Deadline: 21 January 2013
Open to: government authorities at the national and local levels, civil society organizations and networks from the list of eligible countries HERE.
Grant: US $100,000 to US $1 million for period of two to three years
The UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women is accepting applications for its 17th grant cycle (2012) from government authorities at the national and local levels, civil society organizations and networks — including non-governmental, women’s and community-based organizations and coalitions and operational research institutions— and UN Country Teams in partnership with governments and civil society organizations.
For large civil society organizations, governments and UN Country Teams, budget requests should be within the range of a minimum of US$ 300,000 to a maximum of US$ 1 million total for duration of two to three years. For small civil society organizations, especially grassroots women’s organizations and networks, budget requests will also be considered for a minimum of US$ 100,000.
In this round, UNTF call invites proposals in following areas:
The UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund) is a testimony to the global consciousness that violence against women and girls is neither inevitable nor acceptable. The UN Trust Fund is a leading global grant-making mechanism exclusively dedicated to addressing violence against women and girls in all its forms. It supports effective initiatives that demonstrate that violence against women and girls can be systematically addressed, reduced and, with persistence, eliminated. To date, the UN Trust Fund has delivered more than USD 86 million to 351 initiatives in 128 countries and territories.
Established by UN General Assembly resolution 50/166 in 1996 and administered by UN Women on behalf of the UN system, the UN Trust Fund works with non-governmental organizations, governments and UN country teams to:
By supporting actions where they matter most, the UN Trust Fund is uniquely placed to meet the most urgent needs of women and girls and their communities. The programmes supported by the UN Trust Fund also contribute directly to the advancement of the goals of the UN Secretary-General’s UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign on the ground. The UN Trust Fund grants are awarded annually through an open, transparent process that ensures quality programming and rigor in the selection of grantees. The grant-making process is highly competitive.
Applicants from, or working in, countries and/or territories in the “List of Eligible Countries” AVAILABLE HERE, as follows:
Proposals should ideally reflect partnerships among government and civil society. Special attention will be paid to organizations with a demonstrated record of working with local women’s organizations, especially grassroots women’s organizations and networks. Proposals from more than one organization or entity as co-applicants must clearly indicate which organization will take lead responsibility for project management and contractual obligations.
The deadline for submission of applications is 21 January 2013, 11:59 EST (GMT–5).
All applications must be submitted online at the WEBSITE HERE. The UN Trust Fund will not accept applications submitted via e-mail, regular post and/or facsimile. Applicants are expected to submit proposals online in the form of a brief Concept Note. Concept note applications will only be accepted in English, Spanish or French.
For full details about the application process, please consult the following documents: