Pact Nigeria with funding from Foundation for Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta (PIND) , a Chevron funded organization, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) seeks application for small grants from the CSO’s for The Advocacy, Awareness and Civic Empowerment (ADVANCE) program aimed at promoting socio-economic growth in Niger Delta communities.
PIND Objective and Program Focus
The PIND Foundation prioritizes economic growth as a strategic focus for its development programs based on thorough analysis and generated in a peaceful environment with strong institutional partners amongst government and civil society. The Foundation has established programs in the areas of Economic Development, Capacity Building, Peace Building, and Analysis/Advocacy as strategic enablers of equitable economic growth.
This support is provided under the PIND Foundation’s Capacity Building program area which seeks to improve the ability of civil society organizations including community based organizations to engage in public decision-making, local governance, and project development for peaceful and equitable socio-economic growth. The Capacity Building objective also aims to strengthen representation, accountability, and peace-building capacities of civil society organizations to serve the interests of their members, communities, and other partner groups who together form their broader constituency.
A maximum of five Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in the Niger Delta states will be selected under this RFA to receive grants for activities that would contribute to achieving these objectives.
– Registration with the Corporate Affairs Commission or state registration agencies as a non-profit organization (or registration is in process and is at advance stage)
– Demonstrated capacity to manage funds and program activities using basic accounting and project management practices.
– Proposed activities are in line with the program focus expressed in this RFA
– Proposed activities reflect the mission, current priorities and experience of the applying organization.
– Proposed activities must be strategic or have the potential to lead directly to measurable impact (e.g isolated trainings that are not part of a larger effort to galvanize constituencies will not be considered).
– Organization must be resident in the Niger Delta and in some cases target state, already programming there and be able to work there under this RFA.
Grants will range in value from $30,000 to an absolute maximum of $60,000 per grant, depending on the absorptive capacity of the organization, and scope of activities proposed. Pact Nigeria anticipates funding a maximum of five organizations.
Last date for submitting the application is May 30, 2011
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