Grant Opportunities

UN Women awarding Small Grants to Eligible CSOs based in Grenada

UN Women awarding Small Grants to Eligible CSOs based in Grenada

Deadline: 31-May-23

UN Women is offering small grants to eligible Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) based in Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique to contribute to the Spotlight Initiative objectives to prevent and end family violence.

UN Women’s Small Grants are designed to support institutional strengthening and capacity-building, especially for smaller organisations. This call specifically supports CSOs working in the area of family violence, especially responding to the needs of women and children survivors as well those who face discrimination or marginalisation. Expressions of interest that focus on intersectional issues are highly encouraged.

Grant Purpose

To support the expansion of the technical substantive capacity of national, local and grassroot women’s rights organisations, and other organisations working on Family Violence (FV) and Violence against Women and Girls (VAWG) in Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique.

The Spotlight Initiative takes a comprehensive approach to addressing family violence through six pillars that focus on

  • Laws and Policies,
  • Institutional Strengthening,
  • Prevention,
  • Data and
  • Women’s Movement and Civil Society.

This grant falls under Pillar 6, in recognition of the integral role civil society has played in lobbying, advocacy, service delivery and support to address family violence in the region.

Funding Information
  • Up to 10,000 USD equivalent for smaller projects
  • Up to 20,000 USD equivalent for larger projects
  • Duration: 5 months between July 2023 and November 2023
Eligible Activities

Under this advertisement, it is suggested that Small Grants be used for a diversity of activities such as:

  • Adapting and applying social accountability mechanisms for EVAWG
  • Scaling up of existing VAWG/FV programmes
  • Strengthening advocacy around EVAWG
  • Building internal/institutional capacities

The Small Grants are not able to fund provision of direct services or operating/running costs unrelated to the specific proposal.

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;
    • Eligible Organisations: Civil society and other not for profit organisations in Grenada working on Family Violence and VAWG. Non-traditional and first-time organisations are highly encouraged to apply.
    • NOTE: eligible organisations must be legally registered and operational for 3 or more years.
    • 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).

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