Fellowship of Reconciliation: Inviting applications for ‘International Peacemakers’ Fund’ to provide financial support to grassroots initiatives that work towards peace and reconciliation in war torn communities around the globe

Funding brief: When nonviolent peacemaking is given a real chance, it relieves suffering, invites atonement and forgiveness, and makes communities safer. In short, it transforms the world.

For close to 15 years, FoR has run an International Peacemakers’ Fund (IPF). It provides financial support to grassroots initiatives that work towards peace and reconciliation in war torn communities around the globe.

Projects are carefully selected, to ensure all use nonviolent methods to address causes of conflict, promote dialogue and build reconciliation. Click here to find out more about the projects they have supported in the past.

The Fellowship of Reconciliation’s (FoR) International Peacemakers’ Fund (IPF) was created to provide financial support to international communities: experiencing violent conflict; in a process of recovery after the cessation of violent conflict; in which violent conflict is likely to start. Priority is given to projects in keeping with the aims and values of FoR. Projects must therefore be committed to organizing for nonviolent social change, and utilize the methodology and principles of active nonviolence, conflict transformation, and systemic peacebuilding to work for justice and reconciliation.

Criteria:
1. Project Focus: What is/are the specific area(s) of community work and development that the project is seeking to address? This will help FoR approach other UK-based charities on the applicant’s behalf who specialise in that particular area of work. Priority is given to those applications that can clearly demonstrate the use of the principles and strategies of Active Nonviolence and peace-making.
2. Project Beneficiaries: Applicants must clearly demonstrate who the beneficiaries of the project are, in terms of geographical location; age; gender; economic circumstances, etc.; and a plan to publicise and market the project in the selected community. You must be clear about: who will benefit from the project; how will the project seek the participation of the community; which members of the community will benefit; how will participants be selected?
3. Community-based Projects: Priority will be given to local peacemakers working at the grassroots level within the communities experiencing conflict, who otherwise may find it difficult to raise funds from other sources.
4. SMART Objectives: Projects must demonstrate SMART Objectives Specific – objectives should specify what they want to achieve. Measurable – you must be able to measure whether your objectives have been met. Achievable – make sure you can achieve your objectives. Realistic – you must be properly resourced to attain your objectives Time – when do you want to achieve your objectives? Have you left enough time?
5. Other funders: While priority is given to smaller community-based projects that find it difficult to raise funds, if you have raised funds from other sources please let us know – particularly if an IPF grant is being requested to supplement a larger, costlier project. Do also inform us if an IPF grant enables you to complete a funding target and give you the financial resources to begin peace-building.
6. Strategic Partners: Priority will be given to projects that can demonstrate they are engaging with the community through a variety of local partners – particularly working ecumenically with local churches, interfaith groups, other NGO’s and, where possible, in partnership with local government.

Donor Name: Fellowship of Reconciliation
Funding name: International Peacemakers’ Fund

Deadline: The deadline for applications is 31st, December, 2018 and decisions about which projects to fund will be made in January or February 2019, with the projects themselves starting as soon as possible afterwards.

Funding details link: Click to view

Funding limit:
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Project start date: your Project must start in 2019. If it does not end in 2019 you need to be clear of the project duration in your application, including how it is to be resourced beyond 2019.

Project duration: Not Found

Eligible organization: As below

Eligibility: Please note the following exclusions – what they do not fund
1. Individuals, including travel bursaries, study, and overseas payments
2. Academic Research
3. Capital Projects (e.g. building projects, land purchase, etc.)
4. International agencies and overseas appeals
5. General humanitarian relief projects, e.g. provision of food or medical aid
6. The same organisation two years in succession.

Eligible Country: No Country Bar Found (Open to all regions)

Submission mail: ipf@for.org.uk

Other important link:
Guideline: Click to view
Proposal Form (Form): Click to view
About: Click to view

How to apply:
If you want your project to be considered for funding, please read the guidance notes below carefully to check you are eligible. If so, please fill out an application form and send it to ipf@for.org.uk.
Your application must be in English.

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