Friday, 8 August 2014

DAPC Grants 2014 Call for Proposals: UNODC Youth Initiative

Deadline: 29 August 2014
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has announced a Call for Proposals for the 2014 DAPC Grants to provide funding support to NGOs in low- and middle-income countries. Proposed projects have to connect youth to the activities of the UNODC Youth Initiative. The grant has been issued with the support of the Drug Abuse Prevention Centre (DAPC) of Japan.
Grant funding under this Call for Proposals shall be provided to projects that:
  • are focused on prevention on substance use. This is assessed on the basis of how well the project activities are in line with the International Standards on Drug Prevention and follow the evidence based practices for prevention work targeting youth presented in these standards.
  • are targeting youth;
  • support the active participation of youth in their communities;
  • are initiated, planned, managed, implemented, monitored and/or evaluated by youth;
  • connect youth to the activities of the UNODC Youth Initiative (, also through its visibility in social media.
Any grant awarded under this grants programme will be for a maximum of USD 10,000, but generally not under USD 5,000, to be paid typically in one instalment.
The following types of projects are not eligible:
  • projects concerned only or mainly with individual sponsorships for participation in workshops, seminars, conferences, congresses;
  • projects concerned only or mainly with individual scholarships for studies or training courses;
  • one-off workshops, conferences and seminars: they can only be funded if they form part of a wider range of activities to be implemented in the life-time of the project.
  • credit or loan schemes
  • debts and provisions for losses or debts
  • projects which consist exclusively or primarily of capital expenditure e.g. land, buildings, equipment, vehicles, etc. These can be better dealt with through procurement.
  • projects which discriminate against individuals or groups of people on grounds of their gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, or lack of them, or their ethnic origin
  • scholarships, sponsorships and school fees
  • cash donations
  • political party and religious activities
  • projects which provide funding for terrorist activities
  • projects promoting the non medical or non scientific use of controlled substances
  • projects that include harm reduction activities
  • establishment of databases and information systems.
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