Upcoming Deadlines & Opportunities

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Mediterranean Women’s Fund (MWF) - apply by 15-May-24

The Mediterranean Women’s Fund supports the activities of women working to change the Mediterranean region by:
• funding women’s associations to provide them with the material and human resources to take action;
• strengthening the capacities of young women leaders to enable them to better mobilize their strengths and use their creativity to construct a more just society;
• gathering together organizations to provide them with a space to discuss, unite and act together;
• speaking up to major institutions to advocate for larger and more accessible grants for women’s associations.

Eligibility Criteria
1. Applicant organizations must:
a) be based in the Mediterranean region;
b) demonstrate a strong commitment to equal rights for women and men and to human rights principles;
c) be an association or a group;
d) be led by women and the majority of the top management must be women.
2. Eligible Countries/regions: 22 countries of the Mediterranean sea plus Gibraltar (British Overseas Territory):
• European countries: Spain, France, Italy, Malta, Monaco, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Albania, Greece.
• West Asian (Middle Eastern) countries: Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, the Palestine Gaza Strip, the divided island of Cyprus.
• North African nations: Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt.
3. Priority topics for the Mediterranean Women’s Fund:
• Transmission to young women,
• Capacity building of women’s associations,
• Strengthening networks at the Mediterranean regional level,
• Combating violence against women,
• Defending sexual and reproductive rights,
• Advocacy and action for equal rights,
• Awareness raising through art and culture.

Submit your grant applications for the June 2024 committee before May 15, 2024.

If the MWF is interested in your project, you will be invited to submit a more detailed application that will be presented to our Selection Committee.

For more information please visit 
https://www.medwomensfund.org/submit-project.html

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WE Empower UN SDG Challenge

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN

The WE Empower Challenge is a global competition for women social entrepreneurs who are advancing the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and inspiring entire communities to create the world we want by 2030.

The successful Awardees will be notified by July 2024 and will receive the opportunity to travel to New York City, New York (NY) during the UN Global Goals/Climate week September 22 – 27, 2024 to participate in a series of tailored trainings contributed by leading and supporting partners and engage in high-profile events with UN Officials.

Please review the eligibility criteria below and ensure you meet ALL criteria before beginning an application.

You must identify as a woman entrepreneur.

You must have lead decision-making ability within your entity.

Your business or organization must have been in operation for at least three years as of August 1, 2024.

You must employ at least three full-time employees or full-time equivalents.

Your business or organization must generate a minimum of $75,000 USD in annual revenue. For nonprofit organizations, revenue may comprise donations, grants, and funds raised through various fundraising activities.

You must be professionally proficient in English.

You must be at least 21 years old by August 1, 2024.

You must be available to travel to New York, NY, and participate in all events from September 22 - September 29, 2024, and if necessary, able to participate in a virtual program from August through December 2024.

For more information, please visit:
https://weempower.awardsplatform.com/
https://globalfutures.asu.edu/we-empower/

Mediterranean Women’s Fund (MWF) - apply by 15-May-24

"The Mediterranean Women’s Fund supports the activities of women working to change the Mediterranean region by:
• funding women’s associations to provide them with the material and human resources to take action;
• strengthening the capacities of young women leaders to enable them to better mobilize their strengths and use their creativity to construct a more just society;
• gathering together organizations to provide them with a space to discuss, unite and act together;
• speaking up to major institutions to advocate for larger and more accessible grants for women’s associations.

Eligibility Criteria
1. Applicant organizations must:
a) be based in the Mediterranean region;
b) demonstrate a strong commitment to equal rights for women and men and to human rights principles;
c) be an association or a group;
d) be led by women and the majority of the top management must be women.
2. Eligible Countries/regions: 22 countries of the Mediterranean sea plus Gibraltar (British Overseas Territory):
• European countries: Spain, France, Italy, Malta, Monaco, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Albania, Greece.
• West Asian (Middle Eastern) countries: Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, the Palestine Gaza Strip, the divided island of Cyprus.
• North African nations: Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt.
3. Priority topics for the Mediterranean Women’s Fund:
• Transmission to young women,
• Capacity building of women’s associations,
• Strengthening networks at the Mediterranean regional level,
• Combating violence against women,
• Defending sexual and reproductive rights,
• Advocacy and action for equal rights,
• Awareness raising through art and culture.

Submit your grant applications for the June 2024 committee before May 15, 2024.

If the MWF is interested in your project, you will be invited to submit a more detailed application that will be presented to our Selection Committee."

For more information please visit 
https://www.medwomensfund.org/submit-project.html

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Challenging Inequalities Programme: apply by 13-Mar-24

Anna Lindh Foundation is pleased to introduce the Challenging Inequalities Programme, funded by the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation. At its core, this programme is driven by a particular overarching objective: the work towards social inclusion across the 8 Southern Mediterranean countries.

Eligibility Criteria
1. Applicant organizations must:
a) be registered as legal entities;
b) be active for the past two years;
c) be working at the following countries: Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Mauritania, Morocco, Palestine or Tunisia;
d) have good track record of community engagement, advocacy and social cohesion and dialogue;
e) be able to develop a proposal for a community-based action to be implemented at the local level and contribute to social development in the given priority areas.
2. Priority Areas:
• Youth,
• Gender equality,
• Green transition, environment and water,
• Employment and creation of opportunities.What will your community-based organization gain?

Tailored technical assistance,
Financial support up to 10.000 euro for Community-Based Actions,
Joining a network with a number of CBOs from eight different countries,
International recognition for Community-Based Actions.

Interested organisations can submit their community based outline proposals in Arabic, English or French via the available online form only before March 13, 2024 at 23.59 Central European Time (CET).Only complete applications, meeting the eligibility criteria and submitted before the deadline will be considered.

For more information please visit
https://www.annalindhfoundation.org/challenginginequalities#AnnaLindhFoundation #Advocacy #ChallengingInequalitiesProgramme #CommunityEngagement #youth  #SocialCohesion #GenderEquality  #CommunityBasedAction #GreenTransition #employment #SouthernMediterraneanCountries
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Here’s an opportunity for leaders in the MENA region:

This a program for women seeking to make an impact in the MENA- Middle East, North Africa- world. It’s a top-tier learning experience that turns their passion into a project that tangibly creates employment for 1000 women. There are 20 fully-funded spots, and it starts this April!

For a glimpse into the organization, visit  https://womenchoice.org
Registration link for Informational Session on Thursday, Feb 22 at 8 AM EST: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/impacther-program-informational-session-tickets-826578126427?aff=oddtdtcreator

MOOC - Children’s Right to Education in Armed Conflict (Global Campus of Human Rights): enroll by 8-Mar-24

"Between 2015-2019 more than 22,000 children and young people but also teachers and academics were injured, killed or harmed. Afghanistan, Colombia, Cameroon, DRC, Myanmar, Palestine, Syria, The Philippines, Turkey, Ukraine, Yemen… around the whole world, schools and universities continue to being occupied, bombed and destroyed; school boys and girls are being abducted or recruited at school or on the way to/from school; in other cases attackers threaten them with the use of force, including sexual violence. In addition to any physical damage, which is already appalling, the moral and psycho-social damage to the life of these children should be a major concern. Yet, education under attack in armed conflicts is still a daily reality for too many of them.

Wars, armed conflicts, and displacement are not only attacks to spaces, places and people, but also violations of a fundamental human right recognised in numerous international, regional and national instruments. Education is a right in itself and a multiplier of other rights. Legal frameworks, measures and tools already exist that provide a variety of solutions. Alas, proper knowledge of such instruments and possible avenues for action is still limited.

This MOOC will fill this knowledge gap and will mobilise more people and resources in the defence of such a fundamental right when and where it is most needed. Thanks to the regional reach of the Global Campus of Human Rights, case studies and examples from the field will be used to illustrate situations, violations and existing good practices. Academics and experts will contribute analytical and practical inputs, while testimonies from affected children, young students and teachers/educators will contextualise impact and hopefully inspire change.

The course encompasses 5 weeks with approximately 25-30 hours of active learning. This MOOC is organised in 3 modules:
Module 1 – Education as a right for children,
Module 2 – Protecting the right to education of children in armed conflict,
Module 3 – The way forward.

At the end of the course, participants who have completed all discussions, polls and quizzes will receive a free certificate confirming their participation.

Free enrolment until 8 March 2024!

For more information please visit 
https://gchumanrights.org/education/e-learning/moocs/childrens-right-to-education-in-armed-conflict/about.html

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"Merck Foundation Africa Research Summit - MARS 2024: apply by 30-Jun-24

This year, special focus will be again on “The Role of Scientific Research in Women Health and Reproductive Care". 

The Summit opens a discussion with Ministries of Health, Education, Information, Science and Technology and Gender from across Africa, to define policies with the aim to empower women and youth in STEM and to address the vital role of research in the improvement and sustainable development of healthcare system, with a specific emphasis on how to translate knowledge into action - the 'know-do gap' - to improve health and make an impact on society.

The aim of Merck Foundation African Research Summit - MARS Awards is to empower African young researchers & women researchers, advancing their research capacity and promote their contribution to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). The winners of MARS Awards are recognized under two categories:
• “Best Young African Researcher" and
• “Best African Woman Researcher”.

The summit will be a unique opportunity for the winners of a MARS Reseach Awards to share their research output and findings. It is also an opportunity for networking and career development.

Abstract Submission Details:
1. Abstracts are invited from final year PhD students, young investigators involved in research and Medical Doctors in Postgraduate Medical Fellowship program related to either of the following topics:
a) Women Health;
b) Infertility and Reproductive Care.
2. All applicants should be primarily based at African Research Institutes and Universities, although collaboration within Africa as well as outside is also welcome.

Merck Foundation Africa Research Summit - MARS 2024 will have scientific support from African Union Scientific-Technical and Research Commission (AU-STRC); African Reproductive Care Society (ARCS), International Federation of Fertility Societies (IFFS); and Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE).

Submission deadline: 30-Jun-24.

For more information please visit 
https://merck-foundation.com/Merck-Foundation-Africa-Research-Summit-Application-Form

#MerckFoundation #MARS2024 #STEM #WomenHealth #HealthcareSystem #HowDoGap #ReproductiveCare #Infertility
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Rapid Response Window (RRW) - Women’s Peace and Humanitarian Fund (rolling basis)

"The Women’s Peace and Humanitarian Fund (WPHF) has launched a Rapid Response Window (RRW) to address the funding gap on women’s participation in formal peace processes and the implementation of peace agreements.

The WPHF RRW provides financing for strategic, short term and urgent services and initiatives led by women peacebuilders and women’s civil society organizations to increase women’s influence in national, subnational and international formal peace processes.

Eligibility Criteria
1. Who can apply ?
a) For Direct Support application, individual women peacebuilders or national, regional, local women’s rights organizations, youth focused, or young women led organizations, feminist civil society organizations, networks of women mediators can apply. Coalitions among CSOs are also eligible.
b) For Short Term Grants, national, regional, local women’s rights organizations, youth focused, or young women led organizations, feminist civil society organizations can apply. Coalitions among CSOs are also eligible.
c) All ODA-eligible countries where formal peace processes Track 1 or Track 2, or the implementation of peace agreements are taking place.
2. Focus:
I) Track 1
High-level decision-making process involving country leadership or national governments often led by the UN, or multilateral regional organizations through a committee or a special envoy. For example: Ceasefire, National Dialogues, Peace Treaty negotiations, Political Transition, Constitution Writing, International Mediation.
II) Track 2
Activities or exchanges between influential actors intended to influence, advise, or complement a Track 1 process. This can include building trust of stakeholders, increasing communication, or raising awareness for community-buy in on the peace process or implementation of the peace agreement. For example: Dialogues, conferences, workshops or forums bringing decision makers, national leadership and international community together with women peacebuilders, civil society representatives, community leaders, other experts and mediators.
III) Peace Implementation
Activity/event related to the monitoring of the recommendations or action points of a peace agreement at international, national and subnational level. For example: through monitoring mechanisms or committees, parliamentary processes, Truth and Reconciliation Commissions, reporting and shadow reporting, or civil society activities to hold decision-makers accountable on the commitments made.
3. The WPHF RRW is open to receive proposals for maximum duration of six months through two available streams:
• Direct Support Stream (up to $25,000 USD – this is not a grant and no funding will be provided to the beneficiaries). Successful applicants receive services, not a grant.
• Short-Term Grants Stream (up to $100,000 USD – the CSO will receive funding).07:04more_vertThe WPHF-RRW will support initiatives which address rapidly a specific gap to improve women’s participation and influence in the Track 1 or Track 2 peace process, or the implementation of the peace agreement.

The WPHF RRW does not support community-focused initiatives and is not intended to fund medium or long-term peacebuilding initiatives.

Requests that focus only on local or community-level peace processes/peace agreement, including community-level mediation and conflict resolution are not accepted.

There is no deadline for applications. The RRW is demand-driven and accepts submissions on a rolling basis."

For more information please visit 
https://wphfund.org/rrw/

#WomenPeaceAndHumanitarianFund #WPHF #RapidResponseWindow #RRW #FormalPeaceProcesses #PeaceAgreements #WomenLed #WomenRights #WomenMediators #WomenPeacebuilders #Feminist
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"Het Actiefonds Small Grants to support Social Movements and Action Groups (deadline: rolling basis)

The Het Actiefonds small grant program aims to support activism that focuses on climate and various human and animal rights.

Anyone who is planning to organize a protest is eligible for the funding. However, while discussing your project they also check if the project is feasible, based on what experience and network the applicant has.

What they fund?
• Grassroots activist groups that strive for a sustainable and socially just world in which people and the environment are valued economic interests.
• Direct actions, such as demonstrations, blockades, occupations, strikes, revolts, revolutions and other creative forms of (non-violent) confrontational protest.
• Protests that pressure authoritarian and oppressive regimes, aiming for political change.
• Politically controversial and radical projects that have difficulty finding funding elsewhere.
• Organizations with an income of less than €100,000 per year.

The average grant size is between €750 and €2,000.

Please make sure you apply for funding at least a month before your action is planned (preferably even earlier).

Deadline: ongoing.

For more information, please visit 
https://hetactiefonds.nl/en/criteria-applications/

#HetActieFonds #SmallGrants #SocialMovements #Activism #ActionGroups #HumanRights #ClimateJustice #AnimalRights
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"East Jerusalem Identity and Resilience Support Program AJIR+: Large Infrastructure Investments for Education & Culture - call for proposals (Deadline: 2-Jan-24)

The call for proposals is dedicated to large infrastructure investments developed by CSOs and aims at supporting Palestinian youth and children through improved educational and cultural facilities.

Designed with the overarching goal of contributing to the full emancipation of Palestinian youth, this call for proposals aims at providing funding to finance construction or renovation works in order to remove material constraints, which prevent the development of quality education and cultural provisions and infrastructures (lack of classrooms, poor premises conditions, etc.).

Applicant CSOs must fulfill all of the following eligibility criteria:
1. CSO is Palestinian, non-governmental, non-profit and non-partisan organization; or a faith-based organization that provides social services to the public;
2. CSO has been registered for at least three years under the competent authority by the date of submission of the proposal and is able to provide evidence of legal registration;
3. CSO must have a local operating office (headquarters) in East Jerusalem;
4. CSO submitted individually one subproject proposal only;
5. The CSO has an operational bank account from an accredited bank and evidence has been provided.
6. The subproject activities targets East Jerusalem ;
7. The proposed subproject targets the education and culture sectors;
8. Subproject duration cannot exceed 3 years;
9. Subprojects shall not involve a negative economic change or impact and population displacement.
10. The funding ceiling per subproject is EUR 1.5 million while the minimum threshold is EUR 500,000;
11. The subproject budget per year shall not represent more than seventy percent of the CSO annual resources over the last three accounting periods;
12. For construction and infrastructure works, subprojects must have received (at the time of submission of the proposal) all necessary approvals from the competent authorities.

Kindly review the “Guidelines for Submission” for more information on the eligibility criteria and submission requirements.

The proposals shall be submitted in hard and soft copies to NDC’s office. The deadline for submission is on Tuesday 2-Jan-24 at 2:00 pm.

Proposal submitted via fax or email will not be accepted."

For more information please visit
https://www.ndc.ps/en/grants

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Addax and Oryx Foundation Grant Program in Africa and the Middle-East (ongoing)

The Addax and Oryx Foundation mission is to combat the root causes of poverty in Africa and the Middle-East.

Eligibility Criteria
1. Applicants must:
a) be a not-for-profit, non-governmental organization;
b) contribute to eradicating the root causes of poverty in Africa and/or the Middle East;
c) have proven experience and competence in the proposed area of activity;
d) demonstrate budget efficiency and transparency in the use of funds.
2. Your project must:
a) focus on two or more of the Foundation’s four areas of work;
b) aim to have a lasting and measurable impact for the most disadvantaged populations;
c) ensure sustainable development through capacity building and improved livelihoods.
3. Focus Areas:
• Health,
• Education,
• Community development,
• The environment.

The Addax and Oryx Foundation aims to fund focused, high-impact projects with a clear beginning, end and exit strategy, run by small organisations that have little or no access to large funders. The Foundation gives preference to concrete projects that cover more than one of our key areas of focus (health, education, community development, with environmental stewardship cutting across all activities), in the knowledge that they are all crucial to the journey out of extreme poverty.

Deadline: rolling basis.

Selected projects are submitted to the Foundation’s Board, which meets 3-4 times per year.

For more information please visit
https://www.addax-oryx-foundation.org/en/submit-a-project

#Addax #OryxFoundation #Africa #CausesOfPoverty #MiddleEast #SocialImpact #ExtremePoverty
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WE4F’s Open Call for Innovations: A Grand Challenge to positively impact Food Security, Gender, and Poverty Reduction (rolling basis)

Water and Energy for Food: A Grand Challenge for Development (WE4F) Call for Innovations" aims to address barriers to enable the production of more food with efficient and sustainable usage of water and energy along the value chain from farming to end-users, and to impact food security, gender, and poverty reduction in an environmentally sustainable way, in the Southern and Central Africa (S/CA) region.

Eligibility Criteria:
1. Applicants must:
a) be legally incorporated / registered for-profit and not-for-profit organizations or academic institutions;
b) be responsible for generating revenue and maintaining a self-sustaining operational budget (i.e., covering costs);
c) be able to demonstrate a revenue track record selling the water energy-food nexus-relevant product or service;
d) be viable businesses or organizations that can showcase a proven and sustainable revenue model;
e) be organizations based in the Southern or Central Africa.
2. Proposals must:
a) target Southern and Central Africa countries: Angola, Botswana, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia and/or Zimbabwe;
b) target poor or vulnerable men and women, smallholder farmers and others working in all parts of the agriculture value chain;
c) justify innovations with a direct linkage between water/energy and the food value chain;
d) demonstrate that they are not causing any negative harm to the environment;
e) contribute to gender equality and strive for a positive impact on the environment while avoiding negative environmental effects and local market distortions;
f) provide matching funds or cost-sharing; to have at least one-to-one matching funds (cash/cash equivalent) to satisfy the matching requirements. Matching (whether in-kind or cash/cash equivalent) is based on funding provided by WE4F, not the total project budget.
3. Application must be written in English or French.

High-quality applications, especially from women-owned/women-led enterprises and entrepreneurs from developing countries are encouraged.

Awards range between 40,000 US Dollars and 250,000 US Dollars each, depending on the type of funding requested. The awardee is expected to bring in a minimum 1-1 matching amount themselves.

The period of performance for individual awards is up to two years.

Eligible organisations can submit a concept note in a rolling basis.

They will be notified if the concept note is qualified to move forward to the Full Application Review.

For more information please visit
https://we4f.org/apply-sca

#WE4F #OpenCall #Food Security #GenderEquality #PovertyReduction #WaterAndEnergyForFood #SouthernAfrica #CentralAfrica #SmallHolderFarmers #AgricultureValueChain #FoodValueChain #GrandChallenge
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L’Oréal Fund for Women (rolling basis)

The L’Oréal Fund for Women is a charitable fund launched in 2020 to support frontline organizations in their efforts to help women to get out of poverty, prevent domestic, sexual and gender-based violence against women.

The Fund focuses on supporting women and girls’ empowerment, particularly through projects in favor of social or professional integration and education. A specific attention is paid to refugee women and women with disabilities.

Eligibility Criteria:
1. Applicant organizations:
a) be grassroot non-profit or non-for-profit organization, of general interest, with official accreditation and eligible to philanthropic funds;
b) cannot distribute any part of its revenues to its members, directly or indirectly;
c) with more than two years of official existence;
d) with a minimum of 50 beneficiaries per year;
e) operating directly (not providing only engineering or coordination of the project), without subcontracting to local/smaller organizations.
2. Nature of the activity/project for which the request is made:
a) the final beneficiaries must be highly vulnerable women or girls - in situation of poverty/underpriviliged (absence or lack of revenues, homelessness, single parent, Isolation In rural areas or In the suburbs, etc.), victims of violence, refugees or in situation of disability;
b) beyond emergency relief, the activity focuses on women or girls' empowerment, encouraging especially social and professional Integration, or access to education;
c) activities can take the form of a service, an instrument with a social purpose or a field operation.

Advocacy activities, activities with religious, political or military direct connection, content or goal are NOT eligible.

The Fund is opened internationally and can support local or national projects/activities.

Projects can be in design/ideation phase, in implementation phase, or already in operation phase.

Applications to the L’Oréal Fund for Women will be held open until 2026.

Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis.

Please note that the submission of applications will be closed from the 31st of October 2023 until the 15th of January 2024."

For more information please visit
https://fundforwomen.loreal.com/ExternalUser/Login/

#LorealFundForWomen #ViolenceAgainstWomen #DomesticViolence #SexualViolence #GenderBasedViolence
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Funding Opportunity for Emerging African Storytellers - deadline: Ongoing Opportunity

Are you a content creator, wordsmith, performance artist, visual artist, or journalist whose work tells African stories beyond stereotypes of poverty, conflict, disease, poor leadership and corruption? Africa No Filter’s Kekere Storytellers Fund could support your next project.

The fund pays micro-grants to emerging storytellers who are already creating and publishing unique and compelling content that offers fresh and alternative perspectives of Africa, to show a continent that’s innovative, evolving and creative.

Eligibility Criteria
1. Applicants must:
a) Be an African based anywhere in Africa or the Diaspora,
b) Be under 35 years,
c) Be able to express yourself in English or French,
d) Have a track record of producing ground-breaking work that challenges stereotypical narratives about your community, country, or the continent,
e) Have at least two years of related work experience,
f) Have a minimum of 5000 followers across Twitter, Facebook, TikTok, Instagram, and YouTube,
g) Fall in at least one of the following categories:
• Media/Content creator: Journalist, Blogger, Vlogger, Podcaster, Fiction & Non-Fiction Writer, Photographer;
• Artist: Poet, Musician, Spoken Word Poet, Dancer, Painter, Sculptor, Illustrator, Animator.
2. Applications can only be submitted in either English or French.

Grants amount: $500 – $2000.

Applications are open until the end of the year 2023, or until they’ve selected 20 storytellers for the fund."

For more information please visit
http://africanofilter.org/kekere-storytellers-fund?fbclid=IwAR2mIg8srkGTZvZhEZCLT2sIW05UmOe3IhcG3XtqytgGvIdJCVbJ8oKsnBo

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Reversing Environmental Degradation in Africa and Asia (REDAA) - apply by 31-Jul-23


"Call for concept notes for projects in sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and Southeast Asia that are interdisciplinary, locally-led, and focused on solutions for ecosystem restoration.

Eligibility Criteria:
1. Non-profit organisations, which may subcontract other eligible partners.
2. The majority of lead organisations will be based in sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and Southeast Asia.
3. Projects must:
a) be located in sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and/or Southeast Asia;
b) be interdisciplinary, locally led, and focused on solutions for ecosystem restoration, enabling people and nature to thrive together in times of climate, resource and fiscal insecurity;
c) demonstrate how they positively address integrated action for nature and climate, and gender equality and social inclusion;
d) focus on one or more of the thematic priorities;
e) request grants of between £200,000 and £500,000 for initiatives lasting 2 to 4 years.
4. Thematic priorities:
• Local research and capability for research,
• Resource and land use assessments,
• Business models,
• Financing mechanisms,
• Inclusive governance systems.

Initiatives might operate in more than one eligible country, including initiatives that seek to tackle transboundary drivers of environmental degradation.

For stage 1 applications, the lead applicant must complete and submit a concept note application form using the online IIED Grants portal by 31 July 2023, 23:59 British Summer Time (UTC+1).

For more information please visit
https://www.gov.uk/international-development-funding/reversing-environmental-degradation-in-africa-and-asia-redaa

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Women and Youth in Democracy initiativE (WYDE) call for proposals: apply by August 15, 2023

"The overall objective of the WYDE project is to fund and implement national and transnational projects in support of youth civic engagement and participation in the decision-making processes across the Global South countries with a special focus on Sub-Saharan African Countries.

What are the specific objectives of the call?
• Empower organisations working in the field of youth to play a relevant role in supporting the democratic participation of youth;
• Support peer to peer learning among youth organisations;
• Reinforce an international network of youth organisations and youth leaders;
• Improve the cooperation between the youth civil society and public policy makers, at local, national, and international level;
• Advocate for the establishment or improvement of representative youth structures (such as youth councils or youth parliaments).

Eligibility Criteria:
1. Applicant organizations must:
a) be implementing National / transnational projects in support of youth civic engagement and participation in the decision-making processes;
b) be located in the Global South countries;
c) be legally registered, with a certificate of registration and the Association’s Statute.
2. Activities eligible for financial support (not exhaustive list):
• Advocacy campaigns,
• Civic mobilization and awareness raising initiatives,
• Capacity building for youth
• CSOs networking events,
• National and transnational study visits,
• Job shadowing,
• Capacity building on participatory democracy.
3. The proposal should consider as young people aged between 15 and 35 years old as its main beneficiaries.

Each applicant organization will be able to apply to three different lots and it will need to request the following grant amounts (potential co-funding is excluded):
- LOT 1: 10.000€ for projects with a maximum duration of 6 months;
- LOT 2: 20.000€ for projects with a maximum duration of 9 months;
- LOT 3: 30.000€ for projects with a maximum duration of 12 months.

Organizations with limited experience are highly encouraged to apply. Those selected will be offered customized training and tailor-made technical support.

Please note that Local Authorities are not eligible to apply, although it is highly recommended to the applicants to cooperate with them.

The pre – selected initiatives in the African continent will benefit from a financial support of €10,000 to €30,000 and a technical accompaniment aiming at the structural reinforcement of the CSOs and the support in the piloting of the initiatives.

Deadline of the 1st round of the call for proposals: August 15th, 2023, at 23.59 CET time.

For more information please visit
https://www.alda-europe.eu/news/women-and-youth-in-democracy-initiative-wyde-call-for-proposals/
#womenandyouth #globalsouth #democracyinitiatives #wydecallforproposal
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Aspire Leadership Vitality - Creating an Ecosystem of Belonging and Well-Being

With 'quiet quitting', burnout, plummeting motivation levels, hybrid working and work overwhelm at an all-time high, this is the moment to take stock and figure out a different way for yourself, your team or organisation. Traditional approaches focus on resilience and 'powering through', these are taking their toil and we are excited to bring you new ideas and approaches.

Leadership is being redefined, and a range of evidence-based, whole-person approaches are gaining ground. Learn from Dr Collins' travels and work with renowned authors and scientists to create a vibrant ecosystem of belonging and well-being for yourself, your team or organisation.

Virtual: 13th June, 2023

Timing: 10am - 4pm BST UK.

Scholarships: There are scholarship places available at our all events:
https://www.aspireforequality.co.uk/scholarships/

Submitted by Jill Langhus-Griffin

Refugee-led Innovation Fund (apply by 30-Jun-23)

"The Fund supports innovation by all organizations led by people with lived experience of forced displacement, including refugees, asylum-seekers, the internally displaced, returnees, and stateless people.

The Fund provides holistic support – combining financial resources, mentoring, and other expertise – directly to refugee-led organizations, to enable them to design and deliver new interventions that have a lasting positive impact on their communities.

Applicants are asked to apply as a team, usually as part of an existing organization. The Fund accepts applications from both registered and unregistered organizations. Additional attention will be given to ensuring organizations led by LGBTIQ+ persons, women, people with disabilities, and other underrepresented groups receive support and encouragement to apply to the Fund.

The maximum financial support applicants can apply for is 45,000 USD.

The financial support channelled through the Fund can be spread out over a maximum of 18 months.

Projects supported through the Fund are expected to start implementation in January 2024.

Applications go through a two-stage selection process.
• In the first stage, organizations are invited to submit a brief expression of interest by 30 June 2023 at 23:59 CET. This expression of interest will provide a short overview of the identified challenge and proposed solution. The Innovation Service will review these applications and identify a shortlist of applications.
• In the second stage, shortlisted organizations will have a further three weeks to submit a full application. They will receive support from the Innovation Service and UNHCR country offices to develop and submit these detailed applications."

For more information please visit
https://www.unhcr.org/innovation/refugee-led-innovation-fund/

#UNHCR #refugees #asylumseekers #displacedpeople #statelesspeople #socialinnovation
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Call for Projects: Improving Menstrual Health And Hygiene (apply by Jul 05, 2023)

For more information, please visit https://www.afd.fr/en/call-for-projects-improving-menstrual-health-and-hygiene
#socialimpact #publichealth #menstrualhygiene
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The ERC-IMPACTUM team, the Programme for Studies on Human Rights in Context, the Human Rights Centre, Ghent University, and the Global Campus on Human Rights are pleased to invite highly motivated postgraduate students (masters, LLM, PhD) as well as staff of civil society organisations and policymakers in the fields of law, political sciences, public health and criminology to the 2nd Edition of the Summer School ‘Human Rights & Persons Deprived of Liberty’.

The course will be held in a virtual format via Zoom from 27 June to 30 June 2023. Participants, who intend to deepen their knowledge of structural problems around prisons and issues related to the human rights of persons deprived of liberty, will have the opportunity to interact with world-leading academics from Europe, Africa and North & South America.

The call for applications is now open until 2 May 2023.

For information, visit Human Rights in Context news
Submitted by Zulma Miranda, World Pulse

We’re excited to launch our Grants cycle 51, and we invite applications from organisations led by women and/gender diverse persons/women living with disabilities, on the African continent.

1. GENERAL GRANTS: If your organisation is working to address key issues impacting women and girls in your community, or aims to change social norms, or policy, we’d like to hear from you. We are prioritising applications from organisations whose total 2022 budgets were less than USD200,000.

Click here for guidance document on General Grants

2. KASA: The Kasa! Initiative seeks to achieve the following outcomes:
● Positive attitudes and behaviours towards women’s bodily integrity promoted
● Improved responses to emergencies and adequate support provided to survivors/families
● Leadership by and higher profile of women’s rights organisations at the forefront of ending sexual violence.

3. ECONOMIC JUSTICE FUTURES: We will consider applications from:
– Community organisers, community-based organisations,
– Women’s rights organisations and feminist networks who use innovative and creative approaches working with local communities
– Women and gender diverse people using feminist research to identify and dismantle the barriers to economic justice and equality for African women by reimagining our economies, and rethinking mechanisations, craft, and intellectual knowledge from micro to macro level.

We will open applications on 28th March 2023. The deadline for submitting your application is 12pm GMT on 25th April 2023. We can only accept applications through our online portal which you can access here.

Submitted by Jill Langhus-Griffin

Nominations are open for our March Elevate Prize GET LOUD Award. (Deadline: 27 March)

Nobody should miss out on life because of their period. That’s why, in honor of Women’s History Month, our Elevate Prize GET LOUD Award is focusing on period poverty. Nominate grassroots organizations that are making an impact – whether they’re providing period products, access to sanitation, eliminating stigma through education, or more. 

One organization will receive $10,000 in unrestricted funding. Get nominating today! Nominations open March 24 and close March 27.

https://www.instagram.com/elevateprize/
Submitted by Jill Langhus-Griffin

The 10,000 Women Growth Fellowship (Deadline: ongoing rolling basis.)

"The Growth Fellowship is a prestigious event for select graduates of the 10,000 Women program.

Eligibility Criteria:
1. Eligible learners who complete all ten courses will be invited to join the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women global alumni community.
2. These ten courses cover all aspects of running a business.
3. All ten core collection courses are available in Hindi, Brazilian Portuguese and Latin American Spanish.
3. Participants must demonstrate a sufficient level of proficiency in English to be successful. The interview process and events will take place in English.

In 2023, a group of winners will be invited to the Goldman Sachs offices in New York city to take part in an intensive 3-day program of customized training, coaching and advice sessions with senior leaders and experts from Goldman Sachs, and other partners of the 10,000 Women program. This will be followed by an ongoing four-month virtual coaching program.

The 3-day program of 2023 Growth Fellowship events will take place during Women’s History Month in March. Specific dates will be shared nearer the time. The ongoing program will continue through to July 2023.

Successful applicants receive:
a) Coaching sessions with Goldman Sachs people to discuss their unique business challenges and plans for growth,
b) Collaborative training events with business experts covering essential skills such as marketing, leadership and resilience,
c) Opportunities to network with Goldman Sachs people, be paired with a Goldman Sachs mentor, and join fellow 10,000 Women graduates from across the world.

If you have registered your details with 10,000 Women and are eligible to be considered for the Growth Fellowship, you will receive instructions on how to apply upon completing all ten courses in the collection.

If you have already completed the courses, look out for an email containing further information.

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Women’s Peace & Humanitarian Fund Rapid Response Window 

The Women’s Peace & Humanitarian Fund is seeking applications for its Short-Term Grants, an opportunity for civil society organizations to implement urgent projects that address diverse barriers to women’s meaningful participation in a formal peace process or implementation of a peace agreement.

Local and national civil society organizations are invited to submit a request for support, including coalitions of CSOs. Women-led organizations are especially encouraged to apply. Proof of legal registration (or legal status) is required for the lead applicant.

Grants are awarded up to 100,000 USD for a maximum period of 6 months, and the stream is open to all ODA-eligible countries where formal peace processes or the implementation of peace agreements are taking place.

The RRW supports initiatives for a duration of up to six months maximum.

Deadline: ongoing

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Doria Feminist Fund (New Resource for MENA region feminists)

Who is Doria Feminist Fund?

Doria is….
● Co-created by the feminist movement in the MENA region, for the movement
● Connected to movement spaces through shared experiences, shared languages, shared roots
● Actively disrupting the unequal relations of power that revolve around funding, we’re listening to not only what the feminist community is saying, but also what they might not be open to saying.
● Transforming shared resources, collective learning, and feminist solidarity in the MENA region
● Responsive and adaptable to the changing contexts and needs of feminist activists
● Here for the feminist movement across the MENA region
● Changing the culture of feminist funding in the region

Doria Feminist Fund is an activist-driven feminist fund supporting feminist movement building, knowledge production, and collective learning in the Middle East and North Africa. Based on the feminist principles of solidarity, collaboration, diversity, and community engagement, Doria Fund supports new and emerging feminist collectives, groups, and individual projects with core, flexible funding, knowledge production grants, and collaborative project grants. Doria Fund grantee partners are bold, they are breaking barriers, they are unapologetic, they are connected, and they are the creators of their own narratives.

  • Project Grants: The Project Fund is a $5,000 - $10,000 USD grant to established feminist groups seeking to provide technical and political support that may enable groups who are seeking to establish new programs or start a new activities. Project Grants aim to encourage groups that have ongoing, funded, activities to keep up with changing political contexts and community needs by supporting them financially and technically as they mindfully expand their work. Doria Fund encourages groups to broaden the scope of their work and to adopt new feminist practices and mechanisms that further their current work as well.
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Discrimination, Violence and Harassment: Self-guided Learning on ILO Conventions no. 111 and no. 190" (free online training programme)

"This training programme was sponsored by the ILO and developed in close collaboration with the Qatar’s Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs. It provides both theoretical and practical knowledge about Discrimination, Violence and Harassment, through the lens of key international Labour Standards.

Who attends this course?
Governments (especially Ministry of Labour) and public authorities, Workers and their representatives, Employers and their representatives, HR and CSR professionals, Civil Society Organisations, Gender and non-discrimination practitioners.

This self-guided learning experience will literally take you through an immersive journey.

At the end of this learning journey, you will have:
1) acquired the language and core principles applied by the Convention and Recommendation;
2) identified key provisions towards preventing and eliminating discrimination at work;
3) applied key non-discrimination principles to the context of Qatar and the environment you operate in;
4) strengthened your ability to recognize and deal with discrimination in your daily activity.

How is the course organized?
a) Each module will require 90 to 120 minutes of your time (depending on how many of the practical exercises you will choose for your practice);
b) Each module will consist of:
• An introduction page explaining the learning objectives and laying out the Module's content map;
• The free-navigation interactive learning package, inclusive of built-in knowledge checks;
• A feedback box, where you can tell us about your learning experience and help us improve it.

Upon successful completion of all the steps, you will receive a certificate of participation as well as digital credentials to share on social media.

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