Fundraising Guide (English) June 2014 - Page 64

+44 20 7023 0000 www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ department-for-international-development telephone: website: website: Independent Countries in Latin America and the Caribbean countries/regions: Development Funding for NGOs covers a broad category of funding opportunities for NGOs. There are several current programs, which include funding for building resilience and adaptation to climate extremes and disasters, aiding in the fight for disability rights, and trying to help prevent harmful environmental climate change. The list of available funding opportunities goes on to include women, government, and AIDS specific programs. All programs are aimed at community-based organizations involved in providing specific small scale, one-off support that directly targets important changes in the developing world and includes a significant development awareness component in the U.K. Development funding for NGOs is deliberately aimed at organizations who have found it difficult to attract DFID support for their work with poor communities in the developing world. It will harness the energy and diversity of grassroots organizations by inviting applications that cover a wide range of development issues which may not previously have been tackled. An important part of the criteria for assessing applications will be raising public awareness of international development in the U.K. This could be through appropriate articles in the local media, through talks or presentations to recognized clubs, local library, faith groups, community, or other groups. Note that this is not about simply publicizing your project, but about using lessons from your project to help people in the U.K. better understand international development. Small NGOs are defined as those with an average annual income of less than £500,000 over the past three years. Project length and application criteria varies depending on the program. NGOs from any country in the world may apply for projects taking place in low or middleincome countries. background: grant range: £7 million deadlines: www.iaf.gov topics/subjects: development, democracy, poverty The Inter-American Foundation is an independent agency of the U.S. government that supports development projects in Latin America and the Caribbean by nongovernmental and communitybased organizations. The foundation believes in funding projects that promote self-reliance, that are sustainable, and that encourage widespread participation of the locals. It also promotes the spread of democracy. The IAF funds the self-help efforts of grassroots groups in Latin America and the Caribbean to improve living conditions of the disadvantaged and the excluded, enhance their capacity for decision-making and self-governance, and develop partnerships with the public sector, business and civil society. The IAF does not accept proposals from individuals, government entities, entities that are outside of the country where the project will be implemented, groups that do not contribute resources to proposed activities, groups associated with political parties or partisan activities, religious or sectarian activities, pure research, welfare projects, charitable institutions, or construction projects/equipment. description: type of grant: project $25,000-$400,000. The size of an IAF grant depends on the needs of the proponent organization and the amount of counterpart resources mobilized. grant range: Average grant duration: one to four years Proposals may be submitted throughout the year by mail or email (proposals@iaf.gov) deadline: Application form can be downloaded here: www.iaf.gov/index.aspx?page=96 how to apply: up to £60,000; total grantmaking budget is Applications accepted in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese and Haitian Creole. Depends on program Three items are needed: cover sheet, narrative, and budget. More information and specific details can be found at www.iaf.gov/index.aspx?page=96. Any other questions may be answered by contacting the foundation representative or reading the funding FAQ page here: www.iaf.gov/index.aspx?=100 THE INTER-AMERICAN FOUNDATION 901 N. Stuart Street, 10th Floor, Arlington, VA 22203, USA email: info@iaf.gov telephone: +1 703 306 4301 address: 61