The applications for the MADRE’s VIVA Girl Grant Program have opened. Interested applicants can apply until 10th February 2020.
The program is ideal for :
- a girl or young woman with ideas to bring changes in their communities.
- an organization that runs on a community-based initiative with programming by and for girls
- The grants (financial support) will be awarded in 2 cycles.
- These two cycles differ in the timeline for receiving funds but do not differ ineligibility or any other criteria.
- Additionally, based on the candidates’ application and their eligibility criteria, they will reach out about the second (and final) phase of the application process.
- MADRE supports initiatives through grants of $100 to $20,000 US dollars. It provides flexible financial support that can be used for general support and/or projects, to be used over a period of 12 months.
- Furthermore, at month 9, it will review progress with the grantees (successful applicants) to discuss possible projects and funding renewal.
The candidates must meet the eligibility requirements for the Viva Girl Grant Program 2020
- The applicants should work with girls and young women (up to age 30) identified as Afro-descendant, disabled, Indigenous and/or LGBTIQ, and those from communities confronting climate crisis, war, conflict, disaster, and their aftermath.
- Also, they must be based in VIVA Girls’ geographic regions: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Pacific.
- Moreover, they must be looking for financial support for a community project that works to meet immediate needs and also creates solutions to community challenges.
- Similarly, they should have an annual operating budget under $100,000 US dollars.
- Furthermore, the applicants should plan to implement, or is currently implementing work that aims to:
- Build a Just Peace – preventing, surviving, and recovering from war, to create lasting peace.
- Advance Climate Justice – defending against the climate crisis and advocating for just economic and environmental policies.
- End Gender-Based Violence – confronting abuses and creating protections for women, girls, and LGBTIQ people.
The organizers will give priority to community-based groups or individuals that
- Are led by people who identify as girls or young women (up to age 30).
- Also, those who are applying for grants for the first or second time with little or no access to funding from larger donors.
For further details, visit the official website.