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UNDP Governance for Resilient Development in the Pacific (Gov4Res) - Small Grant Initiative

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted August 30, 2021 from Brazil
Expired on September 15, 2021
Gov4Res Small Grants Initiative poster
Gov4Res Small Grants Initiative poster

The UNDP Governance for Resilient Development in the Pacific (Gov4Res) Project is launching a Small Grant Initiative to provide funding and technical support for Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) in the Pacific to design and implement resilient community projects.

The primary purpose of the Small Grants Initiative is to fund community development projects that have a high development impact and are aligned to government priorities.

An integral component of this Initiative is the integration of risks to ensure that projects address climate and disaster risks and have gender and social inclusion considerations at their core.

Collaboration with local and subnational government in the identification, design and delivery of projects will be strongly encouraged, for instance identification of projects through formal government planning processes.

This way, the community can work closely with sub-national / local government to ensure solutions and best practices can be replicated and scaled in other communities.

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Eligibility Criteria:
1. Registered NGOs and CSOs as well as Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) working towards resilient community development in the Pacific;
2. Eligible countries: Fiji, Kiribati, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu;
3. Grants will be awarded to applicants whose projects that promote resilience in one or more of the areas below:
a) Agriculture and food security;
b) Water resource management;
c) Public-health and sanitation;
d) Energy;
e) Small-scale infrastructure.

Consortia of NGOs/CSOs/CBOs are encouraged to apply (for example: registered NGOs/CSOs can partner with CBOs where the impact is more sustained).

Grants of USD5,000 to a maximum of USD30,000 are available per project.

Implementation period for approved projects will be between 8 to 12 months, depending on the size and scope of the community project.

Deadline for applications is 16 September 2021 at 17:30 Fiji Time.

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Aug 30
Aug 30

Friendly reminders:
1. Find and analyze open and closed calls that interest you. Try to discover:
• what they have in common, and
• how you can think ahead / plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Gather or update paperwork (certificates, attests, statements, resumes, etc.) and information usually required by calls such this one;
3. Write - baby steps... - and discuss a project draft, to validate within your group the priorities of the proposal(s) and to train your grant writing skills as well;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal / project. Start NOW!
5. Do visit regularly the World Pulse website to make customized searches for grant opportunities. How?
a) Click on the Menu (left upper corner);
b) Type the name of your country in the search area (blank space); click enter;
c) Click on Filters;
d) Click on Resource;
e) Browse the results (opportunities) that will show up, by chronological order of posting;
6. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... They will enlighten and inspire your network;
7. Share the opportunities that do not apply to you but can interest others;
8. Instead of copying this posting in order to share it, please forward the link of this page. Hence more people will get to know World Pulse, this website and/or its Resource section.
Best regards,
Ana Isabel

Jill Langhus
Sep 01
Sep 01

Thanks, Ana.