FINAL VERSION INTERNATIONAL GRANTS PROGRAM

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Jyothi Kanics---Global Survival Network (jkanics@igc.apc.org)
Wed, 12 Aug 1998 09:14:24 -0700 (PDT)


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**PLEASE NOTE THE FINAL EDITS TO THE DESCRIPTION OF POSSIBLE ON-SITE
TRAINING PROPOSALS IN CAPITAL LETTERS BELOW !!! The grants description has
been amended to allow Host NGOs to coordinate trainings for several visitor
NGOs at the same time.

INTERNATIONAL PROJECTS ON TRAFFICKING IN WOMEN
SMALL GRANTS PROGRAM
Application Deadline: September 1, 1998

Offered by the Network Women's Program of the Open Society Institute/Soros
Foundation in cooperation with the Global Survival Network and the Witness
project of the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights.

Introduction

This grants program will support INTERNATIONAL PROJECTS to address the problem
of trafficking in women. Trafficking is a global human rights issue that
requires a comprehensive response from non-governmental and governmental
organizations around the world. The role of NGOs in combating trafficking is
diverse and may include programs that: educate the public about the risks of
trafficking, use media and public outreach campaigns to lobby for legislative to
ensure human rights, provide psychological, medical and legal assistance to
female victims ofviolence, and work to improve the economic and social
status of women living in
transitional economies.
     
The Aim of the Grant Program

As a follow-up to the Network-wide Transnational Training Seminar on Trafficking
held in Budapest in June of 1998, the Network Women's Program (NWP) is offering
a small grants program in cooperation with the Global Survival Network (GSN) and
the Witness project of the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights to support
initiatives that will promote awareness of trafficking, provide support to
victims and potential victims, and advocate for legislative reform.

There are two grant programs available for international or regional projects
between nongovernmental organizations. The maximum amount for each grant will
be $5,000, EXCEPT IN CASES WHERE A HOST NGO IS COORDINATING A TRAINING FOR
MORE THAN ONE VISITOR NGO. The available grants, which will be funded by the
NWP, are as follows:

GRANT PROGRAM # 1
**Transnational Programmatic Grant**
Grants will be given to support the creation or development of international or
regional initiatives relating to trafficking. Such initiatives must include
establishing cooperation between at least two different NGOs. The NGOs may be
in countries of origin, transit, or destination for trafficking in women. In
addition to a completed Grant Application (attached at the end of this
document), the package must include:

1) A proposal describing the objectives of the proposed collaborative project
and expected outcomes;
2) A summary of the past and present activities of the groups, programs or
departments involved;
3) A detailed budget and narrative that clearly explains individual line items
($5,000 maximum) and identifies how the organizations propose to allocate funds.
The budget may include:
a) staff time for planning and implementing the initiative
b) phone/fax/E-mail/postage
c) operational support
d) programmatic expenses for follow-up initiatives
e) other expenses if justified

GRANT # 2
** On-Site Training Grant**
Funds may also support an On-Site Training Grant. Grants will be given to
support participation in two weeks of on-site training with another organization
in another country. Grant funds to the visiting NGO will be a maximum of $2,000
to cover travel, meals, and a small stipend ($150/week) for NGO
representative(s) participating in the training. The group sponsoring the
on-site training will also receive a maximum grant of $3,000 for hosting the
visitor NGO, in order to cover the costs of accommodation, staff time for
training, translation (where necessary), and a contribution towards UP TO
two weeks of operational expenses during the training.

NOTE: PROPOSALS FOR LARGER GROUP TRAININGS WILL BE CONSIDERED. IN CASES
WHERE THE HOST IS COORDINATING A TRAINING FOR SEVERAL NGOS TO TAKE PLACE AT
THE SAME TIME, THE MAXIMUM GRANT TO THE HOST NGO MAY BE HIGHER THAN $3,000.

FOR EXAMPLE, A HOST ORGANIZATION COULD PROPOSE TO COORDINATE A TRAINING FOR
SEVERAL VISITOR NGOS AND THEREFORE, APPLY FOR MORE THAN $3000 TO COVER COSTS
SINCE THE ASSOCIATED COSTS OF FOOD & ACCOMODATION (AND ALSO POSSIBILY OF
TRANSLATION INTO DIFFERENT LANGUAGES) WOULD RISE WITH A LARGER TRAINING
GROUP. THESE COSTS SHOULD BE CONSERVATIVELY ESTIMATED IN THE PROPOSAL'S
BUDGET. IT IS HOPED THAT IN THE LONG RUN, LARGER TRAININGS WOULD BE MORE
ECONOMICAL.

VISITOR NGOS WOULD STILL BE LIMITED TO $2000 EACH WITH A MAXIMUM OF TWO
PARTICIPANTS FROM ONE ORGANIZATION. GENERALLY, ONLY ONE APPLICANT FROM AN
ORGANIZATION WILL BE ACCEPTED, BUT IN SOME CASES WHEN FUNDING IS AVAILABLE
TWO APPLICANTS FROM THE SAME VISITOR NGO MAY BE ACCEPTED.

Organizations applying for a grant to support on-site training must submit the
following information in addition to a completed Application Form:

1) A brief schedule and detail of the contents of the proposed training;
2) A brief summary describing how the applicant hope to benefit from the
training;
3) A brief summary of how the applicant will disseminate materials and skills
learned from the training to colleagues and others in their community;
4) The language(s) spoken by the proposed trainee;
5) Proposed dates of the training (UP TO TWO WEEKS) and proposed location
(note:
trainings must be after October 1998 because of grant application and payment
schedule);
6) A letter of invitation from the relevant training organization supporting the
proposed training and indicating availability on the dates suggested;
7) A proposed budget from the visiting NGO trainee, including costs of travel,
meals, and stipend ($150 per trainee per week);
8) A proposed budget from the hosting NGO including the costs of accommodation,
staff time for training, translation (where necessary), and a contribution
FOR UP TO two weeks of operational expenses during the training.

NOTE:
1) The combined budget of the host and visitor NGO may not exceed $5,000,
EXCEPT IN CASES WHERE AN HOST NGO IS COORDINATING A TRAINING FOR MORE THAN
ONE VISITING NGO AS DESCRIBED ABOVE.
VISITING NGOs ARE STILL LIMITED TO A maximum of $2,000 TO COVER THEIR
EXPENSES AS OUTLINED ABOVE.

2) The Host NGO shall develop the budget for their costs as itemized above, the
letter of invitation, and the proposed schedule in consultation with the Visting
NGO. It is the responsibility of the Visiting NGO to develop and submit the
other portions of the grant proposal and to submit the completed Application
Form and proposal, including the portions developed by the Host NGO, to the NWP
and GSN (see contact information below).

Applicant Eligibility

All NGOs that are located in the countries of the OSI Network are eligible to
apply for grants. The countries include Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belorus,
Bosnia & Herzogovina, Bulgaria, Burma, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia,
Georgia, Haiti, Hungary, Kazakstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia,
Moldova, Mongolia, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa,
Tajikistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, and Yugoslavia.

Grant proposals must present a plan for international or regional work related
to trafficking. They must include a minimum of two NGOs participating, with one
of the NGOs being based in one of the countries of the OSI Network (see list
above).

Preference will be given to NGOs that have completed the Transnational Training
Seminar in Budapest (June 1998).

Applications from individuals will not be considered.
 
Applicants may apply for funding under more than one grant program.

**Application guidelines**

All grant applicants must complete the attached Application Form which requires
the following information:

1) Full contact information for the applicant group, program or department;
2) The names, full address and telephone/fax numbers of two references who can
evaluate and comment on the group's work and the proposed activities;
3) The total budget of the organization for 1997-1998, and a complete list of
sources of funding for 1997 and 1998.

**Where to Send Applications**
     
Applications should be sent in English to the following entities: (1) the NWP in
Budapest; and (2) the Global Survival Network.

Note: E-mail applications are preferred, and applications submitted
electronically should be sent as text in the main body of the e-mail message.

The address of NWP (Budapest) is:

Open Society Institute
Network Women's Program
1051 Budapest, Hungary
Nador u. 11.
Tel: (361) 327 3139
Fax: (361) 327 3864
E-mail: womenpro@osi.hu
The address of GSN is:

Global Survival Network
P.O. Box 73214
Washington DC 20009
tel 202-387-0032
fax 202-387-2590
E-mail: jkanics@igc.org and caldwellg@lchr.org (Witness Project E-mail address)
      
                                                                        
**Deadlines & Timetables**
September 1, 1998: Grant applications due to NWP and GSN
October 15, 1998: Grant award notification sent by NWP
November 2, 1998: Funds disbursed by NWP

**Conditions of Application**
It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that applications are
received by the due date. Applications not received by the application deadline
will not be considered.

**Grant Reports**
All grant recipients will be required to submit an original copy of a report
about the progress of their initiative to the NF, with copies to GSN and NWP, by
April 1, 1999.

The report should be in the form of a two page description of how the grant was
utilized, including a detailed budget report and related receipts. (Note that if
the project is not yet completed, the April 1, 1999, should be an interim report
with a final report due on November 1, 1999).

Grant recipients who do not provide reports on their projects will not be
eligible to receive NWP grants in the future.
     
For Further Information please contact:

1) Open Society Institute / Network Women's Program
1051 Budapest, Nador u. 11, Hungary
Tel: 36 1 327 3139
Fax: 36 1 327 3864
E-mail: womenpro@osi.hu

or

2) Global Survival Network
Attn: Jyothi Kanics
P.O. Box 73214
Washington DC 20009 USA
tel 202-387-0032
fax 202-387-2590
E-mail: jkanics@igc.org

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APPLICATION FORM
INTERNATIONAL PROJECTS ON TRAFFICKING IN WOMEN
SMALL GRANTS PROGRAM
Offered by the Network Women's Program of the Open Society Institute in
cooperation the Global Survival Network and the Witness project/Lawyers
Committee for Human Rights

Application Deadline -- September 1 1998

Note: Proposal should be submitted in English.
     
Organization Name
Project Title
Street Address
City
Zip Code
Country
Contact Person
Telephone
Fax
E-mail
Website (if applicable)
     
References who can recommend your organization/project
Reference # 1
Name
Street
City
Zip Code
Country
Telephone
Fax
E-mail

Reference # 2
Name
Street
City
Zip Code
Country
Telephone
Fax
E-mail
     
Total Grant Funds Requested:
     
Budget for Grant Funds Requested:

Please attach a total organizational budget for 1997/1998 including operational
costs (rent, salaries, phone, fax, E-mail utilities, and office supplies) and
programmatic costs.

Past Funding
Please provide a complete list of grant, sphere of activity, and other sources
of funding in 1997 and 1998, including the year, the amount received and the
source.

Please enclose a copy of your organizational Charter or a Verification of
Registration

Notification of applications received and grant determinations will be sent by
post and by either fax or E-mail (please specify your preference)
____Fax
____E-mail

Applicant checklist

GRANT PROGRAM #1: Programmatic Grant
___ Grant Application Form & Associated Materials
___ Project Description
___ Description of Past Activities of all NGOs participating
___ Detailed Budget (max. $ 5,000) with clarity as to budget allocations between
NGOs

GRANT PROGRAM #2: On-Site Training Grant
___ Grant Application Form & Associated Materials
___ Project description including dates of proposed training & proposed site of
training
___ Description of Past Activities
___ Detailed Budget for host and visiting NGO (maximum combined budget
$5,000 EXCEPT IN INSTANCES WHERE THE HOST NGO IS COORDINATING A TRAINING FOR
MORE THAN ONE VISITING NGO)
___ Letter of invitation from the host organization

 


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