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Reframe July News Letter

Refugee-led Innovation Fund

Funding opportunity


The Refugee-led Innovation Fund is currently open to applications from refugee-led organizations in all countries. Applications close 30 June 2023 at 23:59. UNHCR colleagues seeking support for innovative ideas should explore our Funds focusing on data, digital, and environment and climate action innovation.


call for application


The global Covid-19 pandemic has had adverse effects on young people worldwide, particularly youth in displacement contexts. Despite the immensely challenging circumstances of day-to-day life, including limited access to education and training, health, and work, displaced youth have continued to reinforce their role as connectors and contributors by bridging social, ethnic, and geographical divides.

French-speaking refugees in South Africa!



We are pleased to announce that the call for applications for the UNIV’R programme is now open!

News Update

General News


As we reach the end of this month, we wanted to share some exciting updates and opportunities that are now live on the Reframe platform

UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education

Funding Opportunity


The UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education honours outstanding and innovative contributions made by individuals, institutions, and organizations to advance girls’ and women’s education. It is the first UNESCO Prize of this nature and is unique in showcasing successful projects that improve and promote the educational prospects of girls and women and in turn, the quality of their lives.


General News


CUE is looking for up to 10 civil society organizations (CSOs) operating in geographically, economically, and culturally diverse communities across the world, particularly in the Global South, to join the KDNLC. Over the next four years (2023-2026), the KDNLC will...

Head of Advocacy

Job Opportunity


Cohere is looking to recruit for the position of ‘Head of Advocacy’

Head of MEAL

Job Opportunity


Cohere is looking to recruit for the position of ‘Head of MEAL’ either in Uganda or Kenya who will have a leading role in the design, development, and implementation of the organisation´s MEAL as well as a meaningful contribution to the progress of Cohere by building new localization indicators in adherence with Cohere’s vision and mission.

Refugee Leadership Alliance Pooled Pilot Fund

Funding Opportunity


The Asia Pacific Network of Refugees (APNOR) is very excited to announce the launching of a new source of funding for refugee-led organisations/initiatives in the Asia-Pacific region, administered by the Refugee Leadership Alliance. Wherever there are refugees, there are people in those communities with the knowledge and motivation to find solutions to the diverse challenges they face. APNOR is refugee-led, and seeks to transform the aid sector by example, by directly funding refugee-led organisations (RLO) in the Asia-Pacific region.

General News


Dear Partners, We are pleased to launch UNHCR’s mapping tool to identify organizations led by refugees, asylum seekers, returnees, internally displaced people and stateless persons. We invite you to share information on your organization, via this Kobo form accessible through the following links: • • The information you will share with us will allow us to have a database of grassroot, national, regional and global organizations led by forcibly displaced and stateless persons. The analysis of this information will help us have a better understanding of the work you do, the challenges you experience and will furthermore be used to identify opportunities for engagement with UNHCR, including in the lead up to the next Global Refugee Forum. The mapping is voluntary and is filled at the organization level (i.e. by the head of the organizations or a representative). The data you share with us will be dealt with in line with UNHCR’s Privacy Policy. We would be most grateful if you can kindly disseminate the mapping tool within your networks and peer organizations. Should you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Thank you so much in advance for taking the time to fill out the form. We truly appreciate it. With many thanks,

ACT Foundation

Funding Opportunity


2023 Grants Apllication

Anzisha Prize

Funding Opportunity


If you are a young African Entrepreneur trying to grow a small business or you’ve created something that provides you and your friends with an income - then we look forward to receiving your application in our 2023 cycle.

Capacity Strengthening and Sharing Course Facilitator in Kakuma: Refugees Only

Training Opportunity


Cohere is seeking to hire a vibrant individual for the position of Capacity Strengthening and Sharing Course Facilitator in Kakuma and Kalobeyei.

Call for Capacity Strengthening and Sharing Course Delivery Partner in Kakuma

Training Opportunity


Cohere is seeking a qualified RLO partner who will deliver our Capacity Strengthening and Sharing Course (CSSC) in Kakuma and Kalobeyei.

Capacity Strengthening Application in Nairobi

Training Opportunity


Cohere is partnering with GIZ-Civil Peace Service (CPS) to strengthen the capacity of 3RLOs and 3 host community CBOs engaged in peacebuilding initiatives.

Refugee Led Innovation Fund

Funding Opportunity


The Fund supports innovation by all organisations led by people who experience forced displacement, including refugees, asylum-seekers, the internally displaced, returnees and stateless people.

Launch of the call for application of UNHCR’s Advisory Board of Organisations led by Persons of Concern

General News


As part of UNHCR’s commitment  to ensuring that the voices of persons UNHCR works with and for are represented, heard, and meaningfully reflected in decisions that affect their lives and to ensure accountability to affected people, the UNHCR Task Team on meaningful participation and the Interim Advisory Group are working on setting up a representative and inclusive Advisory Body to ensure UNHCR Task Team’s deliverables are informed by Organizations Led by Persons of Concern experiences, challenges, and opportunities. The Application form is accessible through the following link: and the deadline to apply is on Wednesday 18 May 2022. For more background information on the selection criteria for the Advisory Board Members, UNHCR’s Task Team on meaningful participation and the Interim Advisory Group, kindly find enclosed the draft Terms of Reference, available here:

Reframe Programme Lead Job - Strategy and Networking

General News


Cohere is seeking to recruit a Programme Lead to oversee the growth and development of Reframe Network.

Call for Proposals: Community-Based Organizations in Nairobi, Kenya

Funding Opportunity


Call for Proposals! RefugePoint works to improve the quality of life for refugees worldwide through field building and systems change.

Job opportunity with Cohere: Administrative Assistant

General News


Cohere is seeking to recruit an Administrative Assistant to provide administrative support to ensure efficient operation of the Uganda office. The role involves high level secretarial, administrative, public relations and liaison duties with frequent contact with staff, the public, government officials, other partners and stakeholders.

Grant - women/girl-led initiatives for Economic & Environmental Justic

Funding Opportunity


Organisations supported: Working on Environmental Justice and Economic Justice. Funding: 5.000 to 20.000 USD, covers salaries, office costs, etc. Eligibility: * groups that are self-led by the women, girls, trans people and/or intersex people they serve * organisation's budget UNDER 200 000 Euros * groups registered in an African country Deadline: March 15th 2022

Polish Aid Small Grants Program (KENYA ONLY)

Funding Opportunity


Polish Aid's Small Grants program is open to organisations registered in Kenya (as either CBOs or NGOs). Thematic areas are: Good health and well-being, Quality education, Decent work and economic growth, Reduced inequalities, Climate action, Peace, justice and strong institutions. Deadline is 28th Feb.

Apply to be a part of a UNHCR Working Group

Networking Opportunity


UNHCR are looking for RLOs to apply to be a part of a localisation working group leading up to the UNHCR NGO Consultations in June 2022. The deadline is January 31st 2022. See link for more information.

The Refugee Investment Network's new Resilient 100 Program

Training Opportunity


Through a new partnership with Silver Lining Ltd., a data-driven company providing small business support, the Refugee Investment Network (RIN) will provide 100 refugee-led and refugee-supporting companies with business coaching rooted in behavior-change science, investment readiness support, and networking – all virtually. To be eligible for the Resilient 100, a business must be at least partially refugee-owned or co-managed, OR supporting refugees in a measurable way through direct products and services, employment, workforce development, or improved humanitarian delivery capacity.

RRLI: RLO-to-RLO Funding (Uganda only)

Funding Opportunity


RRLI are supporting the first-of-its-kind RLO-to-RLO Fund—a fund for refugees by refugees—housed within Asylum Access. The fund will aggregate contributions and redistribute them to RLOs around the world. Our US-based legally registered fund puts philanthropic power in the hands of refugees and offers donors a way to safely and smoothly fund RLOs. The purpose of the RLO-to-RLO fund is to catalyze the growth and sustainability of community-led responses to forced displacement situations within key designated countries. We believe that when community-driven efforts are well-resourced, community wellbeing will grow.

UNHCR Innovation Award 2022 (RLOs CAN APPLY)

Funding Opportunity


The 2022 Award will focus on women-led organizations and girl-led organizations (WLOs) working with or supporting refugees, internally displaced persons, returnees, stateless persons and host communities. The Award will prioritize the organizations created or led by refugees and other persons of concern to UNHCR, but is also open to other community-based women-led organizations working in forced displacement context. This focus on women-led organizations seeks to award organizations that hold strong organizational values, principles, and commitments to gender equality and accountability to women and girls, as well as those that promote women in positions of leadership.

Beach Token

Funding Opportunity


$BEACH is an innovative DeFi token where every 1% of every transaction funds direct beach clean ups around the world. We currently have beach cleanups taking place in Philippines, Tonga, South Africa, Ghana and we're about to start in Kenya and Sri Lanka. We also make sure to offset any emissions associated with the blockchain transactions with our own in-house offsetting projects including kelp farms and mangrove plantations. We are looking for trusted individuals anywhere in the world who care about plastic pollution and would be able to organise a team of roughly 20 litter pickers to do a weekly beach clean up. We will pay above the local salary to them and their team and in return all we ask is videos and photos of the clean up, and that they wear some T-shirts with our logo on it. Please email me at if you know someone appropriate.

Increase engagement between civil society and government

Funding Opportunity


3 thematic areas: * Health * Environment and climate change * Freedom of expression Budget : £15,000 - £30,000 per year (for 2 years) Deadline : 30th November 2021

US Embassy in Uganda - "small" grants for community organisation

Funding Opportunity


Amount : from 1,000 USD - 10,000 USD Objective: support small-scale, community-based initiatives that promote self-reliance, foster development, and promise an immediate and dramatic effect on local communities Duration: projects to start after September 2022 and end by September 2023

Freedom Fund - Fund for "survivor-led" organisations in Kenya and Uganda

Funding Opportunity


Deadline : 31st October 2021 Grant : US$ 15,000 The grant is meant to support the organisation as a whole and can be used wherever the organisation has decided it needs funding (operations, programs, office payments, technology purchases, etc.)

Grant for women-led, income-generating projects

Funding Opportunity


Deadline : November 30th, 2021 Project budget : Up to US $5,500 for a one year project Objective : income-generating, self-employment projects for poor women who are members of a self help group

Grants for women-led and women’s rights groups and organisations

Funding Opportunity


Grants between US$20,000 - US$ 500,000 Objective : to promote women’s rights, amplify their voices, increase economic opportunities and improve access to spaces of decision-making. Only organisations registered in African or Middle East countries can apply.

Funding for Education for Change programme

Funding Opportunity


Funding by the Charity "Feed to Minds", to support projects in one of these three thematic areas, with a literacy component in each case: - Economic Empowerment - Citizenship - Health Education

Network grant to advocate for Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR)

Funding Opportunity


Funding for locally-based networks which contribute to the development of stronger and more inclusive movements advocating for Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR)

UN Volunteer, Paid Internship UNHCR Kenya

Training Opportunity


UNHCR Kenya are recruiting a refugee who's registered in Nairobi for a paid, longer-term UN Volunteer position. They'll serve as Youth Coordinator, working with urban community groups. The position begins as soon as possible.

Grants and Partnerships for Education-focused Organisations in Kakuma and Kalobeyei

Funding Opportunity


Are you a leader of a refugee-led organisation or a host community CBO working in the area of children's education? Xavier Project is seeking to build long-term partnerships with 10 grassroots organisations in Kakuma Town, Kakuma Camp and Kalobeyei Settlement, including linking you to funding for your existing project (or project idea) for educational initiatives for children aged 4 to 10 years old.