UNOV / UNODC Call for Proposals: Inviting NGOs for Drug Abuse Prevention Centre Grants

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Deadline: 9 June 2017

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) is seeking proposals for its “Drug Abuse Prevention Centre (DAPC) Grants” to provide funding support to not-for-profit organisations working in low- and middle-income countries whose projects are aimed at preventing substance use among the youth.

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The objective of this Grants programme is to strengthen the capacity of civil society to prevent drug abuse globally.

Thematic Areas

Prioritised are the proposals that:

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  • Are focused on prevention of substance use.
  • Are targeting youth.
  • Support the active participation of youth in their communities and are initiated, planned, managed, implemented, monitored and/or evaluated by youth, and connect youth to the activities of the UNODC Youth Initiative.

Priority Areas

  • Middle Childhood
    • Parenting skills programs
    • Personal and social skills education
    • Classroom environment improvement programs
    • Policies to keep children in school
    • Addressing individual psychological vulnerabilities
    • Community based multi-component initiatives
  • Early adolescence
    • Prevention education based on personal and social skills and social influences
    • School policies and culture
    • Addressing individual psychological vulnerabilities
    • Mentoring
    • Community based multi-component initiatives
    • Media
    • Tobacco and alcohol policies
  • Adolescence and Adulthood
    • Tobacco and alcohol policies
    • Brief intervention
    • Workplace prevention programs
    • Media
    • Programs utilizing entertainment venues
    • Community based multi-component initiatives

Funding Information

Proposals with budgets ranging from USD 10,000 to USD 17,000 will be considered for award.

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Eligibility Criteria

  • In order to be eligible for a grant, applicants must:
    • be a non-profit making organisation (CSOs including NGOs, CBOs) registered under the relevant Laws of the country where it is registered – registration certificate needs to be submitted with the proposal to proof the status of the organization
    • have been registered not less than two (2) years
    • be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the project, i.e. not acting as an intermediary
    • demonstrate prior experience of at least two years implementing activities in the area of substance use prevention, health education, youth empowerment or other related field of work
    • have the needed experience and capability to administer international funding
    • have a bank account capable of receiving international deposit.
  • In order to be eligible, organisations who have previously benefitted from a DAPC grant, must submit a written statement explaining the difference between the proposed and the previous project.

How to Apply

Interested applicants must download the concept note and submit it together with the copy of a registration certificate of the organisation and a copy of an ID of the representative of the organization by email at the address given on the website.

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