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Grant Opportunities: Call for Proposals: CHILD Implementation Grants Programme

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Deadline: 8-Aug-22

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) launched the CHILD Implementation Grants Programme for the first time to strengthen the capacity of civil society to deliver services for children and young adolescents at risk of using drugs.

This global programme focuses on providing technical assistance to national and local authorities working to address the needs of children and young adolescents within a planned system of integrated and mutually reinforcing activities, rather than a series of fragmented and competing initiatives. Further, this includes the implementation of CHILD (Child Intervention for Living Drug-free) curriculum, a six-course curriculum that was developed to reduce and prevent future drug use in children between the ages of 4-14 years old.

The CHILD Implementation Grants Programme seeks to provide funding support to not-for-profit organisations from low- and middle-income countries working in the area of drug use prevention and treatment, care and rehabilitation, having staff trained on the CHILD curriculum and implementing activities for children and young adolescents actively using or at risk of using drugs. This first call for proposal builds on past CHILD capacity-building initiatives in South American, African, and Asian countries and is therefore limited to not-for-profit organizations from these two continents.


This Call for Proposals takes into consideration the importance of harnessing all available resources towards the implementation of activities aimed at meeting the objectives of this Grants programme.

The objective of this Grants programme is to strengthen the capacity of civil society to prevent drug use globally using evidence-based drug prevention, treatment, care and rehabilitation interventions with a focus on children and young adolescents at risk of using drugs.

Funding Information
  • Proposals with budgets from USD 10,000 up to USD 50,000, and not exceeding the organization’s annual income from the previous fiscal year will be considered for award.
  • All activities financed by this Grants programme must be implemented within the period in the agreement (from 9 to up to 12 months). Depending on the proposed period in the agreement, the implementation of the activities must be completed latest by 1 December 2023.

Applicants from low- and middle-income countries in South America, Asia, or Africa that seek to implement projects for beneficiaries of the same country are eligible for grant funding. Countries are classified as low-, lower-middle- or upper-middle- income economies as according to the World Bank country classifications.

Eligibility Criteria
  • The applicant is from low- or middle-income country in South America, Asia, or Africa;
  • The applicant must have staff within their organization that have completed all six courses of the CHILD curriculum and at least one course of the CHILD Train the Trainer;
  • The applicant must be a non-profit making organization (CSOs including NGOs, CBOs) registered for not less than two (2) years from the date of application under the relevant Laws of the country where it is registered;
  • The applicant is directly responsible for the preparation and management of the project, i.e. not acting as an intermediary;
  • The applicant has prior experience of at least two years implementing activities in the area of drug use prevention for children at risk of using drugs, treatment, care and rehabilitation for children with drug use disorders, health education, and/or other related field of work;
  • The requested grant amount is less than the organization’s annual income from the previous year;
  • The applicant has a bank account capable of receiving international deposit.

For more information, visit UNODC.

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