Monday, July 2, 2012

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene funding offered through AusAID

Hi nonprofit friends around the world,

I would like to make you aware of a funding opportunity specifically for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene offered through AusAID - the Civil Society Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Fund:
DEADLINE: August 24, 2012
(See target countries listed further below.)

The AusAID Civil Society Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Fund is an AUD$97 million fund that will run from July 2012 until February 2017 and support civil society organisations (CSOs) to deliver WASH programs in Africa, Asia and the Pacific. Following on from the Water and Sanitation Initiative (WSI) Civil Society WASH Fund, completed in March 2012, the new fund forms a part of a suite of activities under the new phase of global and cross-regional programs in WASH managed by the Infrastructure and Water Policy Section (IWP) in AusAID.

These grants are not limited to Australian organizations: For non-Australian civil society and non-for-profit organizations, there are additional steps in the process. If an organization is not accredited by AusAID or has not previously received AusAID funding, the organization will be asked to provide other documents to help AusAID assess the organization’s management capacity, systems and operations.

List of countries captured within the scope of program:

Southern Africa: Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe

East Africa: DR Congo, Tanzania

South Asia: Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka

South-East Asia: Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao, PDR, Philippines, Timor, Leste, Vietnam

Pacific: Fiji, Kiribati, Micronesia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu

Specific organizational and activity criteria are listed on the Fund Guidelines document which can be found at the AusAID Fund website and is also attached to this email.

Timeframes and resources (per the AusAID Site):

The deadline for submission of proposals is Friday 24 August 2012 at 14:00 hours Australian Eastern Standard Time (GMT + 10). The outcomes of the call of proposals will be advised in October 2012 with the inception phase expected to begin in November 2012.

AusAID would prefer electronic submissions in PDF format. Submissions must be emailed to WASHFund  (at) AusAID (dot) gov (dot) au. If necessary hard copies should be provided to:

Tender Box, Ground Floor, AusAID
255 London Circuit
Canberra ACT 2601

*** This could be a great opportunity for WASH organizations doing vital work around the world to receive funding. The August 24 application deadline is fast approaching. ***
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