International Funding Sources

There are a number of charitable trusts, governments and organizations that fund international projects.

Here are some of them:

Feminist Review Trust 

Type of project: Lesbian and transgender rights; Violence against women and girls; Disabled women and girls; Refugee women and girls
Location: Worldwide
Eligibility: UK and International CSOs supporting women may apply
Grant size: Maximum £15,000, although trustees are more likely to provide partial funding. It is therefore helpful if you can identify different sub-elements in your application.
Closing date: 30 September
Apply: http://www.feminist-review-trust.com/guidelines/  

USAID Municipal Waste Recycling Program
Type of project: Reducing plastics pollution of the marine environment. Applicants may propose either starting up or scaling up existing initiatives that provide promising approaches to reduce the amount of plastics entering marine environments. There is a strong interest in receiving proposals that promote innovative approaches or technologies, and effectively engage underrepresented groups (women, youth, informal waste pickers) as partners.
Location: Urban and peri-urban areas of Indonesia, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Vietnam
Eligibility: U.S. and non-U.S. non-governmental partners, such as civil society organizations, youth-led or women-led organizations, private sector companies, associations, cooperatives, and academic institutions.
Grant size: $250,000
closing date: 30 September
Apply: https://urban-links.org/mwrp-2-3/ 

Norad Strengthening the Rights of Minorities of Faith and Belief
Type of project: Projects which promote the rights of minorities of faith and belief. The scheme forms part of Norad's overarching objective to strengthen the capacity and ability of civil society in developing countries to promote democratisation, the realisation of human rights and the eradication of poverty within the framework of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).Examples of eligible initiatives include advocacy work targeting local and central authorities or private companies, interventions that contribute to building bridges and initiating dialogue between different groups, measures that help to protect minorities as well as measures that promote inclusion and equal rights for minorities of faith and belief. Service provision interventions will not be prioritised. Norad expects that the applicant has a solid understanding of the issues and the context, and does not usually grant support for pilot projects.
Location: Organisations with projects in Norway’s partner countries will be prioritised: https://norad.no/en/front/countries/ 
Eligibility: Funding through this grant scheme is open to Norwegian, international and local civil society organisations who promote the rights of minorities of faith and belief. Local organisations may also apply. Eligible applicants include NGOs, network organisations, trade unions and faith- and belief-based organisations.
Grant size: not stated: The applicant must have adequate funds to cover at least 10 percent of the expenses associated with the project.
Closing date: 1 October
Apply: https://grants.mfa.no/#call/1161 

Embassy of the Czech Republic in Nigeria
Type of project: Small-scale local development projects
Location: East Africa
Eligibility: Locally registered organisations. It is desirable that the implementer cooperates with Czech subjects, e.g. purchases Czech products, uses Czech know-how etc.
Grant size: c. €8,000 - €20,000 per project over 12 months. Funding cannot be used for salaries or travel expenses.
Closing date: 1 October
Apply: https://www.mzv.cz/nairobi/en/economy_and_trade/small_local_project.html 

SDG Partnership facility
Type of project: The focus for this round is on Food security and stimulating private sector development in developing countries through public-private partnerships (PPPs) which will impacts on the Sustainable Development Goals. Your initiative must contribute to one or more of the following goals: reducing malnutrition; promoting growth in the agricultural and fisheries sector; creating sustainable and ecologically sound food chains; creating better labour conditions and efficient working procedures; causing an increase in private investments.
Location: Developing countries.
Eligibility: companies, public institutions, NGOs or knowledge institutions may apply. Your PPP must consist of a maximum of 6 partners and include one 1 Dutch organisation, 1 local organisation, 1 NGO or knowledge institution, 1 company and 1 government organisation. A local government organisation is preferred.
Grant size: From €500,000 to € 3 million
Closing date: 1 October
Apply: https://english.rvo.nl/subsidies-programmes/sdg-partnership-facility-sdgp

Laederal Foundation’s Saving Lives at Birth
Type of project: Practically oriented projects helping achieve the SDG 3 and specifically aiming to reduce infant and child mortality and maternal deaths by 2030
Location: Tanzania, Ethiopia, Malawi, Bangladesh, India, Nepal
Eligibility: none stated
Grant size: up to $USD 50,000. Note this funder does not cover general institutional overheads.
Closing date: 1 October
Apply: https://laerdalfoundation.org/about/saving-lives-at-birth/ 

Visegrad Fund
Type of project: Projects must meet one of the seven focus areas: Culture and Common Identity; Education and Capacity Building; Innovation, R&D, Entrepreneurship; Democratic Values and the Media; Public Policy and Institutional Partnership; Regional Development, Environment and Tourism; Social Development
Location: Central and Eastern Europe
Eligibility: Preference is given to groups of non-governmental and civil society organizations and municipalities and local governments; applications submitted by schools, higher education institutions, research and scientific bodies and public institutions in general will also be considered.
Grant size: Not stated, however grants can cover up to 100% of project budget with 15% for overheads.
Closing date: 1 October
Apply: https://www.visegradfund.org/apply/grants/ 

UNAIDs and ViiV Healthcare's Positive Action Challenges
Type of project: Breaking Out the Echo Chamber: innovative storytelling approaches via digital technology to engage targeted, hard-to-reach groups on issues related to HIV prevention, testing and/or care. The innovation should be people-centred, replicable, scalable, sustainable and affordable. Applications should: a. Describe the proposed tool, technology or service (the ”Innovation”); b. Highlight how the proposed Entry would utilise existing open content and data for further collaboration, if applicable; c. Provide web links to any existing prototype or other online presence of the Innovation; d. Briefly describe the targets for developing the Innovation if the Applicant is successful in the Concept phase; and provide further detail on Challenge criteria for the Development phase; e. If Challenge allows, submit updates of Phase concepts with evidence; f. Outline if, how and under what license/arrangement the outputs would be made available to the wider public.
Location: the Applicant may be from any geographic area
Eligibility: Positive Action Challenges are open to any applicant (individuals under 18 are eligible to participate in any Challenge unless prohibited by applicable law) ; or a group of individuals ; or one or more public or private entities, including, without limitation, universities, academic institutions, not-for-profit entities and private sector organisations.
Grant size: Up to 3 prizes of $10,000
closing date: 4 October
Apply: https://www.positiveactionchallenges.com/challenges/breaking-out-of-the-echo-chambers.html 

Erasmus+ Youth Dialogue Funding
Type of project: Structured Dialogue projects to give young people the opportunity to interact with decision-makers on issues of concern to young people and to influence policy. The overall programme objectives are to: boost skills and employability; modernise education, training and youth work; focus on young people. The activities must be led by young people and the young participants should be actively involved in all
stages of the project, from preparation to follow-up.
Location: Member states of the European Union and former Yugoslav, Republic of Macedonia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Turkey.
Eligibility: The following organisation types are eligible to apply: a public body at local or regional level; a non-profit organisation, association, NGO; or a European Youth NGO. Participating organisations must be based and registered in the country of implementation.
Grant size: The maximum grant awarded is €50,000. This should be a contribution towards the full cost.
Closing date: 4 October
Apply: https://www.erasmusplus.org.uk/apply-for-youth-dialogue-funding 

Humanitarian Innovation Fund
Type of project: Programmes which take a local perspective on measuring the impact of Gender Based Violence Programming (GBV) in emergencies. The funder is seeking applications to review and analyse the practices used to measure the impact of GBV programmes in one specific humanitarian context and identify tangible opportunities for innovation. The aim of the fund is to generate new contextual perspectives and insights to inform and progress the global agenda on GBV.
Location: There is no preferred geographic focus or particular emergency setting prioritised under this call.
Eligibility: Only consortium applications are accepted. Only one application per consortium is allowed. The majority of the consortium members should be locally situated and led. The lead applicant must have a track record of at least 3 - 5 years' experience working of working on GBV in emergencies and be locally registered in the country of implementation. The lead applicant can only be an NGO, public or government institution or a research institution.
Grant size: We are seeking to support up to five Consortia with grants of up to £50,000 each. Please note, core costs, both in the UK and overseas are ineligible and only up to 7% of direct costs may be claimed as overheads.
Closing date: 7 October
Apply: http://www.elrha.org/hif/funding/gender-based-violence-gbv/measuring-impact-gbv-programming/ 

International Development Research Centre
Type of project: Boosting decent employment for Africa’s youth, aimed at providing key insights, practical guidance, and tools to policy makers and practitioners to help realize aspirations for large-scale positive change. This initiative will support cutting-edge research projects that address either one of the following priority research themes: soft skills and digital jobs for youth; and effective approaches to foster work-based learning programs and mentorship. Projects under each theme must address gender constraints that hold young women back from improving their economic prospects and accessing decent work. Projects must be systems-oriented; innovative; grounded in practice and engage directly with key stakeholders.
Location: one or more countries in sub-Saharan Africa.
Eligibility: The call is open to applicants from research-focused organizations, academia, research institutions, think tanks, and non-governmental organizations around the world. However, the applicant must have a strong presence in sub-Saharan Africa or a partnership with a sub-Saharan-based institution.
Grant size: The total budget per project should not exceed CA$ 500,000. Projects are expected to commence in the first quarter of 2019 and should be scheduled to be
completed within a timeframe not exceeding 24 months, including all research, dissemination and brokering activities and final reporting.
Closing date: 8 October
Apply: https://www.idrc.ca/en/funding/boosting-decent-employment-africas-youth 

EDCTP
Type of project: Clinical research to accelerate the development of new or improved drugs, vaccines, microbicides and diagnostics against poverty-related infectious diseases. This call is focused on the validation of the clinical performance and/or implementation of new or improved diagnostic tools and technologies for the detection of any of the poverty-related diseases. The proposed tools and technologies should improve the performance of diagnosis, prediction, monitoring, intervention or assessment of therapeutic response, with a significant impact on clinical decision and health outcomes.
Location: Sub-Saharan Africa
Eligibility: Consortia comprising a minimum of three independent legal entities are eligible to apply. Two of the legal entities shall be established in two different Participating States (European Partner States) and one of the legal entities must be established in a sub-Saharan African country. All three legal entities shall be independent of each other.
Grant size: between €1 - 3 million over 24 and 48 months. 6-12 proposals are expected to be funded
Closing date: 11 October
Apply: http://www.edctp.org/call/diagnostic-tools-for-poverty-related-diseases/ 

EDCTP
Type of project: The purpose of this Call is to support actions that will facilitate the translation of research results of medical interventions into policies and practices for national health programmes and capacity development to facilitate delivery and uptake of new or improved medical interventions in African health systems.
Location: sub-Saharan African
Eligibility: At least one legal entity must be established in a Participating State or a sub-Saharan African country. Applications must include at least one legal entity in sub-Saharan African countries
Grant size: Up to €2.25m over a maximum of 60 months.
Closing date: 11 October
Apply: http://www.edctp.org/call/capacity-development-to-facilitate-delivery-and-uptake-of-new-or-improved-medical-interventions-in-african-health-systems/ 

WHO/TDR Small Grants Scheme
Type of project: The goal is to foster research on infectious diseases of poverty that lead to health improvement, strengthen research capacity of individuals and institutions in developing countries and develop implementation strategies and solutions that respond to the health needs of these countries. It also aims at translating research results into policy and practice, improving health and promoting the engagement of individuals and communities in using research evidence to reduce the disease burden in their respective countries.
Location: Cambodia, China, Cook Islands, Fiji Kiribati, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Federated states of Mongolia,
Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga,
Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Viet Nam.
Eligibility: Individuals submitting proposals must be researchers or health professionals working in infectious disease programs of Ministries of Health, national universities, or research institutions; and who are from and are working in low- and middle-income countries
Grant size: up to US$ 15 000 per project (exceptionally, larger grants up to US$ 20 000 may be considered).
Closing date: 15 October
Apply: http://www.who.int/tdr/grants/calls/wpr-tdr-sgs-2018/en/ 

Embassy of the Czech Republic in Mongolia
Type of project: Local Small Scale Projects The purpose of these projects is to support development activities of local organisations or people whose work is in line with Development Strategy of Mongolia. For example : delivery of technologies and materials (preferably Czech made) for local SME´s, trainings, support of development activities of the local Institutions and organizations, contribution to bigger Multilateral Development Cooperation project etc.
Location: Mongolia
Eligibility: Applicants must be locally registered NGOs.
Grant size: c. £7,000 - £18,000. The total percentage of the cost of personnel, per diems, accommodation, travel cost and any insurance shall not exceed 25% of the total cost funded by Czech Foreign Development Cooperation Assistance.
Closing date: 15 October
Apply: https://www.mzv.cz/nairobi/en/economy_and_trade/small_local_project.html 

EDCTP
Type of project: This call is focused on product development for effective prevention, treatment and management of co-infections and co-morbidities. Proposals should include one or more clinical trial(s) to be conducted in sub-Saharan Africa
Location: sub-Saharan Africa
Eligibility: Consortia comprising a minimum of three independent legal entities are eligible to apply. Two of the legal entities shall be established in two different Participating States: Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the UK. One of the legal entities must be established in one of the following sub-Saharan African countries: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo (Democratic Republic), Congo (Republic), Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, São Tomé and Príncipe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Grant size: between €2-4m over 30 - 60 months.
4-7 proposals are expected to be funded
Closing date: 18 October
Apply: http://www.edctp.org/call/advances-in-product-development-for-effective-prevention-treatment-and-management-of-co-infections-and-co-morbidities/ 

Cultural Survival
Type of project: The Indigenous Community Media Grants Project is part of Cultural Survival’s Community Media Program, with a goal to empower Indigenous-owned and Indigenous-led community radio as a platform to inform, entertain, educate, and organize according to their own needs and collective interests as communities. The aim is to strengthen the impact and influence of community radio stations at the local and regional levels in their work towards the revitalization of Indigenous cultures, languages, histories, philosophies, rights, the protection of ancestral territories and natural resources, and the promotion of women’s leadership.
Location: Indigenous community radio stations from Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Bolivia, Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, Nepal, Northern India, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa
Eligibility: as above.
Grant size: up to $8,000. Radio equipment, if requested, can only represent up to 30% of the budget
Closing date: 18 October
Apply: https://www.culturalsurvival.org/news/call-proposals-indigenous-community-radio-grants-project 

Voice Reinventing Uhuru: Tanzania Innovate and Learn Grants
Type of project: This call for proposal seeks to learn from new and more dynamic methods of communicating about human rights and to contribute to diversification of dialogue, debate and dissent in their societies. It supports young creatives, like artists, designers, filmmakers, vloggers etc., who create independent cultural and media productions which are diverse in their identities, mediums, content, channels and audiences. Your project can focus on issues that will impact on at least one or all the following target groups: People with disabilities, Women facing exploitation, abuse and/or violence, Age discriminated vulnerable groups notably the young and elderly, Indigenous groups and ethnic minorities.
Location: Tanzania
Eligibility: The applicant/lead-applicant (where application is by a consortium) must be registered as a local entity under the laws of Tanzania with a bank account in its own name.
Grant size: Pilot & start-up ideas – Minimum duration of 3 - 12 months for a grant of up to €25,000; Idea replication/expansion/scale-up - Minimum duration of 12- 24 months and for a grant of €25,000 to €200,000.
Closing date: 19 October
Apply: https://www.voice.global/call-for-proposal/reinventing-uhuru-tanzania-innovate-and-learn-grants-v-1892-tz-il/ 


Joint Gender Fund
Type of project: The Joint Gender Fund is a funding mechanism consisting of Irish Embassy, Ford Foundation and RAITH Foundation. The Fund provides funding to civil society organizations undertaking gender-based violence programming.
Location: South Africa. This call is open to organisations based anywhere in South Africa, but organisations based in, or working in, the following provinces, are encouraged to apply:
Northern Cape, North West, Mpumalanga, Free State.
Eligibility: Organizations must: be a registered South African non-profit organization, working in South Africa, work on human rights/development issues as a core business
Have adequate financial and management systems, Have a governance structure that is active and involved, Have strong leadership, participation and empowerment by people who experience gender-based oppression (particularly women), Have a vision for transforming unequal gender power relations.
Closing date: 26 October
Apply: http://www.hlanganisa.org.za/call-for-proposals-joint-gender-fund/ 

EDCTP
Type of project: Strategic action for overcoming drug resistance in malaria: The fund is looking to support one large-scale strategic action that is part of a bigger portfolio of clinical trials with the capacity to develop new or improved antimalarial drugs. The proposal should contribute to increased international cooperation among researchers and funders, catalyse research synergies, and leverage resources and investments.
Location: sub-Saharan Africa
Eligibility: Consortia comprising a minimum of three independent legal entities are eligible to apply. Two of the legal entities shall be established in two different Participating States (Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the UK); one of the legal entities must be established in one of the following sub-Saharan African countries: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo (Democratic Republic), Congo (Republic), Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, São Tomé and Príncipe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Grant size: 1 grant is expected to be made of no more than €22m. Matching funding equal to or greater than the amount requested is required.
Closing date: 30 October
Apply: http://www.edctp.org/call/strategic-action-for-overcoming-drug-resistance-in-malaria/ 

EDCTP
Type of project: This call is focused on vaccines for diarrhoeal diseases or lower respiratory tract infections
Eligibility: Consortia comprising a minimum of three independent legal entities are eligible to apply. Two of the legal entities shall be established in two different Participating States (Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the UK); one of the legal entities must be established in one of the following sub-Saharan African countries: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo (Democratic Republic), Congo (Republic), Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, São Tomé and Príncipe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Grant size: between €5-10m over 36 - 60 months. 2-4 proposals are expected to be funded.
Closing date: 30 October
Apply: http://www.edctp.org/call/vaccines-for-diarrhoeal-diseases-or-lower-respiratory-tract-infections/ 

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund
Type of project: to support species conservation work. The Fund provides targeted grants to such initiatives and to recognise leaders in the field and to elevate the importance of species in the broader conservation debate. The Fund gives priority to those species facing a high threat of extinction, as well as those which are listed as Data Deficient or unlisted but are suspected as highly threatened.
Location: Worldwide
Eligibility: Anyone directly involved in species conservation can apply to the Fund for a grant
Grant size: $25,000. Note that this funder does not contribute to the core running costs of an organisation or administrative overheads.
Closing date: 31 October
Apply: https://www.speciesconservation.org/grants/ 


INSPIRE Fund (Additional closing date)
Type of project: INSPIRE is a technical package to support countries in their efforts to prevent and respond to violence against children aged 0-17 years. The Fund has is seeking proposals to support INSPIRE awareness-raising and engagement activities amongst civil society and governments at national and regional levels, and from those experiences to actively exert leadership in shaping and driving INSPIRE globally.
Location: Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs)
Eligibility: Priority will be given to local NGOs/CSOs and consortia in LMICs. We also welcome applications from other local agencies such as government and academic institutions. Submissions from International NGOs will be considered; however, they should clearly demonstrate how the proposed activities have been designed with local ownership in mind and how local actors will benefit directly.
Grant size: $5,000 USD – $30,000. Funds cannot be used to conduct lobbying activities as defined by U.S. federal tax law.
Closing date: 31 October
Apply: http://www.cpcnetwork.org/inspirefund/ 

Australian Aid's Direct Aid Program
Type of project: Preference will be given to projects that address one or more of the following:
For Sri Lanka projects: work with individuals or communities affected by conflict, including women, children and people with disabilities; Promote social cohesion; Build community awareness of, and participation in, the transitional justice process; Support institutions to deliver good governance and peace-building outcomes to communities; Provide or advocate for psychosocial and other disability; Support services for those impacted by conflict.
For Maldives projects: Promote social cohesion; Build community awareness of, and demand for, good governance and the rule of law.
Location: Sri Lanka or the Maldives
Eligibility: Be from a legally registered community group, international or local non-government organisation (NGO), academic body, independent institution or association (projects cannot be submitted by individuals), based in, or with an office in Sri Lanka or Maldives.
Grant size: up to AUD 50,000 for up to 2 years. The administration cost of the project must be less than 10% of the value of the project. DAP will not fund salaries, rent or other overheads of NGOs.
Closing date: 31 October
Apply: https://srilanka.embassy.gov.au/clmb/DAPSriLanka.html 

Open Technology Internet Freedom Fund
Type of project: Projects and people working on open and accessible technology-centric projects that promote human rights, internet freedom, open societies, and help advance inclusive and safe access to global communications networks for at-risk users including journalists, human rights defenders, civil society activists, and every-day people living within repressive environments who wish to speak freely online. Ideal applications are focused on: creating new open source circumvention technologies that fill a current need of targeted users; improving the security, usability, and adaptability of existing open source internet freedom technologies; providing new or deeper insights into the challenges of front-line communities that ultimately contribute to the improvement of technological solutions;
projects that emphasize applied research; research that focuses on real-time monitoring and analysis of both technical and political threats to internet freedom, including network interference and shutdowns; new content redistribution methods able to reintroduce content behind firewalls, or similar services; making targeted communities more resilient to digital attacks via customized solutions; creating new open source circumvention technologies that fill a current need of targeted users; next-generation tools that move beyond traditional “cat-and-mouse” circumvention techniques.
Location: The global South
Eligibility: Preference is given to organisations and individuals without a history of prior support, and who have a deep understanding of the surveillance, censorship and security issues affecting communities from the Global South living in repressive environments
Grant size: Candidates can apply for up to $900,000 and no less than $10,000 for a year-long contract. Note, however, that OTF’s target support ceiling is $300,000, with most supported efforts receiving between $50,000 and $200,000.
Closing date: 1 November
Apply: https://www.opentech.fund/ 

D-Prize
Type of project: D-Prize funds new social entrepreneurs who increase access to proven poverty interventions. The world has already invented ways to end poverty, yet the best interventions are not being distributed at mass-scale. D-Prize is funding entrepreneurs to overcome various distribution challenges within the following categories: Girls' Education; Agriculture; Energy; Global Health; Education; Governance and Infrastructure and 'Custom' where you can propose your own challenge.
Location: Worldwide
Eligibility: D-Prize challenges are open to anyone or any teams. The sole restriction is that individuals and their immediate family on the judging panel may not participate as a contestant. D-Prize is also open to any business model (for profit, non-profit, and everything in between). We will consider funding existing organisations only if: you are piloting a new distribution-focused initiative, and you need high risk capital.
Grant size: $20,000. Up to 25 of the most promising proposals will be selected for funding awards, regardless of which challenge track was selected.
Closing date: 4 November
Apply: https://www.d-prize.org/ 

The British Council's Dice Fund - Collaboration Grants
Type of project: Grants to support the development of creative and social enterprises which tackle entrenched issues of unemployment and unequal economic growth through partnerships between UK organisations and counterparts across the world. The partners draw on the grants to co-design and co-deliver interventions that specifically aim to: empower women and girls; foster youth employment; and/or promote the inclusion and economic empowerment of disabled people or other marginalised groups.
Location: Brazil, Egypt, Indonesia, Pakistan or South Africa
Eligibility: Each proposal must have one Principal Applicant from the UK and one Principal Applicant from at least one of the DICE countries. Projects must take place between the UK and at least one DICE country, with impact designed to primarily take place in the DICE country. The majority of the project’s development and delivery should take place in the DICE country.
Grant size: £20,000 - £85,000 with the amount jointly awarded to the two organisations.
Closing date: 11 November for Brazil, Egypt, Indonesia & Pakistan. 25 November for South Africa
Apply: https://www.britishcouncil.org/programmes/dice/fund 

Voice Innovate and Learn Grants (Additional closing date)
Type of project: Voice is an initiative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands under their framework ‘Dialogue and Dissent’ policy framework. The Innovate and Learn Grant seeks to fund innovative ideas to address the marginalisation and discrimination experienced by women facing exploitation, abuse and violence; LGBTQI groups; and persons with disability. Thematic areas include: 1) Improving access to (productive) resources (finance, land and water) and employment in particular; 2) Improving access to social services, health and education; 3) Fostering space for political participation
Location: Philippines
Eligibility: The lead party must be a legally registered not-for- profit civil society or community-based organisation preferably based in the Philippines.
Grant size: €5,000 - €200,000 over 12 - 24 months
Closing date: 15 November
Apply: https://www.voice.global/call-for-proposal/philippines-innovate-and-learn-grants-v-1877-ph-il/  

DFID and Innovate UK's Agri-tech Catalyst competition
Type of project: The aim of this competition is to increase the pace of development and scale of uptake of agricultural and food systems technology and innovation in Africa by farmers or other food systems actors. There is funding available under three streams:
early-stage feasibility studies; mid stage industrial research and late-stage experimental development. Projects must work on agri-tech and food chain innovations with partners in eligible African countries. The Agri-tech Catalyst will take innovative ideas from any sector or discipline. Ideas must show the potential to deliver impact for poor people through the uptake of agricultural and food systems technology and innovation. The scope of the Catalyst includes: primary crop and livestock production, including aquaculture
non-food uses of crops, excluding ornamentals; challenges in food processing, distribution or storage, and value addition; improving the availability and accessibility of safe, healthy and nutritious foods.
Location: Angola Benin Burkina Faso Burundi Cameroon Central African Republic Chad Congo (Brazzaville) Congo, Democratic Republic of, Côte d'Ivoire, Eritrea, Ethiopia, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Eligibility: All projects must: be collaborative; include a partner from an eligible African country who can be the technical lead; include a UK-based administrative lead; be carried out in the UK or an eligible African country or both.
Grant size: Early stage feasibility studies: £100,000 to £500,000, 12 to 18 months. Mid stage industrial research: £250,000 to £1 million, up to 3 years. Late stage experimental development: £150,000 to £800,000, up to 18 months. Projects must start by 1 April 2019. At least 70% of total eligible project costs should be incurred by commercial organisations; a maximum of 30% of total eligible project costs are available to research participants. If there is more than one research participant, this amount will be shared between them.
Closing date: 21 November
Apply: https://apply-for-innovation-funding.service.gov.uk/competition/229/overview 

Gray Matters Capital coLABS (Additional closing date)
Type of project: A private foundation focused on impact investments, this fund is seeking to invest in bold, innovative, and widely scalable social enterprises that have the potential to dramatically improve the lives of women and girls around the world.
Location: primarily in South Asia, Africa, and Latin America
Eligibility: Social Enterprises
Grant size: Maximum investment is $250,000
Closing date: 15 December
Apply: https://gmccolabs.com/apply/ 

KR Foundation
Type of project: The Foundation focuses on addressing the root causes of climate change and has two programme focus areas: 'Sustainable Behaviour Catalysts for Change' and 'Sustainable Finance - keeping fossil fuels in the ground'. Within sustainable behaviour, they support projects which support a transition away from high-impact lifestyles towards ways of living that are sustainable and offer high levels of wellbeing. The Foundation prioritises proposals that can rapidly scale up both the ambition level and impact of work towards sustainable behaviour. Proposals are invited within the following areas: 1) Initiating transformational communications; 2) Promoting policy acceptance for transformational change; and 3) Creating social norms for sustainable behaviour.
Under 'Sustainable Finance', the Foundation's focus is on supporting interventions that aim to shift financial incentives such as investments, subsidies, taxes, regulation, etc., away from fossil fuel production and consumption. Activities could be related to: stranded assets and un-burnable fossil fuel reserves; financial incentives to keep fossil fuels in the ground; strategic communication around the need for keeping fossil fuels in the ground; the role of private investors in reducing funding for fossil fuel companies; international agreements on phasing out fossil fuel subsidies in G20 and other fora; the role of fossil fuel subsidies in trade agreements; the role of public finance that directly or indirectly supports fossil fuel production and consumption.
Location: Worldwide
Eligibility: The Foundation funds registered organisations with not-for-profit status. It does not fund local and community-based activities unless they are truly scalable and have a clear international perspective. Proposals focusing on local development activities will not be considered.
Grant size: Grants typically range from DKK 2m to DKK 5m with a duration of up to approximately 3 years.
Closing date: 22 December. Please also note that KR Foundation will be closed from 22 December 2018 to 2 January 2019 inclusive. Potential applicants are therefore advised to submit the project summary well before 22 December.
Apply: http://krfnd.org/apply-for-funding/how-to-apply/ 

The Jana Robeyst Trust Fund
Type of project: Wildlife conservation. The Fund provides financial resources to early career scientists/conservationists and non-profit organizations to carry out vital field conservation and research work in Africa. Priority will be given to projects related to the conservation of forest elephants. Education projects will also be considered as will travel to conferences or equipment purchase.
Location: Worldwide
Eligibility: Individuals or organizations based anywhere in the world.
Grant size: Up to €1,500
Closing date: 31 December
Apply: http://janatrustfund.org/Application%20conditions.pdf 

 

Ongoing International Funding Sources 

FP2020 Rapid Response Mechanism

Type of project: Family planning. The Rapid Response Mechanism provides grants for time-sensitive projects that will help FP2020 meet its goal of enabling 120 million more women and girls using contraceptives by 2020. Projects should either respond to a recent change in the family planning operational environment - i.e., a recent policy change, the introduction of a new contraceptive product in the country, a humanitarian crisis, etc. -
or work towards an upcoming, time-sensitive opportunity, for example the scheduled review of national family planning guidelines/standard operating procedures, providing an opportunity for important advocacy work or technical assistance, etc.

Location: Worldwide. For a full list of focus countries please see here (opens in a PDF). 

Eligibility: Registered NGOs, CSOs and INGOs, governments, private and UN organizations are eligible. Applicants must have a bank account registered to the organization’s name and work in one of the fund's priority countries.

Grant size: Awards will not exceed US$ 250,000. The vast majority of projects receive less than US$100,000. Please note grants cannot be used to fund: Purchase of contraceptives; Government staff salaries or honorariums; Scholarships to individuals; Fees to attend a conference; Basic research, academic studies or surveys; Capital equipment (such as machinery, vehicles, IT equipment, and office furniture).

Apply: http://www.familyplanning2020.org/microsite/rrm

 

The International HIV/Aids Alliance Emergency Response Grant

Type of project: Urgent situations where lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people (LGBT) and men who have sex with men (MSM) are facing stigma, discrimination and threats of violence that impact their access to HIV services. Proposals must meet the following criteria: 1) the people/person you intend to help are experiencing threats, attacks, or imminent danger to their health, life or security, and 2) it is critical that activities take place within the next two weeks to address barriers that prevent them accessing HIV services.
Location: Africa, Latin American and the Caribbean. A full list can be seen here.

Eligibility: Civil society organisations that are led by, or work with, LGBT people or MSM. Organisations can apply to support individuals whose situation meets the criteria stated above. Projects must take place in the stated priority countries.

Grant size: up to $20,000                

Apply:  http://www.aidsalliance.org/rapidresponsefund/applicationform#application_form

 

The International HIV/Aids Alliance Challenge Response Grant

Type of project: The Challenge Response Grants are specifically for projects impacting both of the following: 1) the people/person you intend to help is/are experiencing discrimination or threats to their health, life or security that impact their access to HIV services and; 2) it is critical that activities take place within the next few months to address barriers that prevent them accessing HIV services.

Location: Africa, Latin American and the Caribbean. A full list can be seen here

Eligibility: Civil society organisations that are led by, or work with, LGBT people or MSM. Organisations can apply to support individuals whose situation meets the criteria stated above. Projects must take place in the stated priority countries.

Grant size: up to $20,000     

Apply: http://www.aidsalliance.org/rapidresponsefund/applicationform#application_form

 

The Catriona Hargreaves Charitable Trust

Type of project: We seek to support projects that transform the lives of deprived people all over the world where disease and poverty meet. Disease focus areas include, but are not limited to, leprosy, TB and Buruli Ulcer. The Trust’s overall focus is on project which provided food, shelter, medical treatment and health education in the most vulnerable communities. Past grants can be seen here.

Location: Worldwide

Eligibility: Not specifically stated

Grant size: Sample grants range from £500 - £2,000          

Apply: http://www.chct.org.uk/funding-applications/

The Said Foundation 

Type of project: The Saïd Foundation has a long term commitment to supporting the needs of children and young people with disabilities. The Trustees of the Foundation current priority is supporting Syrian children in Jordan and Lebanon, and the host communities that support them.
Location: Syrian Children in Jordan and Lebanon
Eligibility: The Foundation welcomes new proposal applications, however the humanitarian crisis in Syria has resulted in resources being heavily committed to existing partners and projects. Before submitting a grant application we recommend that you contact us for the most up to date information about our funding priorities. 
Apply: https://www.saidfoundation.org/grants-applications 

Tanzania Development Trust
Type of project: The Trust seeks to combat poverty and disease among the people of Tanzania by the development of education, health and other social services, the improvement of water supplies, other communal facilities, and the promotion of self-help activities.
Location: Tanzania. Priority is given to projects in these regions: Dodoma, Kagera, Kigoma, Lindi, Mara, Mtwara, Pemba North, Pwani, Shinyanga, Singida, Simiyu and Tabora.
Eligibility: The Trust does not fund grants to: individuals; purchase, maintenance and running costs of transport; salaries, allowances, per diems; or running costs of an organisation. However, it may consider training costs in order to develop and assist a project in its implementation and sustainability.