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Grants for Local CSOs: Strengthening Social Cohesion in Sri Lanka (deadline: 25-Jan-22)

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted January 12, 2022 from Brazil
Expired on January 24, 2022
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The Asia Foundation is implementing the Strengthening Social Cohesion in Sri Lanka project with support from Global Affairs Canada.

The Asia Foundation is a non-profit international development organization committed to improving lives across a dynamic and developing Asia.

Informed by nearly seven decades of experience and deep local expertise, their work across the region addresses five overarching goals—strengthen governance, empower women, expand economic opportunity, increase environmental resilience, and promote regional cooperation.

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Eligibility Criteria:
1. Not-for-profit, registered, local civil society organizations;
2. Organizations currently operating in at least one of the ten districts within Sri Lanka: Kalutara, Galle, Badulla, Trincomalee, Batticaloa, Ampara, Jaffna, Mannar, Kurunegala, Kandy;
3. Organizations currently working in more than five districts will not be considered for funding;
4. The main location of the proposed project must be within the ten districts mentioned above;
5. Projects should promote social cohesion through one of the key approaches listed below:
a) Ensuring improved safety and security for local communities, especially women and girls;
b) Ensuring all communities have equitable access to local information and services and are meaningfully engaged in inclusive dialogues and decision-making with local government service providers;
c) Enabling young men and women to better understand shared values that underpin constructive dialogue between diverse communities and the role that these values play in strengthening inter-community relations and civic responsibility.

Grants are up to a maximum of USD35,000 (exchange rate: USD 1= LKR 198).

The award implementation period for grants is 6 to 12 months.

Application Deadline: January 25, 2022, 5:00 pm.

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Jan 12
Jan 12

Friendly reminders:
1. Find and analyze open and closed grants opportunities 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, letters of recommendation, 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 (repost it). Hence more people will get to know World Pulse, this website and / or its Resource Exchange section.

Best regards,

Ana Isabel

Jill Langhus
Jan 14
Jan 14

Thanks, Ana.