South Asia Small Grants Program

ATTENTION: The deadline for applications for the South Asia Small Grants Program (SASGP) in Bhutan is Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at 5 pm local time.

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 opportunities, the grant 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 will close on March 23, 2021. Information on the eligibility criteria, application process and grant selection process as well as the application documents can be found below.

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South Asia Small Grants Program: Second Call for Proposals from Bhutan CSOs

February 8, 2021

News Post

The South Asia Small Grants Program (SASGP), administered by The Asia Foundation, has opened a call for proposals for Bhutanese organizations. The regional program provides small grants for eligible civil society organizations in five South Asian countries: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, and Sri Lanka. This second round of call for proposals… Read more

 

SASGP Call for Proposals Flyer

February 8, 2021

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The deadline for applications for the South Asia Small Grants Program (SASGP) is Tuesday, March 23, 2021. All applications must be submitted by 5.00 pm local time on the closing date. 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 orga… Read more

 

SASGP Application Materials Bhutan – English

February 7, 2021

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The deadline for applications for the South Asia Small Grants Program (SASGP) is March 23, 2021. All applications must be submitted by 5.00 pm local time on the closing date. 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. Ap… Read more

 

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

December 1, 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 opport… Read more

 

SASGP Application Materials Sri Lanka

November 30, 2020

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The deadline for applications for the South Asia Small Grants Program (SASGP) opens on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 and will close on Friday, January 15, 2021. All applications must be submitted by 5.00 pm local time on the closing date. The application materials for Sri Lanka consist of a Guidance for Applicants, a Grant Application Form, a Project C… Read more

 

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

Colombo, March 15, 2020

News Post

The deadline for applications for the South Asia Small Grants Program (SASGP) has been extended from April 15, 2020 to April 29, 2020. All applications must be submitted by 5.00 pm local time on the new closing date. The Asia Foundation announces a call for proposals for the South Asia Small Grants Program (SASGP). The SASGP will provide small gran… Read more

 

SASGP Application Materials Bangladesh

March 15, 2020

Publication

The deadline for applications for the South Asia Small Grants Program (SASGP) has been extended from April 15, 2020 to April 29, 2020. All applications must be submitted by 5.00 pm local time on the new closing date. The application materials for Bangladesh consist of a Guidance for Applicants, a Grant Application Form, a Project Concept Note Templ… Read more

 

SASGP Application Materials Maldives – English

March 15, 2020

Publication

The deadline for applications for the South Asia Small Grants Program (SASGP) has been extended from April 15, 2020 to April 29, 2020. All applications must be submitted by 5.00 pm local time on the new closing date. The application materials for Maldives consist of a Guidance for Applicants, a Grant Application Form, a Project Concept Note Templat… Read more

 

SASGP Application Materials Nepal

March 15, 2020

Publication

The deadline for applications for the South Asia Small Grants Program (SASGP) has been extended from April 15, 2020 to April 29, 2020. All applications must be submitted by 5.00 pm local time on the new closing date. The application materials for Nepal consist of a Guidance for Applicants, a Grant Application Form, a Project Concept Note Template a… Read more