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Small Scale Support Program (SSSP) of the Human Rights Fund 2021 (India)

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted December 28, 2020 from Brazil
Expired on January 14, 2021
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The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands is seeking applications for its Small Scale Support Program (SSSP) of the Human Rights Fund 2021.

Through the embassies, contributions are made to strengthen the capacity of local NGOs and to implement their projects.

The Embassy primarily seeks to partner with local organizations working in one of the following areas:
a) Equal rights for women, focused on political participation and prevention of violence against women;
b) Freedom of Religion and Belief;
c) Equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people (LGBTI);
d) Freedom of Expression.

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Given India’s vast geography, organizations operating in any the states of India can apply.

Eligibility Criteria:
1) The project must aim to improve / contribute to at least one of the abovementioned focus areas.
2) The applicant should preferably be a local organization, although Dutch and international organizations are, in principle, also eligible for funding.
3) The applicant must fulfill all legal obligations under Indian law, including but not limited to the new regulations under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA). The selected proposals of the local organizations will only be funded if they can furnish a valid FCRA license.
4) Applications can only be submitted in English, and in the required format (application form) provided.

Deadline for submitting project proposals is 15 January 2021 at 2300 hrs IST.
Any requests or proposals received after the deadline will not be considered.

You will receive a response from the Embassy within 8 weeks after the deadline.

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Jan 07
Jan 07

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 within your group the priorities of the project and also to train your grant writing skills;
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 Ressource;
e) Browse the results (opportunities), that will show up, by chronologic order.
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;
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!

Jill Langhus
Dec 30, 2020
Dec 30, 2020

Thanks, Ana.

Urmila Chanam
Dec 30, 2020
Dec 30, 2020

Dearest Ana Isabel Paraguay,

You are extremeley resourceful and I loved your compilation on what to do while writing for funding proposals for projects. Thanks, a lot sister.
Much love and prayers for a happy new year,
Urmila Chanam

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Dec 30, 2020
Dec 30, 2020

Dearest Urmila:
Deeply glad you read and enjoy my postings!
Thank you very much.
Have a happy and healthy 2021.