The Netherlands Embassy in Amman, Jordan

Invitation to 2017 projects submission for the Human Rights Fund and Shiraka Program

Human Rights and Good Governance

The Netherlands gives high attention to an improved Human Rights status globally. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has renewed its commitment in 2017 to further assist Jordan in its endeavors at improving human rights and good governance. Organizations can apply for the Human Rights Fund and/or the Shiraka - Social Transformation Program, by the 1st of March 2017. The Embassy encourages projects that introduce new ideas and seek innovation.

Applications for the Human Rights Fund

To be eligible for a contribution under the Human Rights Fund, activities must relate to one or more of the following themes:

  • Freedom of expression and Internet freedom

  • Women’s rights; improved gender sensitive policies

  • Death penalty

  • Climate change mitigation & adaptation with focus on gender mainstreaming

    Criteria

  • Only non-governmental or semi-governmental non-profit organizations can apply

  • Indicative budgets can go up to a maximum of JOD 100.000 (for a one year project) and up to a maximum of JOD 200.000(for a two years project)

  • Duration of the project may not exceed two years

  • Activities are to be implemented in Jordan

  • Charitable or commercial activities are not eligible

Applications for Shiraka Program

To be eligible for a contribution under the Shiraka Program activities must relate to:

  • Economic growth; enabling environment for economic growth and/or generating employment opportunities

    Criteria:

  • Only local non-profit organizations registered in Jordan can apply

  • Indicative budgets can go up to a maximum of JOD 100.000 (for a one year project) and up to a maximum of JOD 200.000 (for a two years project)

  • Duration of the project may not exceed two years

  • Activities are to be implemented in Jordan

  • Charitable or commercial activities are not eligible

Proposals for both funds have to be submitted by 1 March 2017 at the latest.

Applications should be submitted on a standard Embassy project proposal application form in English, to the following email address: amm-info@minbuza.nl or rawan.daas@minbuza.nl .  The standard application form is available here or as a download on the page Human Rights and Good Governance’ of this website. All applicants will be notified of a decision within 90 days following the announced deadline.

Selection procedure

The assessment procedure shall consider the following components:

  • whether the proposed activity relates to one or more of the highlighted priorities;

  • whether the proposal contains a specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and time-related realization of its objective(s);

  • whether the proposed schedule of implementation is well planned and the duration is reasonable;

  • whether the proposed budget is realistic and cost-effective with full justification for every expenditure item;

  • sustainability of the activity;

  • novel and innovative intervention;

  • the past performance of the applicant, including the effectiveness of past projects, activities or initiatives; and

  • whether there is or is likely to be a duplication of the work already or currently carried out by this or other organisations (for more information on projects supported by the Embassy please follow this link; http://jordan.nlembassy.org/organization/policy-areas/human-rights-and-good-governance/projects.html

    If the number of eligible projects exceeds the funding amount available, the choice will be made on the basis of a comparative selection.