Local peacebuilders can apply for a micro-grant to enable them to continue their work and adapt to more digital working during the period of closures and restrictions brought about by the COVID-19 outbreak.
This fund is designed to support you to access the digital tools needed to continue your peacebuilding work, even remotely, during the period of lockdown and restrictions brought about by COVID-19. This fund is primarily for the purchase of phone credit, basic equipment, software and other communications tools.
You should tell us how the funding will support you to continue or modify your peacebuilding work during this time, and what it will enable you to achieve that you would be unable to do without it.
Who can apply?
Any individual, group or organisation that meets the following criteria can apply for the fund:
- Is carrying out peacebuilding work in a fragile or conflict affected country, defined as any activities that have a strong direct impact on peaceful outcomes in a community, including:
- Contributing to the reduction of key drivers of conflict
- Working with communities to develop their own peace initiatives
- Contributing to the creation or reform of grievance management and justice systems
- Supporting actors to resist violence and provocation
- Increasing the security of the population and the sense of security
- Has been carrying out this work for a minimum of six months
- Refuses to use violence or weapons in your work, and embraces the concept of non-violence
- Is engaging in locally or nationally focused work (meaning the impacts of peacebuilding activities are intended for the context you currently operate within)
- Is not a branch of an international organisation.
- Is based in one of the following countries (This selection was based on the 2019 Fragile State Index): Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, , Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, China , Colombia, Comoros, Congo (Democratic Republic), Congo (Republic) Côte d’Ivoire, Cuba, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Iran, Israel, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Kyrgyz Republic, Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mexico, Micronesia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, Pakistan, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Sao Tome & Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor Leste, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Applicants can apply for funds between $50 and $750.
When to apply
The fund is open to apply now, and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until all funding has been awarded. In total there is currently $100,000 available for distribution.
How to apply
Please submit your application online.
The application process is available in English, French, Spanish and Arabic.
Only requests to purchase basic equipment, software or other digital tools, that are relevant to or will assist you with your peacebuilding work will be considered at this time.
Requests for smaller grants will be prioritised over requests for larger grants to ensure the fund is able to support as many people as possible.
Applicants can only apply once for a grant.
We will aim to respond to you within two weeks of receiving the reference for your application. If you do not hear from us within a period of two weeks, your application has been unsuccessful.
P.S. Don’t forget to visit our online platform to join conversations as part of a digital community of peacebuilders and check out our online courses if you need support in learning how to adapt your work.
Get in touch
We hope that the opportunities offered through Digital Inclusion for Peace work for your needs and aspirations as a local peacebuilder. We would love to hear your feedback - if you have a comment or suggestion, please get in touch with us at [email protected].