering citizen interest in the rights of persons … [Read more...]

U.S. Department of State Bureau of DRL: Supporting Human Rights Defenders in Tajikistan

Deadline: 16 January 2018 The U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL) has announced an open competition for organizations interested in submitting applications for projects that support human rights defenders in Tajikistan. DRL’s goal is to identify avenues to support legally persecuted human rights defenders in Tajikistan. The bureau seeks proposals that will: address growing trends to silence dissent by jailing activists and their attorneys on broad … [Read more...]

UNDP-Rwanda Call for Proposals: Global Environment Facility’s Small Grants Programme

Deadline: 20 November 2017 The UNDP implemented Global Environment Facility’s Small Grants Programme (GEF SGP) in Rwanda is pleased to announce a call for proposals under its 6th Operational Phase (2015-2018). The GEF SGP provides non-governmental and community-based organizations (NGOs/CBOs) in developing countries with grants to enable them to tackle global environmental challenges while addressing local sustainable development needs. The programme supports community based projects in the … [Read more...]

5 Steps to Fundraising Success for Small and Grassroots NGOs

By Erik Detiger All NGOs need to fundraise. But for new, small, and grassroots NGOs who do not yet have fundraising systems in place fundraising can be particularly challenging. Here are our steps to get on the path to fundraising success. Step 1: Know your organization’s needs Before you even begin to research donors and apply for funding, start by examining your own wants and needs. You can’t ask for help before you know what you need help within reviewing your own organization, make sure … [Read more...]

USAID/Zambia: Seeking Application for USAID Stop GBV

Deadline: 20 November 2017 The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is seeking applications for its “USAID Stop GBV” program in order to strengthen the environment for girls and women, boys and men, and members of key/priority populations, to live lives free of GBV and enjoy healthy-supportive, gender-equitable relationships. The prior STOP GBV program (2012-2018) consisted of three projects supported by USAID and UKAId through the Department for International Development … [Read more...]

U.S. Embassy in Uruguay: Seeking Applications for Cultural and Educational Grants

Deadline: 31 December 2017 The U.S. Embassy’s Public Affairs Section in Montevideo, Uruguay is seeking applications for its Cultural and Educational Grants to support projects proposed by Uruguayan non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and cultural/educational organizations that aim to promote exchanges between the United States and Uruguay. The Embassy will select, in particular, projects that have a strong link to the United States and promote economic development, social justice, and/or … [Read more...]

U.S. Department of State, Bureau of INL: Developing the Capacity of Mexican Justice Sector Operators within the New Criminal Justice System

Deadline: 8 December 2017 The United States Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) is seeking applications from qualified non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and other qualified organizations with expertise in improving the quality of justice in Mexico by ensuring that the Mexican citizenry have a reliable, trustworthy, capable, and transparent criminal justice system. The purpose of this project is to enhance citizen security by advocating … [Read more...]

UNICEF’s Learning Think Pieces: Promoting Fresh and Cutting-Edge Thinking

Deadline: 26 November 2017 The UNICEF Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA) Regional Office is currently seeking applications for its Learning Think Pieces that aims to promote fresh and cutting-edge thinking on how to improve the quality of education in the ESA region. These Think Pieces aim to broaden expertise, stimulate dialogue and encourage new ways of thinking to address the major educational challenges facing the region. Aims To stimulate new debate and reflections in advancing … [Read more...]

Applications Open for Professional Fellows Program on Inclusive Disability Employment!

Deadline: 29 November 2017 The U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs is seeking applications for its Professional Fellows Program on Inclusive Disability Employment to support 20 mid-career professionals from Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda, who are committed to advancing inclusive employment for individuals with disabilities. Fellows will participate in an intensive five-week program at a university-based research and education center for disabilities in the United … [Read more...]

Submit Proposals for UN Women’s “Ending Violence against Women: Implementing Norms, Changing Minds” Objective 2

Deadline: 24 November 2017 The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) is inviting women’s civil society organizations (CSOs)/ women’s CSO networks and platforms, organizations representing minority women, women with disability and/or other disadvantaged groups of women to submit proposals to contribute to ending violence against women focusing on areas such as promotion of favorable social norms fostering gender equality, prevention of gender based … [Read more...]

UN Women CFPs: Ending Violence against Women- Implementing Norms, Changing Minds

Deadline: 24 November 2017 The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) is inviting women civil society organizations (CSOs)/women’s CSO networks and platforms, organizations representing minority women, women with disability and/or other disadvantaged groups of women to submit proposals to contribute to ending violence against women focusing on areas such as availability and quality of service provision for women and girls subject to violence against … [Read more...]

Apply for African Critical Inquiry Programme to Organize a Workshop in South Africa!

Deadline: 1 May 2018 The African Critical Inquiry Programme (ACIP) is inviting proposals from scholars and/or practitioners in public cultural institutions in South Africa to organize a workshop to take place in 2019. ACIP Workshops are intended as annual occasions to identify and address critical themes, fundamental questions and pressing practical issues concerning public culture. For instance, Workshops might focus on particular questions and issues related to publics, visuality, museums … [Read more...]

Regional Assistance Program 2: Identifying the Needs of Civil Society Actors Engaged in Political Developments

Deadline: 11 November 2017 The Regional Assistance Program 2 (RAP 2) is seeking proposals from prospective partners to support one of the following two priorities: response to urgent political developments; or existing and ongoing advocacy campaigns for political, legal, social, and economic engagement in the Middle East and North Africa. The purpose of this annual program statement (APS) is to identify the needs of civil society actors engaged in political developments or advocacy … [Read more...]

EJN’s Biodiversity Media Grant 2018: Supporting Journalism Networks and Media Organizations

Deadline: 20 November 2017 The Internews Earth Journalism Network (EJN) is seeking applications for its Biodiversity Media Grants 2018 to support journalism networks and media organizations throughout the world in increasing the capacity of media to cover critical issues of conservation and biodiversity. The Biodiversity Media Grant will support projects that generally focus on training and capacity building, with flexible spending guidelines that enable local networks to invest in strategic … [Read more...]

John Ellerman Foundation: Supporting Charities that Make a Practical Difference in UK

Deadline: 20 December 2017 The John Ellerman Foundation is seeking applications for its grant program with an aim to advance the wellbeing of people, society and the natural world. The foundation likes to support smaller organisations whose work has reach and significance across the UK. In order for their funds to have as wide an impact as possible they look for charities that have a national footprint. Funding Categories Arts: The foundation believes that art has the potential to … [Read more...]

Concern Worldwide: Call for Proposals for RAPID Fund

Deadline: 15 November 2017 Concern Worldwide is seeking proposals for its RAPID Fund to fund humanitarian organizations to implement short-term relief/early recovery projects for the returnees to Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and Temporarily Dislocated Persons (TDPs) residing in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP). Concern RAPID Fund aims to complement the efforts of the Government of Pakistan towards relief and recovery assistance to affected populations. Concern Worldwide is an … [Read more...]

Nominations Open for Quarry Life Award 2018!

Deadline: 20 November 2017 Nominations are open for "Quarry Life Award 2018" that targets innovative approaches to study and boost biodiversity at quarry sites and aims to raise awareness about mining ecology. To participate in this competition, students, graduates, researchers, NGO’s and local communities have to submit a project to one of the six available categories. From January to September 2018, HeidelbergCement will open the doors of its quarries in 26 participating countries – with … [Read more...]