DeadlineNameDescriptionAward AmountContact
April 15, 2018Youth Democracy Award
Applications are open for Youth Democracy Award in 2018 to honor projects, initiatives and activities by and for young people who do not only commit themselves for democracy, but also reveal current difficulties and challenges of democracy. Because democratic structures cannot be taken for granted, but always need to be developed further on their own or within a group.
No matter what kind of project applicant have created: a demonstration, a applicant Tube video clip, a theater play or something completely different, applicant can think of everything! If applicant commit their self against homophobia, racism, sexism or in favor of disabled people, there are no limits to their fantasy and especially for their commitment!
The decision about the winner will be made by a youth jury consisting of pupils, apprentices, volunteers and students, aged 14 – 27 from all over Germany. Applicants will be informed about the decision in June 2018. The three most outstanding projects will be awarded with up to 3000 € in Bonn between September and December 2018 when the price ceremony of the International Democracy Award also takes places.
Eligibility Criteria
 Applicants are 14 up to 27 years old and organize their project mainly by theirself. Applicant may be supported by grown-ups who work on a full-time basis.
 Applicant wants to do social work and motivate other young people for political questions. Therefore play an active role in their project.
 Applicant’s project could be an (international) youth event, a political media project, a tournament, a community centre for youth or something that is totally different. Applicants are looking for creative, innovative ideas!
 An applicant project is mainly related to democratic work, due to the award’s main emphasis is on civic education. It should cause a sustainable impact on democratic structures and strengthens and improves democracy.
 Applicant’s project could last a day, a few months or several years. But all projects mustn’t be finished before 15th April 2018.
 Applicant’s project comes from a European country (EU and non-EU)
 Applicant’s aims and ideals are in accord with basic democratic values.
 A non-profit background is a must. Those projects that are financed by the Federal Agency for Civic Education (Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung, bpb) are not allowed to apply.
Applicants would Appreciate
 Projects which are organized by youth only.
 New ideas, creativity and surprising approaches.
 A project team that organizes voluntarily and enthusiastically.
 Projects which achieve much with few resources.
 Not only applicant but other young people get involved in some way.
How to Apply
Applicants can download the application form via given website.
The winner project will be honored with up to 3000 EurosDetails here:
July 28, 2016Waislitz Global Citizen AwardWaislitz Global Citizen Award - July 28, 2016
Global citizens (18 years and older) who work to end extreme poverty are eligible
Winners will receive up to $50,000 for their project, and a trip to New York.
July 15, 2016USG Alumni Grants 2016 by US Embassy Tbilisi, Georgia.ALUMNI Grants (PAS)

The U.S. Embassy announces guidelines for the 2016 ESF-funded Democracy Outreach/Alumni Program. This program allows the U.S. Embassy to provide support for U.S. Government (USG) alumni activities via alumni grants!
Up to $5,000Click here to find details.
OngoingThe Black Sea Trust for Regional Cooperation Grants ProgramThe Black Sea Trust for Regional Cooperation invites proposals from organizations and institutions in the countries of the Wider Black Sea Region on the Trust’s four programs:

Confidence Building
Cross-Border Initiatives
Eastern Links
Civic Participation (civic participation projects are in-country projects). Non-governmental organizations (NGOs), governmental entities including local governments, policy institutes, other associations legally registered in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Moldova, Romania, Turkey, Ukraine and Russia (Southern Russia), or in one of the countries of Central Europe and the Baltics.
BST grants generally range from $5,000 and $75,000, with most grants falling between $20,000 and $22,000More information can be found here

31 May 2015, 17:00 (GMT+2).Cross-Regional Grants Competition 2015 UNDPThe OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) invite non-profit organizations from Europe and Central Asia and the MENA region to submit their project ideas to the OFID-UNDP Cross–Regional Grants Competition and jointly develop, test, or share innovative and scalable solutions to development challenges from the two regions. Eligbility countries: Europe and Central Asia: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo*[1], Kyrgyzstan, Republic of Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Tajikistan, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan.The grants of minimum US$ 20 000 to maximum US$ 55 000 will support projects over a 12-month period.More information can be found here

On a rolling basisNational Geographic Society/Waitt GrantsThe National Geographic Society/Waitt Grants Program funds projects that require venture capital, supporting exceptional projects while foregoing a time-consuming peer-review process. NGS/Waitt grants are able to fund “proof of concept” research for applicants at an earlier stage in their careers than other NGS grant programs. Special emphasis is placed on expedited grant processing and turnaround.

The National Geographic Society/Waitt Grants Program supports a variety of project, that are generally not covered by other sources of funding. Waitt Grants Program will fund worldwide internationals who are able to show a commensurate level of expertise and experience, but are not required to have an advanced degrees to be eligible for funding.
5.000-15.000 US dollarsMore information can be found here
On a rolling basis

STEP Beyond Travel Grant by European Cultural FoundationSTEP Beyond Travel Grants are designed for up-and-coming artists and cultural workers to travel between EU and EFTA (European Free Trade Association), and countries bordering the EU. Priority is given to individuals who are under 35 years old and/or who are in the first 10 years of their career. The STEP Beyond funding scheme emerged from previous mobility grant programmes such as Erasmus and APEXchanges.

Join the ECF STEP Beyond Lab to check if your travel plans are eligible and to submit your application. As well as offering a quick and easy application process, the networking platform also offers the opportunity to meet other applicants.

STEP Beyond Travel Grants from/to the countries of South Caucasus (Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia) and Turkey are jointly funded with the Open Society Foundation (OSF).
Covers travel expensesApply here