UNESCO/ Poland Co-Sponsored Fellowships Programme 2016

Deadline: 30 April 2016

Applicants are invited to apply for UNESCO/POLAND Co-Sponsored Research Fellowships Programme whose aim is to promote human resource capacities in the developing countries and to enhance international understanding and friendship among nations and the people of Poland.
The fellowship will be an opportunity to undertake an individual research programme in the field of Science, Technology and Engineering.

Eligible Countries

  • Africa: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Swaziland, Togo, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe
  • Asia & Pacific: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei Darussalam Cambodia, China, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kiribati, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Maldives Mongolia, Myanmar, Nauru, Nepal, Niue, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Viet Nam
  • Europe: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Georgia, Republic of Moldova, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey, Ukraine
  • Latin America & The Caribbean: Argentina, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia (Plurinational State of), Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela(Bolivarian Republic of)

Facilities Offered

  • By Polish Authorities:
    • Free tuition and access to the university facilities based on the local regulations.
    • Accommodation at the AGH UST Student Campus organised for fellows by the UNESCO AGH Chair
    • Monthly allowance of 1350 PLN (1 USD = approximately 3.9 PLN)
  • By UNESCO:
    • International travel expenses
    • Health insurance for fellowship beneficiaries who are declared medically fit

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must be:

  • Individuals from the member states (mentioned above) are eligible to apply.
  • Hold the Bachelor’s or M.Sc. degrees.
  • Be proficient in reading and writing English.

How to Apply

Applicants must download the application from via given website.

For more information, please visit Fellowships Programme.

Common Fund for Commodities: 8th Call for Proposals to support Business Activities

Deadline: 30 April 2016

The Common Fund for Commodities (CFC) is seeking applications for its 8th Call for Proposals to support of commodity development activities in eligible countries. The CFC seeks to support business activities in the field of commodity development, including agriculture, minerals and metals in Developing Countries.

Objectives

  • Social: Create employment (particularly for youth and women), provide sustained increase in household incomes, reduce poverty, and enhance food security.
  • Economic: Enhance production and productivity, achieve higher local value addition; improve competitiveness of producers, producer organisations and small and medium sized industries, support the financial sector development.
  • Environmental: Enhance production taking into account the environment and its long term possibilities for the same, or increased use of productive resources while maintaining or reducing the impact on the environment.

Eligible Countries

Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Cuba, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, Djibouti, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Finland, Gabon, Gambia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Kenya, Kuwait, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Somalia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Sweden, Syrian Arab Republic, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United Republic of Tanzania, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of), Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants eligible to apply under this Call for Proposals are all legal public and private entities that:

  • Operate in commodity value chains in CFC member countries (mentioned above) or provide financial services to micro, small and medium sized businesses operating in the value chains
  • Have a proven relevant track record of sound commercial operations in the proposed activities over a period of at least 3 years, which can be documented by means of (audited) financial statements.
  • Share CFC’s values, including internationally recognized principles concerning human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption as reflected in the United Nations Global Compact

How to Apply

Applicants must download the application form via given website.

For more information, Please visit: http://common-fund.org/call-for-proposals/

Inter-American Development Bank: Promoting Regional Public Goods in Latin America & the Caribbean

Deadline: 7 April 2016

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has announced 2016 call for Proposals under the Initiative for the Promotion of Regional Public Goods in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), which supports projects aimed at resolving shared challenges and seizing opportunities for development through regional cooperation.

Cross- cutting Issues

  • Gender equality and diversity
  • Climate change and environmental sustainability
  • Institutional capacity and the rule of law

Grants available

The size of the grant typically ranges between US$0.6 and US$ 1.2 million per project.

Eligible Countries

Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela.

Eligibility Criteria

  • A minimum of three borrowing member countries (mentioned above) of the Bank are involved in the production of the RPG.
  • Public national, sub-national and local institutions in the IDB’s borrowing member countries with legal capacity to enter into agreements with the Bank.
  • Private, non-profit entities that are legally established in one of the IDB’s borrowing member countries.
  • Latin American and/or Caribbean regional or sub-regional institutions with legal capacity to enter into agreements with the IDB.

How to Apply

All applicants must apply online via given website.

For more information, please visit call for Proposals.

Capital Magnet Fund: Serving Low-income Families and Communities across America

Deadline: 30 March 2016

The Community Development Financial Institute (CDFI), U.S. Department of Treasury is seeking applications from organisations for Capital Magnet Fund to spur investment in affordable housing and related economic development efforts that serve low-income families and low-income communities across America.

The CDFI Fund was established by the Riegle Community Development and Regulatory Improvement Act of 1994, as a bipartisan initiative.

Through the Capital Magnet Fund, the CDFI Fund provides competitively awarded grants to CDFIs and qualified non-profit housing organizations. These awards can be used to finance affordable housing activities, as well as related economic development activities and community service facilities.

Organizations that receive Capital Magnet Fund awards are required to produce housing and community development investments at least ten times the size of the award amount, generating a multiplier effect that means that more low-income people and low-income communities nationwide will have housing options within their financial reach.

Objectives

  • To empower America’s economically distressed communities
  • To increase economic opportunity
  • To promote community development investments for underserved populations and in distressed communities in the United States.
  • To promote economic revitalization and community development through investment in and assistance to community development financial institutions (CDFIs).

Eligibility Criteria

Capital Magnet Fund Applicants must be:

  • A certified CDFI, or
  • A non-profit organization operating with a principal purpose of developing or managing affordable housing solutions
  • All Applicants (regardless of entity type) must demonstrate that they have been in existence as a legally formed entity for at least three years prior to the funding round application deadline.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can submit their applications electronically at the address mentioned on the website.

For more information, please visit Capital Magnet Fund.

Apply for UNICEF Innovation Fund of up to US$100,000: Open Source Technology Solutions for Children!

Deadline: 26 February 2016

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is seeking applications for its open source technology solutions that address the most pressing challenges faced by children and young people.

UNICEF works with governments, civil society organizations, and other organizations around the world to advance children’s rights to survival, protection, health, development and participation and is guided by the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Eligible Countries

  • Central & Eastern Europe & the Commonwealth of Independent States :Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan
  • East Asia & Pacific: Cambodia, China, Cook Islands, Fiji, Indonesia, Kiribati,Korea, Democratic People’s Republic of, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Republic of Micronesia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Vietnam
  • Eastern & Southern Africa: Botswana, Burundi, Comoros, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Republic of Swaziland, Tanzania, United Republic of Uganda, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
  • Middle east & North Africa: Algeria, Bahrain, Djibouti, Egypt, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Occupied Palestinian Territory, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates
  • South Asia: Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
  • Latin America & the Caribbean: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Plurinational State of Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Montserrat, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, Uruguay, Venezuela (Bolivian Republic of)
  • West & Central Africa: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic (CAR), Chad, Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo

Focus Areas

  • Products for youth under 25 address a range of needs including learning and youth participation.
  • Real-time information for decision-making: allows the situation of the most vulnerable to be understood by those who have an ability to address their circumstance.
  • Infrastructure to increase access to services and information, including connectivity, power finance, sensors and transport.

Grants available

UNICEF will consider applications for funding of approximately up to US$100,000.

Eligibility Criteria

  • UNICEF is looking to provide investment-style funding to early-stage tech startups. Only entities that fulfill these mandatory requirements will be eligible:
    • A private company/institution registered in a UNICEF programme country (mentioned above).
    • Working on open source technology solutions (or willing to be open source) under the following licenses:  Software: BSD, AGPL, LGPL and Content and designs: Creative Commons CC-BY-SA or CC-SA
  • Projects funded need to increase the ability of children to access information and to increase opportunity and choice. Specifically, projects should align with one of UNICEF Innovation’s three portfolio areas:
    • products for youth under 25 to address a range of needs including learning and youth participation
    • real-time information for decision making and governance
    • Infrastructure to increase access to services and information, including connectivity, power, finance, sensors and transport.
  • Generating publically exposed real-time data that can be / is measured

How to Apply

Interested applicants are required to complete and submit the EOI Response form available on the given website.

For more information, Please visit Solutions for Children.

Call for Proposal 2016: Brazil Prosperity Fund for Environment, Health, Infrastructure & Education!

Deadline: 15 February 2016

The British Embassy Brasilia has announced a Prosperity Fund over the next 5 years to promote the economic reform and development needed for growth in partner countries.

The Funding priorities will include improving the business climate, competitiveness and operation of markets, energy and financial sector reform, and increasing the ability of partner countries to tackle corruption.

Focus Areas

  • Business Environment
    • Trade Openness & Efficiency Reform
    • Public Efficiency Reform
    • Financial Markets Development
    • Transparency and Justice System Reform
    • Tax Simplification
  • Education
    • Strengthening English language proficiency
    • Higher Education Promotion / internationalisation
    • Technical, Vocational, Teacher Training
    • Education technology and PPPs
  • Health
    • Health Sector Reform
    • Innovation in Health
  • Infrastructure
    • Financing for Infrastructure: Public Private Partnerships
    • Infrastructure policy, legal and regulatory reform
    • Smart Cities
  • Low Carbon and Energy
    • Climate Policy Instruments & Climate Finance
    • Low Carbon Technologies and Green Growth
    • Energy Security
    • Renewables
    • Oil and Gas

Funding

The 2015 Strategic Defence and Security Review announced a £1.3bn Prosperity Fund over the next 5 years to promote the economic reform and development needed for growth in partner countries.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The Prosperity Fund accepts project proposals from the Brazilian government and from implementing agencies (civil society, think-tanks, and commercial organizations).
  • The primary beneficiary of the project proposal submitted to the Prosperity Fund must be Brazil, in line with DAC criteria.
  • All proposals must include a governmental beneficiary (any of the 3 levels or agencies).
  • Proposals may include more than one implementing agency.
  • In the case of proposals submitted by an implementing agency, proposal must include evidence of Government engagement and support. If they were not consulted, the project proposal should explain how the project will engage the necessary stakeholders to attain buy-in.
  • Project proposals must contribute directly to the objectives and support at least one of the key areas listed on Brazil Prosperity Fund objectives (mentioned above).
  • Proposals focusing purely on research, analysis, seminars or workshops will not be relevant unless they lead to specific and measurable actions.
  • Proposals should outline impact and clearly state what transformational changes the project will generate.
  • Proposals should demonstrate that the project will produce sustainable outcomes.
  • Only proposals with a minimum value of £150k and up to £300k will be accepted.
  • The bids should consider that the projects must be implemented within the British Fiscal Year (April 2016 to March 2017).
  • Contract signing is subject to due diligence which all implementing agencies must undergo.
  • Co-funding is not required but encouraged either in kind or in cash.

How to Apply

Applicants must use the Concept Bid Form given on the website.

For more information, Please visit 2016 Brazil Fund.

New Zealand Development Scholarships for Candidates from Selected Developing Countries!

Deadline: 15 April 2016

Applicants are invited for New Zealand Development Scholarships (NZDS) funded by the New Zealand Government’s international aid and development programme. They are managed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

New Zealand Development Scholarships (NZDS) give candidates from selected developing countries an opportunity to gain knowledge and skills through study in specific subject areas which will assist in the development of their home country. Awardees are required to return to their home country for at least two years after the completion of their scholarship to apply these new skills and knowledge in government, civil society or private business organisations.

NZDS are for postgraduate study in New Zealand and are available to candidates from specific Latin American and African countries, some Chinese provinces, and from Nepal, Timor-Leste and Mongolia. NZDS are also available for undergraduate study to candidates from Timor Leste.

Eligible Countries: Botswana, Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Algeria, Angola, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Egypt, Gambia, Senegal, Tunisia, Zimbabwe, Mongolia,  Nepal,  Timor-Leste, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Uruguay, Venezuela, Antigua & Barbuda, Bahamas, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, St Lucia, St Vincent & the Grenadines, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Suriname

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants from all eligible countries must meet the following conditions to be eligible for a New Zealand Development Scholarships. Applicant

  • must be at least 18 years old at the time he/she start the scholarship.
  • The country applicant is living in is in the list of eligible countries.
  • is a citizen of the country he/she is living in.
  • have been living in this country for at least the last two years (unless you are a member of the diplomatic corps or a dependent of a member of the diplomatic corps).
  • must confirm that he/she is not currently serving in the military.
  • want to study in New Zealand or in the Pacific and applicant from Kiribati, Niue, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu or Vanuatu.
  • want to study at a level that is listed as available for his/her country for the scholarship that he/she is applying for.
  • is expected to meet Immigration requirements for a student visa to New Zealand or the Pacific country he/she will study in.
  • is expected to meet the academic entry requirements (including English language ability) to get into his/her preferred programme of study.
  • should confirm that he/she have not been previously terminated from a New Zealand Government Scholarship because of poor academic performance or personal conduct.
  • can demonstrate that the study he/she want to do will enable him/her to contribute to the sustainable development of his/her home country.
  • should be committed to return to his/her country for a minimum of two years at the end of his/her scholarship to contribute to his/her country’s development.
  • should have at least two years of work experience (part time or full time, paid or voluntary) unless he/she is applying straight from school or during his/her first year of tertiary study (for countries offered undergraduate study)

How to Apply

Interested applicants can pick the application form from the New Zealand High Commission or Embassy in their country or apply online via given website.

For more information, please visit New Zealand Development Scholarship.

Taiwan International Cooperation and Development Fund: 2016 Scholarships Programme for Higher Education

Deadline: 18 March 2016

Taiwan International Cooperation and Development Fund (ICDF) is accepting applications for Higher Secondary Scholarship program 2016. The TaiwanICDF provides scholarships for higher education and has developed undergraduate, graduate and Ph.D. programs in cooperation with renowned partner universities in Taiwan.

Eligible Counties

  • Asia pacific: Fiji, India, Indonesia, Kiribati, Laos, Malaysia, Marshall Islands ,Burma (Myanmar), Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Solomon Islands, Thailand, Tuvalu, Vietnam
  • West Asia: Jordan, Mongolia, Russia, Turkey
  • Africa: Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Nigeria, São Tomé and Príncipe, South Africa, Swaziland,
  • Caribbean: Dominican Republic, Haiti, St. Kitts , St. Lucia, St. Vicent and the Grenadines
  • Central America: Belize, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama
  • South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay
  • Europe: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Latvia, Kosovo

Program Topics

Tropical Agricultural Resource, Planning, Production and Management of Tropical Agricultural Resources and Conservation and Utilization of Tropical Agriculture Resources.

Scholarship Benefits

The TaiwanICDF provides each scholarship recipient with a full scholarship, including return airfare, housing, tuition and credit fees, insurance, textbook costs and a monthly allowance.

Eligibility Criteria

An applicant must:

  • Be a citizen of eligible countries (mentioned above).
  • TaiwanICDF Scholarship, and satisfy any specific criteria established by his or her country and/or government of citizenship.
  • Neither be a national of the Republic of China (Taiwan) nor an overseas compatriot student.
  • Satisfy the admission requirements of the partner university to which he or she has applied to study under a TaiwanICDF scholarship.
  • Be able to satisfy all requirements for a Resident Visa (Code: FS) set by the Bureau of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and an Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) set by the Ministry of the Interior, of the ROC (Taiwan) government (this means that the TaiwanICDF has the right to revoke a scholarship offered if an applicant cannot satisfy the visa requirements).
  • Upon accepting a TaiwanICDF scholarship, not hold any other ROC (Taiwan) government-sponsored scholarship (such as the Taiwan Scholarship) in the same academic year in which the TaiwanICDF scholarship would be due to commence.
  • Not be applying for a further TaiwanICDF scholarship in unbroken succession — applicants who have already held a TaiwanICDF scholarship, MOFA’s Taiwan Scholarship or an MOE scholarship must have returned to their home country for more than one year before re-applying.
  • Have never had any scholarship revoked by any ROC (Taiwan) government agency or related institution, nor been expelled from any Taiwanese university.

How to Apply

Applicants must complete the online application via given website.

For more information, please visit International Cooperation.

Road Safety Grants Programme 2016: Supporting NGOs/CSOs in Selected low- and middle-income Countries

Deadline: 9 February 2016

The Global Road Safety Partnership is currently calling for Proposals for Round 9 of its Road Safety Grants Programme. The Programme supports projects to develop and deliver high-impact, evidence-based road safety interventions designed to strengthen road safety policies and their implementation.

The Programme objective is to support civil society and government organizations in selected low- and middle-income countries to advocate for policy change to address gaps in policies to protect road users.  It also supports organizations to promote the successful implementation of evidence-based policies.

Eligible Countries and Cities

Philippines, Tanzania, Ghana (Accra), Ethiopia (Addis Ababa), Indonesia (Bandung), Thailand (Bangkok), Colombia (Bogota), Brazil (Fortaleza), Viet Nam (Ho Chi Minh City), India (Mumbai), Brazil (Sao Paolo) and China  (Shanghai ).

Funding available & Duration

Proposals can be submitted for grants up to a maximum amount of 120,000 Swiss francs (CHF) for a short-term, one-year or two-year project.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Governmental and non-governmental organizations based in eligible countries and cities can apply for grants within the following parameters:
    • Governmental organizations with relevant authority over road safety policy and/ or its implementation. Road police and military agencies are not eligible to apply.
    • Non-governmental organizations (including but not limited to civil society organizations andeducational institutions) with relevant advocacy experience on policy reform/and or its implementation.
  • Additionally,
    • Applicants must be registered legal entities capable of entering into contractual arrangements, receiving foreign funds, and assuming legal and financial obligations.
    • Applicants cannot be recipients of financial support from alcohol, firearms, pornography, and tobacco industries.
    • The Road Safety Grants Programme does not fund individuals.
    • If you are a current grantee organization, please discuss development of Concept Note with your technical advisor.
    • Only applications written in English will be accepted.
    • Priority will be given to applications focusing on policy change related to the following road safety behavioral risk factors: drinking and driving, helmet wearing, seat belt use, child restraint use and speeding.

How to Apply

Applicants must register to apply for a grant through the website.

For more information, please visit RSG Call for proposals.

World Childhood Foundation Small Grants for NGOs Targeting Children

Deadline: 15 April 2016

Childhood Foundation yearly invites organizations for its yearly grants. Applications for small grants are accepted throughout the year. Organizations that wish to implement a smaller pilot project are welcome to submit applications for small grants (i.e. up to 20 000 USD). The grant period is 12 months.

Focus Countries

Belarus, Cambodia, China, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Nepal, Poland, Russia, Sweden, South Africa, Thailand, Ukraine, Brazil, Germany.

Childhood prioritizes

  1. preventive measures targeted towards at-risk children
  2.  new models and innovative approaches of work with the target groups
  3.  projects that take into account child participation
  4.  projects that take into account children’s right to play.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Projects must target Children who are victims of abuse and exploitation, Families at risk, Children in alternative care, Street children (including children at risk of ending up in any of the mentioned target groups).
  • Projects must directly involve and affect children and youth.
  • Projects must be implemented in the following countries: Belarus, Cambodia, China, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Nepal, Poland, Russia, Sweden, South Africa, Thailand, Ukraine, Brazil, and Germany.
  • Projects must be implemented by a local NGO registered in the country of implementation.

Application Procedure

  • Applicants must use the application and budget template available on the website.
  • Deadlines for project proposals are April 15 and October 15 each year. Applications for small grants (not exceeding 20 000 USD) can be submitted at any time during the year.
  • The following topics should be reflected in an application to World Childhood Foundation:
    • Background: Short history of organization including previous and ongoing projects.
    • Problem definition and stakeholder analysis: Description of the specific problems the project aims to address. If possible, refer to existing research and studies as well
    • as national/regional strategies or policies. Also describe what role the project will play in relation to other stakeholders and existing services.
    • Target group: Who is the project intended to reach? The target group must be well defined and coincide with Childhoods target groups (länk). How many children will be reached by the project?
    • Project objectives: What is the overall objective(s) of the project? What does the project aim to achieve during the project period?
    • Activities: Which concrete activities will take place in order to reach the objective(s)? If specific methods are used or will be developed, please indicate so. Please indicate if the methods are based on any particular theory or practice. Describe the skills, experiences and/or formal qualifications of the staff that will carry out the activities.
    • Monitoring and evaluation: It is important for us that you already at this stage think about how to assess the progress of the project. The system for monitoring and evaluation should reflect the needs and scope of the project and the main purpose of it is to ensure that lessons learned are used in the further planning of the project . If possible, it is preferable to establish some kind of baseline indicating the current situation for the target group before the project starts. o Child participation: How is the target group involved in planning, implementation and monitoring (feed-back of activities and results) of the project?
    • Sustainability: What are your strategies to ensure long-term sustainability of the project (both in terms of funding and long-lasting change for the target group)?
    • Risks analysis: What internal and external risks may affect the way the project will be able to reach its objectives? How are those risks taken into account and mitigated?

Costs: Applicants must use the budget template available on the website. The budget should reflect the activities for more information, please visit The Childhood Foundation Grants.