How can NGOs apply and get grants from Bilateral Donor Agencies?

Bilateral donor funding refers to the donor country’s Government aid to recipient country in a Government-to-Government or a Government-to-NGO/Civil Society partnership. It is part of the Official Development Assistance (ODA) policies of the member countries of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) which are working towards economic progress and trade. They play a […] … [Read more...]

How to undertake strategic planning for your NGO

Someone has rightly said that without a plan, a goal is only a wish. In the context of your NGO also, it holds true. Despite having a mission and a vision, an organization might be going on a path to nowhere, as these are very broad statements, and do not provide a clear direction, or […] … [Read more...]

How to establish Effective Governance in Your NGO

The term ‘governance’ comes from Greek verb κυβερνάω [kubernáo], meaning ‘to steer’. Every institution, be it public, private, or third sector, needs governance to function. There are formalized forms of governance, and the most formalized one is the ‘government’. NGOs also need good governance for effective functioning, growth and sustainability. The principles of good governance […] … [Read more...]

U.S. Department of State Bureau of PRM: NGO Programs Benefiting Refugees & Vulnerable Populations

Deadline: 25 May 2016 U.S. Department of State Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM) is seeking proposals from organisations for its NGO programs to provide benefits to refugees and other vulnerable populations in Central Asia. Funding Priorities Proposed activities should primarily support Afghan refugees and stateless individuals in Central Asia. Proposals can include projects […] … [Read more...]

U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of ECA: Inviting NGOs for Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program

Deadline: 28 June 2016 The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) is seeking applications from U.S. public and private non-profit organizations for FY2017 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program with an aim  to build mutual understanding and strengthen U.S. engagement with professionals from designated countries who are well placed to address […] … [Read more...]

Twitter for Good: 9 steps for NGOs to get on Twitter

Believe it or not, Twitter is revolutionizing communication as we know it. The freedom and power of 140 characters is taking the social media by storm every day. Daily we come across various things which are ‘trending’ on social media, and Twitter has major role to play there. For NGOs, many are on social media […] … [Read more...]

Call for Applications: The Global Drug Policy Advocacy Fellowship Program for Asia & Africa

Deadline: 25 April 2016 The Global Drug Policy Program under Open Society Foundations (OSF) invites applications to the 2016 Asia & Africa Advocacy Fellowship Program on Drug Policy Reform. This program supports those working in sectors related to drug policy in order to increase their understanding of international drug policy reform issues, improve their advocacy skills, and enhance their capacity in working with the media on drug policy. The fellowship seeks to increase the capacity of … [Read more...]

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation: Inviting Portuguese NGOs for Bilateral Cooperation Initiatives Programme

Deadline: 30 April 2016 Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation is seeking applications from Portuguese NGOs for Bilateral Cooperation Initiatives programme that intends to support activities aimed at enhancing relations between Portuguese NGOs and entities of the Donor States (Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway) with a view to exchanging international experiences, sharing and transferring knowledge and good practices to strengthen the capacity and effectiveness of NGOs in the Portuguese civil society … [Read more...]

EACEA Call for Proposals: Supporting Social Inclusion through Education, Training & Youth

Deadline: 30 May 2016 The European Commision in cooperation with the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) is seeking proposals will support projects in the fields of education, training and youth, which aim at upscaling and disseminating innovative good practices falling under the scope of the Declaration on Promoting citizenship and the common values of freedom, tolerance and non-discrimination through education. The programme is divided into two lots Lot 1: … [Read more...]

U.S. Mission to Afghanistan: Youth Debate Training and Competition

Deadline: 20 June 2016 The Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan is seeking proposals from eligible organizations for Youth Debate Training and Competition intending Afghan youth to develop skills required for successful civic engagement (e.g., public speaking, critical thinking, team-building, in-depth research) through formal debate training and competition. Funding Information The Base Period award floor and ceiling are set at $70,000 and $100,000. … [Read more...]

U.S. Mission to Afghanistan: Model United Nations Conference in Kabul

Deadline: 16 June 2016 Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan is seeking proposals from eligible organisations for a Model United Nations (UN) Conference in Kabul, Afghanistan intending Afghan youth to develop important skills including public speaking, English language, critical thinking, and conflict resolution that are critical to Afghanistan’s national development and for students’ academic successes. The Model UN Conference in Kabul is intended to help … [Read more...]

Call for Projects: CBSS Project Support Facility Funding

Deadline: 8 May 2016 The Council of the Baltic States has launched a CBSS Project Support Facility (PSF) funding to co-finance the development and implementation of Baltic Sea macro-regional cooperation projects. Priority Areas Regional Identity: aims to develop and foster the concept of Baltic Sea Region identity and a sense of belonging to the Baltic Sea Region through engagement, dialogue, people-to-people contacts, macro-regional networks and multilevel governance. Sustainable … [Read more...]

Apply to Participate in MDLI East Africa Freedom of Expression Litigation Surgery

Deadline: 16 May 2016 The Media Legal Defence Initiative (MLDI) is seeking applications from lawyers based in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi to participate in a forthcoming litigation surgery on the right to freedom of expression that will held in Kampala, Uganda from 8 - 11 August 2016. All applicants are required to submit for discussion and workshopping a current or potential case involving a violation of the right to freedom of expression. Objectives To identify and … [Read more...]

USAID: Seeking Applications for Development Food Assistance Projects

Deadline: 13 June 2016 The U. S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Office of Food for Peace (FFP) is seeking applications from U.S. and non-U.S. nonprofit organizations for funding for program entitled “Development Food Assistance Projects” for Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia and Liberia. Through FFP, USAID supports multi-year development food assistance projects to reduce hunger and extreme poverty in vulnerable populations by addressing the underlying causes of chronic food … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

CFH Foundation: Round 2 Grants of US$25,000 for NGOs in Developing Countries

Deadline: 1 July 2016 The Conservation, Food and Health (CFH) Foundation is accepting concept notes for its second round grants from non-profit organizations in the developing countries that demonstrate strong local leadership, promote professional development in the conservation, agricultural, and health sciences; develop the capacity of local organizations; and address a particular problem in the field. Focus Areas Conservation: Conservation grants help improve ecological and … [Read more...]

Strategic Call for Proposals: Interreg–IPA Cross-border Cooperation Programme Hungary–Serbia

Deadline: 26 August 2016 The Hungary-Serbia IPA Cross-border Co-operation Programme, approved by the European Commission, is a programme in which the participating countries, Hungary and Serbia, have established their Programme management as “shared management system”. Cross-border co-operation between Hungary and Serbia works within the framework of the Hungary-Serbia Pilot Small Projects Fund (PSPF) under the Hungarian National Phare Programme, aimed at supporting people-to-people actions … [Read more...]

Humanitarian Innovation Fund: Recognition Grants & Invention Grants

Recognition Grants The Humanitarian Innovation Fund (HIF) provides recognition grants to generate meaningful insights to inform the invention of potential solutions. As recognising the problem is the first step in the innovation process, the grants are awarded to successfully innovate and find a better solution for the problem one is seeking to solve. A grant up to £20,000 is available for the Recognition phase of the process. Focus Projects Learn from the community that is … [Read more...]

Public Affairs Section: Afghanistan-Pakistan Partnership Summit

Deadline: 14 June 2016 The Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan is seeking proposals from eligible organisations for Afghanistan-Pakistan Partnership Summit to support at least 18 and up to 30 participants, approximately 15 from Afghanistan and 15 from Pakistan, with equal representation from the two countries, who will discuss areas of future cooperation between the two countries in specific sectors of interest. Goals Promote regional integration by … [Read more...]

The Blue Economy Challenge: Reengineering Aquaculture

Deadline: 30 June 2016 InnovationXchange, the Australian aid program, is currently inviting applications from around the world for the Blue Economy Challenge. The program will contribute to food security, nutrition, livelihoods and economic growth through aquaculture. The challenge is open to solutions that have been demonstrated successfully elsewhere, but the application must make the case for success in the developing world and in particular the Indian Ocean. Priority Areas Australia’s … [Read more...]

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