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Samoa Call for Proposals for Low Value Grants Up to 8K

Samoa Call for Proposals for Low Value Grants Up to 8K

Deadline: 14-Oct-22

UNDP welcomes expressions of interest with maximum amount of $8,000USD from women’s movement and civil society organizations (CSOs) engaged in and committed to ending violence against women and girls.

Spotlight low value grants are designed to support prevention, advocacy and response initiatives, institutional strengthening and capacity building for smaller organizations and those driving social change. This call specifically supports women’s movement and civil society advocacy, prevention and or awareness raising initiatives including response efforts to address violence against women and girls also in the context of COVID 19.Expressions of interest that focus on intersectional issues and or communities most impacted (for example, survivors of violence, women and girls, young people, women and girls with disabilities, transgender) is highly encouraged.

Purpose: To support civil society implementation, advocacy, prevention, and response initiatives to eliminate violence against women and girls.

Small Grants can be used for a diversity of innovative activities such as building internal/institutional capacity; fostering collaborative partnerships; strengthening advocacy and prevention initiatives using creative cultural arts, sports, strengthening response services, case management and referrals; sharing of good practices and learning and capacity building and so forth.

In addition, organizations interested in applying shall adopt a human rights-based approach based on the principles of gender equality, non- discrimination, inclusion of marginalized or vulnerable groups when developing their proposals.

The Low Value Grants are not able to fund provision for direct services or operating /running costs unrelated to a proposed activity.

Funding Information
Expressions of interest is minimum USD5,000 up to a maximum of $8,000 USD to be spent within a Six-month period.
Eligible countries: Samoa only.

Eligibility Criteria
Eligible organisations
National Women’s movement organizations and civil society organisations engaged in and committed to ending violence against women and girls including delivering gender-based violence prevention and response services, creative cultural arts to prevent VAWG and promote gender equality, sexual and reproductive justice, economic rights, equality rights, disability justice, LGBTQIA+/sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) rights, climate and environmental issues etc.
NOTE: eligible organisations must BE local and a registered civil society organisation operatingl for 2 or more years.
For Applicants
The applicant is a registered Samoa CSO or non- government organization in operation for at least 2 years in
CSO is based in Samoa (International NGOs and CSOs not eligible)
The applicant is not on the consolidated UN Security Council Sanctions list
The applicant is not being investigated for fraud, corruption, sexual abuse, sexual exploitation or other wrongdoing.
The applicant has a positive working experience as a partner for UNDP implemented projects of similar nature (if a current partner, meaning they are in a current partnership agreement with Spotlight Initiative under UNDP, not eligible)
The applicant is not a government entity, a UN organization or is receiving additional funds from any other UN Agency under the EU & UN Spotlight Initiative.
For more information, visit https://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=95372

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