The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC): Inviting applications for ‘Drug Abuse Prevention Centre (DAPC) Grants 2018’ to strengthen the capacity of civil society to prevent drug abuse globally.

Funding brief: This Call for Proposals takes into consideration the importance of harnessing all available resources towards the implementation of activities aimed at meeting the objectives of this Grants programme.

The objective of this Grants programme is to strengthen the capacity of civil society to prevent drug abuse globally.

Grants may be awarded for activities in low- and middle- income countries which fall within the general sphere of prevention of drug use among youth and which:
1) Are focused on prevention on substance use. This is assessed on the basis of how well the project activities are in line with the International Standards on Drug Prevention ( http://www.unodc.org/unodc/en/drug-prevention-and-treatment/publications.html) and follow the evidence based practices, and their characteristics, presented there, as appropriate for the targeted age-group.
2) Support the active participation of youth in their communities and are initiated, planned, managed, implemented, monitored and/or evaluated by youth;
3) Connect other youth to the activities of the UNODC Youth Initiative ( www.unodc.org/youth), including in social media.

Please note, that for example sport and other alternative activities are not regarded as prevention as such, although they can be successfully used as settings for prevention activities, such as life skills training. Similarly, providing information only, especially when focusing on raising awareness on the ‘dangers of drugs’, has been found not to be effective for preventing substance use. These, and other approaches not supported by the available evidence and thus not identified in the International Standards as effective, will not be supported with these grants.

In the other hand, programmes that aim to prevent future substance use by supporting the growth of age-appropriate personal and social skills via a series of structured and interactive sessions have been found to be effective in preventing substance use. Similarly, supporting school participation, positive school culture and clear school policies on substance use, or providing brief intervention, and referral to further social and healthcare services to those in need, or for example providing support to the families of youth facilitating the growth of basic parenting skills, are all good examples of evidence informed practices, that, among others listed in the International Standards, would be desirable methods for the supported projects. Please refer to the Standards, and to the Call for Proposals document, for full description of the type of activities supported with these grants.

Thematic focus and priority issues: This Call for Proposals seeks to provide funding support to not-for-profit organizations working in low- and middle-income countries whose projects are aimed at preventing substance use among the youth.

Grant funding under this Call for Proposals shall be provided to projects that:
● Are focused on prevention of substance use. This is assessed on the basis of how well the project activities are in line with the types of interventions and policies found to be effective in preventing substance use based on the available scientific evidence, as outlined in the International Standards on Drug Prevention. (http://www.unodc.org/unodc/en/drug-prevention-and-treatment/publications.html);
● Are targeting youth;
● Support the active participation of youth in their communities and are initiated, planned, managed, implemented, monitored and/or evaluated by youth, and connect youth to the activities of the UNODC Youth Initiative (www.unodc.org/youth), also through its visibility in social media.

Grants may be awarded either for self-contained activities or for activities which are a component of a larger project. If other funds are required for implementing the project, please provide evidence of the secured funding up front.

Activities relating to the subject of the legalization of certain drugs, establishment of databases and information systems, and for needle-exchange schemes will not be considered for funding.

Donor Name: The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
Funding name: Drug Abuse Prevention Centre (DAPC) Grants 2018

Deadline: No later than 13th, July, 2018, midnight (GMT+2 hours)

Funding details link: http://www.unodc.org/unodc/en/prevention/youth-initiative/summary-criteria-2018.html

Funding limit: Any grant awarded under this grants programme will be for a minimum of USD 10,000 and a maximum of USD 17,000. Please note that value for money will be assessed as a part of the rating criteria.

Special Notes: Please contact with the donor directly for further clarification and understanding.

Project start date: Not found
Project duration: Not found

Eligible organization: As below

Eligibility: In order to be eligible for a grant, applicants must:
● be a non-profit making organization (CSOs including NGOs, CBOs) registered under the relevant Laws of the country where it is registered – registration certificate needs to be submitted with the proposal to proof the status of the organization;
● have been registered not less than two (2) years;
● be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the project, i.e. not acting as an intermediary;
● demonstrate prior experience of at least two years implementing activities in the area of substance use prevention, health education, youth empowerment or other related field of work;
● have the needed experience and capability to administer international funding;
● have a bank account capable of receiving international deposit.

In order to be eligible, organizations who have previously benefitted from a DAPC grant, must submit a written statement explaining the difference between the proposed and the previous project. Furthermore, they need to have submitted the final report of the previous project.

The following types of project proposals are not eligible for funding:
● Projects utilizing approaches that have found to be NOT effective in preventing substance use, as outlined in the International Standards on Drug Prevention (http://www.unodc.org/unodc/en/drug-prevention-and-treatment/publications.html)
● Projects promoting the non-medical or non-scientific use of controlled substances
● Projects that include harm reduction activities preventing only the consequences of substance use
● Project proposals concerned only or mainly with individual sponsorships for participation in workshops, seminars, conferences, congresses;
● Project proposals concerned only or mainly with individual scholarships for studies or training courses;
● Credit or loan schemes;
● Debts and provisions for losses or debts;
● Project proposals which consist exclusively or primarily of capital expenditure e.g. land, buildings, equipment, vehicles, etc.
● Project proposals which discriminate against individuals or groups of people on grounds of their gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, or lack of them, or their ethnic origin;
● Scholarships, sponsorships and school fees;
● Cash donations;
● Political party and religious activities;
● Project proposals which provide funding for terrorist activities;
● One-off workshops, conferences and seminars: they can only be funded if they form part of a wider range of activities to be implemented in the life-time of the project
● Establishment of databases and information systems.

Grants may be awarded either for self-contained activities or for activities which are a component of a larger project. If other funds are required for implementing the project, please provide evidence of the secured funding up front.

Eligible Country: Grants may be awarded for activities in low- and middle- income countries.

Submission mail: unodc-youthinitiative@un.org

Other important link:
● Guideline: http://www.unodc.org/documents/drug-prevention-and-treatment/Youth%20Initiative/Call_for_Proposals_DAPC_Grants_2018_final.doc
● Form (Proposal): http://www.unodc.org/documents/drug-prevention-and-treatment/Youth%20Initiative/Concept_Note_DAPC_Grants_2018_final.doc
● About: http://www.unodc.org/unodc/en/about-unodc/index.html?ref=menutop

How to apply: Applicants should fill in the concept note, and submit it, together with the copy of a registration certificate of the organization and a copy of an ID of the representative of the organization, to the Prevention, Treatment and Rehabilitation Section, to the email address unodc-youthinitiative@un.org.

 The following documents must be submitted as part of the concept note application:
● Concept note application form (template provided);
● Registration certificate as evidence for legal credentials of the organization;
● Passport or ID with picture of the representative of the organization;

The following documents must be submitted as part of the full project proposal application by short-listed applicants:
● Project proposal application form (template provided);
● Project budget (template provided);
● Organizational financial statements for the last 2 years (or audit reports where available):
● Applicants who have previously benefitted from a DAPC grant, must submit a written statement explaining the difference between the proposed and the previous project.

Further documentation may be required and these may be communicated to provisionally selected applicants.

Documents may be checked for truthfulness and accuracy of representation through various means, including but not limited to internet searches, formally official confirmation from responsible offices, letters of recommendation, etc.


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