Funding to support Activities and Actions related to addressing GBV (Kenya)

Deadline: 17-Sep-23

International Solidarity Foundation (ISF) now invites community-based organizations, grassroots movements, and civil society organizations to apply for funding to support activities and actions related to addressing Gender Based Violence (GBV) in Kisii and Nyamira counties.

The International Solidarity Foundation (ISF) is a Finnish development organization, founded in 1970. ISF envisions a world where women and girls are empowered to build their own future, their self-determination is fully realized, and their right to bodily integrity respected.

The primary objective of the Financial Support to Third Parties (FSTP) project is to cultivate a dynamic grassroots movement against Gender-Based Violence GBV in these counties, supported by tailored prevention strategies, collaborative gatherings, knowledge sharing, skill enhancement through peer learning and mentorship, and financial support for local stakeholders.

Support Offered through the Call
ISF will provide funding for groups and organizations that have innovative ideas and preferably a track record of at least 12 months of implementing similar or related activities that fall within (but are not limited to) the below categories:

Prevention: efforts to stop or reduce the occurrence of gender-based violence by addressing root causes and societal norms that contribute to such violence.
Response: support to individuals who have experienced or are at risk of experiencing gender-based violence, ensuring their safety, well-being, and access to necessary services.
Access to Justice: efforts to enhance survivors’ ability to seek legal remedies and protection, addressing barriers that might prevent them from doing so.

For this Call, the proposed action should focus on any of the categories listed above, and include any of the indicative, but not exhaustive activities listed below (applicants can also suggest other relevant activities):

Local campaigns
Advocacy and lobbying
Legal protection, counselling services, and social support
Support for people and groups that are exposed to discrimination.
Cultural and youth events
Visibility and communication/outreach activities
Creation of digital solutions, mobile applications, web portals etc.
Access to information and public debate
Participation in the development of local policies, initiatives, and action plans
Social entrepreneurship initiatives
Local media reporting

Funding Information
ISF will award grants ranging from KES. 300,000 to KES. 3,000,000 to successful applicants in support of the selected activities.
Ineligible Costs Include
Debts and debt service charges (interest).
Provisions for losses or potential future liabilities.

Actions that consist exclusively or primarily of capital expenditure and infrastructure expenditure, e.g. land, buildings, and vehicles.

Equipment not directly utilized for the action.

In-kind contributions (except for volunteer work).

Salary costs of the personnel.
Bonuses included in costs of staff.
Negative interest charged by banks or other financial institutions.

Actions concerned only or mainly with individual sponsorships for participation in workshops, seminars, conferences and congresses.

Actions concerned only or mainly with individual scholarships for studies or training courses.
Actions supporting political parties or related foundations.

Actions concerning one-off conferences. Conferences may be funded only if they form part of a wider range of activities to be implemented in the project timeframe.

Eligibility Criteria
Civil Society Organisations (CSOs): non-governmental, non-profit, and voluntary organizations that operate independently from the government and commercial sectors; established to address various social, cultural, environmental, and humanitarian issues.

Community-Based Organisations (CBOs): entities that operate within specific geographical communities and are primarily focused on addressing the unique needs and concerns of those communities.

Grassroots Movements small, locally based groups that focus on addressing specific issues or concerns within a community and emphasize the importance of community engagement, participatory decision-making, and direct action; often initiated and led by individuals or community members who are directly affected by the issues they aim to address.


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