New Funding Sources Update - Mar-June 2019

New funding application deadlines for March to June 2019

New Funding Sources, March-June 2019


Ending March 2019


Government of Canada Women as agents of change in the Americas

Type of project: Root causes and structural barriers of gender inequality. The focus should be on one or more of the following: multidimensional economic discrimination and exclusion of women and girls; gaps in governance and political representation of women and the situation of sexual and gender-based violence.

Location: Two or more countries eligible for Official Development Assistance within the Latin America and Caribbean region as listed in the Global Affairs Canada portal.

Eligibility: Your organization must 1) be legally incorporated with proof of status; 2) not be a government or a multilateral institution; 3) provide examples of two similar projects completed in the last 10 years. These projects must have a total value of $2 million or more.

Grant size: Between $2 - $5 million per project.

Closing date: 13 March

Apply:  https://international.gc.ca/world-monde/funding-financement/women_agents_change-femmes_agentes_changement.aspx?lang=eng


The McLain Association for Children, Inc. (MAC)

Type of project: Improve access to high quality education and empower persons with disabilities and their families.

Location: The Caucasus, Tanzania, and the British Virgin Islands.

Eligibility: Non-profit organisations working in the above-mentioned countries.

Grant size: £7,500

Closing date: 15 March

Apply:  https://macchild.org/small-grants/


The National Lottery Community Fund´s East Africa Disability Fund

Type of project: Enabling disabled people to improve their livelihoods. Projects should target different aspects of economic empowerment, addressing root causes of vulnerability and poverty. Local people and organisations should be at the heart of project development and delivery. Grants will be flexible, focused on learning and adapt over time.

Location: Uganda and Tanzania, including Zanzibar.

Eligibility: Charities, incorporated voluntary organisations or social enterprises with a UK registered office. Organisations should be working in partnership with local organisations based in either Tanzania or Uganda, or both.

Grant size: £1-2 million over 2-5 years.

Closing date: 15 March

Apply:  https://www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/funding/programmes/east-africa-disability-fund#section-1


Al Madad Foundation

Type of project: Development and improvement of educational experiences of refugee and displaced children. Preference will be given to: capacity building within local civil society organisations to tailor creative and innovative alternative education opportunities; wellbeing schemes for introduction into existing educational systems which support refugee and displaced children; research around current education schemes for Syrian refugee children and the extent of their impact after 8 years of conflict.

Location: Lebanon

Eligibility: Charities registered in the country in which they are headquartered with an annual income of £5,000-£500,000 and three years' consecutive accounts.

Grant size: up to £20,000

Closing date: 18 March

Apply:  https://www.almadadfoundation.org/news/education-grant-2019-call-for-proposals


The Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair Refugee Education Fund

Type of project: New solutions in refugee education that can improve impact at scale at the secondary, vocational and tertiary levels of education for refugee youth.

Location: Jordan or Lebanon

Eligibility: Applying organizations must have experience in at least one successful program with refugees (Syrian and/or Palestinian); be able to demonstrate proof of concept and potential for scale; be a non-profit organization; be registered in either Jordan and /or Lebanon or have programs or partners based here. Closing date: 19 March

Apply:  http://www.alghurairfoundation.org/en/content/abdul-aziz-al-ghurair-refugee-education-fund-call-proposals-0


The Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland

Type of project: Applicants should choose one thematic area from: (1) Promotion of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights globally, regionally and locally, especially among vulnerable women and girls; (2) Promotion of tax justice and transparency in the Sub-Saharan Africa; (3) Fostering an enabling environment for civil society, especially by enhancing freedom of speech and opportunities for influencing policymaking; (4) Ending impunity for human rights violations, increasing accountability and strengthening victims’ access to justice; (5) Supporting Human Rights defenders and fostering an enabling environment to promote such work; (6) Strengthening legal implementation to address discriminatory practices impeding economic social and cultural rights.

Location: Developing countries

Eligibility: The INGO must have: at least three different nationalities represented in its governing structures; operations in more than two countries; been registered and/or legally competent for at least two years; funding from at least one other source.

Grant size:

(1) SRHR: up to €5m available for up to 3 grants; (2) Tax justice: up to €1.5m available for up to 2 grants; (3) Civil Society: Up to €0.5m available for up to 2 grants; (4) Human Rights Impunity: up to €1m available for 1 grant; (5) Human Rights Defenders: up to €3m available for up to 3 grants; (6) Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: up to €1m available for 1 grant;

Closing date: 21 March  

Apply:  https://um.fi/support-for-international-non-governmental-organizations-ingos-


The Souter Charitable Trust

Type of project: Projects engaged in the relief of human suffering and those which especially, but not exclusively, those with a Christian emphasis and ethos.

Location: Worldwide

Eligibility: UK registered CSOs only

Grant size: £1,000 - £3,000

Closing date: 22 March

Apply:  https://www.soutercharitabletr...

Ending April 2019


The Nordic Development Fund & EEP Africa

Type of project: Promoting leadership and economic opportunities for women across the clean energy sector, including biofuels liquid, biogas, cookstoves, energy efficiency, geothermal, hydropower, solar PV, solar thermal, solid biomass, waste to energy, wind power etc. Projects should offer innovative approaches to gender inclusion which support core business objectives and growth. Evaluated is based on concept innovation, development impact, business model and financial sustainability. Project sectors:

Location: Botswana, Burundi, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Eligibility: Companies (including start-ups), Non-profit Organisations and Social Enterprises. Applications from women entrepreneurs and women-led organisations are strongly encouraged.

Grant size: Applicants can apply for early-stage grants and repayable grants between EUR 200,000 – 500,000. The minimum required co-financing is 30% of the total project budget.

Closing date: 2 April

Apply:  https://eepafrica.org/eep-africa-to-open-a-gender-themed-call-for-proposals/


Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Grand Challenges Explorations
Emerging Technologies for New Solutions in Global Health

Type of project: Priority areas include infectious diseases, disease surveillance, pregnancy and birth, child growth and development, vaccines, drugs, and diagnostics. Emerging technologies could include artificial intelligence, materials science, wearable sensors, synthetic biology, nanotechnology, microscopy, augmented and virtual reality, geospatial mapping, robotics, and DNA sequencing.

Location: Worldwide

Eligibility: Foreign and domestic organizations, including non-profit organizations, for-profit companies, international organizations, government agencies, and academic institutions.

Grant size: $100,000

Closing date: 10 April

Apply:  https://gcgh.grandchallenges.org/challenge/emerging-technologies-new-solutions-global-health-priority-areas-round-23


Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Grand Challenges Explorations
Increasing Demand for Vaccination Services.

Type of project: Projects should focus on one or both of the following: (1) Novel approaches for providing practical knowledge about vaccines and vaccination services to caregivers; (2) Novel approaches for improving the convenience of accessing services from a caregiver perspective.

Location: Worldwide

Eligibility: Foreign and domestic organizations, including non-profit organizations, for-profit companies, international organizations, government agencies, and academic institutions.

Grant size: $100,000

Closing date: 10 April

Apply:  https://gcgh.grandchallenges.org/challenge/increasing-demand-vaccination-services-round-23


DFID
UK Aid Direct Community Partnerships Grants

Type of project: Projects which address any of the Global Goals and deliver sustained poverty reduction for the most vulnerable and marginalised populations.  A portion of available funding will be reserved for projects addressing urban poverty.

Location: Projects can take place in one or more project country, made up of the lowest 50 countries in the UN HDI or a DFID priority country. See links below.

Eligibility: Small, non-governmental organisations who have an average income of less than £1,000,000 per annum for the past 3 years may apply. Formal consortiums may also apply.  The average annual income of each consortium member organisation must also be less than £1,000,000. Such organisations must either be registered as a not-for-profit organisation in the UK; or registered in one of the lowest 50 countries in the UN Human Development Index (HDI) or in one of the countries that DFID considers to be of high or moderate fragility.

Grant size: up to £250,000 for projects lasting three years or less. No match-funding is required.

Closing date: 17 April

Apply: https://www.ukaiddirect.org/news/new-uk-aid-direct-funding-round-opening/


DFID UK Aid Direct Impact Grants

Type of project: Projects which address any of the Global Goals and deliver sustained poverty reduction for the most vulnerable and marginalised populations.  A portion of available funding will be reserved for projects addressing urban poverty.

Location: Projects can take place in one or more project country, made up of the lowest 50 countries in the UN HDI or a DFID priority country. See links below.

Eligibility:  medium sized NGOs or consortiums of NGOs that are registered as a not-for-profit organisation may apply. Applicants must be registered in either the UK, one of the lowest 50 countries in the UN Human Development Index (HDI) or in one of the countries that DFID considers to be of high or moderate fragility. Applicants must have an average annual income of less than £10 million for the past three years to be eligible. For formal consortium applications, the average annual income of each consortium member organisation must be less than £10,000,000.

Grant size: £250,001 and £4,000,000 for projects lasting three to five years. DFID will provide up to 75% of the total project costs. Applicants must ‘match fund’ the remaining 25% (or more) from their own resources or another external source. Match funding cannot comprise gift-in-kind.

Closing date: 17 April

Apply: https://www.ukaiddirect.org/apply/impact/


OWISA

Type of project: OSIWA works to support the creation of open societies in West Africa marked by functioning democracy, good governance, the rule of law, basic freedoms, and widespread civic participation. Focus areas include:  economic governance and advancement justice reform and the rule of law free; quality and independent media equality and anti-discrimination democratic practice.

Location: Benin, Côte D’Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Senegal.

Eligibility: Local organizations based in West Africa. In rare and limited circumstances, West Africa-based international organizations may apply if they have a strong commitment to transferring knowledge to local groups they partner with.  Grants can also go to government institutions as well as regional and sub-regional organizations. All organizations must be legally incorporated in their countries of intervention.

Grant size: There is no set maximum amount for funding.

Closing date: 30 April

Apply:  http://www.osiwa.org/grants/



Ending May 2019


Convergence Design Funding

Type of project: Funding to design any blended finance vehicle that aims to use public or philanthropic capital to attract private sector investment to address global development challenges at scale. New applicants can apply for Feasibility Study grants to explore the ability to attract private investors. See grant portfolio for examples of previous grants.

Location: Worldwide

Eligibility: Proposals are only accepted from organizations or consortiums of organizations. The lead organization must be able to provide 1) proof of incorporation, and 2) audited financial statements for the previous fiscal year.

Grant size: $50,000 and $200,000

Closing date: 31 May

Apply: https://www.convergence.finance/design-funding/open-window



Ending June 2019


The Minor Foundation for Major Challenges

Type of project: Innovative communication projects which aim to influence public opinion and increase political support for cutting greenhouse gas emissions and man-made climate change

Location: Worldwide

Eligibility: Registered CSOs.

Closing date: 7 June

Apply: http://www.minor-foundation.no/?urlname=application-process


The McLain Association for Children, Inc. (MAC)

Type of project: Improve access to high quality education and empower persons with disabilities and their families.

Location: The Caucasus, Tanzania, and the British Virgin Islands

Eligibility: Non-profit organisations working in the above-mentioned countries.

Grant size: £7,500

Closing date: 15 June

Apply:  https://macchild.org/small-grants/



Ongoing Opportunities


(the following 3 Trusts fall under the Sainsburys group of Trusts)

The Alan & Babette Sainsbury Charitable Fund

Type of project: Education and young people's employment and projects which promote freedom of speech or advance peace and reconciliation.

Location: Sub-Saharan Africa

Eligibility: Registered charities may apply

Grant size: £5,000 - £25,000

Apply:  http://www.sfct.org.uk/how_to_apply.html


The Headley Trust

Type of project: Access to safe water, promoting better use of water resources and sanitation projects; sustainable farming and livelihood development; helping girls to continue their education beyond primary school, students’ access to secondary and tertiary education and projects to improve the quality of teaching; Trachoma prevention and treatment programmes in Ethiopia and care for mothers and infants in sub-Saharan Anglophone Africa; projects tackling the aftermath of conflict.

Location: Sub-Saharan Africa

Eligibility: Registered charities may apply

Grant size: Small grants of c £1,000 or larger grants of £20,000 - £60,000.

Apply:  http://www.sfct.org.uk/how_to_apply.html


The JJ Charitable Trust

Type of project: Environmental projects, especially community-based agriculture initiatives, which aim to help people help themselves in an environmentally sustainable way.

Location: Sub-Saharan Africa

Eligibility: Registered charities may apply

Grant size: In 2017, the trust made 4 grants totalling 179,000 in this category.

Apply:  http://www.sfct.org.uk/how_to_apply.html