The Scurrah Wainwright Charity Grants Program: Supporting Projects Emphasized on Social Inequity

Deadline: 14 May 2016

The Scurrah Wainwright Charity is currently accepting applications for its grants program, in support of a wide range of charitable projects with an emphasis on social reform and tackling the root causes of Social Inequity.

Grant Size

Typically, grants size lies between £1,000 and £5,000.

Eligibility Criteria

The Charity has three programmes:

  • Yorkshire: Trustees give priority to applicants working in the Yorkshire region. An organisation need not be based in the region but the project itself must directly benefit the Yorkshire community. The national charitable organisations  are funded only if the project is specifically working in the Yorkshire region, with clear evidence of local control and access to the grant.
  • Southern Africa, particularly Zimbabwe.
  • Projects that have applied to the Andrew Wainwright Reform Trust because they meet the AWRT’s broad objectives to work for a just and democratic society and to redress political and social injustices, but have not been able to proceed with an application to that Trust because they are eligible for charitable funding.

An organisation does not have to be a charity to apply, but its work must satisfy the Charity Commission’s definition of charitable purposes and public benefit.

Ineligible Entities

The Charity does not fund:

  • Individuals
  • Large and national charitable organisation unless specifically working in the Yorkshire region and providing local control and access to the grant
  • Animal welfare
  • Buildings
  • Medical research or support for individual medical conditions
  • Substitution for Government funding eg in education and health
  • Charities who send unsolicited general appeal letters
  • Activities that have already happened
  • Applicants who do not have a UK bank account into which a grant can be paid

How to Apply

Applicants must submit:

  • a completed application form
  • Applicants’ most recent audited accounts
  • an application of not more than two A4 pages, setting out:
    • Background information about you and/or your organisation
    • The nature of the project you wish to pursue and what it seeks to achieve
    • Your plans for practical implementation of the work and a budget
    • Other current funding applications, successful or not.

Applications must be sent via email or a post.

For more information, please visit this link.

EACEA Call for Proposals: Supporting Social Inclusion through Education, Training & Youth

Deadline: 30 May 2016

The European Commision in cooperation with the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) is seeking proposals will support projects in the fields of education, training and youth, which aim at upscaling and disseminating innovative good practices falling under the scope of the Declaration on Promoting citizenship and the common values of freedom, tolerance and non-discrimination through education.

The programme is divided into two lots

  • Lot 1: Education and training (EUR 10 000 000)
  • Lot 2: Youth (EUR 3 000 000)

Objectives

  • Preventing violent radicalisation and promoting democratic values, fundamental rights, intercultural understanding and active citizenship.
  • Fostering the inclusion of disadvantaged learners, including persons with a migrant background, while preventing and combating discriminatory practices.

Size of Grant

The maximum grant per project will be EUR 500 000.

Eligible Countries

  • 28 Member States of the European Union
  • EFTA/EEA countries: Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway
  • EU candidate countries: Turkey, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

Eligibility Criteria

Eligible applicants are public and private organisations active in the fields of education, training and youth in the areas covered by the Paris Declaration:

  • educational institutions and other learning providers
  • public authorities at national/regional/local level responsible for education, training and youth;
  • non-profit organisations (NGOs)
  • research institutions
  • trade organisations and social partners
  • guidance and recognition centres
  • international organisations
  • private companies
  • networks of the organisations listed above are also eligible as long as they have legal personality
  • Erasmus+ National Agencies in the field of youth

How to Apply

Applicants must apply online via given website.

For more information, please visit Initiatives for policy innovation.

Apply for 4th GALA Academy: Enhancing the Capacity of Next Generation of CSO Leaders in Asia

Deadline: 30 April 2016

The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), Asia Development Alliance (ADA), and Asia Democracy Network (ADN) are currently accepting applications for its 4th Glocal Advocacy Leadership in Asia Academy (GALA Academy), with an aim to enhance the capacity of the next generation of CSO leaders in Asia, who will play a crucial and constructive role in the national, regional, and international advocacy on human rights, development, and democracy.

Objectives

  • Better understanding of the international policy-agenda and processes related to human rights, development and democracy in the context of the implementation of the UN 2030 Agenda on   Sustainable Development known as Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  • Improved strategic and critical thinking by linking global discourses and local contexts.
  • Enhanced collaboration among CSOs in the region in developing cross-sectoral advocacy action plans based on collective analysis.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Full time mid-or high-level staff in a national, sub-regional (South, Southeast, and Northeast Asia) or regional NGO/CSO in Asia.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in the field of policy and advocacy on development, human rights or/and democracy.
  • Commitment to working in the same organisation at least until the end of 2017.
  • Sufficient knowledge and experiences related to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), democracy-related issues and/or national/ regional/ UN human rights mechanisms.
  • Timely and satisfactory completion and submission of (preparatory) home-assignments.
  • Ability to communicate in English (both spoken and written).

Selection Process

  • Short-listed applicants will be informed on or before 10 May 2016 by email.
  • Some applicants may be interviewed over Skype or phone during the short-listing process.
  • Short-listed applicants will receive rounds of questionnaires and reading materials for homework prior to the actual training.

How to Apply

Applicants must fill the application form via given website and also submit a letter of recommendation.

For more information, please visit http://www.forum-asia.org/?p=20577

Bilateral Programme Budget Call for Proposals: Strengthening Peace, Security and Democracy in Ethiopia

Deadline: 10 April 2016

The British Embassy in Addis Ababa is currently inviting proposals for its Bilateral Programme Budget for the year 2016/17.

The Bilateral Programme Budget is one of the channels through which the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) supports projects that strengthen ties with the Ethiopian government and contribute to creating lasting peace, security and democracy in Ethiopia.

Bilateral Programme Budget is designed to support implementation of small and quick impact projects that Promote democratic values, good governance and culture of open debate in Ethiopia.

This is a one year project proposal call. The financial year of the BPB is 01 April 2016 – 31 March 2017.

Budget

The budget to be allocated to one project can fall under the following ranges:

  • £10,000 – £15,000
  • £15,000 – £20,00

The Bilateral Programme Budget fund does not authorise the purchase of capital goods. Minimal percentage of administrative costs may be allowed on case by case basis.

Eligibility Criteria

The proposals are requested from the following eligible bodies:

  • Government Institutions
  • Legally Constituted Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs)
  • Civil Society Organisations
  • Community-based Organisations
  • Universities and Research Centers

How to Apply

Proposals should be submitted on the Project form and sent via email.

For more information, please visit Bilateral Programme Budget Ethiopia.

Swedish Institute’s Creative Force Programme: Supporting Collaborative Projects in the Target Countries

Deadline: 17 May 2016

The Swedish Institute is currently seeking applications from the eligible organisations for its Creative Force Programme with the overall objective to strengthen democratic structures and freedom of expression in the target countries. These aims shall be achieved through mutual learning processes and sustainable networks between institutions and agents of change who work with either culture or the media to bring about change.

Funding Information

Applicants can apply for the Seed funding for the maximum amount of SEK 100,000.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants may be Swedish civil society organisations, foundations, public sector agencies, private sector agencies or other professional actors.

Geographical Focus

  • AFRICA: Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia
  • MENA: Algeria, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Syria, Tunisia, Yemen
  • Eastern Europe: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldava, Turkey and Ukraine
  • Russia

Note: The countries of South Asia (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India and Pakistan) are no longer included in the programme.

How to Apply

Applications with the mandatory attachments must be submitted via web form that will be open during the application period.

For more information, please visit Creative Force Programme.

EIDHR Call for Proposals 2015-16: Supporting Most Vulnerable Citizens in Liberia

Deadline: 24 May 2016

The European Union (EU) is currently accepting proposals from eligible organizations for its European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) programme 2015-16. The global objective of this call for proposals is to strengthen access to justice and attention for the most vulnerable citizens in Liberia.

Objectives

  • to support initiatives to enhance access to justice for the most vulnerable groups
  • to support initiatives aimed at reducing Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) and assistance to victims

Size of Grants

Any grant requested under this call for proposals must fall between the following minimum and maximum amounts:

  • Minimum amount: EUR 250 000.
  • Maximum amount: EUR 500 000.

Eligibility Criteria

  • In order to be eligible for a grant, the lead applicant must:
    • be legal persons
    • be non-profit-making
    • be a specific type of organisation such as: non-governmental organisation, public sector operator, local authority, international (inter-governmental) organisation
    • be established in a Member State of the European Union or any other country, this obligation does not apply to international organisations
    • be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the action with the co-applicant(s) and affiliated entity(ies), not acting as an intermediary
  • Demonstrate previous presence or experience working in Liberia.
  • The lead applicant may act individually or with co-applicant(s).
  • Co-applicants participate in designing and implementing the action, and the costs they incur are eligible in the same way as those incurred by the lead applicant.

How to Apply

Applicants have to register themselves in PADOR, an on-line database via given website.

For more information, please visit Europeaid and download the guidelines.

EU Myanmar: EIDHR Program to Support Human Rights and Democracy in Myanmar

Deadline: 13 May 2016

The European Union (EU) is currently accepting proposals from eligible organizations for its European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) Program. The global objective of this call for proposals is to support Civil Society efforts in promoting and protecting Human Rights and developing and consolidating Democracy in Myanmar.

Objectives

  • To empower and support the work of “community” Human Rights Defenders (HRD) in promoting and protecting political, civil, social, economic and cultural rights, especially for groups particularly vulnerable to discrimination such as the poor, women, children, minority groups and migrants.
  • To promote and support an inclusive society, active citizenship and a culture of tolerance and pluralism.

Focus Sectors

  • Rural development / Agriculture / Food and nutrition security
  • Education
  • Governance / Rule of law / State capacity building
  • Peace-building support

Size of Grants

Any grant requested under this call for proposals must fall between the following minimum and maximum amounts:

  • Minimum amount: EUR 1,700,000.00.
  • Maximum amount: EUR 1,800,000.00.

Eligibility Criteria

  • In order to be eligible for a grant, the lead applicant must:
    • be a legal person and
    • be non-profit-making and
    • be a civil society organisations, including non-governmental non-profit organisations and independent political foundations, community-based organisations and private-sector non-profit agencies, institutions and organisations and  networks thereof at local, national, regional and international level; public-sector non-profit agencies, institutions and organisations and networks at local, national, regional and international level; national, regional and international parliamentary bodies, when this is necessary to achieve the objectives of this call and the proposed measure cannot be financed under another Instrument
    • be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the action with the coapplicant(s) and affiliated entity(ies), not acting as an intermediary
  • Lead applicants established in Myanmar must act with at least one co-applicant, whereas lead applicants established outside Myanmar must act with at least two co-applicants which are established in Myanmar.

How to Apply

Applicants have to register themselves in PADOR, an on-line database via given website.

For more information, please visit Europeaid and download the guidelines.

Community of Democracies: Inviting Organisations for CD-UNITED Program!

Deadline: 31 December 2016

The Community of Democracies invites organizations to apply for funding through its CD-UNITED program entitled “Democracy in Action: Expanding Civil Society Space” which provides financial support to projects that support and strengthen democracy.

CD-UNITED is the Community’s flagship initiative that seeks to finance projects and initiatives that support and strengthen democracy, promote human rights and fundamental freedoms, and build civil society around the globe.

The Community of Democracies (CoD) is an international organization that drives the global democracy agenda through common action. It was established in 2000 to bring together governments, civil society and the private sector in the pursuit of a common goal of supporting democratic rules and strengthening democratic norms and institutions around the world.

Project Priorities

The project should:

  • be action-oriented with clear objectives and well-defined activities; innovative elements are introduced; the project brings added value;
  • define realistic indicators and targets;
  • have a realistic timeline – all activities are diligently planned;
  • identify potential obstacles for the project’s implementation and appropriate mitigation measures (risk analysis);
  • be a part of organization’s larger strategic plan.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The applications may be submitted by: non-governmental organizations, nonprofit organizations, public institutions, private and public higher education entities, for profit organizations, unregistered organizations and public international organizations.
  • The inclusion of local civil society within the proposed initiatives is required.
  • Work with non-profit organizations is preferred; however, there may be occasions when a for-profit entity is best suited.
  • Applications will be assessed on “first come, first served” basis.
  • Applications are completed in English.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can download the application forms via given website.

For more information, please visit Community of Democracies.

European Instrument for Democarcy & Human Rights: Supporting Human Right Defenders and Women

Deadline: 22 May 2016

The European Union is currently accepting proposals from eligible organizations for its European Instrument for Democarcy and Human Rights (EIDHR) Programme. The EIDHR represents a self-standing financial instrument for the promotion of democracy and human rights worldwide.

Objectives

  • Support to Human Rights and Human Rights Defenders in situations where they are most at risk
  • Support to other EU Human Rights Priorities
  • Support to Democracy
  • EU Election Observation
  • Support to targeted key actors and processes, including international and regional human rights instruments and mechanisms

Size of Grants

Any grant requested under this call for proposals must fall between the following minimum and maximum amounts:

  • Minimum amount: EUR 750 000
  • Maximum amount: EUR 800 000

Eligibility Criteria

  • In order to be eligible for a grant, the lead applicant must:
    • be a legal person or and
    • be non-profit-making and
  • Civil society organisations, including non-governmental non-profit organisations and independent political foundations, community based organisations, and private sector nonprofit agencies, institutions and organisations, and networks thereof at local, national, regional and international level;
  • Public sector non-profit agencies, institutions and organisations and networks at local, national, regional, and international level; and
  • Be established in Afghanistan for at least two years, or be established in a Member State of the European Union.

How to Apply

  • Applications must be submitted in accordance with the concept note instructions in the grant application form via given website.
  • Applicants must apply in English.

For more information, please visit EIDHR Programme.

Call for Proposals: MRLG Grant Facility Innovation Fund

Deadline: 23 May 2016

The Mekong Region Land Governance (MRLG) supported by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the Luxembourg Government Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs (MFEA) has announced its 2nd Call for Innovation Fund proposals.

The purpose of innovative project proposals must align with the MRLG project goal to pursue multi-stakeholder collaborations that will improve the tenure security of family farmers in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Viet Nam (CLMV). These should address this goal through a focus on land rights and customary tenure recognition; regulation of large scale land acquisition and responsible land-based investments.

Grant Information

  • The Innovation Fund (IF) grant window will provide project funding to a maximum of US$250,000 with up to 2 years implementation.
  • To support innovative proposals, MLRG prefers submissions that propose a 2-phased approach. The first phase used as a project incubation small grant up to US$75,000 over 6 months to design, plan and mobilize project activities that are then implemented in phase 2 for the remainder period, up to 2 years. A total inclusive budget of US$ 250,000 is possible (total budget and period includes the small grant). The 2nd Phase design will be subject to Project Steering Committee approval.
  • The 2nd MRLG Call offers new opportunities through Small Grants with funding up to a maximum of US$ 75,000 for 2 year implementation period.

Key Dates

Dates for 2106 Proposal Process

  • 24 March Publication of Call for Proposal
  • 23 May Deadline for submission of Concept Notes
  • 24 May – 05 August Review and Evaluation Period
  • 08 August Invitation to submit full proposal for shortlisted projects
  • 16 September Deadline for Submission of Full Proposal (single phase projects)
  • Deadline for submission of Detailed Activity and Budget Plan for 2-Phase Projects
  • 30 October Selection and Approval of IF Grants (indicative timing)

Eligibility Criteria

The government institutions, private sector organizations or other organizations jointly implementing with government and/or private sector organizations are eligible to apply.

Eligible countries

Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Viet Nam (CLMV)

How to Apply

All IF grant proposals must identify a lead organization as main proponent. Joint proposals are strongly encouraged and desired.

The following are the basic eligibility requirements for the IF Grant Fund Application:

  • Completeness of documents submitted
    • Signed Letter expressing intent to apply for the IF Grant,
    • IF Grant Concept Note (maximum 6 pages, strict limit)
    • Signed Proponents Commitment of Partnership and Accountability Undertaking (signed by all partners to the proposal)
    • Lead Organization’s Registration Documents (not necessary if the lead is a government agency)
  • Documented track record of the applicant in managing and implementing projects of the size proposed.

Proposals must be written in English and submitted electronically via email.

For more information, please visit MRLG Grant 2016.