Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Latest funding opportunities for NGOs, innovative ideas and business startups for Africa and Europe



(for country/region specific opportunities and rolling applications, please see below)
The fund called S├╝dKulturFonds provides shortfall guarantees and project-specific contributions to support productions and events that include artists from Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe (non-EU countries). Priority is given to artistically independent and convincing music and film projects.
Next deadline: August 31, 2013
Fund guidelines
DFID Research
Call for proposals from the Joint Fund for Poverty Alleviation Research in 3 research themes:
  • Urbanisation and Risk in Africa
  • Poverty in Urban Spaces
  • Disability, Inequality and Poverty
Deadline: September 10, 2013
Details of application


Programa Iberescena – support to Latin American performing arts

The program supports meetings, workshops and symposia related to performing arts management and production; the creation process – drama and choreography – in residencies; networks, festival and spaces programming performances; coproduction of Latin American dance and theatre performances.
Deadline: Sept 2, 2013
Grant guidelines (in Spanish)
Care for Children at Risk – Kindergartens
Effective and efficient measures addressing vulnerable groups of children and youth facing particular risks implemented
Deadline: Sept 5, 2013
Grant guidelines
Friends of Sierra Leone Project Funds

The Fund supports NGOs that provide services directly benefiting the people of Sierra Leone. Max. grant amount is $3,000.
Applications on a rolling basis
Grant guidelines & application form
Sub-Saharan Africa
Rhodes Scholars’ Southern African Forum
RSSAF gives small grants of up to £1,500 to programmes of economic, political and social development in sub-Saharan Africa. Priority is given to projects less likely to secure funding from large donors and to projects with which Rhodes Scholars or other Oxford students/staff are associated.
Applications on a rolling basis
Grant guidelines
South Africa
Youth Technology Innovation Fund
gives grants to young (18-30) South African entrepreneurs. The grant includes project certification, business coaching, use of TIA’s technology platforms and stations, incubation services and intellectual property protection.
Applications on a rolling basis
Grant guidelines


The African Women’s Development Fund
Grants of $1,000 – $25,000 are given to organisations working in the following areas of activity:
  • Women’s Human Rights
  • Political Participation
  • Peace Building
  • Health, Reproductive Rights
  • Economic Empowerment.
Applications on rolling basis
Grant guidelines
TeleFood Special Fund, FAO
The Fund helps families and small-scale farmers communities produce more food and generate cash income, for better access to food. Project budget can be max $10,000, duration up to 12 months.
Applications should be submitted to the FAO Representative in the interested country
Applications on rolling basis
Fund guidelines (pdf)

Old Mutual Kurera/Ukondla Youth Empowerment Fund [LOAN!]
All projects must have potential to generate sustainable income for the project promoters and create employment for other youths. Projects and services should be marketable. Projects should preferably use locally available resources. You must apply at the nearest Central African Banking Society (CABS) branch. Max. amount of loan $5,000. Please note that this is a loan, therefore you need to pay it back!
Applications on a rolling basis
Loan requirements
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation – Funding for Maternal, Newborn, & Child Health
The foundation accepts letters of inquiry (LOI) for grants to support projects improving care during pregnancy and delivery, newborn care, health care for children under 2, researching, documenting and promoting the effects of the work and advocating for more attention to health of women, babies, and children.
Deadline: throughout the year
Grant guidelines
Youth Initiative of the Open Society Foundations (OSF)
Pproposals for up to $10,000 in funding to develop and curate thematic pages on a new global youth portal and community, http://www.youthpolicy.org.
Deadline: Proposals will be considered on a rolling basis
More info
Europe-Third World
They accept small scale project proposals for projects benefiting local communities up to 6000 EUR budget.
Applications on rolling basis
More info
Coca Cola Foundation Grants and Scholarships for Community Actions
Projects in the following fields will be supported: water stewardship, active healthy living, community recycling, and education.
Applications on rolling basis
More info


Cultural Development Grants Program by International Development Bank
The IDB Cultural Center invites cultural and artistic institutions to submit proposals to the IDB Offices in 26 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. Grant size between $3,000 and $7,000.
Application will open: Oct 1, 2013
Provisional deadline: Jan 31, 2014
More info
YouthActionNet Global Fellows, Youth Foundation
Each year, 20 exceptional young social entrepreneurs are selected as YouthActionNet Global Fellows following a competitive application process.
Application will open: October 1, 2013
More info
Starbucks Youth Leadership Grants
The Starbucks Foundation is interested in supporting organizations that equip young people ages 15 to 24 years old in Business Savvy, Social Conscience, Collaborative Communication.
Application will open: November 1, 2013
Provisional deadline: December 15, 2013
Grant guidelines

United Nations Democracy Fund
UNDEF finances projects primarily carried out by civil society organizations as well as independent constitutional bodies, regional and international organizations. UNDEF aims to support action-oriented projects to bring about measurable and tangible improvements in democracy and human rights on the ground.
Application will open: mid-November 2013
Provisional deadline: end of December 2013
More info

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