Monday, 21 July 2014

The Africa Climate Change Fund will provide Minimum US$250,000 to African Institutions for Climate Finance Readiness Programs

Deadline: 8 August 2014
The Africa Climate Change Fund (ACCF) invites African governments, non-governmental organizations, research and regional institutions to submit grant applications for the climate finance readiness projects, programs or activities.
Grant request can be made for minimum US$250,000. The primary aim of the call is to enhance the capacity of African countries to improve their national institutional governance for direct and international access to climate finance, and to develop transformational policies, programs and projects for climate resilience and low carbon growth, in alignment with UNFCCC decisions.
Activities (may be but not limited to)
  1. Support for national climate finance institutions in relation to the Green Climate Fund (GCF)   implementation.
  2. Collating and reviewing existing country plans and strategies to prioritize transformational opportunities, and to identify thematic and geographic programmatic options
  3. Technical assistance in the implementation of National Adaptation Planning (NAP) processes
  4. Economic and technical evaluation of options for infrastructure development
  5. Preparation of programs and projects that promote low carbon development in power, transport, forestry and agriculture sector
  6. Technical assistance for programs and projects preparation to enhance the resilience of the current climatic variability and change in vulnerable areas and sectors.
  7. Development of frameworks to raise finance for climate action.
  8. Sharing knowledge and experience through regional meetings and south-south dialogue.
Using the grant money
The grants can be used for the recruitment of national and international consultants; trainings; consultation workshops; regional and international meetings; communication, advocacy and translation services; the provision of technical assistance in the preparation of studies and analytical pieces; and office equipment and transportation fees if a direct beneficiary executes the grant after approval by the Bank.
Eligibility Criteria
  • Applicants can be African governments, NGOs, research and regional institutions.
For more information, please visit ACCF launches first call for proposals.

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Secure Fund from The Sasakawa Peace Foundation

Deadline: 31 October 2014
The Sasakawa Peace Foundation accepts grant applications from non-governmental and voluntary organizations around the world to benefit from its Regular Projects Fund (focusing issues) and Special Fund (focusing regions). The proposed programs must promote international understanding, exchange, and cooperation, and must accord with program policy of SPF (for regular projects) and program guidelines of SPF special funds to secure funding.
The SPF is a private nonprofit foundation that promotes Japan’s international contribution, seeks to resolve global issues, endeavors to strengthen mutual understanding and cooperation with priority regions.
Grants are provided for one to three years. There is no upper limit for grant request, the yearly budget per project is generally between US$20,000 and US$100,000. The grant may cover costs for travel, meetings, contracted service, honorarium, communication and transport, printing and reproduction, data collection, office supplies, and others.
Eligibility Criteria
  • Applicants can be incorporated foundations and corporations, NPO corporations, universities and other incorporated educational institutions, and private organizations conducting non-profit activities, established on the basis of the Act on Promotion of Specified Non-profit Activities.
  • Several organizations can collaborate to implement single project but application is accepted for specific organization or representative.
  • Proposal must clearly outline project objectives, activity details, expected results and other important aspects of the project; and must give sufficient reasons why the project deserves funding from SPF.
  • Applications must be written in either English or Japanese.
  • Application materials include- grant application cover sheet, organizational profile, project description and other related documents (if necessary).
Note: Proposals must be sent via post. Proposals sent via email or fax are not considered for funding.
For more information, please visit Applying for Grants.

Friday, 18 July 2014

The United Nations Trust Fund for Human Security for UN and/or non-UN Organizations

Deadline: 1 September 2014

The United Nations Trust Fund for Human Security (UNTFHS) accepts grant applications from UN organization(s) and/or designated non-UN organization(s), which translate the human security approach into practical actions particularly at the field level. The objective of the UNTFHS is to finance activities carried out by the eligible organizations, to demonstrate its added-value in view of promoting and disseminating the concept.

Supported Projects

  1. Operational Projects which apply the human security concept and advance its operational impact. Grant request of US$1,000,000 per year can be made for porjects carried out by one organization and US$2,500,000 per year for projects implemented by more than one organization.
  2. Projects aiming to promote and disseminate the human security concept. Grant request of US$300,000 can be made for projects that promote and disseminate the human security concept.

Focus of Implementation

  • Projects are globally distributed. Priority is given to countries and regions where insecurities of people are most critical and pervasive, such as the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and countries in conflict and post-conflict peace-building situation.
  • Sub-regional projects that involve more than one country and aim to address cross-border threats to the border communities are considered with special attention.

How to Apply?

  1. Submit Concept Notes via email by the deadline. If submitting hard copy, fax the documents.
  2. UNTFHS will send a confirmation email on successful submission of the concept note.
  3. UNTFHS will inform the applicant of the processing on the concept note by 1 October 2014. Selected applicants will be invited to submit full proposal
  4. Proposals that satisfy the review process will be submitted to the Executive Office of the Secretary-General for further review and approval.
  5. Approved proposals are authorized expenditures in accordance with the UN Financial Regulations and Rules.

Note: Concept notes and project proposals should be submitted to the HSU and should be sent electronically via email with a signed cover letter. If hard copies are submitted, they should be faxed.
Selected Concept Notes will be invited to submit full proposals.
For more information, please visit Call for Proposals. Don’t forget to click the link under Requirements and click on UNTFHS Guidelines. Go through the document carefully to avoid any kind of confusions regarding the concept note development and submission.

Monday, 14 July 2014

Implementing Water Projects in Africa? Secure up to €5,000,000 Grants from the African Water Facility

Deadline: 30 September 2014
Are you an organization implementing water projects in Africa? Do you face financial and technical challenges in implementing those projects? You can apply for the African Water Facility (AWF) grant awards!
The African Water Facility (AWF) awards grants of between €50,000 and €5,000,000 to the regional member countries of the African Development Bank (ADB), political subdivisions or agencies working within these countries, or regional agencies or institutions concerned with water resource development in Africa.
Strategic Pillars
  1. Project Preparation
  2. Water Governance
  3. Water Knowledge
Priority Issues
  1. Climate Change
  2. Social and Gender Equity
  3. Environmental Protection
Eligibility Criteria
  • Applicants must be a non-governmental organization committed to the continents or national development priorities, with proposed activities that will be implemented in Africa.
  • Applicants must be Africa based or provide evidence of partnership with African institutions.
  • Applicants must have an appropriate organizational and management capacity, including a governing board.
  • The proposals must be supported by the national government.
  • Proposed activities and projects must meet one of the above mentioned strategic pillars.
  • Eligible organizations should complete the application form and submit through the AWF website.
For more information, please visit Grants for water projects in Africa.
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