Updated May 23, 2019CLOSED

Local Initiative Fund in Turkey

Offered by European Union

The fund’s main objective is to provide technical and financial support to local interventions responding to specific assistance and service needs of vulnerable and at-risk persons. Within the scope of the fund, new local initiatives will be piloted, or successful approaches will be advanced to serve the special needs of particularly vulnerable groups and persons at risk amongst refugees and host communities. It aims to reach out to people in disadvantaged and underserved areas, to strengthen their inclusion and improve their access to high-quality services.
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CLOSEDJun 15, 2019Deadline
€50,000 - €500,000Amount

Mandatory Requirements

StageStage 2: Research & Development, Stage 3: Proof of Concept and Stage 4: Transition to Scale
Created inTurkey
Implemented in:
Focus AreasHumanitarian Assistance
Expected results: All funded projects should contribute to at least one of the followingresults:
• Facilitated access to services provided in underserved areas;
• Improved quality and quantity of service delivery in the field of protection, registration,
counselling and advice on issues regarding education, health, employment and
• Inclusion of the most vulnerable and at-risk persons in the humanitarian assistance;
• Averted or reduced negative coping mechanisms;
• Increased knowledge of actors in the field, increased advocacy and awareness;
• Averted or mitigated tensions resulting from the impact of displacement on local

The following types of entities are eligible to receive financial support:
• Existing and registered small and medium-sized local organizations such as civilsociety organizations (CSOs), community-based organizations (CBOs) and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs).

All applicants must be:
• Non-profit-making actors;
• Registered as a legal entity in Turkey – usually as an NGO, association or foundation;
• Directly responsible for the implementation and not acting as an intermediary;
• In possession of required legal permissions depending on intended activities.

Other Requirements

Target Beneficiaries
The fund is dedicated to projects that support particularly vulnerable groups who havenot yet benefited from services and who are at risk of being ‘left behind’ in humanitarianand development assistance endeavours. These vulnerable groups include workingchildren, seasonal migrants, non-registered refugees, persons with disabilities, singleparents, elderly persons at risk, people with specific legal and physical protection needs,victims of human trafficking, victims of torture, LGBTI individuals, survivors or persons atrisk of SGBV. Others will be included upon given data and justification.
Planned Usage of Funds
Possible activities include the following:

• Developing and providing access to needs-based services to refugees, displacedpersons and vulnerable members of the host communities in the field of legal issuesand protection (e.g. support with registration), education, health, employment andlocal integration;
• Promoting outreach (both static and mobile for accessing areas not covered yet) tomitigate and limit exposure to risks and conduct protection advocacy measures;
• Piloting new models of service provisions and establishing access to existing serviceproviders;
• Developing and implementing measures to enable refugees and displaced peopleto have a voice and engage in participatory dialogue with organizations, hostcommunities and others;
• Developing and implementing awareness-raising measures regarding the positivecontribution of refugees to Turkish society;
• Developing, promoting and implementing measures for social interaction, interculturalexchange, trust-building, networking;
• Implementing measures that help integrating refugees and displaced people withinhost communities.
Impact Evaluation/M&E Plan
Describe your M&E system, including data collection, data processing, analysis and use.State clearly how you will measure the achievement of the project objectives, outputsand outcomes and the changes that the project plans to make.

Application And Awards Process

Applications should be submitted no later than 15 June 2019 to the following email: lift@giz.de


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