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UNICRI Call for Proposals: Grant Initiative to prevent Violent Extremism

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted November 12, 2020 from Brazil
Expired on December 8, 2020

The call-for-proposal objective is to reinforce partnerships and cooperation with civil society organizations and non-State actors, with particular focus on youth-led organizations, while supporting them in delivering innovative projects, disseminating lessons learned and communicating best practices on how to make full use of the power of sport and its social values as a tool to prevent violent extremism.

The initiative is implemented under the leadership of the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT), in partnership with the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI), the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the International Centre for Sport and Security (ICSS).

In order to be eligible for a grant, applicants must:
1) Be a non-profit making organization (CSOs including NGOs, CBOs) registered under the relevant Laws of the country where it is registered;
2) Have been registered not less than two (2) years;
3) Be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the project, i.e. not acting as an intermediary;
4) Demonstrate prior experience of at least two years implementing activities in one of the areas mentioned above;
5) Have a bank account.

Utilize This Offer

This Call for Proposals is addressed to not-for-profit organizations working in the area of sport, conflict prevention and mitigation, prevention of violent extremism, intercultural dialogue, peace building and inclusive societies.

The main target groups and beneficiaries will be civil society organizations, women and youth-led organizations, sports, cultural and religious associations. Youth led organizations are strongly encouraged to apply.

Grant funding under this Call for Proposals shall be provided to projects that contribute to the prevention of violent extremism through one or more of the following areas of intervention:
a) Conflict prevention and mitigation through sport;
b) Intercultural dialogue and peace building through sport;
c) Strengthen social inclusion, education and employability of young people through sport.

Proposals with budgets ranging from USD 30,000.00 to USD 60,000.00 will be considered for award.

Deadline for receipt of Concept Notes: 9 December 2020, at 23.59 CET time.

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Jill Langhus
Nov 13, 2020
Nov 13, 2020

Thanks, Ana.

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Nov 13, 2020
Nov 13, 2020

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 by calls such this one);
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. Don't forget to visit regularly the World Pulse website and:
a) Go to Menu (left upper corner);
b) Click on Explore Topics OR Explore Regions;
c) Type the name of your country in the Search space;
d) Then search for offers that may suit you;
6. Share the opportunities that do 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.