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Kaiciid Small Grants Scheme - Call for Applications 2020

The International Dialogue Centre (KAICIID) has allocated funds to sponsor small scale short-term projects that focus on building dialogue bridges between diverse religious and ethnic communities in the Arab region. Possible grants range from 3000 Euro to 5000 Euro and will be evaluated based on specific selection criteria (attached below). Projects should be fully implemented within six months upon the receipt of the grant, including the submission of the final reports.

Projects focusing on the following areas will be given preference:

  1. Countering & preventing hate Speech in the name of religion on the national /regional level.

  2. Promoting the role of diverse religious leaders and institutions as active partners involved with policymakers, governments, and international institutions to confront this pandemic and deal with crises in general, and this includes, but is not limited to: raising awareness of individuals and societies, facing all the effects of the crisis in various fields such as education, unemployment and the economic implications, psychological support, combating social stigma and domestic violence etc.

  3. Enhancing the role of Interreligious dialogue (IRD) in responding to Covid-19 in promoting public health. Preference will be given to interfaith initiatives focusing on community engagement and responses to the current situation concerning COVID-19 outbreak amongst vulnerable groups (elderly, people with special health conditions, children, and refugees, etc.)


The following methods, approaches and formats could be used to address the topics highlighted above:

  • Advocacy for policy changes.
  • Capacity building (preferably online workshops and training).

  • Traditional/Social media engagement, live streaming events, broadcasting, radio programs, TV programs, short videos, documentaries, etc.

  • Knowledge exchange.

  • Awareness raising.

  • Research and publications, online and offline publications (digital/print), policy papers, booklets, infographics, articles and blogs.

  • Information and Communication Technology (ICT) such as phone Application, text messages and push notifications.


Who can apply?

The small grants scheme targets organizations and institutions, as well as individuals who can support interfaith efforts to respond to the themes identified in this call. More specifically, these partners include the following entities:

  • Interfaith/interreligious dialogue platforms, organizations and networks. 

  • Religious leaders and faith-based organizations (FBOs).

  • Youth and women organizations and other civil society organizations.

  • Social media influencers and bloggers.

Please note that:

  • Proposals might include more than one method and multiple formats.
  • Only proposals consisting of (1) an application form includes the proposal and (2) a detailed budget will be considered.

  • Please provide electronic copies rather than scans.

  • To increase the chances of your project to be selected, please consider the set of selection criteria outlined (Attached below) to this Application Form, which will serve as basis to evaluate the projects to be awarded.

Deadline for the submission of applications: MAY 31, 2020

Tips before starting the online application form:

  • It is advised to prepare the entire project on a side file and use it when starting the application process.
  • Please prepare the budget file completely and attach it to the application form in the space provided

  • Please prepare supporting documents (CV and registration documents in one pdf file not exceeding 2MB)


For inquires and further information please contact [email protected]


Selection Criteria Application form Budget template