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UNDP announces National Call for Proposal for Grant Submission by NGOs/CSOs

UNDP announces National Call for Proposal for Grant Submission by NGOs/CSOs

Deadline: 29-Oct-20

UNDP has announced a National Call for Proposals for Grant Submission by NGOs/CSOs in support of Vulnerable and at Risk Community in Thailand in the Context of COVID-19 within the framework of the project: “Strengthening socio-economic recovery, human security and resilience in Thailand in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak ensuring the Leave No One Behind and Safeguard progress made towards the SDGs”.

Seed Grants
The grant activities will support gender-sensitive economic empowerment interventions, improved access to basic services, promote food security targeting the most vulnerable and impacted groups including youth, people with disability, ethnic minorities, the LGBTI community, victims of gender-based violence, and those in both the formal and informal sector with low income through partnerships with local Civil society organizations (CSOs), Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) across the country.

Funds will be allocated to those civil society organizations whose projects contribute to resolving one or more priorities explained below and meet quality criteria and other conditions.

Funding Areas

Type-A: To support gender-sensitive economic empowerment interventions improved access to basic services, promote food security targeting the most vulnerable and impacted groups including youth, people with disability, ethnic minorities, the LGBTI community, victims of gender-based violence, and those in both the formal and informal sector with low income through partnerships with local Civil society organizations (CSOs), Non-governmental organizations (NGOs).
Type-B: To promote inter-community resilience, social cohesion, and food security in the conflict-affected southern border provinces of Thailand through livelihood support and improvement, civil society and people engagement, and technical support to local governments applying a conflict-prevention approach focused on strengthening social cohesion.
Funding Information

The minimum and maximum amount allocated for each grant is in the range of USD 20,000 (minimum) and USD 50,000 (maximum).
Areas of Intervention

The proposals may focus on the following three key areas:

Gender-responsive ways of supporting targeted vulnerable group to mitigate the impact of the pandemic on their food security;
Access to basic services, social protection, livelihoods, etc. through community resilience as well as innovative and nature-based solution (NbS).
Topics

Type – A
Assisting most vulnerable and at-risk communities through, for instance;
Providing relief goods, basic necessities, and PPEs;
Strengthening their livelihoods and resilience by supporting the establishment of social enterprises and community entrepreneurs through awareness-raising, training, and other related support.
Type – B
Piloting social innovation for livelihood improvement at local communities;
Establishing a network of food industry value chain to share information on food production and consumption at local communities;
Enhancing capacities of the local community for inclusive local planning and implementation.
Project Implementation Timeframe

The implementation period for approved projects shall not exceed six (6) months, counted from the date of the contract signature to the date when all relevant activities have been successfully completed.
Who Can Apply?

Non-profit organizations that have at least four years of proven experience in project management, policy research, policy analysis, human resource development, service delivery, and similar. Experience in managing projects with comparable budget sizes within the last two years will be considered as an asset. Organizations should be registered in accordance with the legal requirements of the Government of Thailand and must be able to provide the organization’s statute along with the debt certificate upon request.
Although, not mandatory, CSOs are welcome to submit proposals as coalitions. In this case, main applicants must provide support letters from relevant co-applicants specifying the role of the co-applicant. In case of a coalition, the main applicant shall have at least four years of proven experience in project management, policy research, policy analysis, human resource development, service delivery, and similar (see above), whereas co-applicants shall have at least two years of proven experience in the similar areas.
Procedures of Grant Proposal Submission

Those wishing to apply for a grant under this call for proposal should submit the followings:

Copy of the Registration of the Organization;
Proposed Work Plan;
Budget Form.
IMPORTANT: Please send Grant Submission Form electronically in one file (pdf format) signed and scanned to the email given on their website: The Results and Resources Framework together with Budget Form shall be submitted as separate documents electronically in Excel format. If additional clarifications required, questions can be sent to the same email address. Answers to questions will be provided within two working days.

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