Grant Program 2016 - Nestle: Grant for nutrition, water, and rural development

Posted by Jamal Fida Friday, November 14, 2014 0 comments
Closing Date: February 28, 2015.

We created the Nestlé Creating Shared Value Prize to help business-oriented initiatives that address challenges in nutrition, water, or rural development, to scale-up or be replicated. Through the prize, we reward initiatives that reflect the spirit of Creating Shared Value, an approach any organisation can take to create economic returns by developing solutions to societal problems.

We look for innovative projects, programmes or businesses that have already been tested as a pilot or small scale, have demonstrated high social and environmental impact, and need support to become commercially viable.

We invest financial and technical resources in the winning initiatives, with the objective of helping them be brought to scale and to achieve financial sustainability. The winners share a total of CHF 500,000 in prize money (approx. USD 540,000).

There are three categories of funding:
1.    Rural Development: sustainable agriculture, development of local value chains and extension services etc.
2.   Water: improving access to clean water; protection and conservation of water resources: water, sanitation and hygiene etc.

3.  Nutrition: improving access to food; food fortification and technology; nutrition education programmes etc.

The Nestlé Prize timeline is as follows:
§  15 October 2014 – 28 February 2015: Nomination period
§  March – September 2015: Review of nominations
§  September – October 2015: The Creating Shared Value Council may request additional information from nominees
§  2016: Public announcement of the Nestlé Prize Winner

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Call For Proposal 2014 - CFC: Support to Commodity based growth, Employment generation, Increase in household incomes, Reduction in poverty, and Enhancement of Food Security

Posted by Jamal Fida Friday, September 12, 2014 0 comments
Closing Date: October 10, 2014.

The CFC (an intergovernmental financial institution) provides financing to organisations and enterprises engaged in commodity value chains. Through financial support, the CFC seeks to support implementation of innovative interventions that target new opportunities in commodity markets leading to commodity based growth, employment generation, increase in household incomes, reduction in poverty, and enhancement of food security. The intervention should be scalable and financially sustainable and have a measurable positive impact on the stakeholders in commodity value chains.


Financial support in the form of grants and loans ranges from US$100 thousand to US$1.5 million. Funding is targeted mainly to for-profit organizations and social enterprises for production, value chains, and marketing across a wide group of commodities (agricultural crops, tree crops, timber, bamboo and rattan, minerals, and others). 


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Risk Award 2014 - UNISDR: to Increase People’s Resilience to Risks and Disasters ( Award up to €100,000 )

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Closing Date: November 1, 2014.

The UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR), Global Risk Forum Davos (GRF) and Munich ReFoundation (MRF) jointly invite individuals, teams or institutions from all different sectors, including governmental bodies for Risk Award up to €100,000 to increase people’s resilience to risks and disasters. Primary aim of the award is to increase people’s resilience to risks and disasters, especially in developing countries. The award may concentrate on population development, water as a resource, and other risk.

Topic: Disaster emergency – Resilience for the most vulnerable.
Ideas involving the people at risk, proposals combining bottom-up approaches with top-down frameworks and projects engaging multi-stakeholder partnerships (different sectors, different sizes, different organizational background, PPPs) are highly encouraged.

Eligibility Criteria:
§  Applicants can be individuals, teams or institutions from all different sectors, including governmental bodies.
§  The proposed project should be between 6 months to 2 years.
§  The proposal must address the topic: ‘Disaster Risk Reduction – People-centered, innovative and sustainable’.
§  The proposed project must include an implementation part (action), a proposal solely based on research is not sufficient.
§  The risks must be related to natural, climate change and/or environmental issues.
§  Risks due to social turmoil, war, chemical disasters, and/or political crises will be funded.
§  The RISK Award contribution must have a visible impact within the project.
§  If the whole budget is bigger than the RISK Award it must be clearly visible for what purpose the RISK Award funding will be used.


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Grant Fund 2014 - GPF: For your Idea to Better the World

Posted by Jamal Fida Thursday, September 11, 2014 0 comments
Closing Date: September 30,2014.

The Genesis Prize Foundation invites teams representing non-profits or for-profits around the globe to participate in the Genesis Challenge with their idea. This is an opportunity for total ten teams of Youth with ideas to win $100,000 USD each along with other benefits like connections to mentors, and opportunities to convene and learn from one another. The idea issues can vary from peace to human rights, to gender to children or any other. It should be a team effort to solve a communal or global problem.
Multi-disciplinary teams of young adults should propose big ideas to better the world. Each team must consist of approximately 10 individuals and must designate a team leader (age 20-36). Other team members must be 18 years or older.

The interested teams must register to the Genesis Generation Challenge by 30 September 2014 and submit complete application by 28 October 2014.

Eligibility Criteria

§  Any individual, organization and/or business entity can participate in the challenge.
§  Employees of the Competition Host, the Genesis Prize Foundation, RAMPIT and any of their subsidiaries and/or affiliates of those entities and immediate family members (spouse, parent, child, sibling and their respective spouses, regardless of where they live) or persons living in the same households of such employees from those entities, are not eligible.
§  Interested entities must register to participate in the challenge.
§  Individuals must be 18 years of age or older at the time of entry.
§  Applicants cannot reside in nor be governed by countries that are prohibited by law, regulation (including United States or other applicable export laws and regulations), treaty or administrative act from entering into trade relations (including export of technology) with the United States of America or its citizens.

§  Entrant may not register more than one true and uniform identity; multiple registrations for a participant using multiple identities are not allowed.


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Award 2015 - WFN: Wildlife Conservation

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Closing Date: October 31, 2014.

The Whitley Fund for Nature (WFN) invites biodiversity conservation leaders working in countries or regions that do not fall under high-income economy by the World Bank to apply for Whitley Awards 2015. The winners are each awarded £35,000 GBP to implement the proposed conservation project for maximum period of 12 months. The targeted grantees are those individuals who work in locations where international fund are hardest to raise, most needed, and will make the largest conservation impact.

Applications which give evidence that the project can become self-supporting or be able to attract further funds over time will be given priority.

Eligibility Criteria
§  Applicant must be biodiversity conservation leader working in and national of country/region that is not defined as high-income economy by the World Bank.
§  Applicant must be the leader of the project for which s/he is applying. Joint applications are not accepted.
§  Applicant must be able to communicate her/his ideas in English.
§  PhD projects, MSc dissertations and undergraduate projects are not eligible for the Award.
§  Expeditions, government work or government departments – are not supported.
§  Applicant must also send a separate email with no attachments following submission of the application form and supporting documents. This email should confirm that the applicant has attempted to submit an application.


Note: The application form should be attached as a Microsoft Word document and not a PDF. Please put WA 2015 in the subject heading and your full name.


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Grand Fund 2014 - CDKN: Climate compatible development Impact Research Fund

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Closing Date: September 26, 2014.

CDKN is pleased to launch the Climate compatible development Impact Research Fund (CIRF)which aims to fill priority research gaps and address key questions relating to climate compatible development, across four thematic areas.  The approximate total budget for the call is up to £3.35 million. We expect to fund around 8 to 16 projects of 12-20 months’ duration, depending on quality of applications and amount of funding requested. From this page you will be able to access all the relevant information, application forms, and guidance documents associated with the CIRF, as well as short articles introducing the thematic scope of the call.

Overview:

In this call, CDKN challenges the international research community to develop innovative research to provide a robust and accessible evidence base for decision-making and achieve maximum policy impact. The highest standards of theory and intellectual rigour are expected. Multi- or inter-disciplinary research collaborations are encouraged, where they improve research quality.

The four thematic areas were developed following a six month consultative phase with academics and policy-makers in developing regions; they are as follows:
§  Robust national plans for climate compatible development transitions
The next fifteen years provide the window of time in which the global economy must shift toward low-carbon development to avoid a global mean temperature change of greater than 2°C and climate change’s worst effects, a reality affirmed by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Fifth Assessment Report. Research commissioned through this package will look at: informing and operationalising national targets, strategies, or plans for low-carbon development; understanding the effects of green growth objectives on other policies; and identifying and resolving political economy constraints and enablers that affect the ambition and implementation of national plans.

§  Enabling conditions for urban climate compatible development
Urban areas are a crucial location for achieving climate compatible development. The urban population will swell to almost 5 billion by 2030 and with growth particularly concentrated in Africa and Asia. The second research area will examine the enabling conditions for implementation of climate compatible development in rapidly growing cities in developing countries, with a focus on infrastructure, peri-urban climate compatible development, innovative funding mechanisms, incentives, health, and women and marginalised groups.
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Climate-related disaster risk management and adaptation have been identified as priority areas by government stakeholders in many of CDKN’s deep engagement countries, and these sets of policies often provide a practical entry point for delivering climate compatible development. The scope of this thematic area includes understanding and measuring the social and economic impacts of disaster risk management and adaptation initiatives, and enhancing the resilience of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises, including those in the informal economy.

§  Climate Compatible Development and the Water, Energy and Food Security Nexus

Water, energy and food security are central to the pursuit of climate compatible development. The direct impacts of climate change on human development can be clearly seen in these sectors, for example, through changes in water availability and crop production. Policy formulation and implementation, however, tends to be on sectoral lines. The core premise of the WEF ‘nexus approach’ is that the policy objectives in one sector (water, energy or food) can interact with those in other sectors, because they are either preconditions for the realisation of a another sector’s objectives, or one sector (system) imposes conditions or constraints on what can be achieved in the other sectors. This research package will examine various elements associated with governance, equity, and transnational nexus resource management.


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Grant Program 2014/2015 - DFID: Building resilience and adaptation to climate extremes and disasters programme (BRACED)

Posted by Jamal Fida Monday, June 2, 2014 0 comments
Closing Date: July 31,2014.

BRACED provides funding for non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to build the resilience of people to extreme climate events in selected countries in the Sahel, sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.

BRACED Project Development Grants (PDGs) have now been awarded, and projects are currently underway. The guidance document and application form for full funding are available below. Only projects with an existing PDG are eligible to apply for full funding from BRACED. Proposals for the permanent Fund Manager and Knowledge Manager for BRACED have now been submitted and are currently being evaluated.

Climate is changing and the most immediate impact is likely to be from extreme climate events such as droughts, floods, storms and cyclones. The 2012 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on Managing the Risks of Extreme Events (SREX) and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation provides clear evidence that climate change has already affected the magnitude and frequency of some climate extremes.

The UK’s Humanitarian and Emergency Response Review (HERR) predicted that globally 375 million people a year will be affected by climate-related disasters by 2015, and recommended that DFID should integrate the threat from climate change and other potential hazards into disaster risk reduction. The BRACED programme is part of DFID’s response to this recommendation.


BRACED is expected to directly benefit up to 5 million vulnerable people, especially women and children, in developing countries by helping them become more resilient to climate extremes. In addition, through helping improve national policies and institutions to better integrate disaster risk reduction (DRR), climate adaptation and development approaches, we expect the programme to indirectly help many millions more.


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Grant Program 2014 - KGF: Green Asia Grant

Posted by Jamal Fida Sunday, June 1, 2014 0 comments
Closing Date: June 27, 2014.

The Korea Green Foundation’s Green Asia Grant annually provides financial aid to NGOs and civic organizations in the Asia region. This program is made to support NGOs who work on regional and global environmental issues and aim to build a network with Asia partners for environmental conservation.

Thematic Areas:
1.    Biodiversity
2.    Climate Disaster (disaster prevention, local resilience, etc.)
3.    Renewable Energy
4.    Other Environmental Issues in Local Areas

Grant request can be made for USD 5,000 per applicant. Up to 10 organizations will be provided the grant money to implement the program.

Eligibility:
1.    NGOs, NPOs or civil society organization in Asia working for the public good are eligible to apply.
2.    Proposed project implementation duration should be 6 months beginning from August 2014 – January 2015.
3.    The proposed project must be a project type based on one of the following activity- education, campaign, and research.


Application materials include – completed application form, project proposal, and applicant information; officially recognized proof of identification form, brochures or any materials introducing the applicant and its projects.


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Call For Proposal 2014 - European Commission:for Civil Protection Mechanism Exercises

Posted by Jamal Fida Wednesday, May 28, 2014 0 comments
Closing Date: June 25, 2014.

The call for proposals for Civil Protection Mechanism Exercises 2014 refers to action 2.8 of the Work Programme 2014 and aims to support exercises simulating the situation and conditions of major emergencies (due to natural and man-made disasters). It will require the activation of the European Civil Protection Mechanism, and the involvement of participating States, enlargement countries not participating in the Mechanism, and European Neighbourhood Policy, through the ERCC, mainly with deployment of intervention teams (including modules), teams of experts, national key contact point staff, officials of the Institutions and other intervention support.

The objectives are:
To improve civil protection preparedness and response to all kinds of disasters, including marine pollution, chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear emergencies, as well as combined disasters and disasters simultaneously affecting a number of countries (inside or outside the participating states of the Mechanism) by providing a testing environment of established and/or new operational concepts and procedures of the Mechanism and a learning opportunity for all actors involved in civil protection assistance interventions under the Civil Protection Mechanism.

The expected results are:
§  The existing procedures for the various elements of the Civil Protection Mechanism are improved and new procedures, where needed, are established.
§  The interoperability of intervention teams is improved as the result of the exercise; in particular this will mean quicker dispatch time, improved cooperation arrangements, better communication between headquarters and field, identification of shortcomings in the existing structures.
§  Participating states, enlargement countries not participating in the Mechanism, and European Neighbourhood Policy countries are aware and prepared to receive and to provide assistance trough the Mechanism.

Types of exercises:
Eligible projects to be co-financed under this call for proposals can be a table-top, command-post or full scale exercises (TTX, CPX or FSX). A combination of two or three of these types of exercises is possible.
§  Table top exercise (TTX) is designed to put real crisis managers in a situation to use existing plans and procedures to take decisions according to a proposed scenario. A TTX can also be used to develop plans and procedures were there are none. Being a discussion mode exercise, it does not require any deployment gathers the Exercising Participants in one single location under the guidance and control of experienced staff.
§  Command Post Exercise CPX is designed to put command structures in a real situation, requesting the deployment of a EUCP Team and possibly key staff of operational assets together with command and communication staff and tools. The Exercising Participants work from their offices or command posts.
§  Full Scale Exercise (FSX) is designed to replicate one or several phases of an emergency with the commitment of all the public bodies and authorities that would be committed in a real situation. All the functions (operation, command, logistics, communication, public information, etc.) of a real operation are replicated and played in a coordinated way.


The maximum EU co-funding rate is established in 85% of eligible costs, with a maximum of Euro 1.000.000 for each proposal financed. The total budget earmarked for the co-financing of projects is EUR 6 000 000. EUR 4 000 000 have been reserved for exercises involving only the participating States and EUR 2 000 000 for exercises with the involvement of one or more enlargement countries which are not participating states to the Mechanism or countries under the European Neighbourhood Policy (for more information see the WP 2014).


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Call For Proposal 2014 - R2HC: Second Phase Grant Program For All Country

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Closing Date: July 10, 2014.

The Research for Health in Humanitarian Crises (R2HC) programme aims to improve health outcomes by strengthening the evidence base for public health interventions in humanitarian crises. The programme is the product of a strategic partnership between the Department for International Development (DFID) and the Wellcome Trust, with ELRHA overseeing the programme’s execution and management.

The Enhancing Learning and Research for Humanitarian Assistance (ELRHA) invites grant applications for the Research for Health in Humanitarian Crisis (R2HC) Second Phase. Any research that will strengthen the evidence base around public health interventions are encouraged to submit proposals. The project for which grant request is made should thereby lead to more effective public health interventions, in humanitarian crises.
Proposals may be concerned with any (or a combination) of the various public health topics, and extend to related issues such as shelter and WASH that have a clear impact public health. Proposals may also address the ethical issues surrounding the conduct of public health research in humanitarian crisis contexts.

Thematic Areas:
1.    Communicable diseases
2.    Sexual and reproductive health
3.    Multi-sector integrated responses
4.    Health systems and health services
5.  Cost-effectiveness of interventions to ensure that they provide good value for money and have the greatest public health impact


The term ‘Humanitarian Crises’ in this context includes natural disastersconflicts, or complex emergencies, either at the national or sub-national levels, within lower or middle income countries.


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