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The Direct Aid Program (DAP)- Small grants program- Australian Consulate-General Kolkata, India (Deadline- Nov 20, 2020)

Title: The Direct Aid Program (DAP)- Small grants program (Deadline- Nov 20, 2020)
Organisation: "Australian Consulate- General in Kolkata, India"
Theme: Contain and combat COVID-19 and address the health, economic and social impacts of the pandemic
Description: "The Australian Consulate-General in Kolkata supports small-scale, sustainable development projects in east and north east India (see below for a list of states covered). States covered by the Australian Consulate-General in Kolkata: Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Odisha, Sikkim, Tripura and West Bengal.

DAP activities should aim to achieve practical and tangible outcomes of high development impact. We are committed to working with India to contain and combat COVID-19 and address the health, economic and social impacts of the pandemic. In 2020-21 we aim to work with partners on high quality projects on five thematic areas: Education, innovation & entrepreneurship; Gender equality and women’s empowerment; Water and sanitation; Agricultural productivity and Public Administration and Governance"
Eligibility: NGOs with FCRA can apply for this funding
Grant Amount: Grants are typically provided up to 2,60,000 INR each, with some flexibility in case of justified project expenses.
Apply by: November 20, 2020
Weblink: Australian Consulate-General in Kolkata

 

UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women- Call for Proposals- Ending and preventing violence against women and girls in the context of COVID-19 Organisation: UN Women (Deadline- Nov 04, 2020)

Title: UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women- Call for Proposals- Ending and preventing violence against women and girls in the context of COVID-19
Organisation: UN Women
Theme: Violence against women and girls, Covid-19
Country: United States
Description: "The UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund) is seeking applications from civil society organizations (CSOs) working on the front lines of the COVID-19 response and recovery to address and respond to the growing reports of the rise of violence against women and girls (VAWG) in the context of the current pandemic. The funding will focus on responses to and prevention of violence against women taking into account the intersectional marginalization of women in context of the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly acknowledging the increased risk of violence for some groups including indigenous women, women with disabilities, older women, domestic workers and women without access to technology."
Eligibility: Women-led and women’s rights organizations or Other legally registered civil society organizations that have specialized knowledge, expertise and a track record of working on prevention and/or elimination of violence against women and girls or INGOs that explicitly focus on gender equality only can apply for this grant
Grant Amount: "3-year grants of US $ 50,000 to US $ 150,000 for small civil society organizations
3-year grants of US $150,001 to US $ 1,000,000 for all other CSOs"
Apply by: November 04, 2020
Weblink: UN Women

 

Direct Aid Program (DAP) – Mumbai (Deadline- October 12, 2020)

Title: Direct Aid Program (DAP) – Mumbai
Organisation: Australian Consulate-General Mumbai, India
Theme: Economic & Social Empowerment 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: Direct Aid Program (DAP) – Mumbai

 

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