As the small grant facility is open throughout the year, it is an ideal opportunity for small NGOs in developing countries to conceptualize innovative projects and submit proposals on them to the HIF.
To apply for the small grant, you need to first download the Small Grants Application Pack available at this link. There is an application form, budget templage, CV template and Work Plan template which need to be filled and submitted by email. Interestingly, HIF does not request lengthy proposals at least for the small grants. So NGOs can quickly develop the five page proposal and then enclose the supporting information.
Before starting to write the proposal, make sure that you read through the previously funded projects and develop your own framework in the following manner. This framework is for your own personal use but it will be helpful in developing the idea in your proposal.
Challenge(s) to be addressed: (Here you can list out the challenges or problems that you are going to address – remember that the funding you are requesting is for a humanitarian assistance purpose. Do not go outside of this topic)
Innovation: (Since innovation is a key element of the project and HIF has great focus on it, here you can specify what innovative idea you are bringing in for the success of the project – it can be a new technology or it can simply be an idea developed at the local level)
Key Deliverables / Impact: Deliverables: (List out the key results that will be achieved from the project).
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