Funding brief: The UN Trust Fund’s annual Call for Proposals, which is available in six languages, accepts multi-year grant applications for up to US$1 million in English, French and Spanish. With its 21st funding cycle in 2017, the UN Trust Fund will fund organizations that qualify for funding (a) under the three programmatic areas of the UN Trust Fund Strategic Plan 2015-2020, (b) under the “special window” addressing violence against women and girls in the context of the current refugee crisis and (c) under the “special window” addressing violence against women and girls with disabilities.
It is in this context that the UN Trust Fund launches its 2017 Call for Proposals. With its 21st grants cycle, the UN Trust Fund looks to support civil society organizations that qualify for funding under the three programmatic areas of its 2015-2020 Strategy:
Introduction to the 2017 CALL FOR PROPOSALS
● Improving access for women and girls to essential, safe and adequate multi-sectoral services to end violence against women and girls;
● Increasing effectiveness of legislation, policies, national action plans and accountability systems to prevent and end violence against women and girls;
● Improving prevention of violence against women and girls through changes in knowledge, attitudes and practices.
Within this general framework, the UN Trust Fund is also seeking applications under two special thematic funding windows to bring attention to:
● Addressing violence against women and girls in the context of the current forced displacement and refugee crisis;
● Addressing violence against women and girls with disabilities.
Donor Name: UN Women
Funding name: The UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women -21st grant cycle (2017).
Deadline: The deadline for the submission of concept notes is 5 December 2017, 23:59 EST (GMT–5).
Funding details link: https://grants.unwomen.org/untf/cfp/application-guidelines
● 3 year grants of US$ 150,001 to US$ 1 MILLION for all civil society organizations
● 3 year grants of US$ 50,001 to US$ 150,000 for small civil society organizations
Special Notes: Please contact with the donor directly for further clarification and understanding.
Project start date: Not found
Project duration: 3 years
Eligible organization: As below
● Women-led and women’s rights: Organizations that have specialized knowledge, expertise and track record of working in women’s human rights and prevention and/or elimination of violence against women and girls. Supporting documents are required (constitutions, by-laws, organigrammes) to enable the UN Trust Fund to determine whether the organization is women’s right and/or women-led.
● Humanitarian organizations: Organizations must either have specialized knowledge, expertise and track record of working on women’s human rights and prevention and/or elimination of violence against women and girls inhumanitarian contexts or partner with local women’s organizations that have the requisite expertise. Larger organizations should demonstrate the ability and plan to partner and build capacities of the local women’s groups and organizations.
● Organizations of women with disabilities, as well as organizations of persons with disabilities (dpos) and civil society organizations working with women and girls with disabilities regional/international civil society organizations and networks (women led, women’s rights and humanitarian organizations as well as organizations of persons with disabilities only)
● Organizations must either have specialized knowledge, expertise and track record of working on prevention and/or elimination of violence against women and girls with disabilities or partner with local women’s organizations that have the requisite expertise. For grants where the secondary partner has disability-focused expertise, their full and meaningful involvement and participation should be adequately budgeted for, built into the project work plans and should be evaluated.
● Ideally, applicants should demonstrate a track record of working jointly with DPOs and with women and girls with disabilities.
● Organizations must have national presence in the country and/or territory of implementation. The proposal must be focused on a single country and demonstrate how the proposed intervention will contribute to national change and/or capacity development and ownership of national and local women’s organizations in the implementation.
● The applicant organization may work with relevant partners to complement its expertise, outreach capacity and build the capacities of grassroots organizations. The applicant organization would be accountable for the management of the awarded grant in its entirety and would be responsible for ensuring its co-implementing partners understand the requirements and obligations of the UN Trust Fund grant process. The UN Trust Fund highly encourages the use of Memoranda of Understanding among partners to define roles, responsibilities and lines of accountability.
● The applicant must demonstrate expertise and experience in implementing projects in the field of ending violence against women and girls over the past five years, and provide details of the number of staff with technical expertise as well as at least one CV (resume) of a permanent/fixed-term staff member with the requisite skillset.
● The following are NOT eligible to apply for a grant from the UN Trust Fund:
Organizations that do not have a legal status in the country of implementation
Government agencies or institutions
Individual UN agencies or UN Country Teams
Private sector entities
Organizations currently implementing a grant from the UN Trust Fund
Previous UN Trust Fund grantees, unless the grant was successfully closed by calendar year 2015
International organizations whose affiliate or country office is currently a UN Trust Fund grantee
Organizations proposing interventions in countries not listed in the OECD DAC list of ODA recipients
Organizations proposing interventions in more than one country or territory
● Africa: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cape Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Cote d’Ivorie, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Saint Helena, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
● Americas & the Caribbean: Argentina, Antigua and Barbuda, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Dominica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Montserrat, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Panama, Peru, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
● Arab States: Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Libya, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Syria, Tunisia, Yemen
● Asia & the Pacific: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, Cook Islands, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Fiji, India, Iran, Islamic Republic of, Kiribati, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nauru, Nepal, Niue, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Wallis and Futuna Islands
● Europe and Central Asia: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, The former Yugoslav Republic of, Moldova, Republic of, Montenegro, Serbia, Republic of, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan
Submission mail: Not found
Other important link:
● Apply: https://grants.unwomen.org/sign-up?FundID=1&GrantCycleID=11
● Guideline: https://grants.unwomen.org/stock/templates/2017/UNTFEVAW_Call4Proposals_en.pdf
● Form: https://grants.unwomen.org/stock/templates/2017/Annex1_ConceptNoteForm_en.pdf
● Budget form: https://grants.unwomen.org/stock/templates/2017/Annex2_ConceptNoteBudget_en.pdf
How to apply: Interested applicant may apply through the website (https://grants.unwomen.org/sign-up?FundID=1&GrantCycleID=11).
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