Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Rising Voices Microgrants Call for Proposals 2013

Rising Voices is providing microgrants to support individuals, grassroots groups, networks, and organizations committed to helping their local communities participate more fully in the digital online space.
If you have an idea for a project that would help your local community use citizen media to tell their own story, then you can apply for this funding opportunity and get support in making that idea a reality.
Beginning with the 2013 round of microgrant funding, Rising Voices has developed a new platform where applicants can publicly share their ideas with the broader community. This open process can enable greater opportunities to seek feedback and to help facilitate connections between groups located in the same geographic area or working around the same issue.

Rising Voices will provide up to five microgrants in the amount of $USD 2,500-4,000 to successful applicants that have demonstrated a strong and clear idea how to best provide training and ongoing support to their local community members. Selected grantee projects will join the Rising Voices community of projects and be featured prominently across the Global Voices network.

Rising Voices seeks project proposals that share our mission of bringing voices from new communities, as well as underrepresented language groups to the online global conversation through the use of participatory citizen media. The project’s primary activities should be to provide citizen media training workshops to the target community, as well vital ongoing support and mentoring.

Application deadline is Friday, March 1, 2013 at 23:59 GMT

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UN-HABITAT: Urban Youth Fund 2013 Call for Proposals

Deadline- April 15th 2013

Applications are invited by UN-HABITAT for the Urban Youth Fund 2013 which aims to support urban youth in developing countries. These grants focus to promote youth empowerment as the solution for better urban governance.

This fund promotes the poverty reduction aims of Millennium Development Goals and the Habitat Agenda for better, more sustainable and equitable towns and cities throughout the developing world. It provides grants of up to $25,000 for new ideas and solutions for job creation, good governance, adequate shelter and secure tenure.

Applicant organizations must be led by young people aged 15-32 years and be based in cities or towns in developing countries to qualify for a grant. Support will be provided primarily for those working to improve slum conditions and to raise opportunities for young people growing up in poverty. Projects encouraging gender equality or involving partnerships with the government or the private sector are particularly encouraged.

Eligibility& Criteria-
  • Young men and women aged between 18 and 32 years may apply for the Fund through legally registered, youth-led non-profit, non-government organisations (NGOs). Projects must be implemented within a city or town with more than 10,000 inhabitants.
  • Organisations must have been legally registered for at least one year in one of the following regions: Africa; Latin America and the Caribbean; Asia (excluding Japan); Oceania (excluding Australia and New Zealand). They must be non-profit, non-government (NGOs or CBOs) although UN organisations, government organisations and private enterprises may engage in partnership with youth–led organisations. They must have a valid bank account. They must involve girls and young women at all levels of decision-making.
  • A Non-governmental Organization (NGO), Community organizations are eligible to apply.
How to apply?
  • The application is ONLY available online in the following languages; English, French and Spanish. The application must be made in the same language as the one selected, and must be completed in full. The system will not allow applicant to submit the application unless all fields are completed and all compulsory attachments are submitted.
  • Applications submitted in hardcopy or by e-mail will NOT be accepted.
  • Please make sure that applicants finish the application and submit all compulsory attachments in the system before the deadline. The deadline is final and not up for discussion.
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