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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

Apply now for the Covid-19 Young Leaders Fund (Apply Immediately)

Title: Apply now for the Covid-19 Young Leaders Fund
Organisation: One Young World
Theme: Covid 19, SDG
Description: The Covid-19 Young Leaders Fund is established to fund initiatives from young leaders around the world which are directly battling the Coronavirus pandemic with tangible front-line results.

From producing face masks and providing hand sanitizer in remote areas, to provide tech to community health workers, to ensuring refugee communities can access government health advice – the Covid-19 Young Leaders Fund welcomes a variety of solutions from all walks of life."
Eligibility: Young leaders (aged approximately 18-35) from NGOs in India can apply for this grant.
Grant Amount: Between USD 2,500 and USD 10,000
Apply by: Apply Immediately
Weblink: One Young World

Call for Proposal from UNDP- Strengthening access to Social Protection Measures among PLHIV and Key Populations in selected States” (Deadline- July 7, 2020)

Title: Submit your proposal for “Strengthening access to Social Protection Measures among PLHIV and Key Populations in selected States” in India Organisation: UNDP Country Office- India *Theme:* Covid-19, Key Population, Social Protection
Description: The project will focus on delivery and access of social protection schemes in the wake of COVID-19 outbreak to the PLHIV and Key populations like FSW, MSM and TG in selected districts of Gujarat, Maharashtra, Punjab, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi.
Eligibility: "Agency should have atleast 5 years of experience of working among vulnerable populations like PLHIV and Key Populations like FSW, IDU, MSM, TG, etc. Agency should have implemented atleast 2 projects on Social Protection among the above vulnerable populations."
Grant Amount: Not specified
Apply by: 07 July 2020 @ 08:00 AM (New York time)
Weblink: UNDP Website

 

Request for proposal from UNDP- Ensure Access to job opportunities for vulnerable and most affected people specifically women, youth in select industrial clusters/ districts in Karnataka, Maharashtra and Telangana (Deadline- June 23, 2020)

Title: Request for proposal- Ensure Access to job opportunities for vulnerable and most affected people specifically women, youth in select industrial clusters/ districts in Karnataka, Maharashtra and Telangana
Organisation: UNDP Country Office - INDIA
Theme: Covid-19; Access to Job Opportunities
Description: UNDP seeks to engage the services of an agency having previous experience of successfully working at the district skills ecosystem to act as a bridge between MSMEs, Vocational Training Providers and individuals from vulnerable section of the society and ensuring access to job opportunities including internship and apprenticeship. These are to be done in association with the industry associations to ensure convergence with bridging the skills gap faced by the MSMEs
Eligibility: Minimum of 5 years of proven experience in designing and implementing large scale projects/ programmes in youth engagement, youth capacity building skilling.
Minimum 3 years of demonstrated competency in use of digital tools and platforms to also manage and strengthen youth awareness and mobilization, counselling, pre‐placement, placement and post‐placement efforts online, in addition to the on‐ground efforts
Minimum 3 years of experience working with youth employability skill program, career guidance, placement/ post placement assistance and employer onboarding process etc. in Karnataka, Telangana and Maharashtra. "
Grant Amount: Not Specified. Expected duration of work is from 25th June to 25th December 2020
Apply by: June 23, 2020 @ 08:00 AM (New York time)
Weblink: UNDP

 

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