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Friends of Liberia (FOL): Call for Applications for Small Grants Program

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted February 1, 2021 from Brazil
Expires on December 30, 2022
Friends of Liberia (FOL) logo
Friends of Liberia (FOL) logo

Friends of Liberia (FOL) seeks to positively affect Liberia by supporting education, social, economic and humanitarian programs.

Focus Areas
a) General Education:
> Developing literacy skills in children;
> Developing or improving literacy skills in adults;
> Training of teachers and school administrators;
> Educating girls;
> STEM education program support;
> Vocational training programs (may include school-age or adult work skills, development of market analyses, start-up supplies, etc. in programs with measurable sustainability).
b) Health Education:
> Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) programs for schools, including structural facilities for sanitation purposes.
> Training of teachers and administrators in implementing health education curriculum.
> Educating communities about basic health and hygiene practices.
> Focusing on educational and support for medical staff (doctors, midwives, nurses, etc.).
> Educating patients about hygiene and health.
c) Psychosocial Support Systems for Vulnerable Groups (Children, Youth, Women and Other High-Risk Groups):
> Providing nurturing environments with education, shelter, food, etc. for Vulnerable Groups with measurable plans for sustainability and self- independence.
> Programs should go beyond immediate or short-term counseling. Support should be long-term and enable Vulnerable Groups to become independent and productive members of society.

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Focus areas:
a) General Education;
b) Health Education;
c) Psychosocial Support Systems for Vulnerable Groups (Children, Youth, Women and Other High-Risk Groups).

Eligibility Criteria:
1. Only nonprofit organizations working independently of the government of Liberia are eligible to apply. If the group receives support from GOL for another program, it will be examined carefully to ensure there is no appearance of or conflict of interests.
2. The organization must be officially registered by the Liberian government as a not-for-profit organization or be partnered with such.
3. Preference will be given to organizations based in Liberia.
4. FOL will not award a grant that is the exclusive source of support for the program or project proposed.

Award: small grants of up to USD$3,000.

Applications can be submitted any time of the year.
Proposals that are accepted will be recommended for funding during the next FOL Board meeting.
Applications must be sent electronically.

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Feb 01
Feb 01

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
Feb 03
Feb 03

Thanks, Ana!