Three Grant Programs by Disability Rights Fund: Apply for Round One!

The Disability Rights Fund (DRF) is seeking applications for its three grant programs to strengthen the participation of Disabled Persons’ Organizations (DPOs) in the advancement of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). DRF supports Disabled Persons Organizations in the developing world to take the lead in advocating for the human rights of persons with disabilities at local and national levels, utilizing … [Read more...]

National Coalition Funding Stream: Supporting Advancement of Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities!

Deadline: 14 March 2016 The National Coalition Funding Stream supports advancement of the CRPD at national levels through lobbying for legislative changes (including but not limited to CRPD ratification), monitoring and reporting on implementation of the CRPD or other international human rights mechanisms, or following up on the recommendations made by UN human rights mechanisms to States in regard to implementation of the rights of persons with disabilities (PWDs). In addition, this funding … [Read more...]

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Mid-Level Coalition Funding Stream: Supporting Civil Society and Addressing the Rights of PWDs

Deadline: 14 March 2016 The Mid-Level Coalition Funding Stream supports civil society coalitions at sub-national levels to ensure that national legislation and policy addressing the rights of PWDs is implemented at these levels, including through establishment of budgets. In addition, this funding stream supports sub-national level coalitions to advocate that sub-national development programs, policies and plans are inclusive of persons with disabilities and to ensure that efforts to implement … [Read more...]

Small Grants Funding Stream: Strengthening the Capacity of Persons with Disability

Deadline: 14 March 2016 The Small Grants Funding Stream helps organizations to build a broader movement to advance the CRPD at state and local levels.  Organizations can use funds from DRF to strengthen the capacity of persons with disabilities (PWDs) to participate more actively in decision-making processes in CRPD implementation and monitoring or to advocate for the advancement of rights defined in specific articles of the CRPD. In addition, this funding stream supports DPOs to participate … [Read more...]

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New England Biolabs Foundation: Submit LOIs for Small Grants Program!

Deadline: 1 March 2016 The New England Biolabs Foundation is seeking letters of inquiry (LOIs) from community-based nonprofit organizations. The Program encourages proposal for community-based projects in settings where small grants can make a big impact. The Program’s mission is to foster community-based conservation of landscapes and seascapes and the biocultural diversity found in these places. Objectives Creating and/or ensuring effective management and governance of protected areas, … [Read more...]

MINDS North and West Africa Civic Education Workshop in Elections & Governance

Deadline: 19 February 2016 The Mandela Institute for Development Studies (MINDS) is currently seeking applications for its North and West Africa Regional Civic Education workshop in Elections and Governance. The aim of the workshops is to create awareness, enhance knowledge and develop relevant skills in electoral and governance processes and leadership among participants, in order for them to effectively communicate and apply them in influencing and mobilizing other youth to actively … [Read more...]

Landesa Rural Development Institute: 2016 Women’s Land Rights Visiting Professionals Program

Deadline: 28 February 2016 Landesa Rural Development Institute (LRDI) is currently seeking applications for six weeks long Women's Land Rights Visiting Professionals program, to support motivated professionals to enhance their ability to improve women’s land rights in the developing world. The Program seeks to cultivate a network of qualified professionals from around the world who are strongly committed to securing women’s land rights at local, national, and international levels. The … [Read more...]

The SEED Awards: Promoting Entrepreneurship for Sustainable Development!

Deadline: 21 March 2016 Extended up to 31 March 2016 Is your enterprise in a start-up phase and does it integrate social and environmental benefits, solving pressing local issues? Do you need support to help to establish and grow your enterprise? If yes, then apply for SEED Awards for Entrepreneurship in Sustainable Development. Applications are open for SEED Awards for Entrepreneurship in Sustainable Development with a motive to find the most promising, innovative and locally-led start-up … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

The MasterCard Foundation Fund for Rural Prosperity: Seeking Proposals for the 2016 Innovation Competition

Deadline: 28 March 2016 The MasterCard Foundation Fund for Rural Prosperity (FRP) is seeking proposals for its 2016 Innovation Competition. The competitions are destined for financial service providers such as banks, microfinance institutions, insurance companies and agribusinesses who may wish to apply for support. The three principles guiding The MasterCard Foundation Fund for Rural Prosperity are: Impact: Projects should have a positive effect on the lives of rural poor people through … [Read more...]