Call for Project Proposals the Steelworkers Humanity Fund: For Women Workers (Up To $25,000 In Fundings)

Deadline: 2-Jun-23

The Women’s International Solidarity Program of the Steelworkers Humanity Fund is launching a pilot open call for proposals outside Canada for international development projects and worker-led initiatives that support women in accessing and being successful in employment occupations and industry labour sectors impacted by gender bias.

Projects must be led and implemented by non-profit organizations or associations located in low and middle-income countries. This initiative seeks to expand the international partners of the Humanity Fund to help advance strategic women and labour issues.

This call for proposals seeks to:

Increase women’s successful labour integration in industries that continue to experience gendered occupational segregation;
Elevate women’s leadership in labour movements that advocate for access and equity in non-traditional jobs;
Help women secure decent work in career fields or sectors of employment where women’s participation is underrepresented.

 Funding Information
Project funding request can range from $10,000 up to $25,000 Canadian dollars to support project activities.
DurationFunding is for one-year project activities.Project activities will need to be completed by July 31, 2024.Funding renewal after one year will be considered but cannot be guaranteed.
Continued funding will depend on project outcomes and future available resources.

Strong preference will be given to projects working with women facing precarious and vulnerable employment conditions and those systematically disadvantaged.
Preference will be given to activities with women-led, grassroots initiatives or community projects with a commitment to labour organizing and social justice values.

Preference will be given to projects that build in a global education component to support the engagement of the United Steelworkers Canadian union members. (examples: online presentation, workshop, participation inadvocacy actions, travel delegation visit, etc.)
Project funding can support existing initiatives or be applied to seed-fund innovative ideas.

Eligibility Criteria
Eligible applicants must be registered non-profit organizations based and operating in developing countries or low or middle-income nations.

Applicants must be able to project manage and operate internationally funded initiatives.

Preference will be given to emerging and medium-sized organizations.
Existing funded partners of the Steelworkers Humanity Fund are not eligible to apply for this call for proposals at this time.

Process and application
Interested international organizations that meet the criteria for this call for proposals are cordially invited and encouraged to apply via the completion of an online form.
Their organization is only able to receive proposals in three main languages: English, French and Spanish.
If your organization is interested in applying, please use one of these three online application forms available.


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