CALL FOR PROPOSALS: IPPF small grants facility

The International Planned Parenthood is calling for proposals to access small grants facilities …..

Please note: only CSOs working in Ethiopia, Tanzania, Ghana, Senegal, Kenya, Burkina Faso and Uganda are eligible to apply. Please scroll down for French.


Call for Proposals: IPPF small grants facility

2014 marked the twentieth anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD). 2015 is the year the successor to the Millennium Development Goals will be negotiated and adopted. The outcome of these processes will greatly impact future Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) policy, funding and programming priorities at global level and at national level.

Civil society (CS) has a critical role to play in influencing government priorities and positions for the post- 2015 regional and global negotiations. To ensure that CS engagement in these processes is strong, meaningful and has impact IPPF is launching round two of a small grants facility. The facility will support CS engagement in post 2014/15 policy processes. This fund will support CSOs who are working with their governments, at country level, to develop strong positions in support of SRHR. This will enable governments to champion SRHR and population dynamics in forthcoming global policy opportunities related to the ICPD and all the processes that feed into the development of the post- 2015 development framework.

Civil Society & Beyond 2014: Securing and accelerating progress on the ICPD Programme of Action

This fund offers opportunities to increase the capacity and collaboration of CSOs and networks working at the national level in Ethiopia, Tanzania, Ghana, Senegal, Kenya, Burkina Faso and Uganda. To engage with national governments to influence positions for negotiations related to the ICPD beyond 2014 review and the post- 2015 development framework. To position population dynamics and SRHR and the emerging issues as priority issues for post- 15. Grants of up to USD$25,000 or €18,500. IPPF Member Associations are not eligible to apply. All grantees must provide 10% match funding. Multi- partner applications are welcome.

Review the application guidelines and complete the application form to apply.

 This fund supports

  • A clear plan to communicate positive messages about SRHR to governments who are sending delegations to post- 2015 global policy events;
  • A clear plan to participate in government delegations at global policy events and do follow up advocacy at the national level to ensure national follow up of global policy debates. Global policy events are where member states come to discuss and negotiate international rules and guidelines for international development. These events can include: the intergovernmental negotiations on the post-2015 development agenda;
  • Have defined a clear plan for follow up work on accountability and transparency over the following 9 months, at national level.
  • If a CSO has a seat on the government delegation at a global policy event where SRHR is on the agenda, a portion of the funds can be used to support travel to the meeting.

Successful applicants must be able to demonstrate change in the following:

  1. Number of CS representatives on national delegations at global policy events
  1. Number and nature of supportive statements made by national governments on their position in accordance with global SRHR policy
  1. Level of awareness on government position of SRHR in global policy:
    1. Volume and frequency of media coverage favouring SRHR
    2. Number and nature of inquiries from CSOs about SRHR

To apply review the application guidelines and complete the relevant application form. Submit the form and related documentation to by 09:00 GMT, 28 January 2015

This grants programme was made possible with support from the Government of Germany,  John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and the Government of The Netherlands..

Kind regards,

Katie Lau |  Project Coordinator- ICPD | External Relations Division
International Planned Parenthood Federation
Central Office | 4 Newhams Row, London SE1 3UZ, UKemail |skype Katie.lau8 | phone +44 (0) 20 7939 8217 |

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