Type of project: There are two grant programmes open for applications: 1) The Civil Society Programme (CSP) which supports the development of resilient, sustainable civil society, and aims to strengthen social infrastructure to better tackle the chronic challenges facing Lebanon and Syria. We do this by investing in the organisational development of civil society organisations to increase their resilience, sustainability and impact; 2) The Youth Learning, Entrepreneurship & Innovation Programme (YLEAP) which responds to challenges faced by young entrepreneurs in the Levant, including, but not limited to, access to entrepreneurship programming outside major cities; to finance and markets; and to mentorship. The programme does this by extending funding and wider support to organisations which support young entrepreneurs, from ideation to impact investment, as they innovate solutions to the challenges of their communities.
Location: Lebanon & Syria
Eligibility: Applicants for the CSP must: be registered with the appropriate local authorities and able to provide proof of registration; have an overall annual budget in 2019 of between £100,000 and £750,000; be Syrian-led CSOs serving Syrians living in Lebanon; or Syrian-led CSOs working on global issues that affect all Syrians; or o Lebanese or Syrian-led CSOs based in Lebanon and serving the Lebanese, Syrian and/or Palestinian communities in Lebanon. Applicants for YLEAP can be located anywhere in the world and must be: registered with the appropriate local authorities and able to provide proof of registration; serve Lebanese, Syrian and/or Palestinian communities in Lebanon; they may be Local not-for profit organisations (e.g. civil society, community-based, and Nongovernmental organisations); or o Social enterprises and/or stakeholders from global entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystems; or o Private companies with a clear social impact business model.
Grant size: CSP grants are up to £225,000 over 3 years; YLEAP grants are up to £75,000 for a maximum of one year initially.
Deadline: 20 March
Apply: https://www.asfarifoundation.org.uk/2020-open-call/