The Community Resource Exchange (CRE) is calling for proposals for the first round of facilitated collaborations and financial assistance grants under its three year pilot. Download here the application form and watch the webinar below to find out how the CRE works.
Collaboration requests for financial assistance are only processed three times a year and applications for this first call must be received by Sunday, 15th August, 2021. All proposals will be reviewed and decisions are expected to be made by late-September/early-October 2021.
Collaboration requests without financial assistance are processed as they come in. Once we receive your request, we will contact you as soon as possible to reply to inquiries, clarify doubts, and initiate collaboration.
If you are interested in collaborating through the CRE, or requesting financial assistance, please fill this form and send to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are submitting a request for financial assistance, then please make sure you fill out all fields in this form.
We are currently setting up a secure form to submit the application online, but in the meantime please check Section C of the application form for further advice on digital security.
Examples of possible kinds of engagement
The nature or shape of any collaboration or support will depend on the needs and interest of the community affected by international investments and development projects, and the extent to which CRE collaborators are able to engage. Examples of strategies the CRE could facilitate collaborations on include:
The above are just examples of possible kinds of engagement. We are open to collaborating on other strategies led by communities affected by development activities or international investments.
Applications for financial assistance will only be considered if:
Priorities for providing financial assistance through CRE Collaboration Grants
Proposals for financial assistance that meet the following criteria will be prioritized:
Process to review proposals for financial assistance
We have a limited amount of funds to distribute as financial assistance. In the past, the Coalition for Human Rights in Development has only been able to provide financial assistance to about 30% of applications.
The following process will be used to determine which requests for funds are directly fulfilled by the CRE:
Please note: Even if you are not awarded a grant, the CRE can still work with you to identify relevant collaborators. These collaborators can help you advance your work. Additionally, sometimes we may be able to refer you to other small grant funders if we are not able to meet your request for financial assistance.
If you want to learn more about the CRE please see here or contact: email@example.com