Regional Corporation Council Call for Proposals 2016: Promotion and Enhancement of the SEE 2020 Strategy

SEE 2020 Strategy

Deadline: 16 May 2016 The Regional Cooperation Council Secretariat (RCC) is seeking proposals for the implementation of the South East Europe (SEE) 2020 Strategy in the SEE region with financial assistance from the RCC Small Grants Instrument. The areas of cooperation in the framework of the RCC are economic and social development; energy and infrastructure; […]

European Commission-Growth: Seeking Proposals for the Reduction of Youth Unemployment

European Commission-Growth: Seeking Proposals for the Reduction of Youth Unemployment

Deadline: 30 June 2016 The European Commission-Growth is currently accepting proposals for “Reduction of youth unemployment and the setup of co-operatives” in order to support actions that would contribute to reduce youth unemployment in Europe by ensuring that cooperative form of enterprises is adequately covered in educational curricula. Focus Areas Improve knowledge of the cooperative […]

Webinar Video: How to Raise Funds from DFID

The webinar video on ‘How to Raise Funds from DFID’ is now available online.

The Department for International Development (DFID) in the United Kingdom is a major source of funds and partnership opportunities for NGOs around the world. DFID offers a significant amount of funding resources for NGOs through grant opportunities and requests for applications. Its funding resources support a wide range of issues areas: education, health, poverty reduction, the environment, water and sanitation.

Despite this, many NGOs often do not apply for funding with DFID because of the complexity and highly competitive nature of the DFID grant system including difficulty in understanding grant guidelines, compilcated instructions and more.

This entry-level webinar will help NGOs identify and apply to DFID request for applications and grant opportunities.


This video covers:

  • DFID Geographic Landscape: Geographic priorities, Issue Sectors and Financial Instruments & Eligibility
  • How to Participate: Information sources for upcoming calls for proposals
  • The Application Process: The Request for Application Process & the Basic overview on developing the Letter of Interest (LOI), Budget and Full Grant Application


Megan Kenna is an entrepreneurial resource mobilization professional, with international experience raising funds for NGOs, start-ups, and development organizations in the US, Europe, and Africa. Megan has worked with dozens of governmental and international organizations. She is an experienced proposal developer, having raised over US$60 million for a range of program around the world. Megan has developed a broad range of successful applications to government agencies, including USAID and DFID, for development organizations large and small. She has worked in both the US and Europe. ​

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ROMACT Call for Proposals: Supporting Capacity Building and Transnational Cooperation Activities

Deadline: 29 April 2016

The Council of Europe and the European Commission are currently seeking proposals for the ROMACT programme, a joint initiative to promote the integration of Roma at local level.

This call concerns a new component of the ROMACT programme which aims at assisting local authorities in better integrating marginalised people, in particular non-nationals of Roma ethnicity. This component supports capacity building and transnational cooperation activities.

This call for proposals encompasses a range of options to allow applicants to devise an approach tailored to address their needs, within the scope of capacity-building and transnational cooperation.

Programme Structure

The capacity building and transnational cooperation component of ROMACT comprises three modules:

  • Intercultural training
  • Training of Intercultural Mediators
  • Support for working visits

Eligibility Criteria

  • This Call is open to local public authorities.
  • Not-for-profit entities can apply if acting under the mandate of the local public authority, in which case a signed letter of intent from the local authority delegating this entity must be included in the application.

Eligible Countries

Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, Italy and Czech Republic.

Key Dates

  • 29 February 2016: Call for proposals published
  • 29 April 2016: Deadline for applications
  • May 2016: Evaluation of applications and negotiation of activities and budget with selected applicants
  • June 2016: Signature of grant agreements
  • June 2016 – May 2017: Implementation of activities (end in May 2017)
  • December 2016: Mid-term review / meeting of ROMACT partners
  • June 2017: Final evaluation

How to Apply

Applicants are required to submit duly filled application form along with all necessary documents via email.

For more information, please visit ROMACT.

Call for Proposals 2016: CEI SEEMO Award for Outstanding Merits in Investigative Journalism

Deadline: 31 May 2016

The Central European Initiative (CEI) and the South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO) are currently inviting proposals for its CEI SEEMO Award for Outstanding Merits in Investigative Journalism with an aim to investigative reporting despite the difficult conditions under which they often have to operate.

Award Categories

The Call is divided into two categories:

  • Professional journalists (4.000 EUR)
  • Young professional journalists(1.000 EUR)

Eligibility Criteria

  • The Call is open to nationals of the 18 CEI Member States: Albania, Austria, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Ukraine.
  • Print, Radio, TV, news agencies and Internet media are admitted.
  • For Category 1: candidates should have been actively engaged in investigative reporting over the last two years and should still be active in journalism. Two samples of journalistic work will be relevant for the evaluation by the jury.
  • For Category 2: candidates should have been actively involved in investigative reporting, even in the context of training activities organised by schools/universities/NGOs and, as a result, should have published at least one investigative story meeting all professional standards. One sample of journalistic work will be relevant for the evaluation by the jury.

How to Apply

  • Applicant must download the application form via given website.
  • The following documents in PDF format shall be uploaded:
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • A recommendation letter
    • Up to three samples of journalistic work in a single PDF document
    • Material prepared in local languages should be accompanied by a short summary in English

For more information, please visit CEI SEEMO Award.

Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice: International Fund to Support LGBTQI Communities

Deadline: 31 July 2016

The Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice is seeking applications for its International Fund to support groups led by LGBTQI communities working for progressive social change, addressing oppression based on sexual orientation and/or gender identity and expression and advancing work for racial, economic and gender justice.

Astraea supports lesbian, trans, intersex and LGBTQI groups that promote racial, economic and gender justice and mobilize communities to challenge oppression and claim rights. It funds groups in the United States, primarily led by LGBTQI people of color, and groups across the globe.

Budget – $500,000 USD or less. It strengthens LGBTQI groups by providing flexible general support grants ranging from $5,000 to $30,000 per year.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Based in Africa, Asia/the Pacific, Eastern Europe/Commonwealth of Independent States, Latin America/the Caribbean, or the Middle East.
  • Led by and/or for LGBTQI communities. Non-LGBTI-led groups must demonstrate how they address LGBTI human rights issues and how they involve LGBTI’s in organizational and programmatic decision-making.
  • Doing work towards long-term social change, on issues affecting LGBTQI people and/or people who are penalized, persecuted or harassed for their gender identity, gender expression, and/or sexual orientation.
  • Non-governmental organizations, not-for-profit groups, or the equivalent are eligible for the funding
  • Groups that have been active for at least one year at the time you send in your proposal. A group which has been active for less than one year may apply if you demonstrate your group’s ability to sustain activities over the long-term and illustrate how a grant would help you to build your organization’s capabilities.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can apply via given website.

For more information, please visit:

ERANETMED Joint Call for Research Proposals on Environmental Challenges and Solutions for Vulnerable Communities

Deadline: 31 May 2016

The ERANETMED, co-funded by Euro-Mediterranean entities grouped together in the Executive Committee of Funding Agencies (ECFP), currently invites research proposals on Environmental Challenges and Solutions for Vulnerable Communities.

The ERANETMED initiative aims at co-ordinating research activities of the different national research programmes from EU Members States, Associated Countries to the EU Research Framework Programmes and Mediterranean Partner Countries.

The duration of a project can range between 24 and 36 months.


The main goals addressed by the project will be:

  • establishing a framework for communication and coordination of programme owners and managers related to S&T cooperation from Europe and Mediterranean Partner Countries;
  • strengthening Euro-Mediterranean R&I Cooperation promoting joint activities;
  • developing joint funding schemes and procedures between partners;
  • supporting long-term and stable Euro-Mediterranean cooperation;
  • strengthen MPC capacities to enhance research and innovation and increase the impact of research on the socio-economic development of the region.

Thematic Scopes

  • Land &Water/ Food” and Environment
  • Energy and Environment
  • “Climate/demographic change” and Environment
  • “Societies/Ecosystems” and Environment

Grant Information

The total budget of the present Call is 600.000 Euro from the Research Promotion Foundation.

Eligibility Criteria


  • Applicants must be eligible for funding according to the regulations of their respective national Funding Agencies. They can represent research and higher education entities, companies, and other legal entities such as NGOs, once again subject to institutional restrictions set by individual Funding Agencies.
  • Applicants from ERANETMED countries having no contribution in this Call can participate in project consortia with their own institution, as additional partners to the minimum number of participants, by funding their own involvement.
  • Research organizations or industry not belonging to countries participating in ERANETMED may participate in selected projects (as additional partners to the minimum number of participants) as co-funders, which means that they can contribute to a specific project either financially with “own contribution” or “in kind”. Their commitment must be presented at the time of proposal submission according to the specific text template, which can be found in the Guidelines for Applicants.


  • The project consortium must comprise project partners from at least 3 different countries whose Funding Agencies contribute to the present call, of which at least one from an EU Member State/Associated Country to European Research Framework Programme and one from a Mediterranean Partner Country.
  • The Project Consortium designates a Project Coordinator which must belong to an entity legally established in one of the countries funding this Call. The project Co-ordinator will have the following role:
    • Be the single point of contact and entry point for information provided by the Call Secretariat (CS) before, during and after submission
    • To submit the Application Form on behalf of the consortium
    • In any awarded project, compile and submit reports/deliverables to the Call Secretariat on behalf of the project consortium

How to Apply

Interested applicants must submit proposals through an online portal.

For more information, please visit ERANETMED.

European Union: Promotion & Protection of Human Rights of Roma, Egyptians & Other Vulnerable Groups

Deadline: 17 June 2016

The European Union is currently accepting proposals from eligible organisations for “Promotion and protection of human rights of Roma, Egyptians and other vulnerable groups” in Montenegro. The global objective of this call for proposals is to ensure durable and sustainable solutions for protecting fundamental human rights of vulnerable groups in compliance with international standards.

Priority issues of this Call for Proposals revolve around four pillars which would enable the target population to have improved access to their rights: employment, education, health care and social inclusion.

Size of Grants

Any grant requested under this call for proposals must fall between EUR 950,000.00 and EUR 1,000.000.00.

Eligibility Criteria

  • In order to be eligible for a grant, the lead applicant must:
    • be a legal person
    • be non-profit-making
    • be a specific type of organisation such as: non-governmental organisation, international organisation
    • be established in a Member State of the European Union or Montenegro
    • have at least 3 years of experience in implementing and supporting projects facilitating the integration of RE in Eastern Europe and/or the Balkans
  • Potential applicants may not participate in calls for proposals or be awarded grants if they are in any of the situations
  • 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.

HRSA: International AIDS Education and Training Center to Improve Health Outcomes of People Living with HIV

Deadline: 23 May 2016

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) under Department of Health and Human Services is seeking applications for the International AIDS Education and Training Center (IAETC) program with an aim to improve health outcomes for people living with HIV (PLWH) along the HIV treatment cascade by building sustainable health systems, including a global workforce with the right skills, mix, and distribution to respond to HIV and other population health priorities in countries in sub-Saharan Africa, the Caribbean, Central Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America, and other countries with significant or increasing HIV and other infectious disease incidence rates.

The IAETC program will implement activities globally that are in alignment with the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) 3.0 and its focus on reaching the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) 90-90-90 global treatment targets and, ultimately, PEPFAR’s plan to reach epidemic control of HIV.


  • Identify, pilot, evaluate, and scale up new approaches to effective and efficient HIV service delivery through technical assistance, consultation and training;
  • Strengthen evidence-based comprehensive prevention approaches by targeting key populations including adolescent girls and young women;
  • Improve diagnosis, linkage, treatment, retention and viral suppression through training, consultation, and technical assistance.

Priority Areas

  • Engaged leadership;
  • A quality improvement strategy;
  • Empanelment or linking patients with specific providers to ensure the continuity of the patient–provider relationship;
  • Continuous and team-based healing relationships, including cross-training staff to allow team members to play various roles;
  • Organized, evidence-based care, including the use of decision support systems;
  • Patient-centered interactions to increase patients’ involvement in their own care;
  • Enhanced access to ensure patients have access to care and their clinical information after office hours;
  • Care coordination to reduce duplication of services and costs.
  • Use of human resources for health (HRH) data to target interventions and create efficient and sustainable delivery practices that optimize HRH to improve outcomes.
  • Adapting HRSA’s existing domestic and international evidence-based models of HIV care for key populations in clinical settings and mentoring programs.
  • Using HIV surveillance data to identify HIV-diagnosed individuals not in care, link them to care or re-engage patients into HIV services and support the HIV treatment continuum.
  • Efforts to intensify collaboration between Ministries of Health and Education as well as health professions councils/regulatory bodies and their respective contributions to the HRH dialogue.

For information regarding the application procedure and more, please visit this link.

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.