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Apply for small grant from The Australian Consulate-General in Mumbai (Deadline- October 12, 2020)

Title: Direct Aid Program (DAP) – Mumbai
Organisation: Australian Consulate-General Mumbai, India
Theme: Economic & Social Empowermnet of women & girls, WASH, Covid-19 relief, etc
Description: The Australian Consulate-General invites high quality applications that will support development and strengthen communities in Goa, Gujarat and Maharashtra across all sectors. While we always seek a diversity of projects, this year we are especially looking for projects that will support development through:
- Economic and social empowerment of women and girls
- Water management, sanitation and hygiene
- COVID relief and other areas impacted by the pandemic (such as livelihood, health etc)
- Education
Regardless of the type of project, all applicants should consider the impact of the project on women, children or other disadvantaged groups, such as people with disabilities. Projects should be self-sustainable beyond the term of the grant.
Eligibility: NGOs with FCRA can apply for this funding
Grant Amount: upto INR 10 Lakhs
Apply by: October 12, 2020
Weblink: Australian Consulate-General Mumbai, India

 

RFP for Improved resilience of vulnerable households through climate responsive interventions in Mayurbhanj and Keonjhar districts in Odisha (Deadline- Oct 01, 2020)

Title: RFP for Improved resilience of vulnerable households through climate responsive interventions in Mayurbhanj and Keonjhar districts in Odisha
Organisation: UNDP Country Office - INDIA
Theme: Resilience building, Vulnerable Communities
Description: UNDP is implementing extended phase of Infrastructure for Climate Resilient Program (ICRG) in three states; Chhattisgarh, Odisha and Bihar. ICRG is a technical assistance program of DFID, UK with Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India. The ICRG project is primarily aimed at integrating climate concerns into the MGNREGS activities – piloting them at grass root level and building capacity of various stakeholders in the planning/ implementing value chain.
Eligibility: A minimum of 5 years of proven experience of working on MGNREGS, Environment/climate change and livelihoods issues.
- Experience in implementing development programmes at the grassroot level related to NRM/Livelihoods and MGNREGA – the agency should have completed/ on-going at least one program on NRM/ MGNREGA during the last 5 years
- Team leader should have minimum Masters degree in Social work or Agriculture and at least 3 years experience of working on NRM / livelihood issues
Grant Amount: Not specified
Apply by: October 01, 2020 @ 08:00 AM (New York time)
Weblink: UNDP Website 

 

Request for proposal from UNDP- Provision of Psychosocial support services including addressing Stigma, Discrimination and Gender based violence among vulnerable Populations (Deadline- Sep 29, 2020)

Title: Request for proposal- Provision of Psychosocial support services including addressing Stigma, Discrimination and Gender based violence among vulnerable Populations
Organisation: UNDP Country Office - INDIA
Theme: Vulnerable Population, COVID-19
Description: UNDP aims to provide Psychosocial support services including addressing COVID 19 Stigma, Discrimination and Gender based violence among the vulnerable populations like Migrants, Tribals, Waste pickers, PLHIV, LGBTIQ, etc. Location of work- 13 States (Odisha, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Telangana, Haryana, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal, Gujarat, Punjab, Delhi, and North East)
Eligibility: 1. Agency should have atleast 10 years of experience of working on the area of Psycho-social support including Stigma, Gender based violence, etc. in terms of capacity building, provision of
helpline services, etc.
2. Agency should have implemented atleast 1 project during the current COVID 19 Pandemic on PSS training, Provision of helpline services and development of communication materials.
Grant Amount: Not specified
Apply by: 29-Sep-20 @ 08:00 AM (New York time)
Weblink: UNDP Website

 

Apply Now- Covid-19 Response Fund Organisation from The Volant Trust (Deadline- Dec 31, 2020)

Title: Covid-19 Response Fund
Organisation: The Volant Trust
Theme: Covid-19 Response
Description: The Volant Trust accepts applications from charities in the UK and internationally that demonstrate a strong focus on alleviating social deprivation and helping vulnerable groups who have been particularly impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Eligibility: Registered nonprofits or community organisation or social enterprise from India can apply for this fund
Grant Amount: Not specified
Apply by: December 31, 2020
Weblink: Volant Trust

 

Call for proposal from UNDP India- Livelihoods restoration and facilitation of alternative livelihood opportunities for 2000 women from Vulnerable communities in Bangalore Rural district, Karnataka (Deadline- Sep 08, 2020)

Title: Call for proposal- Livelihoods restoration and facilitation of alternative livelihood opportunities for 2000 women from Vulnerable communities in Bangalore Rural district, Karnataka
Organisation: UNDP Country Office - INDIA
Theme: Covid-19, Livelihoods, Women, Vulnerable Communities
Description: UNDP intends to provide support through existing women community cadres to specifically those who had been put on
the path of economic empowerment through entrepreneurship and value chain activities to address the adverse socio-economic impact brought on by this unprecedented crisis. Individuals, women enterprises, returnees and collectives would be enabled to deal with the psychological impact created by such a crisis, understand the impact of COVID-19 on their livelihood, plan to reorient to cater to the new market equilibrium, manage their financial health, and also learn how to access digital services – whether they be related to marketing of their produce or digital financial services.
Eligibility: At least 3 years’ of Expertise and experience of the Service Provider in creation of women community cadres, women micro enterprises and livelihood development in Bangalore Rural Dist. (20 marks)
- Appropriateness of the proposed methodology, Timeliness and Implementation Plan (40 marks)
- Qualification and experience of Team Leader and other Key Personnel as specified in the ToR (10 marks)
Grant Amount: Not specified (Competitive bidding)
Apply by: 08-Sep-20 @ 08:00 AM (New York time)
Weblink: UNDP Website

 

Call for proposal from UNDP- Building resilience and facilitate restoring of livelihoods amongst rural micro-entrepreneurs to combat COVID 19 in districts of Haryana and Punjab (Deadline- August 28, 2020)

Title: Call for proposal- Building resilience and facilitate restoring of livelihoods amongst rural micro-entrepreneurs to combat COVID 19 in districts of Haryana and Punjab
Organisation: UNDP Country Office - INDIA
Theme: Covid-19, Restoring of livelihoods
Description: UNDP is seeking the services of a technical agency to roll out micro entrepreneurs’ capacity building and resilience program focused around imparting basic digital skills, business management training including production and sales processes and facilitating market linkages in districts of Haryana and Punjab.
Eligibility: Atleast 3 three years of working experience and footprint in micro entrepreneurs’ sector.
- Atleast 2 years of experience in digital enablement of micro entrepreneurs, marketing linkages, establishing forward and backward linkages, business management and setting up enterprises.
- Service Provider s presence (office/staff) in at least one state is mandatory; and presence in both States (Haryana and Punjab) will be preferred.
Grant Amount: Not Specified
Apply by: 28-Aug-20 @ 08:00 AM (New York time)
Weblink: UNDP Website 

 

Call for Proposal from European Commission- Enhancing Civil Society Organisations’ Capacities in Response to COVID-19 in India (Deadline- September 01, 2020)

Title: Call for Proposal- Enhancing Civil Society Organisations' Capacities in Response to COVID-19 in India
Organisation: European Commission
Theme: Covid-19
Description: The specific objective(s) of this call for proposals is to strengthen the capacity and engagement of CSOs to mitigate and build resilience of the most vulnerable segments of society to the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, through ensuring access to public entitlements, social protection, promotion of skills and employment and advocating public policies.
Eligibility: NGOs with FCRA can apply for this grant
Grant Amount: Minimum amount: EUR 1,000,000; Maximum amount: EUR 2,000,000
Apply by: September 01, 2020
Weblink: European Commission 

 

Call for proposals from World Bank: Emergency Relief Response for Artisanal Mining Communities Impacted by COVID-19 (Deadline- August 07, 2020)

Title: Call for proposals: Emergency Relief Response for Artisanal Mining Communities Impacted by COVID-19
Organisation: The Extractives Global Programmatic Support (EGPS) Trust Fund- World Bank
Theme: Covid-19, Artisanal Mining Communities
Description: Through this call, EGPS aims to provide short-term and medium-term assistance to artisanal mining communities, and their associated value chains, to cope with COVID-19 related impacts. Activities will comprise but not be limited to the following categories: (i) economic; (ii) social; (iii) environmental; and (iv) health and safety. In addition, a small pool of funds is available for research
Eligibility: NGOs from from India can apply for this grant. A letter of recommendation from an organisation known to the World Bank is required if the grantee has never worked with the World Bank before.
Grant Amount: Small grants will be for under $50,000.
Medium grants will be for between $50,000 and $300,000.
Apply by: August 7th by 11:59pm ET
Weblink: World Bank Website 

 

Funding to Fight Against COVID-19 in India- Apply Immediately

Title: Grand Funding to Fight Against COVID-19
Organisation: Multiple Organisations
Theme: Covid-19
Description: COVID-19 GRANT is a grant-style funding programme that supports innovative projects financially and strategically to fight the spread of COVID-19 in India
This mission, backed by the leading folks of the enthusiastic Indian startup community, top VCs and large donor organizations, seeks projects that can address the challenges of COVID-19 at scale and that can be implemented and tested quickly.
Eligibility: NGOs from across India can apply for this grant
Grant Amount: Not specified
Apply by: Apply immediately
Weblink: COVID19grant.in

 

Omidyar Network India’s ReSolve Initiative: Next phase of response to Covid-19 focuses on migration and MSMEs (Apply Immediately)

Title: Omidyar Network India’s ReSolve Initiative: Next phase of response to Covid-19 focuses on migration and MSMEs
Organisation: Omidyar Network India
Theme: Covid-19, Migration, MSME
Description: Under the ReSolve initiative, Omidyar Network India have prioritised two longstanding themes that have got renewed focus due to the pandemic: (a) Supporting migrant workers; and (b) Empowering Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs). Over the next 12-18 months, our goal will be to support and fund a few high-leverage lighthouse investments that can contribute to the transformation agenda in these two spaces.
Eligibility: NGOs from India with FCRA can apply for this funding
Grant Amount: Rs. 3.75 crore to Rs. 15 crore per project
Apply by: Apply Immediately
Weblink: Omidyar Network India