Deadline: 30 November 2014
The Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA) invites civil society or state actors in human rights, justice and the rule of law; democracy and governance; and social and economic justice for 2015 funding.
- Human Rights, Justice and the Rule of Law
- Democracy and Governance
- Social and Economic Justice
- Policy and Research Grants to support efforts aimed at long-terms systemic change at the policy or legal level.
- Anchor Grants to an institutional partner, with whom OSISA has a high degree of shared values. It is an organization that has strong capacity, and plays a unique role in the region.
- Capacity Building Grants to individual organizations that seek to work with a large cross section of a community, but the strong preference is that they be awarded to groups, networks or alliances of NGOs, or to institutions of higher education.
- Core Grants to support grantees with missions and programs that are aligned with OSISA aims and objectives. Grantees can be – those that have achieved a high degree of professional development, are strong players in a given field, and need very little guidance or support.
- Applicants can be civil society or state actors in above mentioned priority areas.
- Applicants can be from one of the following Southern African countries – Angola, Botswana, DRC, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
- Applicants having mission and implementing programs that are consistent with open society values are encouraged.
- Applicants should demonstrate the ability to operate in a clear niche and be a significant actor within the arena.
- Applicants should demonstrate the ability to operate a well-managed and financially viable operation.
- Applicants should have a sound and strong track record of success and impact on its target population.
- Applicants should have strong financial management systems and strong capacity for resource mobilization.
- These criteria are not mandatory for new organizations.
Note: Applications can be submitted via email, regular mail, fax or online application system. Please use only one method of application.
For more information, please visit OSISA 2015 Call for Proposals.