Deadline: 19 January 2012
Open to: NGOs, women’s and community-based organizations and coalitions and operational research institutions and UN Country Teams in partnership with governments and civil society organizations
Grant: $300,000 to $1 million
Violence against women and girls is one of the world’s most widespread human right violations. It cuts across the boundaries of age, race, culture, wealth and geography. And it happens everywhere: at home and at work, on the streets and in schools, during times of peace and conflict. Up to 70 percent of women and girls will be beaten, coerced into sex or otherwise abused in their lifetime.
Therefore, the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women is accepting applications for its 16th grant cycle (2011) 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.
This call for proposals also marks the UN Trust Fund’s 15th Anniversary. It was established by UN General Assembly resolution 50/166 in 1996 to support national and local efforts to end violence against women. The UN Trust Fund awards grants annually through an open and competitive process. The majority of its grantees are NGOs, with grants awarded also to governments and UN country teams.
The areas of action under this call are:
- Closing the Gap on the Implementation of National and Local Laws, Policies and Action Plans that Address Violence against Women
- Addressing Violence against Women in Conflict, Post‐conflict and Transitional Settings
The UN Trust Fund can allocate funding from US $300,000 to $1 million for large civil society organizations, governments and UN Country teams. For small organizations, including grassroots women’s organizations and networks, project funding for a minimum of $100,000 will be considered. Project durations can be from 2-3 years.
Current call for proposals is open to NGOs, women’s and community-based organizations and coalitions and operational research institutions and UN Country Teams in partnership with governments and civil society organizations to apply and seek funding support.
How to apply?
All applications must be submitted online. The UN Trust Fund will not accept applications submitted via e-mail, regular post or facsimile. Click here to apply.
For full details about the application process, please have a look at the following documents:
- Call for Proposals
- Annex 1 – Concept Note Form
- Annex 2.1 – Budget Form – Civil Society Organizations and Governments
- Annex 2.2 – Budget Form – UN Country Teams
- Other sources of funding for projects on violence against women
All the documents can be downloaded from here (packed as one .zip document). The deadline for submission of the Concept Note is 19 January 2012, 11:59pm New York Time (EST).
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