Fundraising Guide (English) June 2014 - Page 63

countries/regions: worldwide & multilateral donors: This list includes major international development agencies and foundations funded by governments that give small grants to community-based organizations. bilateral economic empowerment for women, community development, health and nutritional support, literacy and leadership training, educational seminars and workshops, promoting education in the sciences for girls, women’s human rights, women organizations. topics/subjects: COMMONWEALTH FOUNDATION: PARTICIPATORY GOVERNANCE GRANTS VGIF provides small grants up to $7,500 USD to grassroots projects that are led by women and that help empower women and girls in developing countries around the world. Funding for our project grants come from our members’ donations and bequests and from our investment income. Over the years, VGIF has set up several board-designated funds to address specific challenges faced by women and girls. Empowering women to make a difference in their lives and communities is helping to change the world. To this end, VGIF has funded over 475 projects in 89 countries since 1969. description: Marlborough House, Pall Mall, London, SW1Y 5HY, U.K. email: cfgrants@commonwealth.int telephone: +44 0 20 7930 3783 website: www.commonwealthfoundation.com/ address: The Commonwealth Foundation is an intergovernmental organization, resourced by and reporting to Commonwealth governments, that exists to promote and strengthen civil society’s role in sustainable development, democracy and intercultural learning in the Commonwealth. The foundation’s participatory governance grants enable people from developing Commonwealth countries to participate in civil society’s decision-making processes, enabling citizens to exercise voice and vote, and engage in policy formation. Priority is given to proposals that mainstream the Foundation’s cross-cutting outcome areas of gender equality; environmental sustainability; cultural respect and understanding in their project design. background: VGIF does not provide funding for individual scholarships and tuitions, political organizations, or religious groups (unless the proposed project contributes to the general good of the community), the construction of permanent buildings or the purchase of land, or salaries for board members and permanent staff, although stipends/honoraria for external resource people/trainers may be considered. type of grant: grant range: Project grant range: up to $7,500 average grant duration: three years one-year or multi-year up to £30,000 per year for a maximum of new calls for proposals are announced routinely on their website: www. commonwealthfoundation.com/grants deadlines: changes with each cycle, check website for most updated proposal deadline: www.vgif.org/our-work/ for-grantseekers deadline(s): Complete the Letter of Intent process online by the proper deadline. For more information, go here: www.vgif.org/apply. Requirements include that the project: how to apply: UK DEPARTMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT (DFID): DEVELOPMENT FUNDING FOR NGOS mailing address:  governed and directed by women; Is The Fund Manager Development Innovation Fund c/o LTS International Pentlands Science Park Bush Loan, Penicuik Nr Edinburgh EH26 0PL, U.K. email: depends on program, please visit this link for appropriate program contact: www.gov.uk/browse/citizenship/ international-development/development-funding-ngos  Address empowerment of women and girls, especially their social and economic empowerment;  clearly planned, reflecting community/target Is group participation in the development and design of the project, and is ready for implementation; and  Project proposal contains a realistic timeline of activities 60