Three Grantmaking Foundations that Fund Children’s Projects Around the World

This guide provides information on three of the leading donors to children's projects around the world. If you’re an NGO looking for new funding to support young people in your country, this guide is for you. We’ll discuss some of the some of the biggest donors in the field and how your organisation can apply for support. The EDF Foundation The EDF Foundations supports positive initiatives that have been proposed by NGOs and civil society around the world. The Foundation seeks to address a … [Read more...]

Opportunity: University Doctoral Studentships for international applicants

Deadline- The deadlines for different schools are mentioned in website City University London is inviting applications for fully-funded, full-time, three-year Doctoral Studentships in various subjects offered by University. The studentship aims to  provides a broad research and enterprise development programme to support the development of research skills. A Doctoral Studentship provides- an annual bursary (£16,000 in 2013/14 and expected to rise in line with inflation in subsequent … [Read more...]

Fund for Gender Equality

The Fund for Gender Equality is designed to maximize national ownership, harmonization and alignment, and holistic strategies that will accelerate progress on gender equality in line with National Development Strategies (NDSs) and advance commitments to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the Beijing Platform for Action, the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), and other global and regional agreements. The Fund for Gender Equality is a … [Read more...]

UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women

The UN Trust Fund supports the UN Secretary-General’s UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign. UNiTE brings together a host of UN agencies and organizations and galvanizes action across the UN system to prevent and eliminate violence against women in all its forms. Specifically, the UN Trust Fund contributes to implementation of the five key outcomes declared in the campaign’s Framework for Action: the enforcement of national laws, the implementation of multi-sectoral action plans, support … [Read more...]

United Nations Democracy Fund

UNDEF was established by the UN Secretary-General in 2005 as a United Nations General Trust Fund to support democratization efforts around the world. UNDEF supports projects that strengthen the voice of civil society, promote human rights, and encourage the participation of all groups in democratic processes. The large majority of UNDEF funds go to local civil society organizations -- both in the transition and consolidation phases of democratization. In this way, UNDEF plays a novel and unique … [Read more...]

UN Women

The UN Women (United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women) is the newest UN organization dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. It has been established to accelerate progress on meeting the needs of women and girls worldwide. The United Nations General Assembly created UN Women in July 2010. The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. It merges and builds on the … [Read more...]

Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, The

The Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is an international financing organization, developed from a public/private partnership of global institutions and governments. The Fund provides substantial resources for poor countries to prevent and treat HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. It works with other bilateral and multilateral organizations and supports developing countries in strengthening their health systems and build their human resources. The Fund periodically … [Read more...]

Development Marketplace

World Bank in partnership with other organizations introduced the Development Marketplace for building competition and innovation in the NGO sector. NGOs are encouraged to be part of this global, regional and national-level competitions announced annually to select the best ideas for development. Besides NGOs, other groups such as social entrepreneurs, academia and business associations can also be part of this Marketplace.The Development Marketplace provides opportunities for applicant … [Read more...]

Communities and Small Scale Mining (CASM)

The Communities and Small Scale Mining (CASM) is a small grants scheme of the World Bank that provides a support of US $5,000 to projects which are focused upon reducing poverty and increasing sustainable development in communities through artisanal and small-scale mining. NGOs and community-based organizations can seek this fund by submitting project proposals. The proposals should clearly outline the need and the result expected. Primary stakeholders should be part of the planning process and … [Read more...]

Post-Conflict Fund

Conflict is a reality that is faced by development agencies in many parts of the world. In fact, repeated experiences around the globe have shown that normal developmental processes face dangers as much as any other group or individual in a conflict situation. The World Bank understands that innovative solutions cannot be implemented easily in violent circumstances and hence, a need to work through a different approach is required. For this, it has introduced the Post-Conflict Fund that … [Read more...]