Thursday, 27 November 2014

The OSISA Grants for Southern African Organizations

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.
Priority Areas
  • Human Rights, Justice and the Rule of Law
  • Democracy and Governance
  • Social and Economic Justice
Grant Types
  1. Policy and Research Grants to support efforts aimed at long-terms systemic change at the policy or legal level.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
Eligibility Criteria
  • 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.

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