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Call for Proposals: Road Safety Grants Programme- Round 6


The Global Road Safety Partnership has announced the launch of the Call for Proposals for Round 6 of the Road Safety Grants Programme.

Initiated in early 2012, the Grants Programme is part of the Bloomberg Philanthropies Global Road Safety Programme and is managed and administered by the Global Road Safety Partnership (GRSP). Proposals will be accepted from organizations working in the nine selected countries: Brazil, Cambodia, China, India, Kenya, Mexico, Russia, Turkey and Vietnam.

The purpose of the Grants Programme is to support NGOs and strengthen their capacity to advocate for improvements in road safety policy and/or policy implementation with the aim to reduce deaths and serious injuries resulting from road crashes. Priority consideration will be given to high-quality project proposals that focus on risk factors identified by the Grants Programme in the selected nine countries.

Organizations applying must be registered and operational in the country where the proposal will be delivered. Please note that proposals from countries outside the Road Safety Grants Programme will not be considered.

Details on the selection criteria and grants process can be downloaded directly from our website in eight languages by clicking here. A set of application documents is also available (in English only) for organizations who wish to apply.

The deadline for submission of completed applications is Friday, 8 August 2014 at 18:00 hours, Central European Time. Completed applications fulfilling the selection criteria will be reviewed by an international panel of experts, and recommendations for funding will be made by an advisory working group.

We encourage applications and the circulation of this notice to organizations meeting the stated requirements.

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Call for Proposals: 2014 The Young Feminist Fund for gender activists

yfffThe Young Feminist Fund excited to be launching our third call for proposals and intend to support up to 18 new young feminist groups led by young women and transgender youth under 30 years of age.Being the only youth-led fund focused exclusively on supporting global young feminist activism to advance social justice movements and agendas. FRIDA was created to bring new resources and new opportunities to young women and transgender youth globally. We believe that supporting young feminists is key to the expansion, rejuvenation and sustainability of women’s movements and organizations, both now and in the future. To date, FRIDA has completed two grant cycles in 2012 and 2013, and cumulatively supported 32 different groups of young feminists in 28 different countries around the world and awarding a total of 196,000 USD in direct grants.
Who can apply?
– Groups founded or led by young women or trans* youth (under 30 years) that are committed to:
  • Advancing and defending women’s rights from a feminist perspective;
  • Improving the lives of young women/transgender youth at local, national, regional or international levels;
  • Inclusive organizing, collective action and feminist movement building

– Groups, networks, or collectives based in the Global South (Africa, Asia and the Pacific, The Middle East, Latin America and the Caribbean and Central, Southern, Eastern Europe and Caucuses and Central Asia).

– Groups founded in the past 5 years (i.e. your group was formed between 2010 – 2014)

Priority will be given to:

  • Small, emerging grassroots groups, networks, or collectives with little or no access to funding from larger donors.
  • Groups, networks, or collectives that are working on emerging or issues that have not received prior funding.
  • Groups, networks, or collectives located in remote underserved areas.
  • Groups, networks, or collectives that are diverse in their membership and made up of and/or working with socially marginalized young women especially: refugees, ethnic, national and caste minorities, rural women, urban poor, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, women living with HIV/AIDS, sex workers, women with disabilities, women living in armed conflicts and post conflict zones.
  • Groups using creative and innovative strategies to further their activism (including art, music, culture, poetry, social media etc).

Funding Amounts & Length of Grant 

FRIDA makes grants of up to $4,000 USD. They are flexible grants that can be used for general support and/or projects to be used over a period of 12 months and are open to renewal.


To download the FRIDA Application Form PDF or FRIDA Application Form Word.

  • To submit your application online.
You may also submit via
For more information,visit: Young Feminist Fund

Call for Applications: Advocates for Youth grants for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

afyAdvocates for Youth Call for Applications for Projects to Improve the
Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights of Young People in Asia, Africa,
and/or the Caribbean*

Advocates for Youth (Advocates) is pleased to announce an exciting
opportunity for youth-serving and/or youth-led organizations based in Asia,
Africa, and the Caribbean to partner with Advocates for Youth to implement
programs that seek to improve young people’s sexual and reproductive health
and rights. Advocates for Youth is an international non-profit organization
based in Washington, DC, dedicated to advancing programs and policies that
support young people’s sexual and reproductive health and rights. Advocates
hosts an International Youth Activist Network (iYAN) through which it
provides information, training, and technical assistance to youth-serving
organizations and youth activists working to improve young people’s sexual
and reproductive health and rights in low- and middle-income countries.

Young people ages 10-24 account for 25 percent of the world’s population: a
total of 1.8 billion, most of who are living in low- and middle-income
countries. Many face challenges to their well-being and sexual and
reproductive health and rights, such as unintended pregnancy; unsafe
abortion; sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV;
gender-based violence; harmful traditional practices like child marriage
and female genital cutting/mutilation; and stigma, discrimination and
violence due to sexual orientation and gender identity and expression. Yet
Advocates knows that there are countless promising programs, dedicated
youth-serving organizations, and determined young leaders working in
communities to make a difference for young people. Through this call for
applications, Advocates is seeking to partner with three in-country
organizations interested in implementing sexual and reproductive health
programming with and for young people and in acquiring new skills, tools
and resources from Advocates for Youth.

Advocates’ work is grounded in a philosophy that it calls the 3 R’s of
Rights. Respect. Responsibility. ® whereby young people have the right to
comprehensive sexual and reproductive health information and services;
young people deserve to be treated with respect; and society has a
responsibility to ensure an environment in which young people can make
healthy decisions about their sexual and reproductive health. Advocates
welcomes applicants that share this philosophy and that come with a
diversity of expertise and technical needs and interests. For example,
applicants could include: organizations that may already be working to
advance youth sexual and reproductive health and rights issues but that are
seeking to strengthen these efforts, adopt new strategies, or integrate new
youth constituencies, such as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender
(LGBT) youth; organizations that are already working on sexual and
reproductive health issues more generally but are seeking to meaningfully
engage young people and specifically address their sexual and reproductive
health needs; or organizations that are working in related areas such as
maternal health, community development, gender-based violence, youth
development, or youth employment that are interested in integrating youth
sexual and reproductive  health and rights programming into their existing
efforts; among others.

Selected organizations will receive a twelve -month seed grant in the
amount of US$10-14,000 to support project implementation in addition to
capacity building and technical assistance from Advocates for Youth. The
deadline for applications is *midnight GMT** on* *Thursday, May 22, 2014*.

Please click here for the application:

Call for Applications: DAWN GRANTS for Story Tellers!

DAWNS is committed to lowering the barriers associated with humanitarian journalism and story telling. With revenue collected through the sales of DAWNS Digest, we will issue grants to writers, bloggers, citizen-journalists, photographers, documentary film makers or any other manner of storyteller.  Nominations are open until January 25. We will announce the recipients of our first grants on February 8.

About the Grants: Each grant will not exceed $500. Do you need a new lens for your camera? Do you need help covering the cost of a plane ticket? If you are a humanitarian storyteller and can demonstrate how $500 will help your project, you should consider applying. We realize that $500 will probably not cover the entire cost of your project, but we hope it can help. As DAWNS grows, we will begin to issue larger grants.
The Application: Go here to apply. In your application, explain what humanitarian goals you seek to accomplish through your project. Explain the stories you seek to tell and how this small grant can help you meet your storytelling goals. Please also describe how you will help spread the word about DAWNS Digest–our ability to issue future grants depends on attracting more paying subscribers.  Your project description, name and affiliation (if any) will be made public. So please only apply if you are willing to go public with your project.
Selection process. On January 26, we will open up the nominations to our community who will be given the opportunity to vote on their favorites. We have two tiers of subscribers: paying subscribers and those still in their free month-trial. Paying subscribers get 3 votes; non-paying subscribers get 1 vote.  If you not a subscriber but would like to vote you must sign up for a free trial of DAWNS Digest. 
The voting will help inform our decision about what the community believes is a worthy project worth supporting, but we reserve the right to make the final decisions. Our goal is to support high quality storytelling about people, places or things that are not typically well represented. So, when voting, please keep in mind the project itself rather than your relationship with the individual or group.
Input from our community is important to us. After all, we are only able to issue these grants because we have a community of subscribers who have signed up for DAWNS Digest.  If you have ideas and suggestions, feel free to contact us.
Go here to fill out an application