Grants for Strengthening Voice of Vulnerable Groups in Barbados and Eastern Caribbean

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Grants for Strengthening Voice of Vulnerable Groups in Barbados and Eastern Caribbean

Deadline: 13-Sep-21

The Caribbean Policy Development Centre (CPDC), with support from the European Union (EU) is implementing a project to strengthen the enabling environment for Caribbean NGOs to provide essential developmental services to vulnerable communities by improving access to resources and increasing institutional capacity building opportunities post-COVID-19.

Objectives & Outcomes

Major Objective:
To improve service delivery and strengthening the voice of the marginalised social sectors and groups impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic within Caribbean society by providing small scale funding for actions that enable NGOs to respond to the needs vulnerable groups adequately.
Specific Objectives:
To support NGOs to provide essential developmental services to their beneficiaries which address development issues that directly impact on their lives and livelihood;
To foster positive social change in the lives of marginalised social sectors/groups through the formulation and implementation of educational and advocacy strategies;
To improve organisational capacity of NGOs to deliver project services and advocacy solutions to vulnerable groups.
Expected Outcomes:
Improved access to quality services and advocacy outreach by vulnerable groups to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic;
Enhanced voice of vulnerable groups in policy spaces on COVID-19 related issues;
Increased NGO capacity to deliver services and advocate in response to the needs of vulnerable groups.
Type of Actions

The following types of actions are ineligible:

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Actions concerned only or mainly with individual sponsorships for participation in workshops, seminars, conferences and congresses unless proven to be an integral part of the project outcome;
Actions concerned only or mainly with individual scholarships for studies or training courses;
Actions which consist exclusively or primarily in capital expenditure, e.g. land, buildings, equipment and vehicles, except in special circumstances;
Actions which discriminate against individuals or groups of people on the grounds of their gender, sexual orientation, religious belief or lack of them, or their ethnic origin;
Actions concerned only with one-off conference with no intended follow up. Conferences can only be funded if they form part of a wider range of activities to be implemented in the project’s lifetime. For these purposes, preparatory activities for a conference and the publication of the proceeding of the conference do not, in themselves, constitute such ‘wider activities’;
Actions supporting individual political parties; and
Actions involving proselytism.
Funding Information

The overall indicative amount made available under this Call is USD 242 304.00. The Contracting Authority reserves the right not to award all available funds. Similarly, this amount could be increased should more funds become available. A minimum co-financing requirement of USD 1200.00 will be required from all grantees.
Size of Grants
Any grant requested under this Call for Proposals must fall between the following minimum and maximum amounts:
Minimum amount: USD 12,115
Maximum amount: USD 24,230
The period to execute the project may not be lower than nine months nor exceed twelve (12) months from signing the Grant Contract. No extensions will be granted to beneficiaries. All proposed project activities must be completed within the twelve (12) month period.
Geographic Scope

Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Lucia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.
Eligibility Criteria

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To be eligible for a grant, the applicant must:

Be non-profit-making and
Be a legally registered organisation and
Be established in Caribbean States (Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Lucia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and Grenadines) and
Have an operational presence including a current and registered bank account with two signatories, social media presence and telephone listing and
Have the demonstrated human resources to ensure the delivery of the project and
Be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the project and
Proven track record of at least three years working with the respective vulnerable group.
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