South Asia Small Grants Program

The Asia Foundation manages the South Asia Small Grants Program (SASGP). The SASGP will provide small grants to eligible Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in five South Asian countries: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka. The program is designed to address existing conditions, serve as a flexible funding mechanism, and support civil society to contribute to improved governance and effectively provide capacity building, mentoring, and program support as needed. The open grant window will support CSOs to work on critical governance challenges around four core themes:
  • Increasing public sector accountability and transparency;
  • Strengthening the rule of law;
  • Promoting civil society participation and media in these efforts; and
  • Strengthening democratic institutions and practices.
Driven by the broader goal of creating a free and open South Asian region, the SASGP will strive to increase CSO-led policy reforms, constructive engagements, and social accountability in core areas of governance; open up and enlarge the space for civil society to engage with and influence key democratic institutions in the region; and increase the capacity of CSOs to effectively pursue longer-term reform in the governance sector. This page serves as a platform to disseminate information regarding the Call for Proposals and to share insights and data related to program activities in the future. The Call for Proposals opens on March 15, 2020 and will close on April 15, 2020. Information on the eligibility criteria, application process and grant selection process as well as the application documents for each of the five eligible countries can be found below.
 

SASGP Call for Proposals Flyer

March 16, 2020

Publication

The Asia Foundation announces a call for proposals for the South Asia Small Grants Program (SASGP). The SASGP will provide small grants to eligible civil society organizations in five South Asian countries: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka.

 

The Asia Foundation Announces Call for Proposals for the South Asia Small Grants Program

Colombo, March 15, 2020

News Post

The Asia Foundation announces a call for proposals for the South Asia Small Grants Program (SASGP). The SASGP will provide small grants to eligible civil society organizations (CSOs) in five South Asian countries: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka. Designed as a flexible mechanism to respond to existing contexts and emerging opportu… Read more

 

SASGP Application Materials Bangladesh

March 15, 2020

Publication

The application materials for Bangladesh consist of a Guidance for Applicants, a Grant Application Form, a Project Concept Note Template and Project Budget Template in English and Bangla. Applicants should complete and submit the application documents by 5.00 pm local time on or before April 15, 2020 to sasgp.bg@asiafoundation.org. Guidance for App… Read more

 

SASGP Application Materials Bhutan – English

March 15, 2020

Publication

The application materials for Bhutan consist of a Guidance for Applicants, a Grant Application Form, a Project Concept Note Template and Project Budget Template in English. Applicants should complete and submit the application documents by 5.00 pm local time on or before April 15, 2020 to sasgp.bt@asiafoundation.org. Guidance for Applicants Grant A… Read more

 

SASGP Application Materials Maldives – English

March 15, 2020

Publication

The application materials for Maldives consist of a Guidance for Applicants, a Grant Application Form, a Project Concept Note Template and Project Budget Template in English. Applicants should complete and submit the application documents by 5.00 pm local time on or before April 15, 2020 to sasgp.mv@asiafoundation.org. Guidance for Applicants Grant… Read more

 

SASGP Application Materials Nepal

March 15, 2020

Publication

The application materials for Nepal consist of a Guidance for Applicants, a Grant Application Form, a Project Concept Note Template and Project Budget Template in English and Nepali. Applicants should complete and submit the application documents by 11.59 pm local time on or before April 15, 2020 to sasgp.np@asiafoundation.org. Guidance for Applica… Read more

 

SASGP Application Materials Sri Lanka

March 15, 2020

Publication

The application materials for Sri Lanka consist of a Guidance for Applicants, a Grant Application Form, a Project Concept Note Template and Project Budget Template in English, Sinhala and Tamil. Applicants should complete and submit the application documents by 5.00 pm local time on or before April 15, 2020 to sasgp.sl@asiafoundation.org. Guidance… Read more