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EU Aid Volunteers Initiative Call for Proposals

eu aid volunteers call 2015The European Commission’s first-ever call for proposals for deployment of humanitarian volunteers under its EU Aid Volunteers initiative. Through the new call, around 350 junior and senior professionals are expected to be deployed to disaster-affected countries in support of needs-based humanitarian action. The volunteers will work in the areas of resilience-building and disaster management in vulnerable, fragile or disaster-affected countries and forgotten crises. Also, it is expected that over 300 local organisations and communities will benefit from capacity building activities. deadline 30 september 2015 Read more ›

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A new fund for empowering African women

awdfThe African Women’s Development Fund supports organizations working towards the empowerment of African women and the achievement of gender equality on the continent. To increase income opportunities for women, projects to be supported should seek to work with smallholder women farmers, and address issues of climate change and food security. Applicant organizations must have at least three years of experience, be led by a woman, and have a focus on women’s rights. Applications from the following countries are specifically encouraged: Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Malawi, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Grants will range from US$5 thousand to US$30 thousand for one year. The application deadline is 11 September 2015 Read more ›

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EU/FAO FLEGT programme announces a new call for proposal

EU FAO_Flegt_programme bando 2013 ong bandiongFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) — FLEGT in Countries with Partnership Agreements
FAO administers the EU’s program of Forest Law Enforcement, Governance, and Trade (FLEGT). The program is open to government institutions, civil society, and private-sector organizations in timber-producing countries engaged in FLEGT’s Voluntary Partnership Agreements (Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Central African Republic, Congo, Dem Rep Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Guyana, Honduras, Indonesia, Laos, Liberia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam). Grants are up to €100 thousand for a maximum period of 15 months. The deadline for concept notes is 30 September 2015 Read more ›

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A guide to EuropeAid funding instruments 2014-2020

guida-ConcordThis report aims to provide the reader with a comprehensive, up-to-date overview of the instruments and programmes (both thematic and geographic) used by the European Union (EU) in its development cooperation. It highlights the roles played by civil society in policy dialogue on these instruments and programmes, and in their implementation. CONCORD has been actively engaged with both the EU’s institutions and its member states, monitoring and influencing the negotiations on the EU’s Multiannual Financial Framework 2014-2020 Read more ›

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GIF, the Global Innovation Fund

gifThe Global Innovation Fund invests in social innovations that aim to improve the lives and opportunities of millions of people in the developing world. Through our grants and risk capital, we support breakthrough solutions to global development challenges from social enterprises, for-profit firms, non-profit organisations, researchers, and government agencies. GIF is supported by the Department for International Development of the United Kingdom, the United States Agency for International Development, the Omidyar Network, the Swedish Agency for International Development Cooperation and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Australia. To date, these partners have pledged to invest £ 125 million over the next five years.
GIF can support a wide range of organizations and innovative projects in various stages of development, ranging from the early stages of start-up for implementation at a larger scale. GIF uses a funding model on several levels and offers three stages of financing. Applicants may apply for any stage depending on their level of development. Read more ›

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Erasmus+, in October the deadline for the Strategic partnerships in the field of youth

erasmus-plusThe Strategic Partnerships of the renewed Erasmus + programme offer the opportunity for organizations active in the fields of education, training and youth, as well as to businesses, public institutions, civil society organizations active in different socio-economic sectors of cooperate in order to implement innovative practices that lead to a teaching, training, learning and youth animation of high quality, institutional modernization and social innovation. Erasmus + offers great flexibility in terms of activities that the Strategic partnerships can be implemented as long as the proposal demonstrates that these activities are the most appropriate for achieving the objectives defined for the project. The Strategic partnerships are to develop and implement joint initiatives and projects that promote active citizenship, social innovation, participation in democratic life and entrepreneurship through peer learning and exchange of experiences. The first deadline for this action of the program is set for October 1, 2014. Read more ›

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EuropeAid open calls update (July)

europeaid-ong-bandi-ueHere is the July update of the open calls for proposal at EuropeAid. Most of them are part of the EIDHR program “European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights”. Let’s see in detail which are the open calls, their budget and deadline. Read more ›

Posted in 08/2014, European Union, Funds

LIFE, 44 million available under first call for climate action projects

logo_lifeThe European Commission today launched the first call for proposals under a new funding programme for projects dedicated to climate action. The LIFE Climate Action sub-programme will provide €44.26 million in 2014 to develop and implement innovative ways to respond to the climate change challenge across Europe. European Climate Action Commissioner Connie Hedegaard said: “The new LIFE programme for Climate Action is making available more funds than ever before for innovative climate projects around Europe. This will help bring to life cutting-edge low-carbon technologies and scale-up the climate solutions already out there. These funds will also help achieve the EU’s climate legislation and policy objectives. Today’s call for proposals addresses pilot, demonstration and best practice projects.” Read more ›

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UN Women and MasterCard – Project Inspire 2014

ispireProject Inspire is a joint initiative from the Singapore Committee for UN Women and MasterCard to help create a better world for women and girls in Asia-Pacific, the Middle East, and Africa. The competition is open to entrepreneurs aged 18-35 whose projects aim to benefit women and/or girls in the indicated regions through entrepreneurship and business literacy. The grand prize winner will receive US$25 thousand for project implementation. The competition closes 30 June 2014 Read more ›

Posted in 06/2014, Funds, United Nation Agencies

EuropeAid open calls – May Update

europeaid-ong-bandi-ueHere is the update calendar of the open calls for proposals published by EuropeAid at country level. These are the open calls within the  Non State Actors and Local Authorities in Development (NSA / LA), and the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) programs. Let’s see in details the open calls listed by program. Read more ›

Posted in 06/2014, 07/2014, European Union, Funds

Grants for media projects on international development issues

JG_125x125SThe Innovation in Development Reporting Grant Programme (IDR) is a media-funding project operated by the EJC. The grant programme aims to advance creative reporting approaches, thus enabling a better coverage of international development issue. The grant intends to raise awareness about these issues by having a strong impact on media audiences in the following nine European countries: Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. Deadline: 23rd July 2014. Read more ›

Posted in - VARIOUS DONORS, 07/2014, Funds

NED support to democratic institutions

ned democrazia-bando-2014NED (National Endowment for Democracy) is a leading U.S. organizations that provide grants to NGOs around the world to promote democratization and the strengthening of democratic institutions. Within a few days you can submit project proposals by non-governmental organizations from around the world who are dedicated to the promotion of political and economic freedom, the strengthening of civil society, independent media and the rule of law. Deadline: June 20, 2014. Read more ›

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Posted in - VARIOUS DONORS, 06/2014, Funds

EU-FAO program on forest management

20140123_2FAO has announced the call for proposals under the program “EU-FAO Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade” (FLEGT EU- FAO). This program provides grants to governmental organisations and NGOs in signatory countries of Voluntary Partnership Agreements (VPA) with the European Union (see map). The program aims to increase information, knowledge and experiences between groups of local stakeholders by supporting actions to improve the understanding of FLEGT. Deadline: May 31, 2014. Read more ›

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Posted in 05/2014, European Union, Funds, United Nation Agencies

10 millions from the EU to strengthen civil society in the neighborhood

neighbourhood_continent_enA new call for proposal titled “Neighbourhood Civil Society Facility” (European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument ) has been published recently by the EU. It is an instrument to strengthen and promote the role of civil society in democratic reforms and changes taking place in the countries of the European Neighborhood through increased participation in the realization of the objectives of the Neighbourhood policy itself. Maximum co- financing by the European Union 90%. Deadline for the submission of concept note is June 4, 2014. Read more ›

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Posted in 06/2014, European Union, Funds

HIF grants to innovate humanitarian aid

hifHIF (Humanitarian Innovation Fund) Fund of the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) has opened a process of expression of interest for its program of grants to non-profit institutions. Grants may be requested for innovative projects in the design phase, or implementation of humanitarian aid. HIF grants are divided into two categories: Large grants between 75,000 and 150,000 (CAD) and small grants up to 20,000. Deadline May 6, 2014. Read more ›

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Posted in - VARIOUS DONORS, 05/2014, Funds