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Julia Taft Fund for Refugees 2021: Calling NGOs based in Botswana

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted January 17, 2021 from Brazil
Expired on February 14, 2021
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Created in 2000, the Julia Taft Fund for Refugees supports projects that fill gaps in refugee services not already being addressed by other organizations and that can be filled locally.

Past grant recipients have implemented projects focused on establishing job training / vocational training, establishing youth councils, human rights education, and HIV/AIDS education and advocacy.

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Eligibility Criteria:
1. Successful projects are those that are not being addressed by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), other international organizations, or non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that are already receiving U.S. government funding.
2. All proposals are required to have at least 50% of the beneficiaries be refugees.
3. The Julia Taft Fund for Refugees is limited to registered NGOs with at least one-two years of experience working in Botswana.
4. Local NGOs and international NGOs not receiving broader refugee program funding from the United States government are eligible to apply.
5. All proposal submissions must include a copy of the NGO’s code of conduct, which must be consistent with the UN’s Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) recommendations on the prevention of sexual abuse and exploitation. Any proposal without a code of conduct will be ineligible for funding. 
6. Applicant organizations must be registered in and registered and able to provide a DUNS number. It is advisable for organizations to register and obtain their DUNS number the soonest possible.

Award Ceiling: USD$25,000.

The 12-month project performance period will begin in/around July 2021.

NGOs are invited to submit their proposed projects by close of business (5:00 p.m. GMT +2) on February 15, 2021.

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Jan 17
Jan 17

Friendly reminders:
1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you, in order 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 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);
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c) Click on Filters;
d) Click on Resource;
e) Browse the results (opportunities) that will show up, by chronological order of posting;
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
Jan 18
Jan 18

Thanks, Ana.