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Call for proposals: Grants for Inclusive Peacebuilding in Thailand’s Southern Border Provinces (closes 15 October)

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Objective

Minority Rights Group is seeking proposals for local projects that work toward supporting the rights of minority or marginalized persons to mobilise their communities to facilitate engagement in processes of peacebuilding in the following Southern Border Provinces of Thailand: Pattani, Yala, Narathiwat, and the four districts of Songkhla. 

Projects must pilot innovative approaches at the local and national level. Potential activities can include:  

  • Advocacy: research, data collection, producing evidence/reports for advocacy, strategy and planning meetings, monitoring and publications. 
  • Capacity building: trainings and workshops to develop the ability of communities to protect their minority rights, mediate conflict resolutions and peacebuilding.
  • Government accountability: dialogue with public authorities.
  • Conflict management:   monitoring conflict and community tension, actions relating to identified drivers of conflict, dialogue with local authorities, research into conflict drivers and ways to reduce impact. 
  • Peacebuilding: community mediation initiatives, intercommunity projects; arts, education or sports projects; intercommunity dialogues, problem-solving initiatives. 
  • Law: trainings including paralegal and rights training, legal support initiatives. 
  • Trainings: conflict resolution trainings, trainings of HRDs or community members on their rights.
  • Creative communications: campaigns, communication and awareness raising initiatives. 

Criteria for Applicants

  • Be a non-governmental or community-based organisation working on related issues. 
  • Have an established track record of similar work. 
  • Be committed to peaceful resolution of conflict and must not be engaged in or support in any way violent activities
  • Be committed to involving all ethnic and/or religious communities, gender, and people with disabilities in your broader activities. 

Term of Reference

  • Projects must be between 8,000 EUR – 10,000 EUR 
  • Projects must be implemented between 1 December 2022 and 1 June 2023. The maximum project duration is 6 months. 

Project Selection Criteria

  1. Innovative projects that pilot new approaches to promoting and protecting minority rights.
  2. Clear project objectives with concrete outcomes and outputs.
  3. Clearly justified budget that represents value for money.
  4. Clearly identified target beneficiaries and a plan to reach those beneficiaries and advocacy targets effectively.
  5. Projects that address gender issues, pay attention to multiple forms of discrimination, and include vulnerable groups in project implementation and/or organisational structure.
  6. Projects that encourage effective collaboration with other Civil Society Organizations (CSOs).   

 Anticipated Timeline

  • 15 September 2022: Call for Applications released
  • 27 September 2022: Online Q&A Session with CSOs (27 September 2022 at 10:00 am BKK time) – Click here to join
  • 15 October 2022: Application deadline 
  • 1 November 2022: Successful applicants notified
  • 1 December 2022: Start of Activities
  • 1 June 2023: Completion of Activities
  • 15 June 2023: Final narrative and financial reports due

Submission Process

Please fill out the form below by 15 October 2022.

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Background

Minority Rights Group (MRG) is an international non-governmental organization working to secure rights for ethnic, religious, and linguistic minorities worldwide and to promote co-operation between communities. The grants are financed by ‘Inclusive Peacebuilding for Thailand’s Southern Border Provinces‘ a three-year programme funded by the European Union.

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