Energy Efficient Communities Program to assist Businesses and Community Organisations

The Energy Efficient Communities Program will deliver $50 million of grants to assist businesses and community organisations to improve energy efficiency practices and technologies and better manage energy consumption to reduce their power bills. Funding will support activities to help businesses and community organisations to save energy through: equipment upgrades that reduce energy consumption; energy… [Read More]

Charities Aid Foundation distributes £646m in Grants in the Year 2018-19

The Charities Aid Foundation distributed £646m to the sector in 2018/19, which is an increase of more than 25 per cent on the year before when it gave out £505m. According to its trustees report for the year to April 2019, CAF was able to pay a record total in grants in spite of uncertainty… [Read More]

Aidsfonds and AFEW CFPs to relieve Emergencies Threatening HIV Service Provision for Key Populations in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

Aidsfonds and AFEW International call for applications on Emergencies threatening HIV service provision to key populations in Eastern Europe and Central Asia Organisations from Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, the Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine or Uzbekistan. In order to reach the overall goal, the Fund aims at supporting 80-100 organisations in the EECA with… [Read More]

European Union steps up its Assistance to strengthen Ebola Preparedness in Burundi

The European Union is stepping up its assistance to Burundi with €465,000 to further strengthen Ebola preparedness measures by authorities and aid organisations in the country. Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, Christos Stylianides said, “To effectively fight the Ebola virus we do not only have to address the affected cases in the Democratic… [Read More]

$30,000 Grant to enhance implementation of Gender and Violence Prevention Programs

Jana’s Campaign has announced the award of a $30,000 grant from the Sunflower Foundation that will be used to further expand and enhance implementation of gender and relationship violence prevention education programs across the state of Kansas. The educational programming provides an understanding of the warning signs of unhealthy relationship behaviors to ultimately stop the… [Read More]

Pfizer Foundation invests in NGOs to address critical Health Challenges

The Pfizer Foundation has announced 20 grants to help non-governmental organizations (NGOs), non-profits and social enterprises address critical health challenges related to infectious diseases, including the increasing threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), in some of the world’s most vulnerable communities. Recipients of the one-year Global Health Innovation Grants (GHIG) include partners in 12 low- and… [Read More]

IOM collaborates with Save the Children to assist 600 Children in Ethiopia

Six hundred vulnerable children in Ethiopia are the focus of a new partnership between the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and Save the Children. The partnership agreement provides for direct service provision, capacity building and a multi-sectoral approach to ensure the protection and sustainable reintegration of migrant children while providing a safe and nurturing family… [Read More]

SADC and EU sign New Programmes totaling €47 Million

The Secretariat of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) in conjunction with the European Union signed three Development Cooperation Programmes funded to the tune of €47 Million for a period of five years under the 11th European Development Fund. Her Excellency, Dr Stergomena Lawrence Tax, the SADC Executive Secretary signed on behalf of SADC and… [Read More]

61 NGOs warn of worsening Crisis in Myanmar

In a joint statement released, 61 local, national and international NGOs working in the two countries called for human rights for all to be recognized in Rakhine State and for Rohingya refugees to have a role in decision-making about their own lives, including conditions for their return to Myanmar. The NGOs voiced strong concerns about… [Read More]

UNICEF appeals for more Funding to provide Life-Saving Humanitarian Assistance

UNICEF appealed for more than US$70 million to provide life-saving humanitarian assistance to 900,000 children across Venezuela through end of the year. New funding in the coming weeks is essential for UNICEF and its partners to meet the critical humanitarian needs of children and families inside the country. UNICEF Executive Director, Henrietta Fore said, “Some… [Read More]

ISA Foundation awards 40 New Grants to Nonprofits

The ISA Foundation has awarded 40 new grants to nonprofits that align with the ISA Foundation’s mission to provide healthy nutrition and support for underserved children, wellness education for all, and aid for those affected by natural disasters. The grants were announced at last week’s Global Celebration 2019 event hosted by Isagenix International, the global… [Read More]

NGO invests 80 Million Dollars addressing Nigeria’s Housing Deficit

Shelter Afrique, an NGO will invest 180 million dollars in five years toward addressing Nigeria’s housing deficit. The investment period would span from 2019 to 2024. Nigeria was a strategic market for Shelter Afrique, adding that the outfit’s shareholders included 44 African countries and two financial institutions. Managing Director of Shelter Afrique, Chimphondah said, “Shelter… [Read More]

ECHO contributes €7 million to support Emergency Operations in Sudan

ECHO- the long standing partner of WFP has made a top-up contribution of €7 million, following the €6 million provided to WFP in 2018. ECHO Funding will support emergency operations in Sudan from the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO). The funding will also support critical activities including nutrition assistance to mothers… [Read More]

HCL launches launches Harit – The Green Space Initiative

On the occasion of the 43rd HCL Day, HCL Foundation launches Harit – The Green Space Initiative, with the overriding objective to combat climate change through ecosystem conservation and restoration. Brajesh Narain Singh, District Magistrate, Gautam Buddh Nagar, graced the occasion in the presence of Nidhi Pundhir, Director – HCL Foundation, among other dignitaries. The… [Read More]

PepsiCo & IDB help People to gain access to Drinking Water and Sanitation Services

PepsiCo, Inc. has announced that its partnership with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the largest source of development financing in Latin America, has helped more than 765,000 people in rural areas of Mexico, Peru, Colombia and Honduras gain new or improved access to drinking water and sanitation services since 2011. With grants to IDB in… [Read More]

European Commission announces Funding Support to boost Rural Development in Tajikistan

The European Commission has announced a €59 million support programme to boost rural development in Tajikistan. Agriculture contributes to about one quarter of the country’s GDP and close to three quarters of the population live in rural areas. Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica said, “With this new €59 million investment we will… [Read More]

USAID awards $10 Million for Future Innovation Lab dedicated to Food Safety

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded $10 million to Purdue University to lead the Agency’s first-ever Feed the Future Innovation Lab dedicated to food safety. The Innovation Lab will jointly leverage Purdue University’s and Cornell University’s expertise and research capacity in this area. Research and innovations developed through this partnership will help developing… [Read More]

European Union releases €9 Million to tackle Food Crisis in Haiti

The European Union has released €9 million in humanitarian aid in response to the deteriorating food and nutrition situation in Haiti. The humanitarian aid will cover the basic food and nutritional needs of more than 130,000 people living in the worst affected areas. Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, Christos Stylianides said, “For the… [Read More]

€14 Million Support to Improving the Investment and Business Environment

SADC and European Union (EU) Jointly Launch €14 Million Support to Improving the Investment and Business Environment (SIBE) Programme, funded under the 11th European Development Fund (EDF). The SIBE is a five-year Programme, implemented by the SADC Secretariat in the 16 Member States with the overall objective of achieving sustainable and inclusive growth and support… [Read More]

European Union contributes EUR 8 Million to continue Lifesaving Food Assistance Operations in Syria

The European Union (EU) has made a contribution of EUR 8 million to continue its lifesaving food assistance operations in Syria. Executive Director of the World Food Programme, David Beasley said, “The consistent support of the European Union makes it possible for WFP to continue to reach millions of vulnerable people affected by the Syria… [Read More]

European Commission announces Funding Support to boost Rural Development in Tajikistan

The European Commission has announced a €59 million support programme to boost rural development in Tajikistan. Agriculture contributes to about one quarter of the country’s GDP and close to three quarters of the population live in rural areas. Yet the rural economy suffers from structural challenges, notably in the areas of natural resource management and… [Read More]

Morrison Government steps-up Climate Resilience in the Pacific

The Morrison Government is stepping up its renewable energy investment and climate and disaster resilience support in the Pacific by partnering with our nearest neighbors to protect their security and livelihoods. The Prime Minister said, “He would detail a climate change and oceans package at the Pacific Islands Forum in Tuvalu this week that included… [Read More]

Zimbabweans receive Life-Saving access to Food and Water

International Development Secretary, Alok Sharma announced £49 million of UK aid to trusted partners to help malnourished children, families and communities following a UN Zimbabwe appeal. He also urged the Zimbabwean Government to act on its promise to deliver fundamental political and economic reforms. Hundreds of thousands of Zimbabweans will receive life-saving access to food… [Read More]

IFC announces Funding to boost Women Entrepreneurs in Georgia

IFC has announced a long-term local currency loan of 100 million Georgian lari (about $35 million) to Bank of Georgia to help boost access to finance for smaller businesses and women entrepreneurs. The investment is supported by the Women Entrepreneurs Opportunity Facility, a pioneering global initiative by IFC and the Goldman Sachs Foundation to expand… [Read More]

Commission launches Projects to provide expertise to Romanian Regions and Cities

In cooperation with the Romanian government and the World Bank, the Commission is launching two projects to provide expertise to Romanian regions and cities. Under the first project, Commission and World Bank experts will help Romanian county capitals develop stronger links with their periphery and use EU funding for projects that benefit the whole urban… [Read More]