Funding Opportunity: ATTI support for projects that use technology to promote transparency and accountability in Africa

Africa Technology and Transparency Initiative (ATTI) seeks Letters of Inquiry (LOIs) followed by Full Proposal (from selected applicants) from  organizations that use technology as an essential component for providing people with access to credible information about government actions and influence in Africa. Organizations that can look forward to the funding from ATTI can be the ones that are looking for support towards the development of technology platforms used in promoting transparency and accountability or the organizations that are using technology platforms for disseminating information for the promotion of transparency and accountability.

The process for fund approval involves two steps viz LOI and Full Proposal

Step 1: Letter of Inquiry

An organization interested in applying for a grant needs first to send a brief letter of inquiry (LOI).  Please note that ATTI does not accept unsolicited grant proposals and organizations that submit unsolicited proposals will receive notification directing them to first submit a letter of inquiry.

Organizations that best match ATTI’s grant making guidelines and funding criteria will be invited to submit a full proposal. Letters of inquiry may be submitted at any time. The letter of inquiry shall be reviewed, and within 30 days, ATTI will provide its response (either declining or requesting a full proposal).

Step 2: Full proposal

A complete proposal consists of the grant application form, a project proposal narrative and a budget.

Project proposal narrative: ATTI does not require applicants to fill in a specific format for project proposals and budgets. The project proposal narrative should however include mission and problem analysis, description and objectives of activities to be financed; quantifiable indicators connected with the activities and objectives, method of implementation, period within which the activities will take place, objectives of the applicant organization and an organizational chart.

Project Budget: In your budget, the applicant needs to furnish the overall budget for the entire project that it is seeking funding for, the requested ATTI grant, own income sources, and contributions by other donors, specified per year.

Applicants who are invited to submit proposals can do so at any time. The review board meets every quarter to make a final decision on whom to fund (typically January, April, July and October). The review process for grantees takes on average about 8 weeks. Please submit your proposal at least 8 weeks before the month in which you would like to be considered for funding (e.g. if you would like your proposal to be considered for funding in March, please submit your proposal by February 1st).

For further information and details, please visit the link.

Australia-Indonesia Institute (AII) invites applications from Australian and Indonesian organizations for Project Funding Round

The Australia-Indonesia Institute (AII) was established by the Australian Government in 1989 to contribute to a more broadly based and enduring relationship between Australia and Indonesia. AII invites applications from Indonesia and Australia participants with project proposals that can be helpful in promoting greater mutual understanding, contact and exchange between the people of both countries.

The Institute supports programs to enhance relations between the two countries in the areas of arts, education and Australian Studies, youth, civil society, inter-faith, media and sports. The AII grants are intended to provide seed funding for innovative proposals relevant to the aims and objectives of the Institute. Project funding is awarded through a competitive selection process and normally limited to a maximum of AUD20,000 per applicant.

The Australia-Indonesia Institute’s first grant round for 2011/2012 is now open from 2 May 2011 to 3 June 2011 for applications commencing after 1 August 2011.

The Australia-Indonesia Institute (AII) invites applications for funding of small grants for projects which further the Institute’s goals, particularly (but not limited to) the Institute’s key program areas:

  • Education and Australian Studies
  • Religion and Society
  • Youth
  • Arts and Culture
  • Civil Society and Media

Funding is awarded through a competitive selection process.

Applicants must complete in English the Online Grant Application form and provide all mandatory requested information and documentation.

The last date for submitting the online application form is June 3, 2011

For further information and details please visit this link.

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The sixth round of funding now open to apply for the Tsunami Regional Trust Fund

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) had established the Tsunami Regional Trust Fund in 2005 in response to the destructive Indian Ocean Tsunami which occurred in December 2004. The Fund is the outcome fo the need for an effective regional disaster preparedness mechanism in the Indian Ocean and Southeast Asia.

It works to “contribute to narrowing the capacity gaps in the region and ensure development of an integrated regional early warning system based on adequate resources, and comprising a network of collaborative centres connected to sub-regional, regional, and national centres and linked to other existing centres outside the region, such as those in the Pacific Ocean.”

The Trust Fund is currently accepting proposals under its sixth round of funding from NGOs, intergovernmental organizations and governments to implement projects in the ESCAP Indian Ocean and Southeast Asian countries from Iran to Timor-Leste for a period of two years. A grant application form is available which can be downloaded from the UNESCAP website.

The deadline to submit the project proposals is 15 August 2010. For more information, visit this link.

More Information: EC Call for Proposals against Child Labour

The minimum amount of the grant request is EUR 250,000 and the maximum amount is EUR 1,000,000. The European Commission will fund up to 80% of the total costs of the project and the remaining has to be financed from other sources of funding. However, in exceptional cases, it can also fund more than 80% of the project costs or even providing full funding to the project provided that there is sufficient justification from the applicant.

This is a restricted call for proposals which means that all applicants should initially submit only concept notes. Full proposals will only be requested from selected applicants only based upon the review of the concept notes. The application format for the concept note is available in the Grant application form at below link.

All applicants submitting concept notes should be registered at PADOR. For registering at PADOR, visit this link. At the full application stage, the partners mentioned in the proposal should also be registered in it.

Concept notes have to be submitted by email (given in the grant guidelines document).

The deadline to submit concept notes is 10 September 2010.

For information about grant guidelines and the grant application form, visit this link.


More information for the EIDHR “Support to Human Rights Defenders” call for proposals 2010

The main beneficiaries of the EIDHR “Support to Human Rights Defenders” call for proposals 2010 should be human rights defenders and their families. Expected results can include “increased financial, material and other forms of support available to human rights defenders, both to respond to situations of urgent need and to contribute to their work in the longer-term; timely and responsive mechanisms and capacities to provide protection to defenders at risk; increased awareness of the need of and of strategies aimed at the protection and security of defenders; enhanced advocacy and lobbying capacities of human rights defenders’ organisations and individuals; enhanced capacities of human rights defenders’ organisations and individuals to monitor, report and combat human rights violations and their impunity in their region; stronger networking among civil society organisations committed to the support of human rights defenders on a regional and a global scale; increased capacities of human rights organisations at grass-root level, particularly those living in remote and rural areas, to guarantee their financial and organisational sustainability in the medium and long-term; and increased national and international awareness among human rights organisations of international mechanisms of protection and promotion of human rights, including the EU Guidelines on human rights defenders.”

This is a restricted call for proposals and only concept notes have to be submitted initially (format given in the grant application form). The full application will be requested later after the evaluation of the concept notes. All applicants should be registered at PADOR.

The deadline to submit concept notes is 3 September 2010

For more information, download the documents (available in English, French and Spanish) at this link.


DFID Development Innovation Fund’s Grant Application Form simplified

Latest info: DFID is no longer accepting applications under the Development Innovation Fund.

Small and medium-sized NGOs and CBOs can access funding opportunities from UK Department for Intenational Development’s (DFID) new grant launched this year called the “Development Innovation Fund” (DIF). The Fund has been set up to support only small organizations in developing countries, which means there will be no competition from big NGOs. Besides, it is willing to provide 100% funding support to projects proposed to it. The application process is also quite simple and applications can be submitted anytime as this grant is open for up to 16 months from 2010 start. There are three funding rounds but their timings have not been specified. Nevertheless, proposals can be developed and submitted anytime.

The application form has also been kept simple and no longer than 5 pages. Yet, some organizations in poor and developing countries can find it difficult to complete this form. We are providing here some useful information that can aid them in quickly completing this proposal format. However, as a caution, we would like to inform you as usual that whatever information given about DIF here is unofficial and does not guarantee any possibility of support from DFID. Readers are requested to use their discretion while using the information given below.


Taiwan Foundation for Democracy

The Taiwan Foundation for Democracy (TFD) works to strengthen democracy and human rights in Taiwan. It is the first national democracy assistance foundation in Asia and it is based in Taiwan. It is committed to promote democracy in Asia and works with like-minded organizations and individuals. It provides grants internationally to address issues related to its themes of focus. The grants are provided for projects related to advocacy, research, conferences, publications and education programs.

NGOs ca apply for funding from the Taiwan Foundation during any part of the year. Applicants need to complete the International Grant Application form, available at this link along with budgetary details. The application has to be submitted at least three months prior to the inception of the project activities.

Contact Information:

Taiwan Foundation for Democracy
No.4, Alley 17, Lane 147, Section 3,
Sinyi Road, Taipei 106, Taiwan