The overall purpose of this call for proposal is to strengthen regional and international organisations and networks’ ability to influence national, regional and international decision-makers in the following areas:
Environment and climate change:
- Food security and climate-smart agriculture in Africa
- Renewable energy and energy efficiency
- Conservation of biodiversity
- Increased local participation in sustainable natural resources management and strengthening women, vulnerable groups and local populations influence over, access and rights to natural resources.
Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights:
- Safe abortion
- Working with religious actors
- Working with youth
Economic participation of women:
- Labour rights/decent work
- Job creation and trade
- Economic participation of young women
Organisations are invited to submit one proposal that applies within one of these areas.
Projects that receive support under the scheme shall be implemented in countries that at any given time are included in the OECD/DAC list of ODA recipients.
- International non-governmental organisations and networks. To be eligible for support, organisations must have members (organisations, countries or board members) from more than two countries.
- Inter-governmental organisations outside the UN may also receive support.
- Support shall primarily be given to international and regional organisations and networks from the South.
There is no specific application form for this support scheme, but the application should not exceed 20 pages. The following information is requested in your application:
- Plans, budget and financing plan for the application period. Include the amount requested from Norad
- The project/programme’s goals and expected results; justification for the project/programme
- Baseline analysis, indicators for achievement of objectives, risk assessment and risk management, assessment of sustainability and cross cutting issues, in particular gender, environment and anti-corruption
- Support period and length of project/programme
- A brief presentation of results of the organisation’s work during the last three years (max. two pages)
- A description of the organisation’s structure (departments, board members, decision-making procedures, number of employees, etc.)
- A description of the organisation’s basis in the South
- Information about the sub-grantees/partners you work with in this programme
- A brief presentation of the organisation’s networks and cooperation with other organisations
- A list of donors
- A budget which identifies cost types (such as personnel, investments, consultants, etc) and includes total programme costs and all sources of income for the programme that support is applied for. The budget should preferably be drawn up in accordance with the main activities/outputs described in the programme plans
- An overview of where the budget is utilized (how much of the total budget will be utilised at head quarter, regional offices and field offices/sub-grantees)
- The applicant organisation’s statutes, strategy and audited accounts for the previous year should be included as attachments to the application
Applications will be subject to competition. Each proponent may not submit more than one application. Applications must be presented in English.
Applications that do not fall within any of the above categories will not be considered.
Applications should demonstrate alignment with national policies and programs when relevant.
Norad aims at reducing the number of small grants.
"Rules for Norad’s support to international non-governmental organizations and networks" forms the basis for Norad’s consideration of applications for funding.