Tag Archives: Private Sector

The UK Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs: Inviting applications for ‘Illegal Wildlife Trade Challenge Fund’ to tackle the illegal wildlife trade and in doing so, to contribute to sustainable development in developing countries, through projects.

Funding brief: The objective of the IWT Challenge Fund is to tackle the illegal wildlife trade and in doing so, to contribute to sustainable development in developing countries, through projects which address one, or more, of the following themes: ● Developing sustainable livelihoods to benefit people directly affected by IWT ● Strengthening law enforcement ● […]

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID): Inviting applications for ‘YouthPower 2 (YP2) Annual Program Statement (APS).’ to provide a vehicle to engage with, among others, youth-led and youth-serving organizations and systems broadly and creatively, to support cross-sectoral, positive youth development outcomes.

Funding brief: YP2 APS Funding Priorities and Programmatic Focus When USAID intends to support a variety of creative approaches for developing methodologies to assess and implement activities, the Agency may use an Annual Program Statement (APS) to generate competition for these awards. When used, USAID will publish an APS at least once a year, either […]

Ocean Innovation Challenge: Inviting applications for ‘grant’, a unique new mechanism that has been designed to accelerate progress on SDG14 by the identifying, financing, advising and mentoring of truly innovative, entrepreneurial and creative approaches to ocean and coastal restoration and protection that sustains livelihoods and advances the ’blue economy’.

Funding brief: The Ocean Innovation Challenge (OIC) is a unique new mechanism that has been designed to accelerate progress on SDG14 by the identifying, financing, advising and mentoring of truly innovative, entrepreneurial and creative approaches to ocean and coastal restoration and protection that sustains livelihoods and advances the ’blue economy’. The OIC seeks innovations that […]

Awesome Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ for projects include initiatives in a wide range of areas including arts, technology, community development, and more.

Funding brief: Need Some Funding? Have a crazy brilliant idea that needs funding? We award $1,000 grants every month. It couldn’t be simpler! Your idea is yours alone. They don’t want a stake in it. They just want to help you make it happen! The Awesome Foundation is an ever-growing worldwide community devoted to forwarding […]

World Habitat: Inviting applications for ‘World Habitat Awards’.

Funding brief: Entries to the 2020 competition can be made from Wednesday, 1, January, 2020 until Monday, 23, March, 2020. Entries to the Awards are encouraged from housing projects and programmes that: ● Demonstrate practical, innovative and sustainable solutions to current housing challenges; ● Can be transferred or adapted in other countries across the world; […]

USAID: Inviting applications for the funding theme-‘Global Feed the Future Agricultural Biotechnology Program’.

Funding brief: This Addendum (#1) to the Feed the Future Agricultural Biotechnology for Food Security Annual Program Statement (“Agricultural Biotechnology APS”) describes a funding opportunity and associated co-creation process supported by the USAID Bureau for Food Security, Office of Agriculture Research and Policy (USAID/BFS/ARP). The purpose of this Addendum is to allow USAID/BFS/ARP to develop […]

UNESCO World Heritage Centre: Inviting applications for ‘World Heritage Volunteers Campaign 2020’ to mobilize national and international volunteers through hands-on and awareness-raising activities for the conservation of our common cultural and natural heritage.

Funding brief: The UNESCO World Heritage Centre is pleased to announce the Call for Projects for the World Heritage Volunteers (WHV) Campaign 2020. This Call welcomes the participation of all interested organisations and institutions. In addition, it offers a new opportunity to apply for not only one-year cycle, but also two-year cycle process, with the aim to foster […]

UNESCO: Inviting applications for ‘Call for proposals for sessions at World Press Freedom Conference 2020’.

Funding brief: UNESCO and the Kingdom of the Netherlands are jointly organizing the World Press Freedom Conference in The Hague on 22-24 April to celebrate the 27th edition of World Press Freedom Day. The hosts call on organizations to submit session proposals before 10 January 2020 and on individuals to pre-register attendance before 06 March […]

Fondation Ensemble: Inviting applications for ‘Endangered Animal Species Small Grant Fund’ to contribute to protecting one or more threatened animal species.

Funding brief: The Fondation Ensemble invites applications for ‘Endangered Animal Species Small Grant Fund’. For ‘Endangered Animal Species’ small grants projects, there are no country restrictions. ‘Endangered Animal Species’ small grants projects are open to any organization, irrespective of annual budget, that has been in existence for at least two years. Your project contributes to […]

World Food Prize Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘The World Food Prize’ to be awarded for a specific, exceptionally significant, individual achievement that advances human development with a demonstrable increase in the quantity, quality, availability of, or access to food through creative interventions at any point within the full scope of the food system.

Funding brief: The World Food Prize is awarded for a specific, exceptionally significant, individual achievement that advances human development with a demonstrable increase in the quantity, quality, availability of, or access to food through creative interventions at any point within the full scope of the food system. Fields of achievement include, but are not limited […]

Qatar Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘WISE Awards’ to recognize and promote six successful innovative projects that are addressing global educational challenge.

Funding brief: Each year, the WISE Awards recognize and promote six successful innovative projects that are addressing global educational challenges. Since 2009, WISE has received more than 3,000 applications from over 150 countries. Today, 60 projects have been awarded, from a wide variety of sectors and locations for their innovation, positive contribution and ability to […]

U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Democracy Human Rights and Labor (DRL): Inviting applications for ‘grant’ from organizations interested in submitting Statements of Interest (SOI) for programs that support Internet Freedom to protect the open, interoperable, secure, and reliable Internet by promoting fundamental freedoms, human rights, and the free flow of information online through integrated support to civil society for technology, digital safety, policy and advocacy, and applied research programs.

Funding brief: The Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (DRL) announces a Request for Statements of Interest (RSOI) from organizations interested in submitting Statements of Interest (SOI) for programs that support Internet Freedom.  In support of the U.S. International Strategy for Cyberspace, DRL’s goal is to protect the open, interoperable, secure, and reliable Internet […]

Front Line Defenders: Inviting applications for ‘The annual Front Line Defenders Award’ to honour the work of HRDs who are courageously making outstanding contributions to the promotion and protection of the human rights of others, at great personal risk to themselves.

Funding brief: The annual Front Line Defenders Award was established in 2005 to honour the work of HRDs who are courageously making outstanding contributions to the promotion and protection of the human rights of others, at great personal risk to themselves. The Award focuses national and international attention on the HRDs work, providing them with […]

King Baudouin Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Business Partnership Facility – Enterprises for SDGs’ to support and develop private sector involvement in Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in developing countries.

Funding brief: On the initiative of, and with financing from the Directorate-General for Development Cooperation (DGD), the Business Partnership Facility awards subsidies to support and develop private sector involvement in Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in developing countries. The projects targeted by this call must contribute to achieving at least one clearly- identified SDG. The Facility […]

Prince Claus Fund: Inviting applications for ‘Open Call for First Aid to Documentary Heritage under Threat’.

Funding brief: The previous calls for proposals in 2017 and 2018 drew a resounding response. Now the Prince Claus Fund, through its Cultural Emergency Response (CER) programme and the Whiting Foundation announce a third round of the Open Call for First Aid to Documentary Heritage under Threat. They invite proposals for projects in Africa, Asia, […]

USAID: Inviting applications for Funding Opportunity Title -‘Water and Energy for Food: A Grand Challenge for Development – Regional Innovation Hubs’ to expand the scale of innovations that impact the sectors food and water, food and energy or all three sectors of the nexus (food, water, energy) to increase the sustainability of agricultural food value chains, improving energy and water efficiency as well as to improve climate resilient agriculture in developing countries and emerging markets in accordance with the SDGs, with a particular focus on the poor and women.

Funding brief: The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is issuing this Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) to seek participants to co-create, co-design, co-invest, and collaborate on research and development interventions to address the Water and Energy for Food (WE4F): A Grand Challenge for Development Regional Innovation Hubs. USAID invites organizations and companies to submit […]

Rockefeller Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘The Food System Vision Prize’, an invitation for organizations across the globe to develop a Vision of the regenerative and nourishing food system that they aspire to create by the year 2050.

Funding brief: The Food System Vision Prize is an invitation for organizations across the globe to develop a Vision of the regenerative and nourishing food system that they aspire to create by the year 2050. By “organizations” they mean legally registered and organized entities, including companies, governments, cooperatives, communities, partnerships, NGOs, and universities. The Rockefeller […]

Department for International Development fund (DFID): Inviting applications for ‘IMPACT Programme’ to design and test innovative investment products, tools, and services that aim to increase the flow and distribution of capital aligned to the Global Goals to Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.

Funding brief: The UK’s Department for International Development IMPACT Programme is pleased to announce that its first call for concept notes is now open. The first round of funding will channel up to £5,000,000 in grants to design and test innovative investment products, tools, and services that aim to increase the flow and distribution of […]

Yves Rocher Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Terre de Femmes award, named the International Award’ for the award theme –‘ medicinal plants, living heritage and future prospects’ to recognise a project led by a woman or group of women from an association or community network whose main objective relates directly to medicinal plants as part of a biodiversity approach.

Funding brief: In 2019, the Yves Rocher Foundation has created a new Terre de Femmes award, named the International Award. If you are a woman citizen of this beautiful planet and are working to preserve it, and if your project corresponds to the theme set each year, fill out the application form now to apply. […]

Ashden: Inviting applications for ‘Ashden Awards 2020’ to be awarding those working to rapidly decarbonise our world, whilst improving lives.

Funding brief: In 2020 Ashden will be awarding those working to rapidly decarbonise our world, whilst improving lives. They will be looking for those working on solutions to the climate emergency, through new products, services and behaviour change. When completing your application please indicate the specific category/categories you feel are most relevant to your work. […]

British Council: Inviting applications for ‘IdeasChangeLives’, the global innovation challenge to find digital solutions to some of the world’s greatest problems.

Funding brief: #IdeasChangeLives is the global innovation challenge to find digital solutions to some of the world’s greatest problems. They’re looking for people with a fresh, entrepreneurial spirit and a big idea that has the potential to make a positive impact for communities across the globe. The winning pitch will get £20,000 to invest in their […]

Salzburg Global Seminar: Inviting applications for ‘Call for Applications: Asia Peace Innovators Forum’ for mid-career professionals who have the aspiration and potential to be the next generation of senior leaders in mediating peace and promoting reconciliation.

Funding brief: Salzburg Global Seminar is seeking mid-career professionals who have the aspiration and potential to be the next generation of senior leaders in mediating peace and promoting reconciliation. Peace is key to ensuring Asia’s sustained development and prosperity as the world’s most populous region grows in global geopolitical and economic importance. But despite the […]

United Nations (UN): Inviting applications for ‘United Nations Voluntary Fund on Disability’ to provide support to organizations for persons with disabilities in their activities.

Funding brief: The United Nations provides support to organizations for persons with disabilities in their activities through the UN Voluntary Fund on Disability. Funding priority is targeted to building the capacity of non-governmental organizations to take part in the making of the Convention and its future implementation. The Fund also provide small grants to support […]

Nesta, Wellcome Trust, the Cloudera Foundation, and Omidyar Network: Inviting applications for ‘Collective Intelligence Grants’ to experiment that generate new knowledge on how to advance collective intelligence to solve social problems.

Funding brief: Nesta, Wellcome Trust, the Cloudera Foundation, and Omidyar Network are collaborating to offer grants of up to £30,000 for experiments that generate new knowledge on how to advance collective intelligence to solve social problems. Collective intelligence isn’t inherently new. For centuries, humans have been finding ways to work together and bring together disparate […]

USAID: Inviting applications for the funding theme-‘MOMENTUM (Moving Integrated, Quality Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health and Family Planning and Reproductive Health Services to Scale)’ to accelerate reductions in maternal, new born, and child mortality and morbidity in high-burden, USAID-supported countries by increasing the capacity of host country institutions and local organizations to introduce, deliver, scale up, and sustain the use of evidence-based, quality maternal, new born, and child health (MNCH), voluntary family planning (FP) and reproductive health (RH) services.

Funding brief: The U.S. Agency for International Development’s Office of Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition (MCHN) and Office of Population and Reproductive Health (PRH) are pleased to announce the Moving Integrated, Quality Maternal, New born, and Child Health, Family Planning and Reproductive Health (MNCH/FP/RH) Services to Scale (MOMENTUM) Annual Program Statement (APS). MOMENTUM seeks […]

USAID: Inviting applications for ‘New Partnerships Initiative (NPI): Conflict-Prevention and Recovery Program (CPRP)’ to empower new and underutilized partners, many of which are local and locally established organizations, to solve problems not adequately addressed by other USAID investments and that directly respond to the needs of conflict-affected communities.

Funding brief: The overarching goal of the NPI APS is to empower new and underutilized partners, many of which are local and locally established organizations, to solve problems not adequately addressed by other USAID investments and that directly respond to the needs of conflict-affected communities. NPI will increase USAID’s programmatic impact, based on more collaborative […]

ENERGY GLOBE Foundation GmbH: Inviting applications for ‘ENERGY GLOBE Award’ to present successful sustainable projects to a global audience and to demonstrate that for many environmental problems feasible solutions already exist.

Funding brief: The objective of the ENERGY GLOBE Award is to present successful sustainable projects to a global audience and to demonstrate that for many environmental problems feasible solutions already exist. Projects submitted from over 180 countries take part each year in the awards. For 2020 innovative projects and smart technologies from around the world […]

iF Design Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘iF SOCIAL IMPACT PRIZE’ to publish and support projects that contribute to our society.

Funding brief: The iF SOCIAL IMPACT PRIZE aims to publish and support projects that contribute to our society. They do not charge any fees. The best projects will be honored with a prize money of EUR 50,000 in total. Publish your project in the iF WORLD DESIGN GUIDE (for free) and you will automatically compete […]

D-Prize: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to support new entrepreneurs who increase distribution of proven poverty interventions.

Funding brief: D-Prize supports new entrepreneurs who increase distribution of proven poverty interventions. The world has already invented products and services to end poverty, yet the best are not being distributed at mass-scale. Can you design a business or NGO that solves one of the Distribution Challenges below? If selected they will award you up […]

IDRC-CRDI: Inviting applications for ‘Call for proposals: Strengthening education systems with proven innovations in developing contexts’ from individual organizations or groups of organizations for multi-region, multi-country projects that aim to develop, test, and apply ways to scale innovations that address key education issues.

Funding brief: The Global Partnership for Education (GPE) and IDRC invite proposals for KIX Global Grants from individual organizations or groups of organizations for multi-region, multi-country projects that aim to develop, test, and apply ways to scale innovations that address key education issues. The projects funded under these grants will: ● Generate knowledge and evidence to support the adaptation of proven innovations to address key […]

Efficiency for Access Coalition: Inviting applications for ‘Research and development fund’ to support and accelerate innovation in off-grid and weak grid appliance technologies and markets.

Funding brief: Efficiency for Access Coalition launches research and development fund to accelerate innovation in off-grid and weak grid appliance technologies. The Efficiency for Access Coalition, with funding from UK Aid, will invest into Research and Development (R&D) projects that lead to the acceleration of availability, affordability, efficiency and performance of a range of Low […]

Agropolis Fondation and Olam International: Inviting applications for ‘Louis Malassis International Scientific Prize and OLAM Prize – 2019’ to recognize the exemplary contribution of scientists in the field as well as to inspire young promising researchers to work towards excellent science in the service of society and ‘Olam Prize for Innovation in Food Security’to recognize an innovative scientific research project for its potential impact on the availability, affordability, accessibility or adequacy of food.

Funding brief: The search is on for the 2019 Agropolis Fondation Louis Malassis International Scientific Prize for Agriculture and Food as well as the 2019 Olam Prize for Innovation in Food Now on its 5th edition, the Agropolis Fondation Louis Malassis International Scientific Prize was created in 2009 to recognize the exemplary contribution of scientists […]

The British High Commission, Bangladesh: Inviting applications for ‘Programme Funds 2018-2019’ to find innovative and creative interventions that will make a difference.

Funding brief: The British High Commission in Dhaka manages programme funds on behalf of the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO). The programme funds small, targeted projects which support UK priorities. 2018/19 Programme: The bidding round for prospective projects for the financial year 2018-19 is now open. They are pleased to invite NGO’s/civil society, think […]