2012 Funds and grants for NGOs | 2012 Call for proposals from Open Society Initiative

2012 call for proposals for NGOs/CSOs in Southern Africa

Organisation: Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA)

Deadline: October 10th (1700 Johannesburg time) for projects beginning March 2012

Eligible countries: Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Democractic Republic of Congo, Zambia, Zimbabwe 

OSISA works to build vibrant and tolerant democracies in southern Africa through its various thematic and country programmes, which provide grants to civil society organisations.

OSISA has issued a call for proposals for CSOs/NGOs in Southern Africa. The call for proposal deadine is october 10th for projects set to start in March 2012.

The board of OSISA approves grants on a quarterly basis, and the foundation accepts applications twice a year, through open calls for proposals. Updated and mini-calls for proposals will also be posted on OSISA website from time-to-time.

OSISA programmes are looking for proposals from civil society or state actors that seek to:

a) Promote an ethos of transparency and accountability;
b) Build skills and capacities, with a focus on the most vulnerable first;
c) Promote tolerance by building bridges with marginalised groups;
d) Promote public and citizen participation in policy and law-making processes; and,
e) Encourage debate and foster dialogue to promote pluralism

Types of grants and funds supported through this call for proposals.
• Core support
• Capacity Building
• Social Media
• Activity focused advocacy grants
• Research and policy grants

Eligibility Criteria
To be eligible, you must:
  • Represent an NGO, cooperative, government department or entity, network, alliance, academic institution or forum that is legal registered in OSISA  countries of operation;
  • Eligible countries are Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Democractic Republic of Congo, Zambia, Zimbabwe
  • Be legally registered and/or work closely with an organisation that is reputable and legally registered;
  • Work with minority groups or communities of vulnerable people with an emphasis on sexual minorities, people with disabilities, ethnic minorities, women and young people.
 Selection Criteria
Grants will be awarded based on available funding and the priorities outlined on OSISA website for each programme. Grant awards are for one year. Multiyear funding will be contingent upon availability of funding and submission of satisfactory progress reports.

For further details about the call for  proposals visit  the Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa website - click here


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10 years experience enhancing donor-funded partner organizations’ capacities in strategic planning, financial, administrative, organizational and programming management. Skilled in donor partner organizational assessments and partner capacity building. A 10 years experience in managing development donor-funded projects in the thematic areas of poverty-reduction, governance and democracy, conflict transformation and integration of Gender, Justice and Peace issues into mainstream programs (HIV/AIDS, Agriculture, Water and Sanitation, Emergency)

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