Evergreen Grants: How to apply for funding without worrying about deadlines?

When we identify a funding opportunity and decide to apply for it, the single big factor that will most significantly influence us in the process is its deadline. A deadline that is close enough can be very disappointing. For example, if you come to know of a funding opportunity 3 days prior to its deadline, […] … [Read more...]

How can NGOs apply and get grants from Bilateral Donor Agencies?

Bilateral donor funding refers to the donor country’s Government aid to recipient country in a Government-to-Government or a Government-to-NGO/Civil Society partnership. It is part of the Official Development Assistance (ODA) policies of the member countries of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) which are working towards economic progress and trade. They play a […] … [Read more...]

Jack Kimmel International Grant of Up to $10,000: Seeking Researchers Worldwide

Deadline: 1 October 2016 The TREE Fund is currently inviting applications for its Jack Kimmel International Grant Program with an aim to provide much needed funding to arboriculture and urban forestry researchers all over the world. Priority Areas Root and soil management Propagation, planting and establishment Plant health care Risk assessment and worker safety Urban […] … [Read more...]

Bureau of ECA: Inviting Applicants for Emerging Young Leaders Award

Deadline: 1 June 2016 The Office of Citizen Exchanges, Youth Programs Division, of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) is seeking applications for the FY 2016 Emerging Young Leaders Award (EYL) to honor and support international youth that have done exceptional work to create positive and impactful social change in challenging environments. EYL […] … [Read more...]

IWMF Call for Applications: Howard G. Buffett Fund For Women Journalists

Deadline: 6 July 2016 The International Women Media Foundation (IWMF) is currently inviting women journalists from around the world for its Howard G. Buffett Fund, supporting projects including educational opportunities, investigative reporting and media development initiatives. Objectives The Fund’s objectives are to: Advance women in the news media worldwide by funding innovative projects and unique […] … [Read more...]

How to undertake strategic planning for your NGO

Someone has rightly said that without a plan, a goal is only a wish. In the context of your NGO also, it holds true. Despite having a mission and a vision, an organization might be going on a path to nowhere, as these are very broad statements, and do not provide a clear direction, or […] … [Read more...]

How to establish Effective Governance in Your NGO

The term ‘governance’ comes from Greek verb κυβερνάω [kubernáo], meaning ‘to steer’. Every institution, be it public, private, or third sector, needs governance to function. There are formalized forms of governance, and the most formalized one is the ‘government’. NGOs also need good governance for effective functioning, growth and sustainability. The principles of good governance […] … [Read more...]

European Union EIDHR Program: CBSS to Support Civil Society & Human Rights Defenders in Tajikistan

Deadline: 24 June 2016 European Union is seeking proposals from organisations for a country based support scheme (CBSS) with an aim to support civil society and human rights defenders in Tajikistan in working on human rights (political, civil, economic, social and cultural) and democratization. The objective of this call is to contribute to the development […] … [Read more...]

USAID/West Africa: Countering Violent Extremism Piloting

Deadline: 25 April 2017 The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is seeking applications from qualified U.S. and Non-U.S. organizations to fund a program entitled “Countering Violent Extremism Piloting” to develop solutions to urgent and critical violent extremist (VE) challenges in West Africa. The activities will focus on providing innovative approaches that address current […] … [Read more...]

U.S. Mission to India: U.S.-South India Renewable Energy Innovation Challenge

Deadline: 28 June 2016 The U.S. Consulate General, Public Affairs Section in Chennai is seeking applications from organisations for a programme entitled “U.S.-South India Renewable Energy Innovation Challenge” that seeks to raise awareness of and increase interest in opportunities for innovation in the renewable energy field among young South Indian entrepreneurs and innovators. The proposed […] … [Read more...]

DFID : Sustaining and Accelerating Primary Health in Ethiopia (SAPHE)

Deadline: 31 May 2016 The U.K. Department for International Development (DFID) is seeking applications for its Sustaining and Accelerating Primary Health in Ethiopia (SAPHE) programme, a five year (2015-2020) programme that will provide up to £250 million to support the Health Sector Transformation Plan (HSTP, 2015-2020) of Ethiopia. The purpose of the programme is to […] … [Read more...]

European Union: Supporting Civil Society Organizations and Local Authorities in Jamaica

Deadline: 15 June 2016 European Union is seeking proposals from organisations for a thematic programme entitled “Support to Civil Society Organizations and Local Authorities in Jamaica” with an aim at contributing to the fight against injustice and inequality, including under a gender perspective. It also promotes women empowerment and gender equality, to issues of non-discrimination […] … [Read more...]

European Union Civil Society Facility: Strengthening and Building Capacity of CSOs in Armenia

Deadline: 15 June 2016 European Union is seeking proposals from organisations to strengthen and build capacity of Armenian civil society to effectively contribute to democratic decision making processes in Armenia. Through this programme, the EU will seek to build the capacity of CSOs in Armenia to be effective and accountable independent actors through implementation of […] … [Read more...]

EU Call for Proposals: Complementary Support to the Development of Waste Management Schemes

Deadline: 17 June 2016 The European Union is seeking proposals for Complementary Support to the Development of Waste Management Schemes having an aim to contribute to the development and improvement of comprehensive waste management schemes at municipalities’ level. The global objective of this call for proposals is to protect the coastal zones and maritime resources […] … [Read more...]

Atlantic Area Transnational Cooperation Programme Invites EoIs: Strenghtening Economic Development in the Atlantic Area

Deadline: 31 May 2016 The Atlantic Area Transnational Cooperation Programme 2014-2020 has announced its first call for Expressions of interest (EOIs). A two stage application process has been agreed for this initial and subsequent Programme calls, beginning with a call for EOI’s. The Programme is financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and supports […] … [Read more...]

CEI Fund at the EBRD Call for Proposals: Know-how Exchange Programme 2016

Deadline: 27 June 2016 The Central European Initiative (CEI) has announced a new Call for Proposals for the CEI Know‐How Exchange Programme (KEP) ‐ ITALY. The projects will be co‐financed with funding made available from the CEI Fund at the EBRD, entirely financed by the Italian Government. The CEI Know‐how Exchange Programme (KEP) is a […] … [Read more...]

European Union: EIDHR Country based Support Schemes in Kazakhstan

Deadline: 9 June 2016 European Union is seeking proposals from organisations for a country based support scheme with an aim to strengthen the role of civil society in promoting human rights and democratic reforms in Kazakhstan. Objectives Enhance the rule of law and good governance Monitoring of the implementation of the national and international commitments […] … [Read more...]

Department of Justice: Enhancing Training and Resources to Better Respond to Victims of Cyberviolence

Deadline: 7 June 2016 The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is seeking applications to enhance and update training and resources to better help victims of cyberviolence, specifically as it relates to engaging in judicial education. This program furthers the Department’s mission by providing resources supporting […] … [Read more...]

DHHS/ACF: Supporting Demonstration Projects to Prevent Domestic Violence

Deadline: 27 June 2016 The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), an agency of Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is seeking applications to support 10-12 demonstration projects that will focus on expanding their capacity (as family violence, domestic violence, and dating violence coalitions, local programs, tribal communities, and community-based programs) to prevent future […] … [Read more...]

DHHS/ACF: Enhancing Safe, Supportive and Sustainable Housing for Domestic Violence Survivors

Deadline: 27 June 2016 The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), an agency of Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is seeking applications to support one national capacity building center focused on delivering comprehensive training and technical assistance to enhance safe, supportive and sustainable housing for survivors of domestic violence. Purpose To strengthen coordination […] … [Read more...]