Call for Proposals for Bilateral Cooperation Initiatives Cidadania Ativa Programme

Deadline: 30 April 2016 The Cidadania Ativa Programme is currently seeking proposals for its Bilateral Cooperation Initiatives, aimed at developing international partnerships that include NGOs from Donor Countries (Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway) and the European Union. The bilateral cooperation initiatives provided are intended to support activities aimed at enhancing relations between Portuguese NGOs and entities of the Donor States with a view to exchanging international experiences, … [Read more...]

Human Rights Monitoring Institute: Fund for Bilateral Relations under NGO Programme Lithuania

Deadline: 1 July 2016 Human Rights Monitoring Institute is seeking proposals from organisations for Fund for Bilateral Relations within the NGO Programme Lithuania with an aim to strengthen civil society development and enhanced contribution to social justice, democracy and sustainable development, strengthened bilateral relations between Lithuania and the Donor States. Objectives Thematic focus of the Programme in promotion of democracy and human rights principles Special attention to … [Read more...]

NGO Programme in Slovenia: Apply for the Bilateral Fund!

Deadline: 31 March 2016 Applications are open for the Bilateral Fund under the NGO programme in Slovenia to strengthen civil society development and enhance contribution to social justice, democracy and sustainable development. Bilateral Funds is to strengthen the bilateral relations between the donor and beneficiary countries and will contribute to strengthen the cooperation between the donor and the beneficiary states in the areas of mutual interest. Objectives The Programme aims … [Read more...]

Bodossaki Foundation: Calling for Bilateral Initiatives for NGOs Fund Programme

Deadline: 29 February 2016 The Bodossaki Foundation, in its capacity as the Fund Operator for the European Economic Area (EEA) Grants NGO Fund Programme in Greece “We are all Citizens”, announces the first call for bilateral initiatives under measure (b) between the project promoters of the Programme and entities from the Donor states (Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway). This call aims to support the networking, exchange, sharing and transfer of knowledge, technology, experience and best … [Read more...]

The 2015 PEFC Collaboration Fund Competition: Up to 40,000 CHF Project Funding

Deadline: 4 April 2015 The Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) International invites proposals for 2015 PEFC Collaboration Fund Competition. The PEFC Collaboration Fund extends its support to encourage locally relevant advancements in the sustainable management of forests. The PEFC Collaboration Fund seeks to support members and partner organizations in their dedicated efforts to advance sustainable forest management and forest certification around the world. The maximum … [Read more...]

The State of Fundraising for Women and Girls

Fundraising for prospective institutional donors for women and girls’ programs can be an overwhelming process and many NGOs don’t know where to start. We've gathered up the key facts that will guide your fundraising strategy and help to kick-start your projects. If you're looking for the leading donors of women and girl's projects then a great place to start is the Foundation Centre's Research into recent trends in the sector. It includes figures from around the globe as well as details on … [Read more...]

We are all Citizens Bilateral Initiatives Proposals from Greece, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein

Deadline: 28 February 2014 We are all Citizens is accepting proposals for Bilateral Initiatives under Bilateral Fund from non-government organizations in Greece, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein. The grant is seed money that refers to the development of project partnerships in view for provision of welfare and basic services to defined target groups increased; and advocacy and watchdog role developed. Organizations in Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein should act as the donor partners on the … [Read more...]

Top 10 Largest Donors of Foreign Aid in the World

In 2012 western countries continued to be the biggest suppliers of Foreign Aid, with the United States providing nearly double the investment than the next largest donor. Rank Country Economic Aid – Donor (Billion $) 1. United States 23.53 2. United Kingdom 12.46 3. Japan 11.19 4. France 10.60 5. Germany 10.44 6. Netherland 5.45 7. United Arab … [Read more...]

Free Mango Guide to Preparing and Implementing Budgets

Every NGO and every project needs to have a budget. A budget describes the money that an organisation plans to raise and spend for a set purpose over a given period of time. "Failing to plan is planning to fail." The budget plays an important role in every stage of NGO work: planning new work, raising funds, implementing activities, monitoring work and evaluation. The programme cycle and the financial cycle go hand in hand. Writing a budget involves answering a number of questions, … [Read more...]

How to identify NGO Funding Opportunities amongst Bilateral Agencies

There are several sources of grant opportunities available for NGOs from government to grantmaking foundations to multilaterals and to bilateral. Bilateral agencies are official aid agencies of developed countries providing financial assistance to NGOs and governmental agencies in developing countries. Although a substantial part of this aid is reserved for governments in developing countries, yet the official policies of many of these bilateral agencies require mandatory allocation of budgets … [Read more...]

Italian Cooperation

The Directorate General for Development Cooperation under the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs works towards providing international development assistance to the countries. The Directorate works to ensure satisfaction of basic needs, safeguarding human life, enhancing human resources, environmental conservation and implementation of self-reliant developmental processes in developing countries. The Directorate provides both grants and soft loans, guided by its bilateral and multilateral … [Read more...]

Development Cooperation Ireland (DCI)

The Government of Ireland's Development Cooperation Ireland (DCI) manages the Irish Aid, providing assistance to people, governments and civil society in other countries. Irish Aid is an integral part of Ireland's foreign policy and it has played a critical role in supporting many programmes for development around the world. Poverty is the key focus of the international development assistance of the Irish Aid. Irish Aid also believes in flexibility of operations and hence, most of the aid it … [Read more...]

Hellenic Aid

Hellenic Aid is the Greece's official development assistance, managing funding support to programmes and projects in other countries with whom Greece has bilateral relations. It also monitors and facilitates programmes, which are implemented by the civil society, governmetal agencies and institutions. The aid is also channelized through the European Commission under various EuropeAid programmes. Hellenic Aid has also prioritzed emergency humanitarian support to areas affected by conflict or … [Read more...]

New Zealand’s International Aid & Development Agency (NZAID)

New Zealand's International Aid & Development Agency (NZAID) is the official agency of the New Zealand managing the Official Development Assistance of the country. It is a semi-autonomous organization under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade and advises the ministry on matters of the country's development assistance. Its vision states: "Towards a safe and just world free of poverty." In order to eliminate global poverty, it works with NGOs, civil society, governments and other … [Read more...]

International Development Research Centre (IDRC)

International Development Research Centre (IDRC) is the Canadian Crown Corporation that works to promote reseach and development in developing countries. It brings together development professional, practitioners and organizations on a platform to undertake research on issues affecting development in poor and developing countries. It works to foster effective partnerships between Canadian researchers and organzations with those from the South. The areas covered by the Centre are 'Environment and … [Read more...]

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is the independent institution of the Government of Japan, responsible for the international cooperation and development agenda of the country. It aims to reduce poverty and enhance the process of socio-economic development in poor and developing countries around the world. It has its headquarters based in Tokyo and many of its overseas offices are located in different countries where it is actively working.  JICA’s development vision … [Read more...]

UKAID: Department for International Development

The UK Department for International Development (DFID) is the official development agency of the Government of UK managing aid for the poor, developing countries. The objective of providing aid to developing countries is to eradicate extreme poverty around the globe. DFID works from its headquarters in London and East Kilbride (near Glasgow) and is supported by 64 overseas offices located in various countries of intervention and support. The values of the Department include ‘ambition and … [Read more...]

Belgium’s Development Cooperation

The Belgian Directorate-Generale for Development Cooperation (DGDC) is official development assistance agency managing the official overseas aid of the country. It works under the Minister of Development Cooperation and is the Directorate-Generale of the Federal Public Service Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation. Development cooperation is based upon the cooperative agreements signed with different governments. While funding is made by DGDC, there is a separate agency … [Read more...]

Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA)

The Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA) is the official development cooperation agency of the Government of Denmark under the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Danish Development Policy focuses upon eradication of poverty and ensuring sustainable development. It works in select countries referred to as programme countries and provides support to NGOs as well as governmental agencies. DANIDA has been providing aid mostly to Africa in the recent years. Other areas of development … [Read more...]

Australian Agency for International Development (AUSAID)

AUSAID (Australian Agency for International Development) is the Australian Government's overseas aid programme providing grant assistance to NGOs (and the government and other institutions) for purposes of reducing poverty and achieving sustainable development, in line with Australia's national interest. The themes addressed by the aid programme include: Economic growth Education Environment Gender Governance Health Human rights Infrastructure Regional stability Rural … [Read more...]