Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair Refugee Education Fund announces Call for Proposals

Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair Refugee Education Fund
Last date: 
Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Detailed Description

The Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair Refugee Education Fund is pleased to announce that its third round for grant cycle is now live.

Its goal is to provide youth with hope and security amidst the disruption – empowering them with knowledge and skills, offering pathways to education and livelihoods, and enabling them to positively contribute to their hosting country.

Priority Areas

The Fund supports high impact education programs in Jordan and Lebanon with two areas of priority:

  • “Upskilling Refugee Youth”- Programs that aim to fill the skill gap through the provision of accredited and/or industry recognized certifications that pave the way for better job or livelihood opportunities for refugees and vulnerable host community youth.
  • Secondary Education Access”- Programs that focus on supporting refugee youth and vulnerable host community youth to access, stay in and/or complete formal schooling through innovative educational programs (programs must have a digital / online or blended component).

Funding Information

Grants amounts range from 100,000 USD to a maximum of 500,000 USD. Budget must be for one program taking into consideration the following cost principles:

  • Indirect program costs – the fund will allow up to 7% of total cost of the program to be assigned to indirect costs, if they are related to the program and are supported with strong justification
  • The fund will not cover infrastructure or building costs or maintenance
  • The fund will consider technology costs that are directly linked to the program, which could include systems, software, equipment, connectivity, and devices
  • Proof that the grant request does not exceed the size of the yearly operating budget of the applicant

Eligibility Criteria

The applicant must:

  • Have experience in at least 1 successfully completed program with refugees that is aligned with at least one of the Fund’s areas of priority;
  • Be able to demonstrate proof of concept that the program or pilot has had significant impact and has potential to be scaled
  • Provide previous evaluations of the proposed program and other relevant programs, as appropriate;
  • Be a non-profit organizations, educational institutions (both private and not for profit) or social enterprises;
  • Have a valid registration in Jordan or Lebanon;
  • Not be affiliated with a political party or have political objectives;
  • Have approval from relevant local government to implement proposed program;
  • Have internal procedures and policies that allow them to follow the Fund’s financial and technical reporting requirements; and
  • Have capacity to plan, implement, and evaluate programs of the scale proposed


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