Call for Applications for Grants Applications Review Training and Volunteering

Deadline for Applications: January 20, 2013
Duration of Volunteer Assignment: 4 Days (January 28-31st 2013).
Target Number of Volunteers: Five (5)

Akiba Uhaki Foundation provides opportunities to young East Africans for on-job learning experience in a social justice grant-maker to develop and pursue a passion for promotion of human rights and social justice; to improve research as well as analytical skills and build knowledge in advocacy, proposal development, project management and grants administration.

In this regard, the Foundation is looking for in or out-of-university students for engagement in it’s grants applications review process. Successful applicants will be taken through a short training on grants proposals evaluation, grants budget review as well as M & E. At the end of the assignment, all the volunteers will be issued with a certificate. A small stipend will be provided for daily expenses. They will also be entered into Akiba Uhaki’s database for call-up for other future assignments that may arise.

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“Stimulating Change From Below” Strategy: Putting The People And Social Justice At The Centre Of The East African Community (Eac) Integration Process

Akiba Uhaki Foundation invites applications, from community-based or community-serving national organizations working on projects aiming to promote people’s engagement with/sharpening of the social justice agenda of the EAC integration process.

Geographical Focus

This CFP is open to eligible applicants from any of the 5 East African States (Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda).

About Akiba Uhaki Foundation (AUF)

AUF is dedicated to supporting and accompanying Human Rights and Social Justice related organizations in tackling root causes of poverty, social injustices and human rights violations in East Africa. The Foundation believes that the basis of sustainable development is social justice and that until the East African Community (EAC) puts the concerns of the ordinary people at the center of all its negotiations and agreements, and truly people-owned, the ‘East African Community’ will remain elusive.

AUF support work that will result in: (a) empowered and assertive communities of people, (b) accountable governments and (c) effective monitoring and feedback mechanism by non-state actors on the integration process.

Stimulating Change From Below Intervention Strategy

The objective of the intervention strategy, which runs from 2009 to 2014, is to stimulate capacities of communities within East Africa to claim their rights in development.

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“Stimulating Change From Below” Strategy: Social Justice | Call for Proposals

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Kenya Community Development Foundation – Call for Proposals

The Kenya Community Development Foundation (KCDF) has issued this call for proposals for open grants targeting innovative community driven projects or initiatives seeking to address social justice and poverty challenges in a sustainable way in Kenya.

Civil society organizations in Kenya working with communities across all sectors can apply for this grant opportunity. The grants are managed by KCDF, a public community foundation based in Kenya supporting community development since 1997 and has been made possible through financial support from Comic Relief.


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A.J. Muste Memorial Fund, International Nonviolence Training Grants – Call for Applications

The A.J. Muste Memorial Institute funds projects which promote the principles and practice of nonviolent social change through grantmaking programs including the International Nonviolence Training Fund (INTF).

The INTF was created in 1994 by a group of concerned donors with the aim of specifically supporting nonviolence trainings. (For information about our other grantmaking programs, please see the grants page on )

Nonviolence trainings seek to help people develop and improve the skills they need to confront systemic injustice through organized, principled, nonviolent action. Trainings promote the exchange of ideas, information, and strategies, through which activists can become more effective at using nonviolent action in their struggles.


The INTF supports nonviolence training outside the United States, and within Native nations in the US.

Projects eligible for support include:

  • Those which build capacity and leadership among people engaged in nonviolent struggles;
  • Those which prepare participants for specific nonviolent actions or campaigns;
  • Those geared to “training the trainers,” in order to expand and multiply nonviolence training throughout a targeted community.

Preference is given to:

  • Projects which involve trainers from the local area or region, where such trainers are available.
  • Groups which are small, community-based and have less access to funding from other sources.

The maximum grant amount is US$3,000.

The INTF does not fund:

  • Trainings which are geared primarily toward resolving conflicts between individuals, building life skills or job skills, or achieving personal empowerment or economic independence.
  • Conflict resolution or violence reduction programs which do not directly promote activism for social justice.
  • Scholarships or other funding for people to travel abroad to attend courses or training sessions.
  • Trainings with budgets over US$50,000, or organizations with annual budgets over US$500,000.

The Muste Institute can and does directly fund organizations which do not have their own 501(c)3 non-profit tax-exempt status, and/or which are not incorporated. The only time the Institute requires a fiscal sponsor is if the organization does not have its own bank account. If you cannot receive a grant directly (with the grant check made out to the name of your organization), please indicate this in your proposal and include information about your fiscal sponsor, including a letter indicating the sponsor’s tax-exempt status and some basic information such as a brochure or brief annual report.


The next deadlines for proposals for the International Nonviolence Training Fund is December 2nd 2011.

The review and decision process takes approximately four months.

The INTF does not consider proposals for trainings which will have already taken place by the time its decision is made, so you are urged to apply at least four to five months before your training is set to begin, especially if you need preparation time for the training after notification of the grant decision.

Groups which receive INTF grants must generally wait two years before applying again to the INTF.


To submit a proposal, fill out completely the INTF Grant Application Form:

Email the completed form (preferably in MS Word or RTF format) with all required attachments to intf(at)  with the subject line “INTF:” followed by the name of your group.

NOTE: If you are awarded a grant, you will have to provide a complete financial accounting for all funds received from the Muste Institute, demonstrating that they were used in accord with the grant agreement. This accounting is due as soon as the money is spent or within six months, whichever comes first. If funds from a grant remain unspent after six months, you must submit an updated accounting every six months until the complete grant is spent. This financial accounting should be accompanied by copies of materials produced with Institute funds, and a brief narrative report on the project.

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Akiba Uhaki Foundation – Call For Proposals 2012

Akiba Uhaki Foundation (AUF) is a proactive grant-making organization dedicated to supporting and accompanying Human Rights and Social Justice related organizations in East Africa i.e. Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda.

In pursuit of its mandate and in line with the above intervention strategy, AUF invites applications from community-based/community-serving or national organizations in East Africa, whether registered and unregistered (provided the unregistered organizations are fiscally hosted by registered ones) for support on innovative and potentially high impact projects in the promotion and protection of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights of marginalized and disadvantaged communities in the region.

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Berger-Marks Foundation Edna Award

The Washington, D.C.-based Berger-Marks Foundation provides financial assistance to women who are engaged in union organizing and to assist working women who want to organize other women into unions through training, research, and other resources.

The foundation is inviting applications for the Edna Award, a new $10,000 award created to honour a young woman leader in the social justice movement who has made an extraordinary contribution early in her career and whose achievements indicate that her work will continue to significantly improve the lives of working women and men.

Young women from labour unions, women’s groups, workers’ rights groups, and other areas of social justice are encouraged to apply.

Applicants must be 35 years of age or younger on December 31st 2011. Women can apply for the award themselves or be nominated by others.

The complete program guidelines and the application form are available at the Berger-Marks Foundation Web site

Nomination deadline is July 15th 2011

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