UNDEF provides project grants in support of democracy

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UNDEFPRESS RELEASE – The Saint Lucia National Commission for UNESCO is pleased to announce a call, by the United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF), to civil society organisations in support of grant funding for project proposals that advance and support Democracy.

The UNDEF will support projects that strengthen the voice of civil society, promote human rights, and encourage the participation of civil society organisations in the democratic process.

SELECTION CRITERIA: Project Proposals, which will be subject to a highly rigorous and competitive selection process, should fall under one or more of seven main areas:

• Community Activism

• Rule of Law and Human Rights

• Tools for Knowledge

• Women’s Empowerment

• Youth Engagement

• Media and Freedom of Information

• Strengthening Interaction with Government

AWARD: UNDEP projects are two years long. Applicants can request grants of a minimum of USD100,000.00 and a maximum of USD300,000.00.

Further details and information on the UNDEF Project Grants – including information on the online application process – are available online at: www.un.org/democracyfund/application-materials.

Applications for funding, including Project Proposals must be submitted online between 15th November – 31st December, 2015 at www.un.org/democracyfund.

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