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UNAOC and the BMW Group announce the Intercultural Innovation Award: Grants for Grassroots Projects

UNAOC and the BMW Group announce the Intercultural Innovation Award: Grants for Grassroots Projects

Deadline: 30 September 2015

The Intercultural Innovation Award is a partnership between the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the BMW Group that aims to select and support the most innovative grassroots projects that encourage intercultural dialogue and cooperation around the world.

Not-for-profit organizations that are active in promoting intercultural understanding, with a track record of managing intercultural projects and willingness to expand their range of action, are eligible to apply. These organizations should be working in the fields of:

– migration and integration;

– intercultural awareness;

– education for intercultural citizenship;

– and/or be organizations addressing the needs of specific groups in promoting intercultural understanding (e.g. faith-based, youth, women, media, etc.)

The Intercultural Innovation Award is bestowed upon ten organizations. Awardees receive one year of support and consulting from the UNAOC and the BMW Group, which will assist their projects to increase their effectiveness. Support will also be provided to successful projects so that they can be replicated in other contexts or settings where they might be relevant. The specific support received will depend on the individual needs of the projects.

A detailed needs assessment will be conducted in conjunction with each of the awardees. The UNAOC and the BMW Group will then mobilize resources to help those projects achieve their goals. After one year, a comprehensive evaluation will be performed in order to assess the impact of the Award on successful projects.

The organizations of awardees will also become members of Intercultural Leaders, an exclusive skills and knowledge-sharing platform for civil society organizations and young leaders that work on addressing cross-cultural tensions. Through an innovative online system, Intercultural Leaders will harnesses the solidarity of its members to maximize the impact of their work and help them foster cross-cultural understanding and cooperation.

For more information, visit this link.

Grant Opportunity: Global Partnership for Social Accountability (GPSA) Call for Proposals

Grant Opportunity: Global Partnership for Social Accountability (GPSA) Call for Proposals

Deadline: 12 August 2015

The Global Partnership for Social Accountability (GPSA) has announced its 3rd Call for Proposals for NGOs and NGO networks based and operating in any of the eligible countries of those that have ‘opted-in’ to the GPSA.

Grant amounts will range from US$400,000 to US$800,000, however requests for funding below this range will also be considered.

Grants are intended to provide strategic and sustained support to CSO projects with the following objectives:

Addressing critical governance and development problems through social accountability processes that involve citizen feedback and participatory methodologies geared to helping governments and public sector institutions solve these problems. Special emphasis is put on problems that directly affect extreme poor and marginalized populations.

Strengthening civil society’s capacities for social accountability by investing in CSOs’ institutional strengthening and through mentoring of small, nascent CSOs by well-established, larger CSOs with a track record on social accountability.

Eligible Countries:

Antigua and Barbuda, Bangladesh, Belarus, Benin, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Colombia, Comoros, Dominican Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guinea, Honduras, Indonesia, Jamaica, Jordan, Kyrgyz Republic, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Paraguay, Philippines, Rwanda, Saint Kitts & Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent & Grenadines, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Tajikistan, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Yemen,

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Vitamin Angels’ NGO Vitamin Grant for Children and Pregnant Women

Vitamin Angels’ NGO Vitamin Grant for Children and Pregnant Women

Deadline: 30 September 2015

This is a Gift-in-Kind Grant Only, No Money Given

Vitamin Angels is a US based non-profit organization which provides free annual grants of vitamin A and multivitamins for qualifying NGOs which are helping under-served children 6-59 months in countries with high rates of vitamin deficiency.

The goal of the organization is support local NGOs in advancing access, availability and use of essential micronutrients to mothers and children who are not receiving these vitamins from other sources. In 2014, Vitamin Angels was able to reach 35 million children with lifesaving vitamin A and Albendazole through our network of 500+ NGO partners in Africa, Latin America, and Asia.

All locally registered NGOs in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean, and Middle East which support children under 5 and pregnant or breastfeeding mothers in under-served communities are invited to apply an annual vitamin grant. Organizations can apply to receive free Vitamin A Supplements for children 6-59 months of age, Albendazole for children 12-59 months of age and daily multivitamins for pregnant and breastfeeding women. The grant does not include any money.

Organizations which have their application accepted will receive free vitamins, assistance in shipping vitamins to the countries main port of entry, educational materials, and the opportunity to attend upcoming VAS & Deworming workshops in the region.

This is a Gift-in-Kind Grant Only, No Money Given. For more information, visit this link.

Call for Concept Notes- Comparative Review of First Aid App

Deadline: 1 June 2015

Through the Universal App Program, the Global Disaster Preparedness Center (GDPC) and the Global First Aid Reference Center have created a platform to facilitate the adaption and localization of mobile applications (apps) with first aid and hazard information for use in countries across the globe, putting preparedness information directly into people’s hands. As part of the program, the GDPC closely works with Red Cross/Red Crescent (RC/RC) national societies to facilitate the adaptation and localization of app content. In May 2013, the GDPC launched the pilot program in 17 countries. Today the First Aid app is live in 56 countries worldwide with over 40 national societies in the process of development in addition to the Hazard app being live in 15 countries. As of February 2015, the First Aid app has over one million downloads and counting. The program is well on its way towards its target of releasing the First Aid app in 100 countries by 2016.

The performance of all live apps and related user engagement is tracked using APIs from Google Analytics and App Figures. These sources provide national societies with the ability to monitor numerous data points including: number of downloads, number of new and/or active users, location of users, screen views, average session duration, and mobile device and operating system. To leverage the growing institutional experience and further support the implementation and roll out of First Aid apps there is need for an in-depth study on the success factors of the program.

The diversity of countries participating in the program brings with it interest to gain a better understanding of how the apps are being used in the context of national society programming and for the benefit of the end users. The current analysis tools provide valuable insights into the dissemination of the First Aid apps and allow for general assumption on the abilities of the apps to support national society programming. Building on the institutional experiences of the GDPC and National Societies with the roll-out of the First Aid app it is of interest to do a more comprehensive analysis of how the apps are being used by the National Societies and public in the participating countries. Such an analysis will generate further knowledge on the opportunities for knowledge transfer and raising personal preparedness levels through the apps.

In order to assess relative impacts of and experiences with the use of the First Aid app in different countries, it is first relevant to establish what constitutes ‘success’ in the context of the Universal App Program. With a growing number of countries involved in the Universal App program, the comprehensive comparative review of the program elements will then consider different regions, cultural, demographic or socioeconomic aspects as well as determinants of First Aid app use and knowledge transfer of the app content. The findings of this research will increase understanding of how apps can support national society service delivery for First Aid and enhance overall preparedness levels of the population. Research findings will contribute to future program developments and support potential app enhancements.

For more information, visit this link.
http://preparecenter.org/content/comparative-review-first-aid-app-between-different-countries

TANZICT Innovation Fund Call for Applications

Deadline: 15 May 2015

The Innovation Fund has been set up with the support of the TANZICT-project, which is a bilateral project between the Ministry of Communications, Science and Technology of Tanzania, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland.

This time the Innovation Fund is opened for two categories:

Novel Technology Products and Services
New Social Innovations*

The objective of the Innovation Fund is to fund implementation of innovative, commercially viable ideas, which when realized, will address specific social and economic needs which exist in Tanzania. The fund focuses on getting new products and services to demo, prototype or pilot phase. Also, the business side is emphasized; and as a part of successful project there should be market research, customer feedback and/or user tests conducted. The fund is managed by COSTECH in collaboration with TANZICT.

For more information: Innovation Fund | TANZICT

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UNAOC and the BMW Group announce the Intercultural Innovation Award: Grants for Grassroots Projects

UNAOC and the BMW Group announce the Intercultural Innovation Award: Grants for Grassroots Projects

Deadline: 30 September 2015 The Intercultural Innovation Award is a partnership between the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the BMW Group that aims to select and support the most innovative grassroots projects that encourage intercultural dialogue and cooperation around the world. Not-for-profit organizations that are active in promoting intercultural understanding, with a track… Continue Reading

Grant Opportunity: Global Partnership for Social Accountability (GPSA) Call for Proposals

Grant Opportunity: Global Partnership for Social Accountability (GPSA) Call for Proposals

Deadline: 12 August 2015 The Global Partnership for Social Accountability (GPSA) has announced its 3rd Call for Proposals for NGOs and NGO networks based and operating in any of the eligible countries of those that have ‘opted-in’ to the GPSA. Grant amounts will range from US$400,000 to US$800,000, however requests for funding below this range… Continue Reading

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International ReSource Award of US$150,000 for Sustainable Watershed Management 2015

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First People Worldwide’s Keepers of the Earth Grants: Empowering Indigenous Communities around the World

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Is Your Organisation Eligible for Disability Rights Fund 2015?

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Funding Guide: USAID Small Grants and Ambassador’s Fund Program

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How to apply for UNDP’s Small Grants Programme in Your Country

If you are a FundsforNGOs Premium Member, you can download this document instantly by logging in here. Not a Premium Member? Sign up here! The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) established the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Small Grants Programme (SGP) to provide financial and technical support to projects that conserve and restore the environment while… Continue Reading

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