Engage – Do your part for Peace - Phase II, Small Grants Programme II, First Call for Proposals
Deadline: 13 April 2012
The ENGAGE programme, which is implemented by the NGO Support Centre and the Management Centre and funded by the UNDP, announces the first call for proposals for the Small Grants under the title “Gender and Diversity”. The proposals submitted should focus on one or more of the following priority themes:
- Education and Training
Education and Training relates to formal and non-formal education activities targeting young women on a broad range of important issues such as those of sex education and domestic violence.
- Support for women’s empowerment
Support can range from psychological and financial support to shelters and childcare services.
- Awareness raising and Dialogue
Awareness raising and dialogue opportunities relate to the promotion of gender equality and gender sensitive policies especially for the media. In particular, awareness raising activities can focus on the promotion of the UN Security Council Resolution (UN SCR) 1325 to the wider public and the promotion of women’s involvement in peacebuilding.
Advocacy includes action for a more inclusive and gender sensitive environment enhancing among other, issues relating to rape, stalking and violence as well as women’s entrepreneurship, equal employment opportunities, parental leave and women’s participation in decision making.
The selection of the theme and priorities, as outlined above, falls within the context of the Advocacy and Lobbying campaign of ENGAGE Phase II. The Gender and Diversity Active Dialogue Network (ADN), a diverse and inclusive platform, has been researching gender and diversity issues from a social perspective, listening to and considering the opinions of people both within urban and rural settings. The main aim of the ADN is to enable key actors to come together and contribute to a policy paper representing the grassroots, in order to influence policy enactment. The Small Grants Programme is designed so as to enhance and strengthen the impact of the ADN and this is why part A of this call for proposals is aligned with the areas listed above as a result of the ADN work performed to date.
Priority will be given to projects that are bi-communal, have a wide impact and include effective advocacy and lobbying strategies. Priority will also be given to projects that include rural areas and younger women as target groups.
How to apply:
The application form and the guidelines can be downloaded from the following links:
Grant Applications must be typed in English, Greek or Turkish and may be submitted either via email, post, fax or hand delivered to the address of the Implementing Partners (see below).
If applications are submitted in Greek or Turkish, then a short summary of the project in English must also be provided.
Grants up to a maximum of €5,000 each will be awarded depending primarily on the number of applications received for each theme as well as the originality of the proposed projects.
Evaluation and selection:
All applications will be reviewed by an Evaluation and Selection Committee, which will include both representatives of the Engage project as well as independent external consultants. The applications will be graded according to the set criteria in the guidelines and all applicants, whether successful or unsuccessful, will receive a written response to their application. All successful applicants and projects will be published on the project’s website.
NGO Support Centre
Engage Project Manager: Nicholas Papachrysostomou
27 E. Papaioannou St., Nicosia 1075 orP.O. Box 29131, Nicosia 1621
Tel: +357 22875099 Fax: +357 22875411
The Management CentreEngage Project Manager: Jale Canlibalik
Osman Pasa Avenue No:31/4 Koskluçiftlik, Nicosia
Tel: +90 392 2277234 Fax: +90 392 2277226