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Embassy of Finland in Kenya: Fund for Local Cooperation - Call for Project Proposals 2020

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted April 6, 2020 from Brazil
Expired on May 19, 2020
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The Embassy of Finland in Nairobi has announced a call for project proposals for 2020 Fund for Local Cooperation (FLC).

FLC plays a complimentary role to the Finnish development co-operation programme in Kenya, with the aim of reducing poverty and inequality. The fund supports the initiatives of Non-Governmental organization (NGOs) and other non-state actors in Kenya. The support is intended for project based support only.

FLC will offer support to civil society organizations under the following priority areas;
a) Realization of Women’s and Girls’ Rights: Enhancing equity in decision-making in particular at county and ward level, Gender Based Violence prevention, women’s participation in peace and security or localization of the National Action Plan on Women Peace and Security, promoting work on male engagement for gender equality.
b) Promotion of Youth Employment: Improving the employability of youth, especially those graduated at TVET level.
c) Human Rights Promotion, Citizen Participation and Oversight for Accountable Governance: Strengthening of human rights promotion and citizen engagement for the benefit of marginalised and vulnerable groups (women, youth, persons with disabilities PWD, people facing intersectoral discrimination) to increase citizen voice in decisions about how public resources are allocated and implemented and how public policy is planned and executed.

The proposed project should focus to address one or more of the above-mentioned areas and respond to identified needs in the Kenyan context for reduction of poverty and inequalities.

Selected projects will receive a grant between Euros 30 000 – 200 000.

The implementation period is one or two years.

The applicant need to be a non-governmental organization, civil society organization or foundation, or non-profit private entities registered in Kenya.

FLC funding CANNOT be granted to government ministries or counties, unregistered association or organization, activities of a political party, basic research, single cultural events, charity, humanitarian aid, scholarship or assistance for applicant’s personal use - among others.

Any inquiry of the Call for Proposals can be sent latest by 30 April 2020.
Answers to the questions shall be published on the Embassy webpage by 6 May 2020.

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The proposed project should focus to address one or more of the above-mentioned areas and respond to identified needs in the Kenyan context for reduction of poverty and inequalities.

The applicants must have sound financial record, as well as sufficient human resources for the implementation of the project.

The call for proposals will be closed on 20 May 2020 at 16:00 local Kenyan time.
Late applications will not be considered.

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Apr 06
Apr 06

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 attests 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 proposal/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 stories too! They will enlighten and inspire your network

Jill Langhus
Apr 08
Apr 08

Thanks, Ana!