NGO Funding Sources Update - August-December 2018

New application deadlines for August-December 2018

New Funding Sources, August – December 2018


Ending July 2018

DADI

Type of project:  Technology-centred projects that aim to support transparent and accountable governance and democracy. Projects will focus on: increasing access to justice;
strengthening civil society; empowering citizen journalists; or equipping future human rights activists and technologists to build and participate in more robust democracies.

Location:  Worldwide

Eligibility: Registered charities or NGOs whose annual income is under £5m. Social Enterprises may apply if the funds are to be used exclusively to fund activities, services or outcomes that are intended to further our charitable purposes and are for the public benefit. Applicants with very low or high reserves will not be funded.

Grant size: £10,000 + technical support for 3 - 6 months projects

Closing date: 31 July

Apply:  https://dadi.foundation/challenge/


Ending August 2018

The Neelan Tiruchelvam Trust

Type of project:  Projects which seek to empower citizens participation in governance and policy issues and enable effective engagement with stakeholders, particularly government, at local, regional and national levels, to ensure that its policies and programmes effectively responds to community needs. Four key areas are: 1) Socio Economic empowerment in post-war rehabilitation; 2) Gender Justice; 3) Strengthening the rights of marginalized communities; 4) Strengthening CSOs ability to address current and emerging issues

Location:  Sri Lanka

Eligibility: Locally registered community-based organisations (CBOs), local nongovernmental organisations (NGOs), local not-for-profit organisations, registered youth groups.

Grant size: LKR 1-5 million over 24 months

Closing date: 10 August

Apply: http://neelan.org/wp-content/u... (Opens in a PDF).


The Neelan Tiruchelvam Trust

Type of project:  Supporting research on the rights of marginalised communities and vulnerable groups, including but not limited to women, plantation workers, persons
with disabilities, former combatants, LGBTQIA persons, indigenous communities, and the ageing population) living across the country to fully exercise and enjoy their rights, and thereby inform policy and legal reforms.

Location:  Sri Lanka
organisations (NGOs), research institutes, local not-for-profit organisations, and
individuals

Eligibility:

Grant size: Approximately LKR 1.5 million will be awarded per grant. The duration of the grant is expected to be 6-12 months and should commence in or after September 2018

Closing date: 10 August

Apply:  http://neelan.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Call-for-Research-Proposal-July-2018-Notice-09-07-2018.pdf (Opens in a PDF).


Voice: - Policy Influencing Grant

Type of project:  Voice is an initiative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands under their framework ‘Dialogue and Dissent’ policy framework. This call must impact upon one or more of the following themes: Improved access to (productive) resources such as land, water and employment; Improved access to social services, particularly health and education; and Fostering space for political participation and citizen engagement. Projects must benefit one or more of the following target groups: Women facing exploitation, abuse and/or violence; Persons with disabilities; Age discriminated especially the youth and elderly; Indigenous people and ethnic minorities

Location:  Uganda - Greater North, Eastern and West Nile sub-regions

Eligibility: locally registered Ugandan organisations including non-for-profits, networks, coalitions and consortia. International organisations may apply as co-applicants. The applicant must be target group-led, as demonstrated by your governance and staffing structures. Organisations with an annual turnover of over €2 million cannot apply.

Grant size: €25,000 - €200,000 between 18 - 36 months

Closing date: 10 August

Apply:  https://www.voice.global/call-for-proposal/call-for-policy-action-uganda-influencing-grant-v-1880-ug-if/


Grand Challenges Data Science Approaches to Improve Maternal and Child Health

Type of project:  Research funding seeking to develop a deeper understanding of the risk factors contributing to poor maternal and child health outcomes with a focus on reducing the global burden associated with three complex and interrelated outcomes: Preterm birth, physical growth faltering and impaired neurocognitive development. There is a key opportunity to accelerate research in these areas by analysing existing data and formulating public health recommendations that are data-driven and cost-effective.

Location:  India

Eligibility: This call is exclusively India-led and open to Indian academics, research institutions, companies, society, trusts and foundations.

Grant size: Awards of up to $100,000 for 12 - 18 months

Closing date: 17 August

Apply: https://gcgh.grandchallenges.org/challenge/data-science-approaches-improve-maternal-and-child-health-india-0

 

INSPIRE Fund

Type of project: INSPIRE is a technical package to support countries in their efforts to prevent and respond to violence against children aged 0-17 years. The Fund has is seeking proposals to support INSPIRE awareness-raising and engagement activities amongst civil society and governments at national and regional levels, and from those experiences to actively exert leadership in shaping and driving INSPIRE globally.

Location:  Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs)

Eligibility: Priority will be given to local NGOs/CSOs and consortia in LMICs. We also welcome applications from other local agencies such as government and academic institutions. Submissions from International NGOs will be considered; however, they should clearly demonstrate how the proposed activities have been designed with local ownership in mind and how local actors will benefit directly.
Grant size: $5,000 USD – $30,000. Funds cannot be used to conduct lobbying activities as defined by U.S. federal tax law.

Closing date: 18 August

Apply: http://www.cpcnetwork.org/inspirefund/


Convergence Design Funding
(New closing dates)

Type of project:  Funding to design any blended finance vehicle that aims to attract private capital to global development at scale and addresses a specific development challenge.

Location:  Worldwide

Eligibility: Accredited investors or investment advisory organisations

Grant size: up to $200,000 for feasibility study and $750,000 for proof-of-concept

Closing date: 31 August (and December 31st)

Apply:  https://convergence.finance/news-detail/2zkIXuuboAyGUmsAMmy4oS.
*Learn more about one type of blended finance vehicles here: https://www.bond.org.uk/news/2...

Ending September 2018


World Bank, Sexual Violence Research Initiative

Type of project:  Innovation in Addressing Gender-Based Violence. Programmes or research should conceptualised within a Human Rights framework and Inform policy, programmes and services and serve to strengthen access to comprehensive care and support for survivors. Examples of fundable projects are listed on the link below.

Location:  Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs) as classified by the World Bank

Eligibility: Applicants should be affiliated with a recognised, legally constituted research institution, a company or Non-government Organisation with existing research or programming capacity. Private sector companies that have engaged in preventing and responding to gender based violence are encouraged to apply. Partnerships between multiple organisations are encouraged. Proposals must have at least one partner from a LMIC.

Grant size: up to $100,000 for a maximum of 24 months

Closing date: 5 September

Apply:  http://pubdocs.worldbank.org/e... (opens in a PDF)


The Fore (
New closing date)

Type of project:  development funding and strategic support to early-stage charities and social enterprises.

Location:  worldwide

Eligibility:  UK registered charities, community interest companies, charitable incorporated organisations and community benefit societies with annual income of < £500,000. For work implemented overseas, the applicant must be registered and have a base in the UK.

Grant size: up to £30,000 of unrestricted funding over 1 – 3 years.

Registration date: Opens 23 July. Registration is required to apply.  Registrations are capped and run on a first-come, first-served basis. Once the cap is reached, the round is closed.

Application Closing date: 3 September.  

Apply:  https://www.thefore.org/charities/


Voice Innovate and Learn Grants

Type of project: Voice is an initiative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands under their framework ‘Dialogue and Dissent’ policy framework. The Innovate and Learn Grant seeks to fund innovative ideas to address the marginalisation and discrimination experienced by women facing exploitation, abuse and violence; LGBTQI groups; and persons with disability. Thematic areas include: 1) Improving access to (productive) resources (finance, land and water) and employment in particular; 2) Improving access to social services, health and education; 3) Fostering space for political participation 

Location:  Philippines

Eligibility: The lead party must be a legally registered not-for- profit civil society or community-based organisation preferably based in the Philippines.

Grant size: €5,000 - €200,000 over 12 - 24 months

Closing date: 7 September

Apply:  https://www.voice.global/call-for-proposal/philippines-innovate-and-learn-grants-v-1877-ph-il/


Hilden Charitable Trust

Type of project:  UK grant making priorities are: Homelessness, Penal Affairs, Asylum Seekers and Refugees, and Community Based initiatives for Disadvantaged Young People Aged 16 to 25. Overseas grant making priorities are for projects working on community development, education, and health. Trustees will particularly welcome projects that address the needs and potential of girls and women.

Location:  UK and Overseas

Eligibility: UK registered NGOs and local NGOs may apply. UK charities must have a history of working overseas for at least 5 years and have an income of over £100,000 in their last two financial years, but not more than £500,000. Hilden hopes that UK NGOs will encourage their local partners to apply directly. Local NGOs based overseas with a history of working for at least 5 years and have an income of over £25,000 in their last 2 financial years, but no more than £100,000 may apply directly.

Grant size: Average grants are £5,000. This donor is open to funding 'general running or core costs'.

Closing date: 11 September

Apply: http://www.hildencharitablefund.org.uk/


Gray Matters Capital coLABS

Type of project:  A private foundation focused on impact investments, this fund is seeking to invest in bold, innovative, and widely scalable social enterprises that have the potential to dramatically improve the lives of women and girls around the world.

Location:  primarily in South Asia, Africa, and Latin America

Eligibility: Social Enterprises

Grant size: Maximum investment is $250,000

Closing date: 15 September

Apply:  https://gmccolabs.com/apply/


GSK Impact Award

Type of project:  The GSK IMPACT Awards recognise and reward charities that are doing excellent work to improve people’s health and wellbeing. The awards are designed to recognise success and achievements for existing work so you do not have to present
a new project

Location:  UK

Eligibility: UK registered charities that are at least three years old working in a health-related field in the UK, with a total annual income of between £80,000 and £2.5 million

Grant size: Up to ten winners receive £30,000 plus the overall winner receives an extra £10,000. Up to ten runners-up receive £3,000. Award winners are offered free training and development valued at up to £6,000.

Closing date: 20 September

Apply:  https://www.kingsfund.org.uk/projects/gsk-impact-awards


The Dunhill Medical Trust

Type of project:  Building and Physical Infrastructure for older people. Projects can include the provision of accommodation/developments in the built environment for older people to enhance and maintain their health, well-being and independence and/or specific pieces of equipment or furnishings which can be used for the care and support of individuals (for example, installation of a hearing loop system).

Location:  UK, the Isle of Man or the Channel Islands

Eligibility: Applications can only be considered from organisations or groups which are charitable as defined by UK charity law. This includes UK registered charities and relevant exempt charities. Proposals from non-charitable organisations (such as the NHS or social enterprises) may only be considered in exceptional circumstances

Grant size: £5k - £100k. For building developments, the Trust expects 50% of the funds needed to be in place.

Closing date: 28 September

Apply:  http://dunhillmedical.org.uk/building-grants/


Ending October 2018

INSPIRE Fund (Additional closing date)

Type of project: INSPIRE is a technical package to support countries in their efforts to prevent and respond to violence against children aged 0-17 years. The Fund has is seeking proposals to support INSPIRE awareness-raising and engagement activities amongst civil society and governments at national and regional levels, and from those experiences to actively exert leadership in shaping and driving INSPIRE globally.

Location:  Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs)

Eligibility: Priority will be given to local NGOs/CSOs and consortia in LMICs. We also welcome applications from other local agencies such as government and academic institutions. Submissions from International NGOs will be considered; however, they should clearly demonstrate how the proposed activities have been designed with local ownership in mind and how local actors will benefit directly.
Grant size: $5,000 USD – $30,000. Funds cannot be used to conduct lobbying activities as defined by U.S. federal tax law.

Closing date: 31 October

Apply: http://www.cpcnetwork.org/inspirefund/


Ending November 2018

Voice Innovate and Learn Grants (Additional closing date)

Type of project: Voice is an initiative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands under their framework ‘Dialogue and Dissent’ policy framework. The Innovate and Learn Grant seeks to fund innovative ideas to address the marginalisation and discrimination experienced by women facing exploitation, abuse and violence; LGBTQI groups; and persons with disability. Thematic areas include: 1) Improving access to (productive) resources (finance, land and water) and employment in particular; 2) Improving access to social services, health and education; 3) Fostering space for political participation 

Location:  Philippines

Eligibility: The lead party must be a legally registered not-for- profit civil society or community-based organisation preferably based in the Philippines.

Grant size: €5,000 - €200,000 over 12 - 24 months

Closing date: 15 November

Apply:  https://www.voice.global/call-for-proposal/philippines-innovate-and-learn-grants-v-1877-ph-il/


Ending December 2018

Gray Matters Capital coLABS (Additional closing date)

Type of project:  A private foundation focused on impact investments, this fund is seeking to invest in bold, innovative, and widely scalable social enterprises that have the potential to dramatically improve the lives of women and girls around the world.

Location:  primarily in South Asia, Africa, and Latin America

Eligibility: Social Enterprises

Grant size: Maximum investment is $250,000

Closing date: 15 December

Apply:  https://gmccolabs.com/apply/


Donald Forrester Trust

Type of project:  This Trust has a broad remit including in particular the relief of poverty
and the advancement of education and religion.

Location:  UK & Worldwide

Eligibility: UK registered charities may apply. The trust prefers to support small charities which rely on volunteers. They prefer low fundraising and overhead costs.

Grant size: Average grants are £5,000

Closing date: 31 December

Apply:  http://forrestertrusts.com/donald-forrester-trust/


INSPIRE Fund
(Additional closing date)

Type of project: INSPIRE is a technical package to support countries in their efforts to prevent and respond to violence against children aged 0-17 years. The Fund has is seeking proposals to support INSPIRE awareness-raising and engagement activities amongst civil society and governments at national and regional levels, and from those experiences to actively exert leadership in shaping and driving INSPIRE globally.

Location:  Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs)

Eligibility: Priority will be given to local NGOs/CSOs and consortia in LMICs. We also welcome applications from other local agencies such as government and academic institutions. Submissions from International NGOs will be considered; however, they should clearly demonstrate how the proposed activities have been designed with local ownership in mind and how local actors will benefit directly.
Grant size: $5,000 USD – $30,000. Funds cannot be used to conduct lobbying activities as defined by U.S. federal tax law.

Closing date: 31 December

Apply: http://www.cpcnetwork.org/inspirefund/


Ongoing Opportunities

Eleanor Rathbone Charitable Trust

Type of project:  Projects must meet one or more of the following criteria: benefit women or orphaned children; demonstrate local involvement in scoping and delivery, except where skills required are not currently available e.g. eye surgeons in remote rural areas; repair damages in post-conflict countries; deliver clean water and sanitation.

Location:  Sub-Saharan Africa, the Indian Sub-Continent including Afghanistan and projects in Palestine, or those supporting Palestinian refugees

Eligibility: UK CSOs may apply

Grant size:  £1,000 - £3,000

Apply:  http://www.eleanorrathbonetrust.org.uk/guidelines.html


John Ellerman Foundation

Type of project:  The Foundation aims to advance the wellbeing of people, society and the natural world by focusing on the arts, environment and social action. They are willing to be flexible, and may venture outside their funding criteria if they believe a different approach would be more effective.

Location:  UK and UK Overseas Territories for Environmental projects on land and in the ocean

Eligibility: Registered UK CSOs with an income between £100,000 and £10m may apply.

Grant size:  Up to £100,000

Apply:  https://ellerman.org.uk/apply-for-funding


Her Voice

Type of project:  meaningful engagement of adolescent girls and young women in national youth related policy and program processes supported by or linked to the Global Fund

Location:  Botswana, Cameroon, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Eligibility: registered or unregistered group, network or community-based organisation of adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) or young people; or a community-based organisation implementing programs for AGYW and/or youth.

Grant size:  £2,000

Apply:  https://www.hervoicefund.org/application/


The Clothworkers’ Foundation Main & Smalls Grants Programme

Type of project:  Capital grants to charities under one or more of our programme areas: Alcohol and substance misuse; Disadvantaged young people; People with disabilities; Domestic and sexual violence; Disadvantaged minority communities; Older people; Homelessness; Prisoners and ex-offenders; Visual impairment.

Location:  UK

Eligibility: UK Registered charities or non-profit organisations with an annual income of less than £15m

Grant size:  average grant for Main Grants is £25,000. Average grant for Small Grants is £7,000

Apply: https://foundation.clothworkers.co.uk/Open-grant-programmes/Main-and-Small-Grant-Programmes/How-to-apply.aspx