Funding opportunities

Deadline: March 2017

Visegrad Small Grants program
Type of projects: science and research, education, youth exchanges, cross-border cooperation, culture, tourism promotion
Country/Countries: Worldwide
Grant range: up to €6,000
Closing date: 1 March 2017

APPLY HERE

The Waterloo Foundation - Marine
Type of projects: 
Marine
Country/Countries: Worldwide
Eligibility: UK based NGOs are prioritised. Southern-based NGOs may also apply subject to providing a reference. 
Grant range: £50,000 - £100,000
Closing date: 1 March 2017

APPLY HERE

TRAID
Type of projects: 
international development projects improving conditions in the textile industry.
Country/Countries: Worldwide
Grant range: fund total is £280,000
Closing date: 3 March 2017

APPLY HERE

Comité Français pour la Solidarité Internationale - Promoting Family Farming in West Africa
Type of projects:
connecting family farming to urban and rural markets / promoting the consumption of local products & developing methods of sustainable agriculture / sustainable food systems.
Country/Countries: West Africa
Eligibility: The applicant organisation can be West African or European, however this call is reserved for proposals of partnerships, formalised between African and European organisations
Grant range: €10,000 to €50,000
Closing date: 7 March 2017

APPLY HERE

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland
Type of projects: 
Promotion of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights globally, regionally and locally; Fostering an enabling environment for civil society; Strengthening the democracy of societies by improving transparency and advancing accountability in development processes; Reducing maternal and child mortality in Afghanistan by promotion of sexual and reproductive health.
Eligibility: the INGO has to have at least three different nationalities represented in its governing structures; operations in more than two countries; been registered and/or legally competent for at least two years; funding from at least one other source.
Grant range: dependent on focus area.
Closing date: 16 March 2017

APPLY HERE
 

Deadline: April 2017

National Endowment for Democracy (NED)
Type of projects: promote civic education, strengthen civil society organizations, promote independent media, promote and defend human rights and the rule of law, strengthen democratic ideas and values, strengthen democratic political processes and institutions, strengthen a broad-based market economy
Country/Countries: Worldwide
Average grant size: $50,000
Closing date: 7 April 2017

APPLY HERE

British Council: Small & Large Grants Program to Support Cultural Heritage in Conflict-affected Countries
Type of projects: 
The main objective of the fund is to create opportunities for economic and social development through building capacity to foster, safeguard and promote cultural heritage in the target countries under the following themes: A) The protection of heritage and cultural property under threat in the target countries; B) Training and capacity building for those involved in protecting heritage and cultural property in target countries; C) Advocacy and education related to the protection of heritage and cultural property in target countries
Location: Afghanistan, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Iraq, Occupied Palestinian Territories, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey and Yemen
Grant range: small grants are up to £100,000. Large grants are £100,000 to £2 million.
Closing date: 21 April 2017

APPLY HERE

The Fonds SUEZ Environment Initiatives
Type of projects:
improving access to essential services for underprivileged people in developing countries including projects focused on improving drinking water, sanitation and waste management in urban and peri-urban areas.
Country/Countries: developing countries worldwide
Grant range: unspecified, but applicant must have co-funding. Fonds SUEZ will contribute up to 50% of the total project budget
Closing date: 30 April 2017

APPLY HERE

The Jana Robeyst Trust Fund
Type of projects: field conservation work in Africa. Priority will be given to projects related to the conservation of forest elephants.
Country/countries: Angola, Burundi, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Gabon, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Sao Tome and Principe, the Seychelles, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan or Zimbabwe
Eligibility: applicants can be based anywhere in the world
Grant range: up to €1500
Closing date: 30 April 2017

APPLY HERE

USAID: Scaling Investment in Off-Grid Energy Solutions in Africa
Type of projects:
use public funding to leverage private financing in the household solar market through investor engagement and partnerships. Support innovative technology solutions and business models across the household solar value chain that provide, or support the provision of, affordable energy access to low-income households and small businesses across sub-Saharan Africa.
Location: Angola, Burundi, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Gabon, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Sao Tome and Principe, the Seychelles, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan or Zimbabwe and United States
Eligibility: social enterprises and for-profit businesses
Grant range: $500,000 - $1.5 million
Closing date: 30 April 2017

APPLY HERE

Deadline: May 2017

WWF's Conservation Workshop Grants
Type of projects: 
funding for organisations to train various stakeholders on local and regional conservation issues
Location: WWF priority regions in select countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America: Belize, Bhutan, Bolivia, Cambodia, Central African Republic, Colombia, Dem. Republic of Congo, Ecuador, Fiji, French Guiana, Gabon, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Indonesia, Kenya, Laos, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Republic of Congo, Solomon Islands, Suriname, Uganda, Vietnam, Zambia
Grant range: up to $7500
Eligibility: organisations registered in the countries above.
Closing date: 1 May 2017.

APPLY HERE

EC-EACEA: Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme 2017 
Type of projects: capacity building and higher education. The programme aims to promote sustainable development and contribute to poverty reduction by increasing the availability of trained and qualified high-level professional manpower in Africa. 
Location: Africa
Grant range: €1 million - €1.4 million
Eligiblity: Higher Education institutions in eligible countries
Closing date: 2 May 2017

APPLY HERE

Mama Cash
Type of projects: Women, LGBTI, Human Rights
Country/countries: worldwide
Average grant size: in 2015 was €18,417
Closing date: Grant-making window is open from 15 March to 15 May 2017

APPLY HERE

Chrysalis Trust
Type of projects: 
Relief of poverty and disability; Provision of access to shelter, education, healthcare and water
Country/countries: worldwide
Grant range: £1000 - £20000
Closing date: 15 May 2017

APPLY HERE

Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA)
Type of projects: economic governance and advancement, drug policy, justice reform & the rule of law, journalism, information & digital rights, human rights & democratic practice. Interventions must be innovative with effective strategies that respond to the broader deep-seated political, justice and socio-economic roadblocks to open society in West Africa. 
Country/countries: West Africa 
Eligibility: local organisations based in West Africa. In rare and limited circumstances, OSIWA provides support to West Africa-based international organizations with a strong commitment to transfer knowledge to local groups they partner with. 
Grant range: there is no set maximum
Closing date: 30 May 2017

APPLY HERE

ARCOS's small grants programme
Type of projects: Capacity building and institutional Development, Nature based community enterprises, Ecosystem services and sustainable benefits, Policy analysis and advocacy, Climate change and community adaptation, Natural resources management governance, Awareness, knowledge and information, Biodiversity threat mitigation
Country/countries: African Mountain Regions - Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan, Uganda, D.R Congo, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique
Grant size: Budgets can’t exceed $5000. Average grant size is $3000
Closing date: open 1 April - 30 May 2017

APPLY HERE

Deadline: June 2017

The Waterloo Foundation - Tropical Rainforests
Type of projects: tropical rainforests.
Location: worldwide, although UK-based INGOs are prioritised.
Eligibility: UK and Southern CSOs can apply.
Grant range: £50,000 - £100,000
Closing date: 1 June 2017

APPLY HERE

Rolex Awards for Enterprise 2018
Type of projects:
five Rolex Awards will be offered to Young Leaders who have a ground-breaking proposal or initiative that will help to expand knowledge of our world and improve the quality of life on the planet.
Location: worldwide.
Eligibility: individuals aged between 18 and 30.
Grant size: 100,000 Swiss francs
Closing date: 30 June 2017

APPLY HERE

IZUMI Foundation Grants: Supporting Programmes on Health Improvement
Type of projects:
infectious disease, neglected tropical diseases, malnutrition, maternal & neonatal health, health care infrastructure
Location: Botswana, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Bolivia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Nicaragua and Paraguay
Average grant size: between $45,000 and $100,000 over 1 – 3 years
Closing date: Letters of Inquiry accepted April – June 

APPLY HERE

Deadline: July 2017

The Conservation, Food and Health Foundation
Type of projects: conservation, food, health
Location: Africa
Eligibility: UK and Southern CSOs can apply
Grant range: up to $30,000. Average is $20,000
Closing date: 1 July 2017

APPLY HERE

NextWorldNow Community Investments
Type of projects: community development
Location: worldwide
Grant range: unspecified
Closing date: 1 July 2017

APPLY HERE

Ongoing opportunities

AngloAmerican Group Foundation
Type of projects:
environment, education and training; community development; HIV/AIDS and welfare
Countries: UK, Chile, Peru, India, Mozambique, Brazil, Colombia, China, Mongolia, Zimbabwe
Grant range: unspecified

APPLY HERE

Cargill
Type of projects:
environmental stewardship; education; food security and nutrition
Countries: worldwide
Grant range: unspecified

APPLY HERE

Charles Hayward Foundation
Type of projects:
clean water and sanitation; basic health programmes; self-sustainability through training in farming skills and income generation activities
Countries: Commonwealth countries of Africa
Grant range: up to £15,000

APPLY HERE

Charles Steward Mott Foundation
Type of projects:
strengthening philanthropy and the nonprofit sector as vital vehicles for increasing civic engagement and improving communities and societies
Countries: South Africa
Grant range: $15,000 to $250,000

APPLY HERE

Dubai Cares
Type of projects:
school infrastructure; school health; nutrition; water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in schools; quality of education
Countries: Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Cambodia, Chad, Comoros Islands, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Ghana, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Jordan , Kenya, Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Niger, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Sierra Leone, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Uganda, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia
Grant range: unspecified

Apply here

Ford Foundation
Type of projects:
educational opportunity and scholarship; sustainable development; freedom of expression; gender; sexuality and reproductive justice; human rights; economic fairness
Countries: worldwide
Grant range: unspecified

Apply here

Ford Foundation's JustFilms Grant
Type of projects: 
artist-driven film and new media projects, and other forms of creative visual storytelling, that explore the rich diversity of the human experience. These stories inspire imaginations, disrupt stereotypes, and help transform attitudes that perpetuate injustice.
Countries: worldwide
Grant range: unspecified

APPLY HERE

Gered Gereedschap
Type of projects:
education programs and projects that meets the demand of the local (labour) market
Countries: Burkina Faso; Cameroon; Ghana; Kenya; Malawi; Tanzania; Uganda; Zambia
Grant range: unspecified

APPLY HERE

Global Fund for Children
Type of projects:
enable the most vulnerable children in communities to thrive
Countries: worldwide
Grant range: unspecified

Apply here

Grand Challenges Canada: Transition to Scale
Type of projects:
health
Countries: worldwide (see request for proposals for full list of eligible countries)
Grant range:
$100,000 to $500,000

APPLY HERE

Humanitarian Innovation Fund - Diffusion
Type of projects:
improve humanitarian practice
Countries: worldwide
Grant range: up to £20,000

Apply here

Humanitarian Innovation Fund - Recognition
Type of projects:
improve humanitarian practice
Countries: worldwide
Grant range: up to £20,000

Apply here

Humanitarian Innovation Fund - Invention
Type of projects:
improve humanitarian practice
Countries: worldwide
Grant range: up to £20,000

Apply here

Humanitarian Innovation Fund - Development
Type of projects:
emergencies or disasters, humanitarian needs
Countries: worldwide
Grant range: £75,000 to £150,000

APPLY HERE

Humanitarian Innovation Fund - Implementation
Type of projects:
improve humanitarian practice
Countries: worldwide
Grant range: £75,000 to £150,000

APPLY HERE

Open Society Initiative for East Africa
Type of projects:
health and rights; freedom of expression and information; justice and human rights
Countries: East African countries
Grant range: $10,000 to $200,000

Apply here

Pollination Project and Levi Strauss Company
Type of projects:
grassroots environmental projects; conserving, protecting, restoring and/or advocating for the ecosystems upon which our civilisation depends
Countries: worldwide
Grant range: $1,000 to $5,000

Apply here

Transform Foundation
Type of project:
digital transformation
Countries: UK-registered organisations only
Grant range: £18,000

APPLY HERE

Embassy of United States in Gambia
Type of project:
 change in civil and political rights, adherence to the rule of law through legal framework conducive to civil and political rights, free and democratic electoral systems, development of democratic principles that promote human rights and result in change, increase access of women and ethnic groups to the judicial and to political processes
Countries: Gambia
Grant range: up to $25,000

APPLY HERE

United States Embassy in Cameroon
Type of project:
 strengthen democratic institutions, improve governance, and promote respect for human rights
Countries: Cameroon
Grant range: up to $25,000

APPLY HERE

Vitamin Angels
Type of projects: Vitamin Angels gives grants of selected micronutrient commodities, especially vitamin A, to non-profit organizations working with underserved populations globally
Grant range: gift-in-kind

APPLY HERE