Grant Opportunities

UN Women Turkey: Small Grants for Women-Led Civil Society Organizations

UN Women Turkey: Small Grants for Women-Led Civil Society Organizations

Deadline: 30 April 2020

The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) Turkey Office plans to award small grants to eligible Civil Society Organizations (CSO) in the range of USD 2,500 to USD 20,000. Small grants are intended exclusively to finance a limited range of eligible activities to support the development or strengthening of CSOs’ institutional capacities.

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This call for applications is launched in the context of the “Strengthening social stabilization and economic empowerment of refugee and host community women and girls in Turkey” project implemented by UN Women Turkey with the financial support of the Government of Japan.

UN Women solicits applications for small grants from women-led (CSOs) legally established and operating in Turkey working in the areas of:

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Gender sensitive refugee response;
Resilience and empowerment of Syrian women and girls under temporary protection as well women from host communities;
Gender-sensitive protection and livelihoods targeting Syrian women and girls under temporary protection with a rights-based approach;
Increased leadership and engagement of refugee women in decision-making processes that affect their lives;
Women-led peacebuilding, peaceful co-existence and/or social cohesion among refugee and host communities.
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 the maximum grant amount includes all small grants awarded to the CSO from all UN Women Offices.
For the purposes of this call, the maximum amount for the small grant is USD 20,000.
The implementation of the small grant must be completed by 28 February 2021 for the purposes of this call.
Eligibility Criteria

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The applicant must be a women-led CSO legally established and operating in Turkey. 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;
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).
Eligible Activities

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

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.
The purpose of small grants is not to finance the delivery of a programmatic activity.

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