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MONES Grant Making Program

Mongolian Women’s Fund’s Grant Making Program, by creating a nationwide fund, aims to provide financial and technical support for women’s groups and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) working on women’s rights in Mongolia, to create positive changes in women’s lives and to ensure the implementation of women’s human rights in line with the principles of respect for human rights, transparency, being free from conflict of interests and cooperation development.

MONES will make grants in the following strategic areas in 2016-2020:

  1. Support gender equality and end gender based discrimination
  2. Promote good governance, accountability and transparency for women
  3. Increase women’s participation in women’s movements and decision-making level
  4. Empower girls and young women
  5. Promote women’s rights and environmental justice; increase women’s adaptability to climate change
  6. Improve the life quality and status of women.

Following the above-mentioned strategic areas, grants will provide financial support to help ensure the rights of the community for the marginalized groups; to resolve issues that are hidden or have existed in an invisible manner; to ensure gender equality to protect human rights and women’s rights; to have women’s voices heard at the decision-making level in order to improve policy and legal environment; to support full participation; to support cooperation and movements; and to create opportunities and additional resources for girls and women.

MONES staff will use these regulations as guiding principles and operational guide to implement its grant making program and to provide funding for grantees.

Applicants for the MONES grant shall comply with these regulations from the time of grant application until they finalize implementing the project with the grant.

Learn about funding

By accumulating resources to create a fund domestically and from international donors and funds, MONES provides grants for women’s groups and NGOs to support on the basis of project-based and emerging issues-based short-term (4-12 months) and long-term (more than one year) projects.

Grant projects will be announced according to 6 strategic areas of MONES as mentioned above, or will be provided directly; it will be regular or irregular depending on the grant amount, and the requirements set forth by the donor organization and the donor.

Grant applicants can submit a request for funding to MONES in case of contingency and/or special circumstances, except for the regular project-based grants announced by MONES. In such cases, a decision of funding depends on the financial situation of MONES of that particular year and the requirements set forth by funding organizations and individual donors. MONES will fund activities to achieve the results and objectives within the framework of the six strategic areas.

Funding will be dedicated to carrying out activities for the following target population groups:

  • Marginalized girls and women or those who are unable to enjoy social services (e.g. girls and women with disabilities, women with children with disabilities, with alcohol addiction, those who are deprived of liberties or imprisoned, etc.)
  • Local and national-level decision-making and policy-making women
  • Self-governing institutions and groups led by girls and women
  • Human rights defenders, promoters of feminist ideas and attitudes, and leader girls and women who represent civil society
  • LGBT community
  • Women’s groups who have started or initiated small and medium enterprises (SME), family business, and income-generating activities
  • Women who were victimized by gender-based discrimination, gender-based violence, and/or unequal wealth distribution
  • Women whose rights violations were caused by environmental justice, climate change and negative impacts of the mining
  • Individuals
  • Political parties
  • Religious organizations
  • Private-sector organizations who are for-profit entities

Activities to be funded by a grant

Grant will be dedicated to fund the following activities in order to achieve the strategic goals and objectives of MONES. These include:

  • Direct collaboration with and capacity building for women
  • Advocacy work: collecting signatures for a petition, press conference, assembly, etc.
  • Discussion: organizing meeting, conference and forum, and developing, preparing, and publishing information sheets, etc.
  • Campaigns: activities to mobilize communities and to engage communities and target populations in order to solve the issues that have been raised
  • Capacity building training: training designed to provide not only project beneficiaries and target populations, but also women’s groups and NGOs with knowledge, understanding and skills to raise awareness and to change negative attitudes
  • Introductory and study tours: project activities to study good practices, to learn mutually and to adopt and implement those practices in their own work
  • Monitoring on policy implementation: conducting monitoring and evaluation (M&E) on national and local laws, decisions, programs, resolutions and regulations, designing the M&E methodologies and developing operational plan on impact-based M&E
  • Research: research and study to highlight the nature of issues at stake and its baseline indicators, as well as the pressing issues necessary to be explored
  • Scholarship: scholarship will be provided for the selected representatives from leading or model girls and women who would support the activities of the strategic areas set forth by MONES

Criteria indicating the illegibility for grant

MONES will not provide grant in the following conditions

  • Project proposals copying more than 30 percent of other proposals or those that have already been implemented
  • Project proposals submitted by individuals
  • Business organizations and business project proposals
  • Activities and advertisements of political parties and/or religious organizations
  • Target populations and project beneficiaries residing in a foreign country
  • Administration cost exceeding 20 percent of the overall budget
  • Procurement of equipment covering the majority of the project budget.