Sunday, 6 July 2014

Innovation Grants of up to £1 Million to Prevent Violence against Women & Girls

Deadline: 10 July 2014
The United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID) invites grant applications for the program ‘What it takes to Prevent Violence against Women and Girls (VAWG)?’ from in-country organizations and institutions in DFID priority countries. The primary aim of the program is to build knowledge on what works to prevent VAWG.
Around 10-14 national organizations or international non-profit organizations working in DFID priority countries will be provided innovation grants to support their innovative approaches to preventing violence against women and children. The award duration will be up to three years.
The grants will cover the development and implementation of the intervention, as well as the formative research, monitoring, evaluation, and capacity development of staff from the in-country lead organization and the final report.
Eligibility Criteria
  • •Applicants should be from one of the following DFID priority countries – Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Burma, DR Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, India , Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Malawi, Mozambique, Nepal, Nigeria, Occupied Palestinian Territories, Pakistan, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, South Africa3, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
  • Institutions/organizations with experience in reducing VAWG working in DFID priority countries are eligible to apply for the grant.
  • The proposed project may cover more than one priority country.
  • Applications should be interventions or combinations of interventions that have clear theory of change; address multiple risk factors, or work across settings; address the intervention/research priorities; have potential for scale up.
  • The interventions (or combinations of interventions) must be proposed by consortia that include implementing organizations and researchers or policy makers.
  • The interventions may work with socially excluded or marginalized groups or strengthen understanding of how social exclusion affects risk of violence and effectiveness of interventions.
For more information, please visit Call For Funding Applications.

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