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.


  1. We are Pan Africs youth movement and we are on ground working in Uganda and we are willing to carry the obujective

    • Rashmi Kanti says:

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    Hello, we are non profit making organization based in Uganda and our interventions are in healthy,Education,human rights and governance,child protection,environmental protection and income generation for young ones and women and improving the livelihoods of the general community

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  7. Aguer kawac says:

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  19. As Chab’s Community Library and Information Service, we would like to receive this grant as we are so much involved in providing literacy to youths. We ensure that our clientele understands fully various cultures and we are eyeing for more information to do with culture of various regions so that our clientele can understand fully. considerations on this project shall be highly appreciated

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  22. Moses Kibalirwandi Muhindo says:

    I write on behalf of Obusinga Bwa Rwenzururu a cultural institution which has decided to open up a University to help its community youth to be trained in Agriculture and environmental science and technology.

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  26. Bolejo Ojo Gbenga says:

    innovation,this project will be a good support to our project of integration in west africa which we have begun in burkina faso.Incidentally we have 4 coordinators on the board of the NGO from 4 different countries in west africa.there are lots of ground for collaboration.please direct us to the right officer whom we could relate with.
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