UNDP Small Grants Scheme: Fostering Regional and Local Development in Georgia

Small Grants Scheme

Deadline: 6 May 2016 United Nations Development Programme in Georgia (UNDP), in cooperation with Swiss Cooperation Office for the South Caucasus (SCO) and Austrian Development Cooperation (ADC), invites non-governmental organizations and civil society organizations to apply for the Small Grants Scheme (SGS) programme in selected regions of Georgia. The goal of the project proposals is […]

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; […]

Visegrad Small Grants Program: Providing Seed Funding & Networking Opportunities

Visegrad Small Grants Program: Providing Seed Funding & Networking Opportunities

Deadline: 1 June 2016 Applicants are invited to apply for Visegrad Small Grants program that serves as a facilitator of shorter-term (up to 6 months), smaller-scale (max. budget is €6,000) projects and is also suitable to provide seed funding and networking opportunities for future bigger scale projects. Project Categories Education (seminars, education workshops, summer schools) […]

ViiV Healthcare: Inviting Applicants for Positive Action for MSM and Transgender Small Grants Program

ViiV Healthcare: Inviting Applicants for Positive Action for MSM and Transgender Small Grants Program

Deadline: 20 May 2016 ViiV Healthcare is seeking applications from organisations for its “Positive Actions for MSM & Transgender” Small Grants programme which is a new global initiative designed to support and inform the global effort to alleviate the impact of HIV and AIDS among MSM (men who have sex with men) and transgender populations […]

ViiV Healthcare Small Grants Program: Positive Action for MSM and Transgender

Deadline: 20 May 2016

ViiV Healthcare is seeking applications from organisations for its “Positive Actions for MSM & Transgender” Small Grants programme which is a new global initiative designed to support and inform the global effort to alleviate the impact of HIV and AIDS among MSM (men who have sex with men) and transgender populations around the world and to enable MSM and transgender individuals to safely seek culturally competent HIV care and services.

The program focuses on vulnerable communities and the stigma and discrimination they face on a daily basis due to sexual orientation, gender identity/expression and/or HIV status and will continue to support MSM/T communities as they strengthen their capacity to lead, participate in policy-making and advocate addressing the health disparities and health service access issues keeping MSM/T individuals from lifesaving prevention and treatment.


  • Reduce the level and impact of stigma experienced by MSM/T individuals
  • Increase access to health related services through community-based collaborations with local governments and health care enablers
  • Strengthen the capacity of community-based organizations that engage MSM/T communities in reducing HIV

Grant Information

In 2016 ViiV Healthcare will provide a series of small grants covering a two year period with funding amounts up to £25,000/year within two funding tracks;

  • Applications for MSM community-led projects that are limited to applications of 50,000 over two years
  • Applications for Transgender community-led projects that are limited to applications of £50,000 over two years.

Funding Priorities

  • Community engagement, participation and leadership
  • Community-centred approaches
  • Evidence-based and Evidence-generating
  • New technology and Innovation
  • Advocacy and Empowerment

Eligibility Criteria

  • There are no geographical restrictions on applications.
  • For applicants applying from India must have the following documentation in place to submit an application and be able to meet ViiV Healthcare due diligence process:
    • Proof of Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) registration, and
    • Copy of current 80g

How to Apply

Interested applicants can apply via given website.

For more information, please visit ViiV Healthcare.

ARCOS Small Grants Programme: Enhancing Biodiversity Conservation in Africa

Deadline: 31 May 2016

Abertine Rift Conservation Society (ARCOS) in partnership with the MacArthur Foundation is currently seeking proposals for ARCOS Small Grants Programme with an aim to enhance collaborative sustainable solutions for biodiversity and people, focusing on critical landscapes and watersheds of the Albertine Rift, the Great Lakes Region of East and Central Africa and the African Mountains.

Thematic Orientations

  • Sustainable Mountain Development for Global Change (SMD4GC)
  • Addressing threats affecting freshwater ecosystems in the African Great Lakes Region


The specific objectives of ARCOS Small Grants are:

  • To catalyze lasting solutions for biodiversity conservation and sustainable development issues in the Great Lakes region and African Mountains (this could include new activities that the grantee commit to conduct as part of its regular operations such as resource monitoring, biodiversity protection, promotion of good practices such as agroforestry, etc);
  • To facilitate networking and formation of solid partnerships amongst conservation practitioners in the Great Lakes region and African Mountains in order to make a strong voice and influence policies those affect the management of biodiversity and other natural resources;
  • To enhance Integrated Water Resources Management in the Great Lakes Region through the promotion of community-based watershed management schemes and good land management and farming practices;
  • To promote sustainable mountain development and lasting solutions addressing drivers of change in African mountain ecosystems.

Areas of intervention

To meet the objectives of this small grant, the following areas of intervention will be given priority:

  1. Capacity Building and Institutional Development
  2. Nature Based Community Enterprises
  3. Ecosystem Services and Sustainable Benefits
  4. Policy Analysis and Advocacy
  5. Climate Change and Community Adaptation
  6. Natural Resources Management Governance
  7. Awareness, Knowledge and Information
  8. Biodiversity Threat Mitigation.

Grant Information

The maximum available for each application is US$ 5,000. Given the limited funds we pay special attention to reasonable budget and where possible with co-funding. As such, the average of grants will be around US$3,000.

Eligibility Criteria

Only initiatives where a civil society organization is the main applicant are eligible. Government authorities and for-profit (commercial, private market) actors cannot apply but may participate as cooperation partners in the project, or be part of a coalition where a civil society organization is the main applicant.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should submit their proposal (s) in English or French of strictly 5 pages maximum including the budget via email.

For more information, please visit ARCOS Small Grants Programme.

U.S. Embassy Kyrgyzstan: Small Grants Program to Support the Development of Democratic Institutions and Civil Society

Deadline: 30 April 2016

The Public Affairs Section (PAS) of U.S. Embassy is currently accepting applications for the 2016 Spring Round of the Democracy Commission Small Grants Program to support the development of Kyrgyzstan’s democratic institutions and civil society by competitively awarding small grants to Kyrgyz nonprofit, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and associations, nonprofit civil society organizations (CSOs), and independent local media organizations.

Project Themes (Not Limited)

  • Promotion of a robust civil society that promotes human and civil rights of all population segments
  • Free flow of information (including support for independent media)
  • Civic education and advocacy and citizen understanding of government and institutions
  • Government transparency, citizen understanding of public finance, anti-corruption awareness
  • Civil society involvement in promoting rule of law and legal reform
  • Interfaith and inter-ethnic dialogue and conflict resolution
  • Religious freedom
  • Combatting violent extremism
  • Anti-trafficking in persons
  • Economic empowerment and entrepreneurship, particularly for women, youth and disadvantaged groups
  • Environmental awareness

Grant Information

Maximum grant award is $50 000 with the average grant at $25 000 or less.

Eligibility Criteria

  • U.S. Embassy Democracy Commission welcomes applications from non-governmental organizations, academic or research institutions and other organizations in Kyrgyzstan.
  • Higher priority will be given to proposals that include concrete project activities detailed and supported by a reasonable work plan, and demonstrate creativity and innovation in a particular field.

How to Apply

  • Applicants must download the application from via given website.
  • Project proposals must be submitted in English and in either Kyrgyz or Russian languages.

For more information, please visit Democracy Commission.

IUCN Oceania: EESLI Small Grants Enterprise & Community Development Accelerator

Deadline: 1 June 2016

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Oceania is seeking applications for its Energy, Ecosystems & Sustainable Livelihoods (EESLI) Small Grants Enterprise & Community Development Accelerator with an aim to make available its advantages, privileges, and opportunities to all residents of the Pacific Island Countries mentioned below for the purpose of cultivating community projects and micro/small enterprises (MSEs) furthering the goals and priorities of IUCN’s Global Programme.

It has been established under the Energy, Ecosystems and Sustainable Livelihoods Initiative funded by the governments of Austria, Italy, Luxembourg, and Spain to provide renewable energy and energy efficiency solutions across the Pacific Islands Countries.

Focus Areas

  • Renewable energy systems
  • Energy efficiency improvements
  • Sustainable land & sea transport initiatives
  • Biodiversity/ecosystem conservation
  • Cross-cutting impacts upon other sectors
  • Inclusion of marginalised groups such as women, children, disabled persons, and the elderly
  • Positive benefits for other sectors, such as health, education, food security & water integrity, disaster resilience, etc.

Grant Information: A Small Grant ranging from US$5,000-$20,000 flexible funding platform for submissions of various sizes to provide project support and implementation oversight for community projects and micro-enterprise development providing nature-based solutions which value & conserve nature.

Eligible Countries: Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Republic of Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu.

How to Apply

Interested applicants must submit their complete application forms at the address given on the website.

For more information, please visit IUCN.

Call for Proposals: MRLG Grant Facility Innovation Fund

Deadline: 23 May 2016

The Mekong Region Land Governance (MRLG) supported by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the Luxembourg Government Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs (MFEA) has announced its 2nd Call for Innovation Fund proposals.

The purpose of innovative project proposals must align with the MRLG project goal to pursue multi-stakeholder collaborations that will improve the tenure security of family farmers in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Viet Nam (CLMV). These should address this goal through a focus on land rights and customary tenure recognition; regulation of large scale land acquisition and responsible land-based investments.

Grant Information

  • The Innovation Fund (IF) grant window will provide project funding to a maximum of US$250,000 with up to 2 years implementation.
  • To support innovative proposals, MLRG prefers submissions that propose a 2-phased approach. The first phase used as a project incubation small grant up to US$75,000 over 6 months to design, plan and mobilize project activities that are then implemented in phase 2 for the remainder period, up to 2 years. A total inclusive budget of US$ 250,000 is possible (total budget and period includes the small grant). The 2nd Phase design will be subject to Project Steering Committee approval.
  • The 2nd MRLG Call offers new opportunities through Small Grants with funding up to a maximum of US$ 75,000 for 2 year implementation period.

Key Dates

Dates for 2106 Proposal Process

  • 24 March Publication of Call for Proposal
  • 23 May Deadline for submission of Concept Notes
  • 24 May – 05 August Review and Evaluation Period
  • 08 August Invitation to submit full proposal for shortlisted projects
  • 16 September Deadline for Submission of Full Proposal (single phase projects)
  • Deadline for submission of Detailed Activity and Budget Plan for 2-Phase Projects
  • 30 October Selection and Approval of IF Grants (indicative timing)

Eligibility Criteria

The government institutions, private sector organizations or other organizations jointly implementing with government and/or private sector organizations are eligible to apply.

Eligible countries

Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Viet Nam (CLMV)

How to Apply

All IF grant proposals must identify a lead organization as main proponent. Joint proposals are strongly encouraged and desired.

The following are the basic eligibility requirements for the IF Grant Fund Application:

  • Completeness of documents submitted
    • Signed Letter expressing intent to apply for the IF Grant,
    • IF Grant Concept Note (maximum 6 pages, strict limit)
    • Signed Proponents Commitment of Partnership and Accountability Undertaking (signed by all partners to the proposal)
    • Lead Organization’s Registration Documents (not necessary if the lead is a government agency)
  • Documented track record of the applicant in managing and implementing projects of the size proposed.

Proposals must be written in English and submitted electronically via email.

For more information, please visit MRLG Grant 2016.

Korean Green Foundation’s Small Grants for Environment, Education and Research

Deadline: 8 April 2016

Korean Green Foundation’s 2016 Green Asia Grant Program is accepting applications from NGOs in Asia to provide small grants in areas of environment, education and research.

The grant supports activities of civil society organizations and strengthen the environmental grassroots network in Asia. The Foundation aspires to find solutions for environmental problems within Asian countries which are most affected by environmental issues.

A maximum of US $5000 is available for each grantee. Areas of the Grant Program are:

  • Climate Change
  • Renewal Energy
  • Natural Conservation
  • Other Environmental Issues in Local Areas

Up to 10 organizations will be selected through the review and the selection criteria includes:

  • Feasibility & Appropriateness
  • Contribution to the community
  • Sustainability & Scalability
  • Reasonable and detailed budget plan
  • Mission capabilities etc.

Selected organization must state that the ‘Korea Green Foundation as a sponsor on any related banners, pamphlets or other materials. Detailed schedule including site monitoring will be announced at a later time.

For more information, visit the Korean Green Foundation.