UK-UNDP Initiative for Sustainable Peace: Call for Project Ideas

The UK Government and UNDP invite civil society organizations to take part in a grant contest

November 8, 2023

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), with funding from the UK Government, is announcing a call for project ideas under the joint initiative “Taking COBERM further: UK in Support of Sustainable Peace (UK-SSP)”.

What we aim to achieve

The initiative aims to improve the capacity of civil society actors in locally-led peacebuilding initiatives; facilitate inclusive processes to increase the engagement of youth, women and excluded groups in dialogue and confidence-building measures; and promote sustainable conflict prevention and peacebuilding.

Who can participate

Grants will be awarded to local civil society organisations, foundations, academia and international NGOs. UK-SSP aims to back initiatives developed by both experienced and younger, potentially less experienced local CSOs and representatives within civil society.

Priority areas

The initiative will assist project ideas that strive for sustainable cooperation focused on peace, with a tangible positive impact on the building of trust between conflict-affected societies. UK-SSP assistance will extend to initiatives aimed at fostering confidence between communities divided by conflicts, as well as raising awareness about conflict prevention and peacebuilding within diverse ethnic communities. The programme will also fund measures that explore opportunities to prevent potential conflict and/or crisis. 

The deadline for submission is 23 November 2023.