> FRENCH EMBASSY’S SOCIAL FUND FOR DEVELOPMENT (SFD) - CALL FOR PROPOSALS IN KENYA
The French government created the SFD in 1993 in order to provide financial support to local communities and to countries of the Priority Solidarity Zone (PSZ) in their development initiatives. The SFD meets two goals: 1) to contribute to poverty alleviation efforts; 2) to give the beneficiaries a chance to be directly involved in the development process. The first phase of SFD in Kenya was implemented in 2001; since then, four other phases funded 84 projects. The sixth phase started in 2014. The following areas are a priority: a) Gender; b) Education with a French component if possible; c) Increase the living conditions in slums. However, projects from other sectors and responding to specific needs from the local communities are not excluded. The SFD is one of the main cooperation tools in Kenya. It can be adapted to the populations needs all over the country. However, the following counties are now given priority and highly encouraged to send a proposal: Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu, Nakuru and Uasin Gishu. The estimated starting date for selected projects will be 1st November 2015.
This CfP is open until 16th July 2015 at noon.
> HEALTHY HOMES TECHNICAL STUDIES GRANT PROGRAM PRE APPLICATION
The U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is seeking applications for funding studies to improve HUD’s and the public’s knowledge of housing related health and safety hazards and to improve or develop new hazard assessment and control methods. Objectives of the Program: a) Development and evaluation of cost effective test methods and protocols for identification and assessment of housing-related hazards; b) Development and assessment of cost-effective methods for reducing or eliminating housing-related hazards; c) Evaluation of the effectiveness of housing interventions including educational interventions, and barriers and incentives affecting future use of the most cost-effective strategies; d) Investigation of the epidemiology of housing-related hazards and illness and injuries associated with these hazards, with an emphasis on vulnerable populations; e) Analysis of existing data or generation of new data to improve knowledge regarding the prevalence and severity of specific hazards in various classes of housing, with a focus on low-income housing; f) Improved understanding of the relationship between a residential exposure and illness or injury of children or other vulnerable populations. The following applicants are eligible to apply for the program: 1) State, County, City or township, Special district governments; Independent school districts; Public and State controlled institutions of higher education; Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized); Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities; Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments); Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education; Nonprofits without 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education; Private institutions of higher education; For profit organizations other than small businesses; Small businesses; 2) Applications to supplement existing projects are eligible to compete with applications for new awards; 3) Interested applicants must submit their applications electronically using application package available on the website.
Closing Date for Applications: July 16, 2015 at 11:59:59 p.m., ET.
Source: visit http://grants.gov and search for the opportunity number FR-5900-N-15.
> PROGRAMMES PROMOTING DEMOCRACY, HUMAN RIGHTS AND RULE OF LAW IN SRI LANKA
The U.S. Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL) supports programs that uphold democratic principles, support and strengthen democratic institutions, promote human rights, and build civil society around the world. Funds are available to support projects that have the potential to have an immediate impact leading to long-term sustainable reforms. Projects should have potential for continued funding beyond DRL resources. DRL prefers innovative and creative approaches rather than programs which simply duplicate or add to efforts by other entities. DRL will not consider proposals that reflect any type of support for any member, affiliate, or representative of a designated terrorist organization, whether or not elected members of government. Under this Call, DRL is seeking proposals for projects that will support the bureau’s policy priorities of promoting reconciliation and advancing transparency and accountability in Sri Lanka. Programmes: a) Advancing reconciliation and cooperation across religious and ethnic lines; b) Advancing transparency and accountability and countering corruption. The program approach should include working with Commission to Investigate Allegation of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC) assisting the Commission to educate government entities, civil society organizations, and the broader public about its work. Each award duration is 18 months for each program area. Eligibility Criteria - Organizations submitting proposal must: 1) Be a U.S.-based or foreign-based non-profit organization/non‑government organization (NGO), or a public international organization; or be a for-profit organization or business, although there are restrictions on payment of fees and/or profits to the prime recipient under grants and cooperative agreements; 2) Have existing, or the capacity to develop, active partnerships with thematic partners or in-country partners, entities, and relevant stakeholders including industry and NGOs; 3) Have demonstrable experience in administering successful and preferably similar projects. Organizations may form consortia and submit a combined proposal. However, one organization should be designated as the lead applicant. DRL’s preference is to work with non-profit entities; however there may be occasions when a for-profit entity is best suited.
Eligible applications must arrive electronically via GrantSolutions.gov or Grants.gov by 11:59 p.m. EST on July 16, 2015.
> INTEGRATED NUTRITION AND WASH ACTIVITY (INWA)
The United States Government, as represented by the United States Agency for International Development in Rwanda (USAID/Rwanda) is seeking applications from qualified and eligible organizations for a five-year activity is to improve the nutritional status of women of reproductive age and children under five years of age in Rwanda. The primary purpose of the INWA is to improve the nutritional status of women of reproductive age and children under five years of age, with an emphasis on the 1,000 day window of opportunity from pregnancy until a child’s second birthday, in support of the Government of Rwanda’s (GOR) efforts. The INWA will focus on community-level service delivery interventions and on district level capacity development. It is USAID policy not to award profit under assistance instruments. However, all reasonable, allocable, and allowable expenses, both direct and indirect, which are related to the grant program and are in accordance with applicable cost principles (2 CFR 400 for “non-Federal entities and 48 CFR 31.2 for for-profit entities), may be paid under the agreement. USAID reserves the right to fund any or none of the applications submitted. Funding Opportunity: USAID-TIMOR-RFA-472-15-000001.
Closing Date: July 17, 2015 at 4:00 pm, Kigali time.
The complete Notice of Funding Opportunity including all the attachments, can be found on http://www.Grants.gov
> IIED CALL FOR PROPOSALS – THE GENDER DIMENSIONS OF URBAN CLIMATE CHANGE RESILIENCE
The International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) is inviting proposals for original research projects which contribute to an improved understanding of the gender dimensions of urban climate resilience in Asia. The funding is available for research institutions and individual researchers based in Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam to undertake policy-relevant research in a city or cities that have initiated planning or programmes for climate change adaptation. Eligibility criteria: 1) Projects should focus on examining the extent to which gender dimensions have been – or should be – considered in the process of assessing vulnerability, developing city resilience strategies, and implementing resilience-building initiatives at the city level. Research proposals that involve collaborations between researchers, practitioners and government agencies are especially encouraged, as are proposals that explicitly include inputs from a gender expert; 2) The study should use one or more cities in Indonesia, Thailand or Vietnam as the basis for a case study. These cities could include, but are not limited to, cities that have been involved in the Asian Cities Climate Change Resilience Network (ACCCRN). ACCCRN is a Rockefeller Foundation programme that aims to develop and implement strategies to build urban resilience to climate change. IIED is a partner in the ACCCRN programme, and aims to support local stakeholders in developing a knowledge and practice in urban climate resilience. IIED will work with researchers to ensure that results are disseminated in various forms including working papers, policy briefs and peer-reviewed journal articles, to inform key stakeholders.
The closing date for proposals is 20 July 20, 2015, at 12pm (BST).
> AUSTRALIA: CALL FOR 2015-2016 DIRECT AID PROGRAM (DAP)
The Embassy of Australia is calling applications for the 2015-2016 DAP. The goal of DAP is to alleviate poverty and promote economic and social development in Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay while meeting international targets for Australia. Special attention to the needs of minority groups, women and children is granted. The 2015-2016 call will focus on: a) Development of children and young people; b) Gender equality; c) Indigenous communities; d) Sustainable development and environmental protection; e) Education. The DAP is a flexible program of small grants that applies in 61 Australian diplomatic missions, funding projects in over 80 countries. The DAP was created in order to provide the Australian missions in the world, a flexible mechanism of assistance to activities aimed at sustainable development. Eligibility Information: 1) Projects must be submitted by non-governmental organizations (NGOs), civil associations or non-profit in Argentina, Paraguay or Uruguay, engaged in development activities; 2) The activities proposed in the project will be developed over a period of no longer than 12 months.
Deadline: 20 July 2015.
> GLOBAL ALLIANCE FOR YOUTH LEADERS (GAYL) PROGRAM FOR YOUNG NIGERIANS
Are you a social enterprise for youth in Nigeria? Are you an advocate for youth? If yes, the following opportunity awaits you! Applications are invited from Young Nigerians for its GAYL Program to be held in Nigeria. GAYL was formed soon after finishing a leadership training course that was organized by the Commonwealth Youth program (CYP) in 2013 under the Discovering Young Leaders Program (DYLP), GAYL presently runs in over 20 commonwealth nations with Headquarters in Accra Ghana. GAYL is committed to equipping youth, youth leaders, youth entrepreneurs and youth stakeholder with the skills, tools and support that they require to serve as change agent’s so that they can impact change projects in their countries, company and communities. Benefits: membership into GAYL would open youth leaders to Grant and funding opportunities, increase network with key stakeholders in and outside Nigeria, and other local and international opportunities. Eligibility Criteria - Applicant must: 1) be the native of Nigeria; 2) have the age between 18 to 35 years; 3) be courageous, determined, self-confident, and reliant; 4) have the proof/back-up of various works they’ve done to the betterment of humanity.
Application deadline: July 20, 2015.
> THE DARWIN INITIATIVE: PROTECTING BIODIVERSITY AND NATURAL ENVIRONMENT
The Initiative is seeking applications from organizations to fund in projects focusing to protect biodiversity and natural environment in developing countries. Objectives: a) building environmental knowledge; b) capacity building; c) research implementing international biodiversity agreements. Focus Areas - Projects typically address threats to biodiversity such as: over-exploitation; invasive species; habitat degradation and loss; climate change mitigation and adaptation pollution. Eligibility Criteria – Applicants: 1) can be from any country but their projects must benefit biodiversity and local communities in developing countries; 2) must have experience of managing similar projects in developing countries; 3) must be able to demonstrate financial stability and provide audited accounts; 4) the proposed project leader must have suitable qualifications or at least 10 years’ experience working on similar projects in developing countries. On average, a typical Darwin main round project is up to three years in length. There is a two-stage application process for main round Darwin projects.
20 July 2015 - deadline for Stage 1 applications.
> BLUE EARTH SPONSORSHIP FOR DOCUMENTARY PROJECTS
Blue Earth sponsors documentary projects that educate the public about critical environmental and social issues. We are primarily interested in work that is educational and informational in nature and will consider proposals of any geographic scope involving the photographic and motion picture mediums. Our standard contract sponsors the project for two years. Blue Earth offers fiscal accountability to the projects we accept for sponsorship. As a non-profit organization with 501(c)3 status, Blue Earth is eligible to receive grants and tax-deductible contributions from private foundations, individuals, or other entities. Along with this fiscal accountability, we also offer other services. When you join our community of visual storytellers, we offer mentorship throughout the life of your project sponsorship, publicity on our blog and newsletters, help with PR and marketing, and more depending upon individual needs. Materials must be received in our offices by the deadline. We announce recipients approximately two months later.
The submission deadline is July 20, 2015 at midnight PST.
> IDRC: SCIENCE GRANTING COUNCILS TO SUPPORT POLICIES CONTRIBUTING TO ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) is calling organizations to participate in a 5-year Science Granting Councils Initiative in Sub-Saharan Africa to support research and evidence-based policies that will contribute to economic and social development. IDRC aims at producing knowledge, innovation, and solutions to improve lives and livelihoods in the developing world. This initiative is jointly funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), Canada's International Development Research Centre (IDRC), and South Africa's National Research Foundation (NRF). Objectives: a) strengthen the ability of Science Granting Councils to manage research; b) design and monitor research programs based on the use of robust science, technology, and innovation indicators; c) support knowledge exchange with the private sector; d) establish partnerships with each other and with other science system actors. Eligibility Criteria: Science granting councils in Eastern, Southern, Central and West Africa are eligible to apply for the program. Activities will include exchange and training, forums on evidence and best practices, online training, individualized on-site coaching, and collaborative research as requested by each participating Council.
Deadline: July 22, 2015 by 00:00 (12:00 AM) (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US and Canada).
> FY 2015: AFRICA - WOMEN, PEACE, AND SECURITY (AF-WPS) INITIATIVE
The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of African Affairs (AF) and the Secretary’s Office of Global Women’s Issues (S/GWI) is accepting proposals for this grant. The goal is to promote peace and security for all by empowering women as equal partners in preventing conflict and building peace in countries affected by crisis, conflict, and transition. Thematic Areas: a) Protection, Conflict Mitigation, and Reconciliation; b) Financial Sector Capacity Building and Economic Opportunity. Eligibility Information - Eligibility is limited to: 1) educational and research institutions, foreign public entities, US not-for-profit/nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) subject to section 501(c)(3) of the US tax code, and foreign not-for-profit organizations in selected African countries in coordination with the respective U.S Embassies; 2) Applicant organizations should propose projects in one or more of the following focus countries: Central Africa – Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Burundi, Chad, and Central African Republic; West Africa – Cote d’Ivoire, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone; East Africa – Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, and Uganda; 3) In order to apply electronically you must first have a GrantSolutions user account.
Due Date: 07/24/2015 11:59 AM (GMT - 05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada).
> USAID-GUINEA HEALTH SERVICE DELIVERY (HSD) PROGRAM
The purpose of the program is to support the development, introduction, and scale up of high-impact Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (RMNCH) interventions. The program will also support the efforts to rebuild and strengthen Guinea’s health system in the wake of the devastating Ebola outbreak. The HSD Program will contribute towards achieving USAID/Guinea’s Development Objective of “Utilization of Quality Health Services Increased”. In order to maximize impact, USAID/Guinea expects that the HSD Program will work in concert with two other multi-year health activities: 1) health systems strengthening (HSS), and 2) social behavior change communication (SBCC) and social mobilization. The expectation is that all three activities will interrelate, capitalizing on linkages and synergies among one another. Focus Areas: Maternal Health; Newborn Health; Child Health; Health System Strengthening; Social and Behavior Change Communications; Gender-based violence prevention and mitigation; Polio surveillance. USAID intends to award one (1) Cooperative Agreement pursuant to the notice of funding opportunity. Eligibility Criteria: 1) U.S and non-U.S organizations are eligible to participate in the program.; 2) Applying Organizations should not have previously received financial assistance from USAID; 3) Applicants must have established financial management, monitoring and evaluation processes, internal control systems, and policies and procedures that comply with established U.S. Government standards, laws, and regulations. The Recipient must be a responsible entity.
Closing date for applications: July 24, 2015 at 4:30 PM EST.
For more information, please visit http://www.grants.gov and search for the opportunity number RFA-OAA-15-000024.
> USAID / BANGLADESH ADOLESCENT HEALTH SKILLS STRENGTHENING ACTIVITY
USAID/Bangladesh plans to invest in a three-year activity to improve the overall health and health seeking behavior for adolescents. Specifically, the Mission is seeking assistance to improve the health and well-being of Bangladeshi adolescents by improving community attitudes regarding the delay of early marriage and by improving access to sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and other health information and services. The goal is to empower female and male adolescents to advocate for their own needs and desires in order to delay marriage until at least ages 18 and 21, the legal marriage age for girls and boys respectively, and delay first birth until the age of 20 for girls. The expectation is that this will improve the health and well-being of girls and boys, especially girls as they develop into adults and prepare for motherhood; and ultimately, enable healthier babies to be born to healthier mothers. Eligibility Information: 1) Applicants must be non-governmental U.S. and Bangladesh entities and individuals. Entities such as non-profit organizations, profit making concerns, Private Voluntary Organizations (PVOs), Public International Organizations (PIOs), faith-based and community organizations, educational institutions, etc. are eligible to apply; 2) Cost sharing is required, in addition to USAID funds. Applicants are required to contribute resources from their own, private or local sources (not from other USG funding sources) for the implementation of this program. The percentage of cost-share contributions is required, at a minimum of 10 (ten) percent, over the life of the three-year project; 3) Applicants must upload applications to grants.gov. Additionally, a separate electronic (e-mail) are still required by USAID/Bangladesh; 4) the successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring the achievement of the program objectives.
Application Deadline: July 24, 2015 at 1400 Bangladesh Time.
For more information: visit http://www.grants.gov and search for the opportunity number RFA-388-15-000004.
> GLOBALGIVING'S SEPTEMBER 2015 OPEN CHALLENGE
GlobalGiving is an online fundraising platform that gives social entrepreneurs and nonprofits from anywhere in the world a chance to raise the money they need to improve their communities. GlobalGiving offers a secure and trusted platform to receive donations. GlobalGiving connects you with new individual and corporate donors around the world. GlobalGiving provides you with the tools, trainings, and resources you need to upgrade your fundraising. Since 2008, GlobalGiving's Open Challenges have helped thousands of organizations raise funds. To secure a permanent spot on GlobalGiving, all new organizations participate in an Open Challenge. GlobalGiving works with participants to help them develop and execute their online fundraising goals. We host regular trainings leading up to the Challenge, provide video tutorials, and offer other great tools to help them succeed! How It Works: 1) Participating organizations are challenged to raise $5,000 from 40 donors for their GlobalGiving project by reaching out to existing supporters and prospective donors. The thresholds create a specific goal and call to action and the restricted time frame creates a necessary sense of urgency that allows you to encourage donors to give now and persistently follow up; 2) GlobalGiving is a free platform. Participants won't pay any fees to join GlobalGiving. GlobalGiving has no setup, monthly, or annual fees! 3) There is, however, a nominal 15% fulfillment fee for donors. This means that we charge 15% on all donations made through our site. Most donors choose to pay this fee in addition to their donation to ensure that 100% of their donation goes to the project(s).
The deadline to apply is July 24, 2015.
> BLOOMBERG INITIATIVE TO REDUCE TOBACCO USE: CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Bloomberg Initiative is a global initiative seeking call for proposals to reduce tobacco use in low- and middle-income countries. The grants program supports projects to develop and deliver high-impact evidence-based tobacco control interventions. The grants program is managed by the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union) and the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. Priority is given to projects that lead to sustainable improvements in tobacco control laws, regulations, policies and programs at the national or sub-national level including: a) Tax and price measures, including anti-smuggling measures; b) Direct and indirect advertising bans and effective enforcement of bans, including promotion and sponsorship; c) Establishment of smoke-free workplaces and public places, and effective enforcement of smoke-free policies; d) Implementation of graphic warning labels on tobacco products; e) Other evidence-based regulatory/legislative initiatives. Eligibility Criteria – Applicants must: 1) be governmental or non-governmental organizations based in low-and middle-income countries (as categorized by the World Bank); 2) be recognized legal entities capable of entering into contractual arrangements, receiving foreign funds and assuming legal and financial obligations; 3) be organizations with relevant advocacy experience aimed at changing or implementing policies including but not limited to civil society organizations and educational institutions. The Initiative places a priority on countries with the greatest number of tobacco users. Approximately two-thirds of the world's tobacco users live in fourteen countries: China, India, Indonesia, Russia, Bangladesh, Brazil, Mexico, Turkey, Pakistan, Egypt, Ukraine, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. Funding levels should be consistent with the scope and capacity of the applicant organization. Cost reasonableness is a factor in the consideration of proposals.
Deadline for submitting Project Ideas: 24 July 2015 at 12:00 hours, US Eastern Standard Time (GMT -5 hours).
> VIIV HEALTHCARE GRANTS: THE POSITIVE ACTION MEN WHO HAVE SEX WITH MEN (MSM) YOUTH ENGAGEMENT INITIATIVE
ViiV Healthcare is a global specialist HIV company dedicated to delivering advances in treatment and care for people living with HIV. The Initiative is a new project to address critical gaps in culturally appropriate and innovative communication methods that engage and empower hard-to-reach young MSM in the USA. Through the initiative, ViiV Healthcare will fund creative social and digital strategies developed by young MSM (ages 18-29) in collaboration with nonprofit sexual health or AIDS Service Organizations (ASOs) to increase sexual health knowledge within their own communities. Positive Action works with those communities most vulnerable to HIV disease, including youth, girls and women, sex workers, gay men, MSM, transgender people, injecting drug users (IDU), the homeless and the incarcerated. Our projects range across education, prevention, care and treatment-related activity such as treatment literacy and community / clinical engagement. Eligibility Criteria: 1) Applicants must be young MSM (ages 18-29) who must work in collaboration with nonprofit sexual health or AIDS Service Organizations (ASOs); 2) Projects must: a) Increase the sexual health knowledge of young MSM; b) Extend the reach and capacity of community-based organizations to engage young MSM in program design and delivery; c) Encourage young MSM to proactively engage with service providers that can help improve their health and well-being. The initiative will prioritize projects that are designed and led primarily by MSM youth in partnership with non-profit sexual health organizations or ASOs in the U.S.
Completed request for proposals must be received by 5 p.m. ET on July 24, 2015.
> CALL FOR PROPOSALS TO IMPLEMENT PUBLIC AWARENESS AND ADVOCACY CAMPAIGNS ON MEDIA INTEGRITY IN SOUTH EAST EUROPE
The South East European Media Observatory is seeking applications to implement public awareness and advocacy campaigns and organize actions aiming to support free, independent, pluralistic and viable media in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia. The call for proposals is part of the second phase of a project which aims at supporting integrity both in public service and commercial media in South East Europe. Eligibility Criteria: 1) Civil society organizations (CSOs) – professional associations, advocacy groups, think tanks, research institutes, human rights organizations, anti-corruption organizations and other CSOs – specializing in media and with relevant experience in the eligible countries; 2) Actions with focus on the main topic of media integrity. Media integrity encompasses qualities of the media system which enable the media to serve public interest and democracy; 3) Applicants must be CSOs registered in any of the eligible countries, established as a legal entity, having a non-commercial purpose, being independent of any local, regional and national governments, any public entities, political parties, religious institutions and commercial organizations and actively operating according to their founding document for at least 1 year prior to submitting the proposal. The duration of the campaigns can be from 3 to 6 months. Activities can start on the day of the grant contract (expected early Sep 2015) and should end on 29 Feb 2016 at the latest.
The deadline for submitting the applications is 24:00 on 25 July 2015.
> WORLD ASSOCIATION FOR CHRISTIAN COMMUNICATION (WACC) GLOBAL FUNDS TO STRENGTHEN COMMUNICATION RIGHTS AND GENDER EQUALITY
WACC is an international ecumenical professional organization that promotes communication rights for social change and supports communication projects generally in the developing countries. Funding Areas: a) Strengthening Community Radio – Communication rights are at the core of WACC’s work and WACC views community media as embodying such rights which are inextricably linked to all other human rights and which enable all people everywhere to express themselves individually and collectively in order to improve their lives and participate fully in society; b) Monitoring News Media Reporting on Poverty – News media provide the democratic arena where people at large can fight for their rights, social justice and articulate their concerns. The media can play a role in poverty reduction given its power to influence the masses and shape public opinion; c) Gender and Communication – Gender inequalities in participation in and access to media limit their potential to become inclusive, democratic spaces; d) Pathways to Digital Frontiers – Today’s communications landscape includes the increasing influence of the Internet and social media, the emergence of mobile phones and other integrated communication devices. WACC’s Strategic Plan 2012-2016 identifies the need to bridge the digital divide and to work for greater inclusion. Eligibility Criteria: 1) Church-related and secular institutions and civil society organizations; 2) Only one application at a time from each organization. WACC is normally able to provide funds for new projects that last no longer than one year. WACC will review the Concept Notes in the context of programme criteria and current priorities. Only some applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal.
Deadline: Strengthening Community Radio; Pathways to Digital Frontiers – 26 July 2015.
> HEALTH PARTNERSHIP SCHEME: STRENGTHENING PREVENTIVE CAPACITY
What is Health Partnership? A health partnership is an on-going ‘twinning’ or ‘linking’ arrangement between counterpart health institutions in high-income settings and developing countries. The partnerships’ primary aim is to share knowledge and information to train health workers and improve health services. The Tropical Health and Educational Trust (THET) in association with UKAID is seeking applications for a health partnership scheme to help improve Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) measures in low and middle income countries. It will strengthen the capacity of the overseas country’s health services to cope with future outbreak and emergency situations associated with highly infectious diseases alongside the effective delivery of essential day-to-day health services. Eligibility Criteria: 1) All established health partnerships; 2) Projects must be operating within low- or middle-income countries; 3) Letters of support from each institution must be submitted along with the application; 4) Projects must adhere to the guidelines and syllabus structure as set out in the THET and WHO Project Framework for Strengthening Preventative Capacity Projects. Funding is available for six to 17-month projects.
The project outline should be completed and submitted by midnight on 26th July 2015 along with the required letters of support.
> OFFICE FOR CIVIL SOCIETY GRANTS - LOCAL SUSTAINABILITY FUND
It has long been accepted that Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) organizations make a considerable contribution to providing services and support to people and communities, often with a focus on those most in need. The VCSE Sustainability site is being run by the Big Lottery Fund (BIG) on behalf of the Office for Civil Society. It aims to help VCSE organizations become stronger, more sustainable and more resilient, so that they can continue to support their beneficiaries in future years. The fund will be will be available to high-impact charities and social enterprises. Organizations wishing to apply should complete both the diagnostic tool and the eligibility checker. To start this process you need to create an account. To check your eligibility or complete the diagnostic tool, you will need to log in. This enables you to save your answers and your report. To apply to the Local Sustainability Fund you must complete both the eligibility checker and diagnostic tool.
Deadline: 26 July 2015.
> ENGLISH AND DIGITAL FOR GIRLS THROUGH EDUCATION (EDGE) PROGRAM IN NEPAL
The British Council is calling applications for the EDGE program in Nepal, a high-impact, human rights project designed and delivered jointly by the British Council and the U.S. Embassy Kathmandu. The project also aims to reduce the gender digital divide, providing improved employment and livelihood opportunities for adolescent girls through access to English language and ICT skills. Eligibility Information: 1) NGOs, educational institutions, private organizations, consultancy firms who can implement the project at field level for a period of 12 months; 2) Applications submitted via email by the deadline. The procurement of these services will involve a two stage process: Stage 1 – prospective agencies submit expression of interest and are assessed against the criteria stipulated in the ToR. Stage 2 - Shortlisted candidates will then be invited to give a presentation of their proposal followed by an interview to the evaluation panel. The highest scorer will be awarded the contract for the delivery of the services.
Application deadline: 11:59 pm on 26 July 2015.
> CIVIL SOCIETY PROGRAM FOR INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS (CSIS)
The Vice Presidency for Countries (VPC) with support from the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF), members of the IDB Group, and the platform NEXSO is seeking innovative solutions that contribute to solving development challenges in Latin America and the Caribbean. CSIS, led by the Vice Presidency for Countries, is an online contest designed to identify and connect with the Bank and others, the work being undertaken by civil society. The aim is to meet organizations implementing or proposing innovative solutions regarding development challenges in Latin America and the Caribbean identified by the Bank. Who can participate? Those organizations eligible to apply must belong to the Civil Society of one or more of the member countries of the IDB Group and its projects must respond with innovative solutions to the challenges that will be proposed. These solutions have to be applied in Latin America and the Caribbean.
The challenge to find innovative solutions is open until July 27, 2015.
> WHO: IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF SERVICES PROVIDED TO SURVIVORS OF GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE According to global estimates, more than one-third of all women experience either intimate partner violence or non-partner sexual violence in their lifetime. Research in Afghanistan shows that more than 80% of women experience at least one form of domestic violence and over 60% of women experience multiple forms of violence. World Health Organization (WHO) has a critical role in supporting Member States to strengthen gealth systems’ primary and secondary response to gender-based violence. WHO Afghanistan Country Office in partnership with the Ministry of Public Health of Afghanistan (MoPH) is seeking proposals from organizations for improving the quality of services provided to survivors of gender-based violence (GBV) by conducting training workshops on the GBV Treatment Protocol and provide on-the-job training, mentoring and support for healthcare providers and health facility managers. The duration of the program will be 2 years. During these two years, 141 workshops with around 20-25 participants in each will be organized for healthcare providers from different levels of health facilities in the provinces. Objectives: 1) Strengthen the capacity and skills of healthcare providers to provide good quality care to GBV survivors in Afghanistan according to the MoPH/WHO GBV Treatment Protocol in seven provinces in Afghanistan over two years; 2) Supervise and monitor healthcare providers’ and health facilities’ performance in providing good quality services to GBV survivors in order to strengthen capacity building activities and report back to WHO/MoPH; 3) Provide on-the-job training, mentoring and support to healthcare providers and health managers on managing GBV cases to enable the organization and provision of better-quality care. Focus Locations: Badakhshan; Balkh; Bamyan; Heart; Kabul; Nangarhar; Parwan. Eligibility Criteria: Organizations working in Afghanistan are eligible to apply for the program.
Deadline for submissions: 28th July, 2015 at 4:00 PM Kabul time. Source: http://www.acbar.org/files/downloads/ahmadi.doc
> EU-SOUTH SUDAN: ENHANCING CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS
The European Union represented by the European Commission is inviting call for proposals for enhancing Civil Society Participation in South Sudan’s public policies and programs as a pre-condition for a more equitable, open and democratic society. The program is divided into two lots: Lot 1: Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) as partners in promoting social development; Lot 2: CSOs as stakeholders in promoting inclusive and sustainable growth. Objectives of the Program: a) To enhance social development of the population by improving access to quality social services through CSO’s initiatives providing conflict sensitive education for children and youth that have missed out formal education/not joined formal education; b) To increase employability and income generation opportunities for young women and men through CSOs initiatives providing skills development and access to productive resources. Eligibility Criteria - the applicant must: 1) be a legal person and be non-profit-making and be a Civil Society Organization and have demonstrated capacity and experience of at least two years to manage activities of a scale corresponding to the size and in the sector of the grant requested and be legally established in South Sudan, or a Member State of the European Union or in a country which is a contracting party of the European Economic Area, or developing countries that are included in the list of recipients of ODA/OECD/DAC, or countries that are signatories to the Partnership Agreement between the members of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States of the one part, and the European Community and its Member States, of the other part, including South Africa; or countries eligible for the European Development Fund; or countries eligible for Union funding under the European Neighborhood Instrument established by Regulation (EU) No232/2014 including the Russian Federation; 2) be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the action with the co-applicant(s)and affiliated entity(ies), not acting as an intermediary; 3) act with Co-applicant(s) who must satisfy the eligibility criteria as applicable to the applicant himself; 4) Propose the initial planned duration of an action not lower than 24 months and not exceed 48 months. Only Concept Notes must be submitted for evaluation. Thereafter, applicants who have been pre-selected will be invited to submit a Full Application Form.
Deadline: July 28th, 2015.
> EU-LEBANON CULTURAL ACTIVITIES 2015 PROGRAMME The specific objective of this Call for Proposals is the promotion of mutual understanding and rapprochement between peoples through cultural and artistic exchanges. The actions should aim at promoting intercultural understanding and dialogue through any artistic or cultural activity (including for educational purposes): music, literature, performing arts (theatre, dance, etc.), visual arts (sculpture, painting, etc.), audio-visual arts (cinem a, television, radio, digital and media arts, video art, etc.), photography, reading, storytelling, comics, etc. Actions must take place in Lebanon, ideally in more than one area. The initial planned duration of an action may not exceed 12 months. Eligibility Criteria - the applicant must: 1) be a legal person, a non-profit-making and a specific type of organisation (non-governmental organisation, local authority), and be established in a Member State of the European Union or of a country that is a beneficiary of Regulation (EC) N°236/2014 of the European Parliament; 2) be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the action with the co- applicant(s) and affiliated entity(ies), not acting as an intermediary. The application process consists of two phases: Phase 1, concept note; Phase 2, full proposal. Only Concept Notes must be submitted for evaluation. Thereafter, applicants who have been pre-selected will be invited to submit a Full Application Form.
Deadline: July 30th, 2015.
> CANCER FOUNDATION 2016 INTERNATIONAL INNOVATION GRANT
The Conquer Cancer Foundation together with ASCO International is currently accepting concept notes (short proposals) from organizations working in low and middle income countries for its International Innovation Grants. The foundation seeks to create a world free from the fear of cancer by funding breakthrough research, by sharing knowledge with physicians and patients worldwide, and by supporting initiatives to ensure that all people have access to high-quality cancer care. One-year research grant will be awarded and paid directly to a nonprofit organization or governmental agency in a low-income or middle-income country. The grant may be used by the organization only for the approved, budgeted costs of the research project. Each grant will have a Principal Investigator who is an ASCO member, is affiliated with the Grantee Organization, and is a resident of the low-income or middle-income country. Thematic Areas - Applicants are encouraged to be innovative in their research proposal. Proposed research projects could include, but are not limited to: a) Health services and delivery research (including use of telemedicine); b) Research on effective strategies for cancer prevention; c) Epidemiologic research; d) Pharmaco-economic research; e) Standard treatment outcome research and therapeutic trials investigating affordable treatment regimens; f) Research on delivery of palliative care; g) New models of clinical training or workforce utilization; h) Research on clinical infrastructure (impact of improved equipment or supplies). Applicant Organizations must: 1) be an organization with a charitable purpose registered as a not-for-profit with the relevant national authority or must be a government agency; 2) located in a country categorized by the World Bank as Low-Income, Lower-Middle Income or Upper-Middle Income; 3) have been operating for at least one full year, have an acceptable management structure and processes in place, and be solvent with or without the support of this Grant; 4) have experience in carrying out activities with tangible outcomes.
Letters of Intent are due by July 31, 2015 at 11:59 pm ET.
> U.S MISSION TO AUSTRIA - FY2016 YOUNG TRANSATLANTIC LEADER EXCHANGE: ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INNOVATION
The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Vienna is accepting proposals to create an exchange program to foster entrepreneurship, leadership, and professional skills of young Austrians with a demonstrated interest in an entrepreneurial future while exposing them to American culture and values. This course, which will focus on the entrepreneurial ecosystem of a particular U.S. city or region will last two to three weeks, taking place between July 5-Sep 30, 2016. Participants could travel to the U.S. in one to three cohorts. In addition to developing participants’ knowledge and skills, the program exposes participants to American culture and values. As this will be a cooperative agreement, U.S. Embassy Vienna will have substantial involvement in this effort including participant selection, approval of the program structure and content in the United States. Eligibility Criteria: 1) public and private non-profit organizations and institutions of higher education meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue Code section 26 USC 501(c)(3); 2) applicants are required to have a Dun and Bradstreet Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number to apply; 3) proposals must be submitted electronically at the given address.
Applications must be submitted on or before July 31, 2015 at 5:00 PM Vienna Time.
Source: visit http://grants.gov and search for the opportunity number DOSVIE-15-GR-001.
> ASTRAEA FOUNDATION INTERNATIONAL FUND FOR SEXUAL MINORITIES
The Foundation supports groups, projects, or organizations working towards progressive social change which are led by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex (LGBTQI) communities and directly address oppression based on sexual orientation and/or gender identity/expression. The Foundation strengthens LGBTQI groups by providing flexible general support grants. Eligibility Information – Applicants must be: 1) Groups based in Africa, Asia/the Pacific, Eastern Europe/Commonwealth of Independent States, Latin America/the Caribbean, or the Middle East; 2) Groups led by and/or for LGBTQI communities are eligible. Non-LGBTI-led groups must demonstrate how they address LGBTI human rights issues and how they involve LGBTI’s in organizational and programmatic decision-making; 3) Non-governmental organizations, not-for-profit groups, or the equivalent.
Submit an LOI by July 31, 2015.
> SAVE OUR SEAS FOUNDATION (SOSF) 2016 SMALL GRANTS FOR SMALL PROJECTS
SOSF is committed to protecting our oceans by funding research, conservation and educational projects that focus on the major threats to the marine environment. SOSF’s particular interest is in charismatic marine megafauna, notably sharks, rays and skates. Aimed at original and innovative start-up projects, the grant presents early career scientists, conservationists or educators with an opportunity to prove themselves. It targets local projects conducted by local project leaders. Whether or not the project is part of a larger project, SOSF Small Grants are for specific and finite projects. Eligibility Criteria: 1) Early career scientists (Having five years of a degree) Conservationists, Educators; 2) Projects should include at least two of these three components-research, conservation and educational projects on sharks, rays and skates; 3) Local projects conducted by local project leaders are encouraged; 4) Applicant must have the knowledge of English Language; 5) The application form is to be filled via online mode only; 6) Only one application will be accepted from one applicant.
The deadline for applications is 31 July 2015.
> GLOBAL JUNIOR CHALLENGE (GJC) - 7th EDITION
The GJC is the international competition that rewards the innovative use of technology for the education of 21st century and the social inclusion. Promoted by the Municipality of Rome the GJC is hosted by the Fondazione Mondo Digitale under the High Patronage of the Italian Presidency and the sponsorship of the Italian Foreign Affairs Minister. The GJC is a unique opportunity to reflect on the importance of the challenges posed by 21st century education and the role of technology in didactic innovation, social innovation, development and the reduction of world poverty. The Challenge is a unique opportunity for teachers and students to reflect on the significance of digital literacy, whilst exposing them with to the vast range of high quality solutions proposed by other youth from around the world. The Challenge rewards projects in all fields of youth education, not only those addressed at schools. Project Areas: a) Education for the 21st century: Projects for users up to 10 years old, 15 years old, 18 years old, 29 years old; projects promoting ICT for environmental sustainability in collaboration with Legambiente; and projects using ICT to train youth to obtain initial job placement; b) Social Inclusion: Projects promoting ICT for migrants and refugees integration; c) Special Mention: Applications for civic and social innovation in collaboration with Euro-cities. Eligibility Criteria: 1) The competition is open to schools and universities, both public and private, worldwide; public and private institutions and organizations; associations, cooperatives and other non-profit organizations; public and private companies; research centers; and individual citizens of any age; 2) All projects that were still in operation as of 13 December 2013 and addressed to youth up to 29 years of age and which use new ICT technology for education and training. GJC rewards projects in all fields of youth education, not only those addressed at schools. There is no geographical or size limitation as the Challenge welcomes everyone: from websites created by middle school students to global projects employing cutting edge technology for online training.
The deadline for submission is July 31, 2015.
> GLOBAL FUND: OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING ADVISORY SERVICES
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (“The Global Fund”) is seeking proposals from qualified suppliers to provide Occupational Health and Wellbeing Advisory Services to its workforce of around 700 staff made up of over 105 nationalities. The selected occupational health and wellbeing advisor will be required to function at both the operational as well as the strategic level. A two stage procedure will be utilized in evaluating the proposals, with evaluation of the technical proposal being completed prior to any cost proposal being considered. A cost evaluation is only undertaken for technical submissions that score above the minimum. The proposal should be concisely presented and structured, and should explain in detail your availability, ability, capacity and resources to provide the requested services. The cost component must cover all the services requested in the scope of work outlined in the concept paper and must be in Swiss Francs. The cost tables and accompanying notes must show the composition of all cost elements, including fees and profits. Suppliers are solely responsible for their own expenses, if any, in preparing and submitting an offer to this Request for Proposal. This would include any costs incurred during functional demonstrations and subsequent meetings and negotiations.
RFP Closing Date: 31 July 2015 at 5 pm CEST, Geneva Time.
> AGRA: PROGRAM FOR AFRICA’S SEEDS SYSTEMS (PASS)
The Alliance for a Green Revolution (AGRA) in Africa is seeking proposals from organizations to significantly and sustainably improve the productivity and incomes of poor, small-scale farmers in Africa. The PASS is an AGRA initiative to improve food security and reduce poverty in Africa by promoting the development of seed delivery systems that allow small-scale farmers to gain access to improved, adapted crop varieties in an equitable and sustainable manner. PASS operates through four integrated sub-programs across the seed value chain. It begins with educating a new generation of plant breeders and seed specialists and ends with improved seed on the shelves of village-level agro dealers. PASS sub-programs are: a) Education for African Crop Improvement (EACI); b) Fund For The Improvement and Adoption of African Crops (FIACC); c) Seed Production for Africa (SEPA); d) Agro Dealer Development Program (ADP). AGRA aims at investing in projects that can have measurable impact and can create meaningful, transformative change in the agriculture sector. Focus Areas: (i) production and distribution of certified seed; (ii) adapted crop varieties among poor; (iii) condition of farmer through both private and public channels. Eligible Countries: Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Malawi, Zambia, Mozambique, Ghana, Nigeria, Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso.
Closing Date: 31 July 2015.
> ELEVATE CHILDREN FUNDERS GROUP’S POST 2015 ADVOCACY FUND
The Elevate Children Funders Group (ECFG) was founded in 2011 by a group of private foundations working collectively in order to make key challenges facing children and youth a more significant global priority. With a focus on violence against children and alternative care/family strengthening, the group works at both international and national levels to build a stronger evidence base, strengthen advocates’ leadership and communication efforts, and mobilize more resources to support proven interventions. The purpose of the Post 2015 Advocacy Fund is to support advocacy and communications related to the Post 2015 Development Agenda, with the goal of securing the strongest possible language relating to VaC in the final documents. Priorities: a) Monitor patterns of children’s rights violations globally; b) Advocate for change by initiating policy discussions, and challenging violations of children’s rights through campaigns and legal advocacy; c) Engage relevant professionals in the work and document processes, experience and expertise for others to be able to replicate. Eligibility Criteria: 1) Non-governmental and intergovernmental organizations who are actively engaged in advocacy activities in support of the Post 2015 Development Agenda.
Applications for grants may be submitted through July 31, 2015.