UNFPA Turkey - Grants Programmes: General call for expression of interest

31 December 2017

As part of the UNFPA 6th Country Programme and the Humanitarian Programme on Syrian Crises UNFPA Turkey invites civil society organizations1 and community based not-for-profit organizations 2to express interest in receiving grants (up to $30,000 and up to duration from 3 months to one year) in 2017 to develop/strengthen capacity in one or more of the following UNFPA mandate areas:

Area 1: Promoting Gender Equality and Combatting Gender Based Violence (e.g. Gender Inequality, Sexual and Gender Based Violence (including Domestic Violence and violence in workplace), Honor Killings, International and national legislation on sexual and gender based violence, Monitoring mechanisms on gender equality, Gender mainstreaming, Gender sensitive budgeting, Male involvement, Women's empowerment, Women Friendly Cities/Services, Child Marriages, Most vulnerable women and girls (including women at rural), LGBT)
Area 2: Improving Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (e.g. Sexual and Reproductive Health Services and Rights Maternal Health & Safe motherhood, Family Planning, Sexually Transmitted Infections and HIV/AIDS, Vulnerable groups including (seasonal migrant workers, Roma population, people at risk of HIV, sex workers, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transsexual groups))

Area 3: Empowerment of Young people (e.g. Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health Services, Youth Friendly Health Services, HIV and Young people, Youth empowerment and peer education, Youth mainstreaming, Youth-adult partnership, Vulnerable youth including youth are not in education and not in employment) 

Area 4: Advancing Population and Development Strategies (e.g. International Conference on Population and Development, Sustainable Development Goals, Demography, Research methodology and design, Ageing 
Migration, Population and Climate Change, Data collection and analysis, Research on Women, youth and vulnerable groups)

Area 5: Improving Humanitarian and Emergency Response in Turkey (e.g. Sexual and Reproductive Health Services in humanitarian settings, Sexual and Gender based Violence Services in humanitarian settings, Minimum Initial Service Package (MISP), Thematic Trainings (Emergency Obstetric Care, Family Planning  etc), Clinical Management of Rape, Psychosocial Support to victims of sexual and gender based violence, Emergency Reproductive Health Supplies, Youth and Adolescent Programmes in humanitarian settings)

Please fill in the Application Form (above) and Budget (above) and send your application (indicating the organization's Area of interest in the email subject field) to the following account: unfpa.turkey.grant@unfpa.org

There is no deadline for applications. UNFPA will be regularly reviewing the applications. Based on existing funding and eligibility of proposals, applicants will be contacted.

 Eligibility Criteria 
Applicants must: 

  • Be registered in Turkey
  • Be directly working in the area of the proposed project and/or on its subject matter3 ;
  • Be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the Action, not acting as an intermediary
  • Be established at least 6 months before the submission of applications for this grant scheme

Applicants cannot have UNFPA staff as members of the organization or its board.

Grants cannot cover the following costs:

  • Purchase or construction of buildings
  • Purchase of land
  • Purchase of vehicles
  • Fines, financial penalties and expenses of litigation
  • Procurement of second-hand equipment

A civil society organization (CSO) is a non-state actor whose aims are neither to generate profit nor to seek governing power. They may include non-governmental organizations (NGOs), labor unions, charitable organizations, faith-based organizations, professional associations and foundations.

A community based organization is non-profit organization that is representative of a community or a significant portion of said community and is engaged with meeting specific societal needs.

Applicants may be requested to prove, through their statutes and activity reports, that they are directly working in the field of the project theme.