Funding opportunities

Deadline: May 2017

Humanitarian Innovation Fund
Type of projects: Emergencies, sanitation
Country/countries: worldwide
Average grant size: £100,000 per project
Closing date: 31 May 2017

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 

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Visegrad grants programme
Type of projects: 
arts and culture, civil society development, community development, education, peace and conflict resolution, scholarships
Location: V4 Region: Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia
Eligibility: applicants from outside of the V4 region can win support provided that their proposed projects deal with the V4 region and meet all formal requirements, such as having V4 project partners
Grant range: €13,000
Closing date: 1 June

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The Swiss Programme for Research on Global Issues for Development
Type of projects:
sustainable management of ecosystems for the provision of ecosystem services; causes of and solutions to social conflicts in the context of weak public institutions or state fragility; provision systems and financing mechanisms in the public health sector, employment in the context of sustainable development; innovation in agricultural and food systems for food security
Location: various worldwide
Eligibility: researchers working in a Swiss research institution or researchers originating from a developing country are eligible to apply
Grant size: average CHF 600,000
Closing date: 12 June

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EU Call for Proposals: EIDHR Country-Based Support Scheme for Uganda 2016-2017 
Type of projects: human rights; promote and protect the rights of women and children affected by violent conflict
Location: specific sub-regions in Uganda
Eligiblity: EU and Southern organisations may apply. However, for actions presented by a European or other non-Ugandan actor, a partnership with a local actor is obligatory
Grant range€200,000 - €300,000. The application amount must be between 50% and 95% of the total costs of the project
Closing date: 13 June, 11am Brussels time

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National Endowment for Democracy
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.
Location: worldwide
Eligibility: UK and Southern CSOs can apply
Grant size: grant amounts vary depending on the size and scope of the projects, but the average grant lasts 12 months and is around $50,000 
Closing date: 16 June 2017

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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

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XminusY
Type of projects:
social movements, action-groups and change makers who are fighting for a fair, democratic, sustainable and tolerant world
Location: worldwide
Eligibility: UK and Southern NGOs can apply
Grant size: €3000
Closing date: 30 June 2017

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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 

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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

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

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The Big Give Christmas Challenge
Type of projects:
match funding available for a broad range of international development projects
Grant range: match funding of £1,000 - £25,000 available
Closing date: stage one applications are open from 5th June - 7th July

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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 July 2017

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Deadline: August 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 August 2017

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The Fore
Type of projects: funds available to any small CSO or social enterprise which has the potential to have a transformational impact on an organisation
Location: worldwide
Eligibility: UK organisations with annual income of less than £1m
Grant size: unrestricted grants of up to £30,000 over 1-3 years
Closing date: registration is run on a first-come, first-serve basis and once the cap is reached, the round is closed. Organisations must register by 24 July and once registered, applications can be received until 29 August

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Deadline: September 2017

The Waterloo Foundation - Marine
Type of projects: 
marine
Location: worldwide, UK-based charities prioritised
Eligibility: UK and southern CSOs can apply
Grant range: £50,000 - £100,000
Closing date: 1 September 2017

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Deadline: November 2017

CPI Call for Proposals: Strengthening the Impact of Civic Activism in Mozambique
Type of projects:
basic education, health, biodiversity conservation, climate change, extractive industry, transparency and accountable governance
Location: Mozambique
Eligiblity: legally-registered Mozambique CSOs
Grant range: US$75,000 - $400,000
Closing date: concept notes accepted on a rolling basis until 24 November or until funding is no longer available. Concept notes will next be reviewed on 18 August

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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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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The Fonds SUEZ Environment Initiatives
Type of projects: improving access to essential services for underprivileged people in developing countries: drinking water, sanitation, waste management.
Location: worldwide
Eligibility: UK and Southern organisations may apply
Grant size: unspecified
Closing date: requests for funding can be received at any time. Projects received before 30 October will be pre-assessed before being submitted to the April-May Board meeting. Projects received before 30 April will be presented to the November Board meeting

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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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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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

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

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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

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