Spring 2012 Emily Grants

Deadline: 31 March 2012
Open to: young people, teachers, schools, NGOs working with children and/or youth
Grant: 12 mini-grants up to $500


The International Initiative to End Child Labor (IIECL) and the Emily Sandall Foundation are announcing 12 mini-grant opportunities available to individuals, schools, and non-governmental organizations worldwide. The theme for this round of grants is to support research and information gathering, documented by photos or video on worst forms of child labor that exists in local communities. However, applications that focus on other strategies to end child labor will also be considered.


If you are a young person, teacher, school or NGO working with children and/or youth and need a small amount of funds to support a project idea to help end exploitative child labor, let your ideas be heard. In collaboration with the Emily Sandall Foundation, ECL will be awarding 12 Emily grants in the spring of 2012.


To apply, please provide the following information:

  • Background information about you or your organization, including contact information and why you are interested in working on child labor issues.
  • A brief project description, including goals, objectives, specific tangible product or activities to be completed, and the nature of the documentation of your accomplishments that will be submitted to ECL. Description should be clear regarding how the grant award will be specifically used. General descriptions will be considered unresponsive. In the case of NGOs, funds are not for use for administrative costs/overhead, but for direct cost support of the activity.
  • A project budget, with a brief rationale, stating specifically how the funds (US$ 500 max) will be used. If additional funds are needed to complete your project, please document that the funds have already been received and show how the Emily grant will support the broader funded project.
  • How the IIECL – Emily Sandall Memorial Mini-Grant would allow you to implement your project, and how you will recognize the Emily grant as part of your activity.
  • Documentation you will provide that will demonstrate the achievements of your activity, and types of media that can be posted to the website showing the results of your work.

Please send your proposal to:

IIECL, 1016 S. Wayne Street, Suite 702,
Arlington, VA 22204, USA


email the proposal in MS Word to Diane Mull at [email protected]
Please note in subject line, “Emily Sandall Memorial Grant Application.”

Applications are due by midnight 31st of March, 2012.

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  1. Dear organization, you are doing so nice job that helping people all over the world to end child labor. Children are flowers of our life and we must protect them and make them a good future. I am very glad that there is such nice organization in our word that worries about hard working children. Children are always children and they need care, no matter if they live in Europe or Asia or other place. I believe that your job is really helping children to find their way in their lives. Good luck to you!

    Best, Nilufar, Kyrgyzstan.

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