Small grants scheme

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United Nations Development Programme, Iraq Country Office

Small grants scheme: Call for proposals

Meeting with NGOs/CSOs, Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq, 16 October 2014

United Nations Development Programme, Iraq Country Office

Contents

• Brief background • Operational procedures • Q&A

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Background (1)

• Iraq Crisis Response and Resilience Programme (ICRRP) for the next 2 years • Income generation • Job creation • Capacity building of local communities • Rehabilitation of basic social and productive infrastructure

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Background (2)

• A Small Grants Scheme to strengthen cooperation with NGOs/CSOs and jointly implement community based initiatives • Innovative projects to respond to urgent socio economic needs of internally displaced people (IDPs) and communities hosting them • Social cohesion; develop self-reliance and build resilience

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Approaches

• Participatory and integrated approach; strong focus on local ownership • Community-based approach with beneficiary communities and local stakeholders • Ensuring sustainability

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Requirements and procedures (1)

• NGOs/CSOs registered and operational in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq • Beneficiaries are IDPs and host communities • One project per NGO/CSO, joint submissions possible • Projects amounting to US$ 50,000 – 300,000 • New deadline: 19 October, extended to 23 October 2014

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Requirement and procedures (2)

• Conflict-sensitive; to include mechanisms to increase social cohesion • ‘Do-not-harm’ principles in humanitarian aid (see http://spherehandbook.org

) • Gender balance: at least 30% of women beneficiaries • Focus on vulnerable groups amongst IDPs and host communities, in particular women and youth

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Priority areas

• Small public infrastructure rehabilitation or construction • Cash assistance (cash for work) • Income-generation; job creation • Vocational and job skills training • Local governance

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Selection criteria

• Technical soundness; well defined objectives = 25% • Sound implementation strategies = 25% • Appropriate budget = 20% • Conflict sensitivity = 15% • Capacity (to deliver) = 15%

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