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Seed Grants for Self-directed Groups by the Women Beneficiaries in Sierra Leone / The Right Sharing of World Resources (RSWR)

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted November 8, 2019 from Brazil
Expired on December 30, 2019
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The Right Sharing of World Resources (RSWR) is a Quaker organization supported primarily by the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in the United States.

a) provides seed grants to small grassroots organizations to implement women-led, income-generating projects;
b) supports income-generating, self-employment projects for poor women who are members of a self-help group;
c) is accepting proposals from the Western and Northern Provinces in Sierra Leone.

1) Groups must be self-directed by the women beneficiaries themselves;
2) The leadership and management must come from within the group.

Projects must include a revolving loan component. It believes that small scale income-generating projects offer a means of establishing self-sufficiency to very poor people.
By requiring that the project include a revolving loan program, RSWR can multiple the impact of grant as the funds are revolved many times to many different women within the community.

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Up to US $5,500.

Applicant organizations must be registered with the local authorities and have a bank account, and the signers on the bank account must be three women who are members of the group.

Next deadline: December 31st, 2019.

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Nov 08, 2019
Nov 08, 2019

Friendly reminders:
1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you to discover what they have in common and how you can think ahead/plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Prepare/update paperwork (certificates and atests usually required from an organization like yours);
3. Write (baby steps...!) and discuss a project draft - to validate the priorities within your group and to train your grant writing skills;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your oroposal/project. Start now!!!
5. Visit the World Pulse website >>> My Pulse >>> Resources and then use its filters (right upper corner) to find what may really suit you;
6; Share the opportunities that may not apply to you but can interest others;
7. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests; yes, tell these storiies too... - they will enlighten and inspire your network.

Jill Langhus
Nov 09, 2019
Nov 09, 2019

Thanks, Ana.