ICPD Small Grants 2014 for CSOs: Call for Proposals

Deadline: August 4, 2013

Proposals are now invited from Civil Society Organisations for a grant from International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD). The aim of the grant is to take the ICPD beyond 2014, to position Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) and the priorities of the ICPD in the next development framework.

2014 marks the twentieth anniversary of the ICPD. 2015 is the year the successor to the Millennium Development Goals will be negotiated and adopted. The outcome of these processes will greatly impact future SRHR policy, funding and programming priorities at global level and at national level. Civil society has a critical role to play in influencing government priorities and positions. To ensure that civil society engagement in these processes is strong, meaningful and has impact IPPF is launching a funding facility and between now and 2015 to support civils society engagement in these policy processes.


  • The first round of proposals are open to civil society organizations working at national or regional levels in South, East, and South East Asia, Africa including North Africa, and the Middle East, and Central Asia.
  • The maximum grant amount for all grants is $9,500. For civil society organizations based in Central Asia it is $10,900.
  • All grantees must provide 10% match funding.
  • Multi- partner applications are welcome.

Successful applications must demonstrate one or more of the following:

  • A clear plan to communicate positive messages about SRHR to governments who are sending delegations to global policy events;
  • A clear plan to participate in government delegations at global policy events and do follow up advocacy at the national level to ensure national follow up of global policy debates. Global policy events can include: the Open Working Group for the Sustainable Development Goals, Regional Population Conferences for the ICPD, Regional population conferences in 2013, the 2013 MDG Special Event, Commission on Population and Development and the UN General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) 2013/14 for the Millennium Development Goals and the ICPD beyond 2014 process;
  • Have defined a clear plan for follow up work on accountability and transparency over the following 12 months, at national level.
  • If a civil society organization has a seat on the government delegation at a global policy event where SRHR is on the agenda, a portion of the funds can be used to support travel to the meeting.

To apply review the application guidelines and complete the application form.

This small grants programme was made possible with support from the  John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and the Government of The Netherlands.

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