Last year, 12 NGO programmes and seven projects received funding from SIF, and national coordinator Angeline Tuara said that there is money left over that needs to be used before the end of the financial year, which is July 31.
“There is money that needs to be used by the end of the financial year, and the best way to use it is to open another project round,” Tuara said.
To be eligible for the funding, applicants must be registered as a Civil Society organisation, incorporated society or trust with the Ministry of Justice, or through an endorsement by the relevant Island Council.
The organisations will be expected to focus their project on six priority areas: gender equality, children and youth, the elderly, domestic violence, disabilities and mental health.
Organisations are expected to demonstrate a proven track record in delivering services that align with these six areas, and will need to have shown in the past that they have sound operating procedures and strong financial management.
Selection will be based on the merit of proposals received, and the proposals will be judged on ownership, alignment, harmonisation, results, mutual accountability and experience in meeting the SIF criteria.
Applications close at 3pm on April 19, and for further information Tuara pointed people towards the ministry of internal affairs public notice in CINews.