Thursday, 24 April 2014


Title: Building Civic Consciousness through ‘Grass rooting’ Human Rights and Good Governance.

Independent Development Fund (IDF) is a non-political, non-governmental, not-for-profit grant mechanism for supporting civil society organizations in Uganda. It is set up to deliver a range of support services to Ugandan civil society organizations as a means of strengthening their capacities to effectively contribute to the country's human rights, civil rights, good governance and poverty reduction efforts.
IDF aims to give grants and grant management support to Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) that will work to promote a human rights approach to support and facilitate specific actions towards building civic consciousness on human rights and good governance.
IDF is launching a Call for Concept notes. Grant contracts will be awarded for actions aiming to build civic consciousness and competence through "grass-rooting" human rights and elements of good governance among the public in Uganda particularly among the vulnerable and disadvantaged populations.
Who is Eligible?
Ugandan small and medium organisations whose annual budget turnover is below one (1) billion Uganda Shillings for the last two years. Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), Non-Governmental Organisation (NGOs), Community Based Organisations (CBOs) working in consortium arrangement with an NGO and Civil Society Networks in Uganda. These include human rights groups and agencies, grassroot organisations, women associations, youth organisations, development oriented faith based organisations, development support structures (teaching and research establishments) cultural associations, professional associations, organisations dealing with marginalised groups among others.
Expected Results
All projects must contribute to the two main result areas under one (1) lot:
Lot 1: Human Rights (70%)
RA 1: Raise awareness on human rights issues at the local level
RA2: Increased access to justice by the poor and marginalised populations
Lot 2: Good Governance (30%)
RA 3: Improved mechanisms for Accountability monitoring at the local levels
RA4: Increased awareness of the local citizens about democratic participation
Size of Grants
  •  Maximum amount: $100,000 (Est. UShs 260,000,000)
  •  Minimum amount: $70,000 (Est. UShs 182,000,000)
Duration of Projects
For this Call, the proposed duration of projects should not be less than twenty four (24) months and not more than twenty six (26) months.
Application Process
For the full details on the call, please download the guidelines for applications and all the templates from the following website:
A special information session for successful applicants at the Concept level will be organised in Kampala, on a date to be communicated later:
Deadline and Address for Submission of Concept notes is 19th May 2014, 5:00PM
Applications will be handled with a high level of integrity and transparency. All applications must be submitted using the standard application form with all the required annexes and supporting documents to the following address:
The Executive Director,
Independent Development Fund,
Plot 18 off Martyrs Way, Ntinda
P.O.Box 34253 Kampala, Uganda
Fax: (+256) 414 234249