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Sample Grant Proposal: Sustainable Livelihood Development

This is a sample grant proposal to assist small NGOs to understand proposal writing and project planning. However, we do not claim this sample to be perfect and should not be copied as it is. We urge our website visitors to read through this material carefully for the purpose of seeking clarity about writing proposals and further undertake research on it before you can actually sit and start building the proposal. The most successful proposals are those which are tailor-made for community needs, … [Read more...]

What is the Sample Proposal about?

The sample proposal presented here is a request for grant support to an international donor agency. It is assumed that there is no general proposal format under these conditions and we have used a general framework to present the information about the project. We are using references for the proposal applicant as ORG, referring to the NGO proposing the project for seeking funds to implement it. The proposal format comprises of the following information: Project Summary Problem … [Read more...]

Sample Proposal on “Community-managed Sustainable Livelihoods in River Basin” Project

Proposed by ORG Part 1: Project Summary “Communities residing in the river basin face a high level of economic risk due to the prevalence of unexpected natural disasters such as floods and landslides. Although these natural disasters are seasonal, yet the communities end up bearing livelihood losses in addition to loss of life, housing and health. This is mostly due to inadequate planning, lack of organizational skills, inaccessible markets and poor mitigation strategies. Under such a … [Read more...]

Part 2: Problem Statement for “Community-managed Sustainable Livelihoods in River Basin” Project (Sample Proposal)

“The low-income and disadvantaged communities, residing in the river basins of the country/region, are open to increasing economic risks, besides facing the hard consequences of natural disasters and climate change. Most of the rivers in the country are snow-fed and flow down from north to south with a high velocity and since the land hosts a complex geographical structure, the seasonal monsoons cause enormous pressure on the environment, leading to unexpected natural disasters every year, … [Read more...]

Part 3: Project Description: “Community-managed Sustainable Livelihoods in River Basin” Project (Sample Proposal)

“In response to the request from the donor agency, ORG has developed this paper to initiate, design and implement an effective livelihood intervention strategy targeted at the poor and the disadvantaged communities living in the river basin. The strategic approaches, outlined in this concept note, will leverage with the ongoing efforts of other donor-supported projects in mitigating disasters and reducing the vulnerability of the communities. The proposed project will specifically contribute … [Read more...]

Part 4: Project Goal, Objectives & Results: “Community-managed Sustainable Livelihoods in River Basin” Project (Sample Proposal)

“Project Goal The overall goal of the project is to build sustainable livelihoods for the poor and the disadvantaged communities living in the river basin. Project Objectives The specific objectives of the project are: To reduce economic risks, caused due to the natural hazards, of the targeted communities living in the river basin. To build capacities of the targeted communities in identification, production, financing and marketing of potential agricultural and non-agricultural … [Read more...]

Part 5: Project Methodology or Project Approach for “Community-managed Sustainable Livelihoods in River Basin” Project (Sample Proposal)

“The project will adopt the following components while implementing the methodology to achieve the expected results: (1) Disaster Preparedness-Awareness and Education (2) Sub-sectoral Approach for Increased Production and Marketing for Small Farmers (3) Introduction of New Agricultural Techniques (4) Building Sustainable Community-Based Organizations” Next>>> <<<Previous … [Read more...]

Part 5: Project Methodology or Project Approach for “Community-managed Sustainable Livelihoods in River Basin” Project (Sample Proposal) -2

(1) Disaster Preparedness-Awareness and Education (Sample Proposal) “In addition to the existing programmes on disaster preparedness, the project will organize awareness workshops with the community on disaster preparedness and mitigation. Special emphasis will be made on reducing economic risks caused by disasters. Participation will be the key. Community insurance is a significant concept that can be utilized in this intervention. Through community-owned and managed institutions, community … [Read more...]

Part 6: Gender as a Cross-Cutting Theme for “Community-managed Sustainable Livelihoods in River Basin” Project (Sample Proposal)

“The project will promote greater equality among women and men. It will ensure greater participation of women in all aspects of the intervention such as disaster management, production, marketing and cooperative development. It will enable women and men to collaborate and work together on strategies improving the overall household livelihood situation. The project will focus on building women’s leadership through women’s cooperatives. Gender will be integrated in all reports and … [Read more...]

Part 7: Monitoring & Evaluation for “Community-managed Sustainable Livelihoods in River Basin” Project (Sample Proposal)

“The project will develop a monitoring strategy to examine the progress of the interventions and also to document lessons learned. In addition to the monthly and annual reports developed by the project staff based upon a set of pre-identified progressive indicators, the project will organize semi-annual and annual meetings with the community to generate feedback, facilitate planning and promote people’s participation. This will be a two-way approach for the achievement of effective results and … [Read more...]

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