South East Asia Prosperity Fund 2016-2017: Promoting Economic Reform and Development for Growth in Partner Countries

Deadline: 27 March 2016 The Foreign and Commonwealth Office have announced the South East Asia Prosperity Fund over the next 5 years to promote the economic reform and development needed for growth in partner countries. The priorities of the fund 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. Project Objectives Economic Development & … [Read more...]

SEIA Sida Conference Strategic Fund for Environmental Sustainability, Gender Equality & Poverty Reduction

Deadline: 31 March 2016 SEI along with the support from Government of Sweden, funds events focused on environmentally sustainable development, gender equality and poverty reduction. The Regional Asia Environment Conference Support Programme funded by Sweden aims to promote informed dialogue where different groups and stakeholders can share knowledge in regional forums and other strategic events with the goal of helping to shape public policy to advance environmentally sustainable … [Read more...]

AEWA Small Grants Fund: Inviting NGOs Working on AEWA related Conservation & Livelihood activities in Selected African Countries

Deadline: 27 March 2016 The African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbird Agreement Small Grants Fund is open for applications with an aim to promote the implementation of AEWA in developing countries and countries with economies in transition. The Fund supports AEWA-related conservation activities, for example species and habitat conservation, training and awareness-raising for different target groups, survey and monitoring of species and sites, and livelihood-related activities. Grants … [Read more...]

Positive Action for Children Fund: Supporting Organizations to Deliver Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV Services!

Deadline: 29 March 2016 The Call for Proposals for ViiV Healthcare's Positive Action for Children Fund(PACF) 2016 is open. The PACF aims to alleviate the impact of HIV and AIDS on women and children’s health by supporting interventions that engage affected communities, developing their capacity to participate and lead. PACF supports organisations across four continents, with special attention given to countries with the most need of PMTCT interventions: Nigeria, Democratic Republic of Congo, … [Read more...]

OSISA: Seeking Proposals for Supporting Innovative Programs

Deadline: 31 March 2016 The Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa is inviting proposals from civil society organizations, Community or state actors to support innovative programmes working towards open society ideals and which advocate for these ideals in southern Africa. Priority Areas Human Rights, Access to Justice and the Rule of Law Democracy and Governance Social and Economic Justice Natural Resources Governance Youth Arts and Culture Women’s Rights Eligibility … [Read more...]

Foundation for Human Rights: Socio-Economic Justice for All

Deadline: 25 March 2016 The Foundation for Human Rights in partnership with the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development have launched a new program called Amarightza also known as ‘Socio-Economic Justice for All-(SEJA). The AMARIGHTZA programme is based on the values and principles enshrined in the South African Constitution -Dignity, Equality and Freedoms. It also takes account of the universality, indivisibility, interrelatedness and interdependence of all human rights. The … [Read more...]

FISP-Climat: Funding Innovations in the Field of Climate Change

Deadline: 18 March 2016 French Global Environment Facility (FFEM) is seeking proposals for funding innovations in the field of climate change, through grants. FISP-Climat aims to encourage reproducible and long-term projects, in order to stimulate a market for technologies or services to mitigate and/or adapt to climate change in developing countries. Grants Information The aim is to fund, through an initial call for expressions of interest, five to ten projects with a grant of a maximum of … [Read more...]

BERSAMA: Seeking Applications for Gender Based Violence Prevention Program

Deadline: 24 March 2016 USAID/Indonesia is seeking applications from qualified U.S. and non-U.S. nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) for a program to prevent gender-based violence in Eastern Indonesia; entitled BERSAMA. USAID/Indonesia’s Bersama activity is significant in the context of USAID’s GBV Strategy, because it is one of a few USAID-funded anti-GBV programs that approach GBV from a democracy, human rights, governance and accountability lens or via a community-based … [Read more...]

Applications Open for SEED Awards for Entrepreneurship in Sustainable Development!

Deadline: 21 March 2016 Applications are open for SEED Awards for Entrepreneurship in Sustainable Development in order to find the most promising, innovative and locally-led start-up social and environmental enterprises in countries with developing and emerging economies. The three awards open for applications are: Switch Africa Green-SEED Awards, SEED Africa Awards SEED Gender Equality Awards. Winners will be honored at the SEED Africa Symposium on 28-29 September 2016 in … [Read more...]

Applications Open for 2016 Innovation Competition by MasterCard Foundation Fund for Rural Prosperity

Deadline: 28 March 2016 Applications are open for the 2016 Innovation Competition by Mastercard Foundation Fund for Rural Prosperity. The competition aims to transform lives of people by supporting Financial Innovation. The MasterCard Foundation Fund for Rural Prosperity is a US$50 million challenge fund to extend financial services to people living in poverty. Is your idea innovative? The ideas will be judged on the basis of following questions: What is the potential for the … [Read more...]

Development Blogging: Some tips for NGOs

We cannot deny the importance of internet, social media and blogging for organizations. These are integral parts of online marketing strategies of organizations in today’s digital age. For non-profits too, it is important to develop content for online platforms, and to utilize these media. A blog is a discussion or information portal, and is increasingly becoming the new face of expression, communication and also a form of journalism. Some advantages of blogging by development organizations are: … [Read more...]

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for non-profits

In this digital age, technology has the power of great positive transformation for organizations. Information and Communication technology (ICT) has been booming and non-profits have great opportunity to utilize ICT for internal systems strengthening and external stakeholder involvement and communication. In the context of non-profits, the main areas where ICT can be applied are implementing digital infrastructure of the organization, application or implementation of programs, monitoring and … [Read more...]

Free PDF: How to frame Goals & Objectives in a Project Proposal

Goals and objectives are an important component of a project proposal. It gives a clear idea about the proposed achievements of a project. However, developing and presenting them can be challenging if you are new writing a proposal. In this PDF, we are offering basic guidelines for NGOs on how to prepare effective goals and objectives in a standard proposal. This PDF is available for free and you can download it. … [Read more...]

Free Online Course: International Women’s Health and Human Rights

The Stanford University’s free online course on International Women’s Health and Human Rights provides an overview of women's health and human rights, beginning in infancy and childhood, then moving through adolescence, reproductive years and aging. It has a focus on critical issues, namely those that may mean life or death to a woman, depending on whether she can exercise her human rights. These critical issues include: being born female and discrimination; poverty; unequal access to … [Read more...]

National Endowment for Democracy NED Grants Program

Deadline: 2 October 2015 The National Endowment for Democracy is calling applications for its NED grants program. Each year the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) makes direct grants to hundreds of non-governmental organizations worldwide working to advance democratic goals and strengthen democratic institutions. Grant amounts vary depending on the size and scope of the projects, but the average grant lasts 12 months and is around $50,000. The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is a … [Read more...]

UN Women Trust Funds: Grants for Global Women’s Empowerment

The fifty-ninth annual session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW 59) took place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 9 to 20 March 2015. Representatives of Member States, UN entities, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from all regions of the world attend the session to discuss global women’s issues. The United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), established in June 1946, is the principal global intergovernmental body exclusively dedicated to the … [Read more...]

Resource guide on Fundraising Resources for Women’s and Girls’ Rights

The 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women will be coming up in the next few weeks. In light of this session, we have prepared a resource guide on Fundraising resources for Women's and Girls' Rights. This resource guide profiles the networks, foundations and organizations providing funding support to organizations around the world that are working on Women's and Girls' Rights issues. Networks & Institutes Women’s Funding Network Women’s Funding Network is more than 150 … [Read more...]

Resource Guide: International Seed Grant Opportunities for New NGOs and Early Start-Ups

Funding sources for new NGOs and new ideas are rare. Most donor agencies prefer to provide financial support to experienced organizations. But this does not mean that early-stage grant-seekers should feel discouraged. We have gathered a list of those grant-making agencies which offer programs to provide small and large size grants to new ideas, promising efforts, potential scale-ups and even new NGOs. Such type of funding is also known as 'seed grants' but they are available only for the most … [Read more...]

Accountability Lab Seed Grants for NAF and LAF

Nepal's Accountability Lab is inviting applications for the Nepal Accountapreneurship Fund and the Liberia Accountapreneurship Fund. This event supports all the projects on accountability issues in Nepal and Liberia. Proposals are welcome from applicants involved in setting up community to check public funds and using mobile phones to report any accountability issue. Applicants are free to submit their ideas related to the project at any time. Applicants can also send more than one idea. The … [Read more...]

United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF) 2014: Learn How to Apply

The United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF) 2013 Call for Project Proposals is now open for NGOs to apply. The Fund provides financial support to projects around the world for strengthening the voice of civil society, promoting human rights and encouraging the participation of all groups in the democratic processes. The main areas of funding are Community Development, Media, Rule of Law and Human Rights, Tools for Democratization, Women and Youth. For NGOs to win funding, it is very important to … [Read more...]