[health-vn] Call for Funding Proposals to Promote MDG5b
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Subject: PHM-Exch> Call for Funding Proposals to Promote MDG5b
Date: Wed, 20 Jan 2010 02:07:59 +0700
From: Claudio Schuftan <cschuftan at phmovement.org>
To: phm-exchange at phm.phmovement.org
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From: *Rebecca Brown* rbrown at escr-net.org <mailto:rbrown at escr-net.org>
Flexi Fund - International Planned Parenthood Federation
*Call for Applications to Promote Millennium Development Goal 5b
(MDG5b): Universal Access to **Reproductive Health** by 2015.*
*Deadline for Applications: 15 February 2010*
*Website Offers Guidelines & Application in English, French, & Spanish.*
*Apply now for up to 10,000 USD funding for **advocacy** work.*
With only 5 years remaining before the Millennium Development Goals
framework comes to an end, it is clear that decisive and concerted
action needs to be taken to ensure that MDG5 is prioritised at all levels.
Without sufficient attention or priority given to MDG 5 (particularly 5b
– universal access to reproductive health) it is unlikely that any of
the MDGs will be attained.
The 2010 MDG Review Summit along with the Country Progress Reports
present a unique final opportunity to prioritise MDG5b amongst key
decision-makers at the national, regional and global levels.
This opportunity should not be wasted.
The Advocacy Flexi Fund (AFF) provides small grants to support civil
society organizations working with young people to advocate for MDG5b to
ensure sexual and reproductive health and rights.
We know that there are few resources available at country-level for
advocacy, but sometimes a small amount of money can make a large
The AFF aims to support civil society organizations working with young
people to advocate for the MDG5b in their country and region.
Together these different advocacy campaigns will make an overall
contribution to political and financial commitment for sexual and
reproductive health and rights of young people globally.
They will help to ensure international commitments to universal access
to sexual and reproductive health and rights are achieved.
The Advocacy Flexi-Fund will prioritise organizations with a commitment
to young people and meaningful youth participation from low income
countries, since it is often difficult to find funding for national
advocacy activities in these countries (75 per cent of all Flexi Fund
grants will be awarded to organizations in countries on DAC List of
Overseas Development Aid Recipients).
*The key principles of the **Advocacy** Flexi Fund*
• To support national civil society organizations, particularly youth groups
• To support national initiatives to increase political and financial
support for MDG5b
• To promote youth partnership and meaningful involvement in advocacy
*The **Advocacy** Flexi Fund provides grants from USD $3,000 to USD
$10,000 to cover up to 90% of the cost of the activity, with a minimum
10% contribution from the grantee.*
The grant will cover activities over a period of one to 6 months
starting in March 2010.
The grant will not cover capital costs such as salaries, computers etc.
A maximum of 5% of the grant can cover overhead costs.
The Advocacy Flexi Fund supports advocacy activities in the three
* Recognizes the need for MDG5b in statements at international,
regional and/or national meetings
* Increases financial resources for MDG5b at country level
* Promotes and coordinates civil society action in promoting MDG5b
in national policy, programmes and budgets
Applications can be submitted in English, Spanish or French.
*The deadline for applications is 15 February 2010.*
More calls for Advocacy Flexi-Fund applications will be posted over the
next 12 months.
Download the application guidelines and form below email
flexifund at ippf.org <mailto:flexifund at ippf.org>
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