Robert Carr Fund Announces Open Request for Proposals (RFP) 2024

Introduction to the RFP 2024

The Robert Carr Fund for Civil Society Networks is pleased to announce an open request for proposals (RFP) for the funding period 2025-2027. This RFP invites global and regional civil society networks, as well as consortia led by or serving inadequately served populations (ISPs), to apply for grants to support their core funding and activity needs over a three-year period.

Objectives and Strategic Plan

The aim of this RFP aligns with the fund’s strategic plan for 2025-2030, focusing on strengthening social enablers, promoting human rights and gender equality, and supporting community-led responses by ISPs. The Robert Carr Fund acknowledges that these programming areas are complex and require long-term investments. Consequently, this funding cycle aims to support the continuity of well-performing existing partners, allowing them to build on their achievements. Simultaneously, the fund encourages applications from new and emerging networks, especially those representing currently underserved populations and regions.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the 2025-2027 grant, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Address the health, social inclusion, and wellbeing of inadequately served populations (ISPs).
  • Be a civil society network and/or a consortium of civil society networks.
  • Operate regionally and/or globally.
  • Be from the civil society sector and ideally led by ISPs. However, networks that are not ISP-led can also apply if they demonstrate meaningful engagement of ISPs in their work.

The Robert Carr Fund recognizes that some ISP groups, such as prisoners, migrants, and children, may face greater challenges in leadership. In such cases, networks demonstrating substantial ISP involvement will be prioritized.

Application Details and Deadline

The deadline to apply for this grant is 22 July 2024. For detailed information on the eligibility criteria and application guidelines, please visit the official website at

This RFP presents a significant opportunity for civil society networks to secure funding and further their impactful work over the next three years. We encourage all eligible entities to apply and contribute to advancing the well-being of inadequately served populations.

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