Invitation for Project Proposals
MDGs Small Grants Facility Programme
TO ALL NON-GOVERNMENTAL AND CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS
We are pleased to inform you that the Office of the UN Resident Coordinator in Macedonia is now launching the Millennium Development Goals (MDG’s) Small Grants Programme aimed at supporting local initiatives for the promotion of the Millennium Development Goals Campaign.
The Millennium Development Goals Campaign is based on the global commitments put forward in the Millennium Declaration, which sets out a single framework of the key challenges facing humanity at the threshold of the new millennium in the areas of:
- Halving extreme poverty and hunger
- Achieving universal primary education
- Promoting gender equality
- Reducing under-five mortality by two-thirds
- Reducing maternal mortality by three-quarters
- Reversing the spread of HIV/AIDS, malaria and TB
- Ensuring environmental sustainability
- Developing a global partnership for development, with targets for aid, trade, debt relief
MDGs Small Grants Facility Programme will award 4 micro-grants in the amount of up to US$ 2,500 to short-term projects to support grass-roots activities carried out by community-based organisations or individuals. In this endeavour, preference will be given to initiatives undertaken by community organisations or individuals involved in above mentioned areas at the local level.
The implementation of the MDGs Small Grants Programme at the country level will be ensured by the UN MDGs Task Force comprising of representatives of the United Nations Agencies represented in Macedonia. If you are interested in applying for the MDGs Small Grants Programme, you are invited to do so by filling an application form. The form should be returned to the UN MDGs Task Force (please refer to the contact information below) by Tuesday, 09 December 2003. If your application will be selected, you will be notified by 11 December 2003.
In order to proceed with the application process, please follow the guidelines listed below:
- Please obtain the application form from UNDP office at Dimitrie Cupovski 8, 1000 Skopje, or download from the UN in Macedonia Website – www.un.org.mk
- Fill in the Application Form and return it together with the one page summary/background on your organisation’s previous activities.
Please note that all the documents submitted for consideration of the MDG Task Force should be in English. The applications received after 09 December 1999 deadline will not be accepted.
On behalf of UN MDGs Task Force:
UNDP Dimitrie Cupovski 8
1 000 Skopje
Tel. (02) 31-16-335 ext : 105
Fax (02) 31-18- 261
E-mail: jenny. firstname.lastname@example.org
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