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Eurasia Foundation: Innovative Solutions Grants (ISGs) for Kazakhstan

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted January 23, 2021 from Brazil
Expires on November 29, 2021
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Eurasia Foundation (EF) announces a call for applications for Innovative Solutions Grants, an open, competitive competition for grant funding under the Civil Society Support Program in Central Asia (CSSP).

CSSP is a five-year program funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by EF.

The goal of the program is to cultivate a vibrant and responsive civil society in Central Asia.

In order to expand civic engagement and cross-sectoral partnerships in addressing social challenges, CSSP will provide funding to civil society representatives from Kazakhstan to implement projects based in new ideas, strategies and / or technologies that contribute to the solution of socially significant problems through Innovative Solutions Grants (ISG).

Funding may not be used for expenses such as construction, the purchase of the real estate, the purchase of alcoholic beverages, entertainment costs, business or first-class travel, or the repayment of debts. Salary and office expenses (rent, public utilities, etc.) not directly linked to the project implementation will not be covered.

ISGs will be awarded on a quarterly basis.

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Innovative Solutions Grants are designed for civil society representatives proposing new solutions to social problems and civic initiatives that can lead to demonstrable positive change.

Registered CSOs and initiative groups from Kazakhstan are eligible to apply.

ISGs are flexible and will support project ideas in the following priority areas:
1. New approaches for creating dialogue and results through cross-sectoral partnerships.
2. Leveraging new technologies to solve pressing social or community problems.
3. Creative or experimental approaches to fundraising in the social sphere.
4. Creating mechanisms for citizen engagement in solving community problems.

Award activities may last for any period of time up to 12 months.

Funding amounts for Innovative Solutions Grants will range from 2,000 to 10,000 USD.

All interested applicants must submit an application through EF’s Grant Management Platform.

Applications will be accepted in Kazakh or Russian.

Application Submission Deadlines in 2021:
• 28 February 2021;
• 31 May 2021;
• 31 August 2021;
• 30 November 2021.

For more information, please download https://www.eurasia.org/sites/default/files/NOFO_ISG_KAZ_EN.pdf

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Jan 23
Jan 23

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);
b) Type the name of your country in the search area (blank space); click enter;
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 and its website.

Jill Langhus
Jan 25
Jan 25

Thanks, Ana.