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Rotary Foundation -- Grants for Masters Studies in Water and Sanitation

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The Rotary Foundation partners with UNESCO to offer funding for masters studies in water and sanitation. Applicants for Rotary's support must be provisionally admitted to one of the three participating degree programs at UNESCO's Institute for Water Education (IHE). Students apply via their local Rotary club or district. Each award is approximately €34 thousand, paid directly to UNESCO-IHE. The application deadline is 15 June. Link

Rabobank Employees Fund -- Small Projects in Education and Water Supply

posted Feb 1, 2016, 2:29 AM by Site Manager

The Rabobank Employees Fund ("Rabo Share4More") is a part of the Rabobank Group, a provider of financial services that operates on cooperative principles in over 40 countries. Rabo Share4More supports small-scale sustainable projects in education and water supply. For water projects, the areas of interest include improved water supplies and facilities for drinking water; agricultural irrigation; information projects; and integrated water management. Applications are welcomed from organizations that bank with Rabobank, and from Rabobank employees. The maximum grant request is €15 thousand. There is no deadline for applications. Link

UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) -- Prosperity Fund in Colombia

posted Jan 20, 2016, 9:20 AM by Site Manager

The Prosperity Fund in Colombia supports multi-year programmes in the areas of good governance and competitiveness, infrastructure, and energy. The project themes in infrastructure include the management of water and waste. The project themes for energy are efficiency, diversification, renewable energy, offshore operations, and climate services. Project bids will typically be in the region of £100 thousand. The Prosperity Fund accepts project proposals from civil society, governments, think tanks, commercial organizations, and UK government departments.The deadline for concept bids is 19 February 2016. Link

International Riverfoundation -- International and Australian Riverprize Awards 2016

posted Jan 20, 2016, 9:00 AM by Site Manager

The Riverprize Awards are made to outstanding projects in river management. Nominations are accepted for programs and projects in river restoration, management of river water quality, pollution control, and related issues. The Prize has a cash component plus a twinning component. The application deadline (Stage 1) for the International and Australian prizes is 11 March 2016. Link

King Boudouin Foundation -- Research on Water Availability

posted Jan 20, 2016, 8:38 AM by Site Manager

The Ernest du Bois Prize offers €20 thousand for doctoral studies on the theme of water availability. The awards are for young engineers who are carrying out research on the theme of water and its availability -- including issues of protecting reserves, managing pollution, developing processing techniques, and others. Applications need to be submitted in French or Dutch. The application deadline is 19 October 2016. Link

Coca-Cola Foundation -- Community Support Includes Water Projects

posted Jan 20, 2016, 8:36 AM by Site Manager

The Coca-Cola Foundation’s priority areas for grant making are water stewardship, active healthy living, community recycling, and education. In the subject area of water, the Foundation makes grants for access to clean water and sanitation; watershed management in water-stressed areas; multiple-use systems for water; and education and awareness in water conservation. Grants are to tax-exempt nonprofit charitable organizations. Grant seekers apply for cash grants or fund-raising sponsorships. Note: Coca-Cola’s regional and country foundations share in these global priorities and add others -- mainly in areas of education, health, and environment. Link

Swedish International Development Agency (Sida) -- International Training 2016

posted Jan 11, 2016, 12:19 AM by Site Manager   [ updated Jan 11, 2016, 12:21 AM ]

Sida funds short-term training in selected development topics for participants from developing countries. The Africa regional program includes a course in climate change mitigation and adaption for applicants from Botswana, Mozambique, and Zambia. The course will focus on water resources, e.g., for agriculture, water supply, hydropower, etc. The application deadline is 15 January 2016. Note: Interested individuals should follow the website for additional courses that may be announced, including at the global level and for other regions. Link

JRS Biodiversity Foundation -- Information on Freshwater Biodiversity and Pollinator Biodiversity in Africa

posted Jan 4, 2016, 2:00 AM by Site Manager

The JRS Biodiversity Foundation aims to increase the access to and the use of information for biodiversity conservation and sustainable development in sub-Saharan Africa. The current call for proposals requests multi-year projects focused on biodiversity data, knowledge, and information services related to freshwater biodiversity and pollinator biodiversity in eastern and southern Africa. Preference is for projects that can grow to larger scale, or that can be transferred across geographic regions or across organizational and institutional contexts. Each multi-year grant will range from about US$50 thousand to about US$250 thousand. The deadline for applications is 16 February 2016. Link

European Commission (EC) -- Sustainable Water Management in Mediterranean Countries

posted Jan 4, 2016, 1:08 AM by Site Manager

The program Sustainable Integrated Water Management (SWIM) calls for demonstration projects in water resource management in the Mediterranean countries of the European Neighborhood Instrument (i.e., ENI South): Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Syria (currently suspended), and Tunisia. The program is open to qualifying nonprofit public organizations and NGOs in EU countries; ENI South partner countries; IPA countries; and international organizations. Each project must have at least one local partner. Grants will range from €750 thousand to €3 million, varying with cost shares, for demonstration projects in one or several beneficiary countries. Reference EuropeAid/150950/DH/ACT/Multi. The deadline for concept notes is 01 March 2016. Link

Suez Environnement -- Fonds Suez Environnement Initiatives

posted Jan 4, 2016, 12:42 AM by Site Manager

The Fund makes grants and provides technical skills for projects in water, sanitation, waste water treatment, and waste management in developing countries. Eligibility for grants extends to solidarity organizations and institutions in all countries. The deadlines for applications (French, English) are 30 April and 31 October of each year. Link

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