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Call for Proposals for Small Grants Program in Grenada and Jamaica

Call for Proposals for Small Grants Program in Grenada and Jamaica


Deadline: 7-May-21

UN Women MCO – Caribbean invites Proposals from eligible Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) based in Grenada and Jamaica to be awarded Small Grants to contribute to the Spotlight Initiative objectives to prevent and end family violence.

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Grant proposals are solicited to support the expansion of the technical substantive capacity of women’s organizations on issues of FV in order to scale up existing successful initiatives currently being implemented by CSOs in areas of; advocacy, service delivery, educational and psychoeducational programming, engaging men and boys, and creating safe spaces.

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The vision of the Spotlight Initiative (SI) is that the rights of women and girls to live free from violence are protected, promoted, and upheld. The impact that the SI will work towards achieving is that all women and girls, particularly those who are most vulnerable, live a life free of violence and harmful practices.

The main objectives are:

To contribute to the reduction of family violence against women and girls and
To improve access for women and girls to essential, safe, adequate, integrated gender-responsive services
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Pillar 1: Laws and Policies
Pillar 2: Institutional Capacities
Pillar 3: Social Norms and Behaviours
Pillar 4: Services
Pillar 5: Data Availability and Utilisation
Pillar 6: Women’s Rights Groups, Autonomous Social Movements and CSOs
Funding Information

UN Women’s small grants are limited to a maximum of USD 30,000 per CSO per 12-month period and a maximum USD 60,000 for the lifetime of the CSO.
The calculation of maximum grant amount includes all small grants awarded to the CSO from all UN Women Office.
For this particular purpose (for the Spotlight Initiative). small grants are limited to a maximum of the equivalent of USD 7,000 for CSOs in Grenada and the equivalent of USD 10,000 for CSOs in Jamaica.
Eligible Activities

The applicant may apply for a small grant to cover the following activities:

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introducing and improving organizational systems, tools, and processes.
training of workforce in technical and managerial skills; and,
supporting with equipment such as copiers, scanners, printers, laptops and computers as long as the cost of such equipment is limited to 30% of the proposed small grant budget or USD5,000, whichever is lower.
Eligibility Criteria

The applicant may apply if it:

is a registered CSO in operation for at least three years;
is not on the Consolidated UN Security Council Sanctions List;
is not being investigated for fraud, corruption, sexual abuse, sexual exploitation or other wrongdoing;
has not had funding received from UN Women entirely or partly written off by UN Women;
is not currently engaged as an Implementing Partner (IP) or Responsible Party (RP) for UN Women;
has not been engaged as an IP/RP for UN Women at any time after 21 November 2019;
is not a government entity;
is not a UN organization;
is not an established CSO with the capacity to be engaged as an IP/RP;
has sufficient capacity to collaborate with various stakeholders;
has sufficient financial stewardship, including having adequate financial policies and procedures in place to manage the small grant; and,
past performance has been deemed satisfactory by UN Women (if it has received small grants previously or been engaged as an IP/RP before 21 November 2019).
Criteria

Establish Elderly Support Multi Service Centers for the Support and Welfare of Senior Citizens
Reducing Road Traffic Deaths and Injuries by Building Knowledge and Capacity of Youth
Integrated Business Development Services for Economic Security of Socially Excluded Women
Enhancing Capacity of Women to prevent and respond to Gender Based Violence
Groundwater Pollution and Integrated Water Management in Slums Areas in the City of Dar es Salaam
Establishing Knowledge Based Career Counselling Centres for Students
Project to improve livelihoods of Rural Women through Beekeeping
Community Healthcare Services through Mobile Clinic
Promotion of Sustainable Water Management of Urban Water Resources
Mobile Schools Proposal for Educating and Empowering Vulnerable Children
Establish Elderly Support Multi Service Centers for the Support and Welfare of Senior Citizens
Education for Orphan and Poor Children
Information Awareness Project
Digital Empowerment of Local Communities to Build COVID Resilience in Rural Areas
Tackling Impact of Climate Change on Agriculture and Food Production in Nigeria

The applicant must:

propose eligible activities that develop or strengthen the institutional capacity of the applicant and are consistent with the relevant strategic plan;
not propose to use the small grant to provide an activity/output on behalf of UN Women, civil construction work, engineering work, purchases of vehicles or other tangible or intangible property, except for copiers, scanners, printers, laptops, and computers;
not propose to use more than 30% of the small grant or USD5000, whichever is lower, to purchase copiers, scanners, printers, laptops, and computers;
propose a timeline that is no longer than a year and eligible activities that are feasible to accomplish within a year, including political, security, logistical considerations;
not propose to cover its indirect costs/support costs with the small grant;
not make a direct profit from the small grant;
not propose to cover costs incurred or committed prior to a signed Small Grant Agreement;
propose eligible activities sustainably supporting the applicant
propose eligible activities where the applicant has the capacity to reach the target audience; and,
propose a budget that is cost-effective given the eligible activities, the number of targeted beneficiaries, and the proposed location.
For more information, visit https://caribbean.unwomen.org/en/news-and-events/stories/2021/4/spotlight-initiative-multi-country-grenada-and-jamaica-cfp-for-small-grants-brb30-sga

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