COVID-19 EMERGENCY FUND – LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN

COVID-19 EMERGENCY FUND – LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

 

The Innovation for Change LAC Hub (I4C LAC), with the support of Tides Center, launches the Covid-19 Emergency Fund for Civil Society Organizations from Latin America and the Caribbean who want to increase their capacity and resiliency to operate and defend civic space.

Taking into account the fragile context in which CSO´s are operating due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Covid-19 Emergency Fund will provide valuable financial resources for CSO´s to continue implementing their missions.

To this end, RACI with the collaboration of Jóvenes contra la Violencia (JCV)-, opens this new call for proposals to provide an average of 15 (fifteen) local, national and regional organizations from Latin America and the Caribbean, with financial resources – up to USD 5.000 each- to target challenges CSO ́s in the region are facing during COVID-19 in relation to one or more of the following areas:

  • access to information;
  • transparency and accountability in public funds used during the pandemic;
  • monitor of access to public services.

Projects should contribute to protect civic space through seed granting innovative movements and initiatives that creatively tackle community challenges faced during COVID-19 in relation to one or more of the above three thematic areas. Projects should also be sustainable and leave installed capacities in the CSO´s.

 

Who can apply?

Only Non-for-profit Civil Society Organizations from Latin America and the Caribbean can apply to the Covid-19 Emergency Fund. The Program will not accept proposals from individuals, business companies or governments.

 

How long should the project last and how much funding could be applied?

Projects should last no longer than 4 (four) months, finishing before 1 June 2021. The Fund will provide up to USD5,000 per project. Only one proposal per CSO will be accepted.

Selected CSO´s should submit a mid-term progress report and a final report upon completion. Provision of funds will be subjected to the approval of these reporting.

 

What activities will not be funded?

  • Travel and accommodation
  • Proselytizing or political activities

 

How to apply

 RACI will be responsible for receiving and assessing the applications. To apply, Organizations will have to follow these steps:

1- Download and complete the Emergency COVID-19 Fund Form 01

2- Attach the complete Emergency COVID-19 Fund Form 01 in the following Google Form: https://forms.gle/Fm4ejqBS8FVgATvo6 and complete with the rest of the information required.

The deadline to apply is 11 December at 6pm (Argentina time). Projects received after that date and time will not be considered for evaluation.

If you have any further question please write to fondoemergenciaalc@raci.org.ar.