Call for Grant Proposals: Commonwealth Foundation (Deadline 4th January 2017)

BACKGROUND: The Commonwealth Foundation launched its general grants call on 1st December 2016. These grants are geared towards sustainable development projects that contribute to effective, responsive and accountable governance with civil society participation.

This grant is open to applications for projects in Africa, the AMERICAS, Asia and Europe.

Focus areas must centre on one or more of the following:

  • Creative expression
  • Capacity development
  • Constructive engagement
  • Learning and sharing

GRANT BUDGET: No more than £30,000 per year or less

ELIGIBLE ORGANISATIONS/CRITERIA:

  • The applicant is a registered national or regional civil society organisation.
  • The applicant is applying for funding for one to three years
  • The average of the applicant’s total income over the last two years is less than £3m
  • The project must address one of the four focus areas
  • The project will take place in an eligible Commonwealth Foundation member country
  • The project has not yet started
  • The application includes counterpart resourcing of a minimum of 10% of the total project budget. Applicants will be required to provide a detailed budget at full application stage where counterpart resourcing must be clearly reflected.
  • The applicant does not have an existing grant from the Commonwealth Foundation at the time the application window is opened. Please note that in order for a recent grantee to be eligible they must have submitted all reports on existing grants and received notification that the existing grant is closed.

Additional eligibility requirements can be found here – Guidelines Applications AND Africa, Americas, Asia and Europe Grant info.

APPLICATION: Link to online application and supporting documents

DEADLINE: The deadline for submission of the initial application form is 17:00 GMT on Wednesday 4th January 2017.

Additional information about the Grants Program can be obtained by emailing cfgrants@commonwealth.int.

Please note that an organisation can only submit one application per grants call.

CONTACT INFO:
Commonwealth Foundation
Marlborough House
Pall Mall
London
SW1Y5HY
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)20 7930 3783
Fax: +44 (0)20 7839 8157
Email: foundation@commonwealth.int
Website: http://www.commonwealthfoundation.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/commonwealthfoundation1
Twitter: https://twitter.com/commonwealthorg
Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/cwfoundation
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/commonwealthmedia

 

Call for Concept Notes-Access to Small Grants (Caribbean Policy Development Centre): Application Deadline 16th DEC 2016

BACKGROUND: The Caribbean Policy Development Centre in partnership with the European Commission (EC) has commenced a joint three year grant partnership that seeks to build the capacity of the Non-Governmental Sector in the Caribbean through the implementation of a number of specific actions.

CPDC invites NGO organisations and active networks to apply for a small grant which would aid vulnerable groups throughout the region. Link to comprehensive Call for Concept Note.

GRANT BUDGET:
  • Minimum: EUR 8,000
  • Maximum: EUR 10,000
ELIGIBLE ORGANISATIONS:

(1) In order to be eligible for a grant, the applicant must:

  • Be non-profit-making and
  • Be a legally registered organisation and
  • Be established1 in a Member State of CARIFORUM (Antigua & and Barbuda, the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Montserrat, Saint Lucia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and Grenadines, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago) and
  • Be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the project and
  • Proven track record of at least 2 years working with the respective vulnerable group

Additional eligibility requiredments are available in the comprehensive Call for Concept Note.

APPLICATION: Link to Concept Note Application Form. Only short listed applicants will be contacted.

DEADLINE: All applications must be submitted by 5:00 pm (UTC/GMT -4) on 16th December 2016.

CPDC Contact Information:
Caribbean Policy Development Centre – CPDC
P.O. Box 284 Halsworth, Welches, BB11000
Bridgetown, Barbados
Phone: (246) 437-6055
Fax: (246) 228-8657
Website: http://cpdcngo.org
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/CPDCngo
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/cpdcngo
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0Sk1SmKbSrOrCQyE0uWW8gh

Call for NGO Proposals: GEF Small Grants Programme – UNDP (Deadline 7th November 2016)

Background: The Global Environment Facility (GEF) Small Grants Programme (SGP) provides civil society organizations with technical and financial support in the form of grant funding, to projects focused on environmental conservation and restoration, while enhancing people’s livelihoods and well‐being.

These environment‐centered ‘small grant projects’ embody the very essence of sustainable development by “thinking globally acting locally.” The grant funding is now in its Operational Phase 6 (OP6), the objective of which is, “to support the creation of global environmental benefits and the safeguarding of the global environment through community and local solutions that complement and add value to national and global level action”.

Civil society organisations can apply for grants in the following areas:

  • Community landscape/ seascape conservation
  • Climate smart innovative agro‐ecology
  • Low carbon energy access co‐benefits
  • Local to global chemical management coalitions

BUDGET & TYPES OF GRANTS

  • Planning Grant: a tool to assist with the development of proposals for Project Grants. These grant applications cannot exceed USD $ 5,000, and are used to: 1. Help civil society organizations to write better proposals by assessing problems more carefully and; 2. Ensure a participatory approach is used in project development and design e.g. facilitating stakeholder consultations to guide proposal development.
  • Full Project Grant: used to identify environmental problems and implement activities that will be used to address them. A Project Grant cannot exceed USD $ 50,000.

ELIGIBLE ORGANISATIONS:  Any civil society organization‐ provided it is registered as a non‐profit company under the 1995 Companies Act, or has a Letter of Registration from a Government Ministry, such as Ministry of Community Development of Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs.

DEADLINE: Applicant should complete a “Project Concept Template” and submit it no later than Monday 7th November, 2016.

For more information, contact UNDP’s GEF SGP National Coordinator or Program Assistant at 623‐7056 ext. 254 or 252.

Further information about the GEF SGP can be found at:

Call for Proposals: GEF Small Grants Programme – UNDP (Deadline 14th March 2016)

BACKGROUND: The Global Environment Facility (GEF) Small Grants Programme (SGP) GEF Small Grants Programme provides civil society organisations with technical and financial support in the form of grant funding, to projects focused on environmental conservation and restoration, while enhancing people’s livelihoods and well‐being. Continue reading

Call for Proposals: Small Grants Programme – US Embassy Trinidad & Tobago

WHAT: The U.S. Embassy in Port of Spain seeks to fund creative and, sustainable projects that promote human rights, civilian security, youth outreach, entrepreneurship and good governance, while furthering peopleto-people and institutional ties between the United States and Trinidad and Tobago. The Embassy invites organizations to submit grant proposals through its Public Affairs Small Grants Program. Each project must contribute to societal and/or institutional growth in Trinidad and Tobago.

FUNDING: The maximum amount per award for each proposal is US$10,000. The U.S. Embassy Port of Spain reserves the right to award less or more than that requested by the applicant. Grant proposals with budgets less than $10,000 will receive special attention.

WHEN: All applications must be submitted to ptspas@state.gov by 1st November 2015 or 1st March 2016.

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Registration has opened for the 2015 T&T NGO Professionals Strategic Fundraising Seminar!

The Institute of International Education, in partnership with Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors is pleased to announce the convening of the 2015 T&T NGO Professionals Seminar – Strategic Fundraising at the Hyatt Regency Trinidad on Thursday, 21st May.

Funded by the JB Fernandes Memorial Trust, this one-day Strategic Fundraising Seminar will be an intensive learning experience for NGO, CBO and civil society professionals in Trinidad and Tobago. The 2015 Seminar also will include a luncheon to honor the winner of the 2015 JB Fernandes Award for NGO Excellence in Trinidad and Tobago.

The Seminar registration fee is $150 TT per person and includes seminar workshop sessions, coffee breaks and entry to the JB Fernandes Award for NGO Excellence luncheon and award ceremony.

Three seminar tracks featuring two concurrent workshop sessions will be offered:

TRACK #1: Budget Development
– Budgeting for the Big Bucks: Budget Development Strategies to Thrive Not Just Survive
– From Good to Great: Maximizing Your Operating Budget and Your Community Impact

TRACK #2: Identifying Fundraising Tools
– Dream Big: Leveraging Tools and Your Network to Gain Financial Ground
– Shaking Things Up: Adapting to the New Fundraising Climate

TRACK #3: Fundraising Communications
– The Art of Wooing and Winning Stakeholders to Grow Your Organization’s Impact
– Relationship and Rapport Maintenance: Innovative Ways to Engage & Grow Your Base

Registration is by organization and there’s a limit of ONE representative per organization. Registration is open until all spots have been filled. You must register in advance for the Seminar by 5th MAY 2015 and payment must be received by 8th MAY 2015. THERE WILL BE NO ON-SITE REGISTRATION.

This year’s Seminar registration includes a placement quiz to learn more about your NGO and assess its current fundraising situation, practices and needs. Seminar organizers and trainers will use the quiz results to help identify the most appropriate workshop sessions for each organizational attendee.

Registered organizations will be notified via an email from ttngoconference@iie.org about their placement in specific workshop sessions by 15th May 2015.  Link to registration form.

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March 10th Q&A Session: 2015 JB Fernandes Award for NGO Excellence in Trinidad & Tobago

Q&A JB Fernandes Award for NGO Excellence in Tinidad & TobagoSkype Q&A Session:
2015 JB Fernandes Award for NGO Excellence in Trinidad & Tobago

Do you have questions about the nomination process? Want tips for applying? Want to know what makes for a successful nomination?

Join our JB Fernandes Award Skype Q&A Session!
TUESDAY, March 10th from 11am – 12pm (TT Time).

Winning organisation receives a US $5,000 cash donation, deadline has been extended for receipt of award nominations to TUESDAY, 31ST MARCH 2015!.

Skype Address: lanaia.dubose

Email ttngoaward@iie.org to let us know you’ll be joining us for this Q&A Session.

Call for Nominations: 2015 JB Fernandes Award for NGO Excellence in Trinidad & Tobago

Does your NGO or civil society organization deserve recognition?

Nominations are open for the 2015 JB Fernandes Award for NGO Excellence in Trinidad & Tobago!

Sponsored by the JB Fernandes Memorial Trust, the Award celebrates organisations in Trinidad and Tobago that are national models of excellence, improving their communities and utilising best practices in nonprofit management.

The winning organisation will receive $5,000 US and be honored at the 2015 T&T NGO Professionals Seminar, which will be held in May at the Hyatt Regency Trinidad.  

All organisations that submit a complete nomination will be entered into a drawing to win a HP Stream 13″ Laptop with Free Microsoft Office 365 Personal for one year (details about the laptop giveaway).  Your organisation does not need to win the Award in order to win the laptop.

The purpose of the award is to:

  • Formally honor the NGO, CBO and civil society profession and communicate the positive impact that these organizations have in the communities, villages and neighborhoods throughout Trinidad and Tobago;
  • Highlight the best practices of NGOs (effective management, accountability, good governance);
  • Identify emerging trends and underrepresented areas in the sector;
  • Identify key leaders who will shape the sector

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Call for Proposals: GEF Small Grants Programme – UNDP (Deadline 26th January 2015)

BACKGROUND: 

The Global Environment Facility (GEF) Small Grants Programme (SGP) provides civil society organisations with grants to enable them to tackle climate change, conserve biodiversity, protect international waters, reduce the impact of chemicals and prevent land degradation.

With these environment focused ‘grant projects’ the Programme also seeks to generate sustainable livelihoods and reduce poverty in the world’s neediest countries and regions. The SGP motto is ‘Community Action with Global Impact!’

Civil society organisations can apply for grants in the following areas:

  • Biodiversity
  • Climate Change Mitigation
  • Land Degradation
  • Sustainable Forest Management
  • Chemicals

BUDGET & TYPES OF GRANTS
Planning Grant: is a tool to assist with the development of project ideas and proposals for project grants. The total amount available is US$5,000.00.

These grants are used to help civil society organisations to 1) write better proposals by assessing problems more carefully and 2) endure a participatory approach is used in project development and design.

Full Project Grant: is used to identify environmental problems and implement activities that will be used to address them. The total amount available is US$50,000.00. Continue reading