Expression of Interest for Grant Pre-Qualification

Closing date for applications: 

ActionAid Bangladesh is inviting Expressions of Interest (EoI) from eligible local youth organisations working from the Rangpur division to participate in the Bangladesh Firestarter Initiative. Organisations from who applied last year are requested not to apply again this year. All interested parties from Rangpur Division are requested to take note of the timeline while submitting their EoI.

All EoI must be submitted to on or before Saturday, 29th April 2017. Please make sure the attachments are under 10 MB in size. Hard copies can be sent to:ActionAid Bangladesh House SE (C) 5/B, Road 136Gulshan 1, Dhaka 1212

About Bangladesh Firestarter InitiativeThe Bangladesh Firestarter Initiative (BFI) project is a reactive and open small grants scheme funded by the Queens Young Leaders Programme and implemented by ActionAid Bangladesh. It targets emerging and innovative youth-led organisations/clubs leading advocacy projects, especially those led by disadvantaged young people, especially young women, girls and minority communities outside of Dhaka. The project will build the capacity of youth driven organisations/clubs, provide peer to peer learning and sharing opportunities, mentorship and coaching. The project will also establish linkages with the wider youth sector and potential donors in the development of more sustainable and impaction social action strategies. The project will annually disburse funds through an open, transparent and competitive process in selected divisions over four years.About ActionAid BangladeshActionAid Bangladesh (AAB) has been working for over 30 years in partnership with local organisations and networks in some of the poorest and most marginalised communities across the country. The organization’s strategy paper prioritizes its engagement with adolescents and youth across all programme, campaigns and policy work. AAB is also a member of the wider ActionAid Federation consisting of 45 countries and provides strategic contribution to shaping the youth engagement.Eligibility Interested organisations must comply with the following criteria for submitting the EoI:

  • The organisation must be from Rangpur Division
  • Registered with the Government of Bangladesh relevant Ministry, Department or through the Registrar of Joint Stock as a non-profit entity;
  • Possess a Bank Account in the name of the organization;
  • Have a constitution, executive committee and can provide evidence of regular meetings;
  • Have demonstrable organisational processes and policies/manuals/guidelines in place;
  • Able to provide evidence of working with/for disadvantaged young people – especially women, girls and minority communities leading advocacy projects to affect change in their communities;
  • Non-religious and non-political;
  • Not associated with microcredit or any profit making initiatives;
  • Located in the area of work.

Based on the eligibility criteria only short-listed organisations will be contacted for final grant application process. Any personal persuasion/phone-call will result in disqualification of the application.