Grant Opportunities

Digicel Foundation accepting proposals for Grants Program in Jamaica

Digicel Foundation accepting proposals for Grants Program in Jamaica

Deadline: Ongoing Opportunity

The Digicel Foundation is currently accepting proposals for its grants program to help you build your community.

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The main areas funded by the Foundation include Innovation in Education, Special Needs and Community Development.

Focus Areas

Financial Support for Research Projects that protect and preserve Wildlife

Voluntary Multi-donor Fund offering up to 100,000 USD to NGOs

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Research Grants of up to C$1 million per Women’s Empowerment Projects

SDG Funding of $20,000 is available for Women Empowerment and Gender Equality

Dutch Organisation giving grants to strengthen the skills of Women and Young Girls

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Funding Schemes for Large and Small-scale Projects helping to tackle Climate Change

Core Support Grants for Feminist Groups and Initiatives

Youth Initiative to enhance Peace and Security and Improve Democratic Governance in Africa

NGO Grants to advance Maternal, Child Health and HIV/AIDS Outcomes

Faith-based Foundation Funding for Construction Projects and Purchase of Books, Computers, Vehicles and Medical Equipment

Human Rights Grant Oppportunity ($200,000 CAD and $500,000 CAD) for LGBTQ2I Communities

International Funding for Cultural Heritage Preservation Projects

Education: Special emphasis will be given to the strengthening of science and information and communication technologies (ICTs) in response to the changing technological environment and also upgrades to early childhood institutions to meet the established standards.
Special Needs: Increasing the quality and quantity of facilities serving the special needs communities and increasing the awareness around special needs issues.
Entrepreneurship for Sustainability: Encouraging community self-reliance and empowerment through the implementation of sustainable projects that build life skills or generate income for community members.
Programmes identified by the period will target the following beneficiaries:

Quality education and ICT development for children, adolescents and youth at the early childhood and secondary school levels;
persons with special needs; and
youth and community members.
Below are the types of projects that are not allowed within the mandate of the Digicel Foundation:

Individuals seeking assistance for personal reasons include scholarships. Sectarian or religious organizations whose services are limited to members of one religious group.
Religious programmes.
Endowment funds, development campaigns, or funds directed towards deficit reduction or operating reserves.
Fundraising events or sponsorships (walk/run, golf tournaments, sports teams, tickets, tables, benefits, raffles, souvenir programmes, advertising, fundraising dinners, etc.).
Trips, conferences, seminars, festivals, one-day events (unless they are a part of an approved programme activity).
Documentaries, videos or research projects/programmes, unless this can be shown to align with the Foundation’s funding objectives and criteria directly.
Trust Funds.
Organizations that channel the funds received to third parties.
Organizations formed to combat specific diseases &/or conduct medical research, health-related.
For more information, visit http://www.digicelfoundation.org/jamaica/en/home/apply-for-funding/funding-guidelines.html

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