Emily Grant Application Form

How to Apply for an Emily Grant?

If you are a young person, a teacher, a school, or a non-governmental organization working with children and/or youth and need a small amount of funds to support a project idea to help end exploitative child labor, we want to hear your ideas.

Print or download the IIECL Emily Grant Application Form that are contained in the document below:

IIECL, in collaboration with the Emily Sandall Foundation, awards mini-grants two times per year. Individual awards are a maximum of US$ 500. Application deadlines will be announced in the spring and fall, but generally must be received by April and  November of each year. Emily Grant awards are made twice each year following consideration by a review committee at the Emily Sandall Foundation. Grant awards will be announced via the IIECL website. Applications should be submitted to IIECL only.  IIECL is responsible for the review of each application to ensure compliance with the application guidelines, meeting other review criteria as set forth within the application announcement, and not exceeding budget limits. Due to the large volume of applications received, IIECL is responsible to screen and select the top 20 to 30 applications to be reviewed by the Emily Sandall Foundation for award.

In general, the IIECL Emily Grant Application Form will request the following information:
1) Background information about you or your organization, including contact information and why you are interested in working on child labor issues.
2) A brief project description, including goals, objectives, specific tangible product or activities to be completed, and the nature of the documentation of your accomplishments that will be submitted to ECL. Description should be clear regarding how the grant award will be specifically used. General descriptions will be considered unresponsive. In the case of NGOs, funds are not for use for administrative costs / overhead, but for direct cost support of the activity. Funds can be used to meet the USDOL or other donor match requirements to support activities not currently authorized for use by USDOL or other donor, such as micro-credit or activities with child laborers not meeting the specific age requirement of USDOL (under 12 year children, 18-25 year older youth groups or parents of working children).
3) A project budget, with a brief rationale, stating specifically how the funds (US$ 500 max) will be used. If additional funds are needed to complete your project, please document that the funds have already been received and show how the Emily grant will support the broader funded project.
4) How the IIECL – Emily Sandall Memorial Mini-Grant would allow you to implement your project, and how you will recognize the Emily grant as part of your activity
5) How you will recognize the IIECL – Emily Sandall Memorial Mini-Grant as part of your activities, documentation that you will provide that demonstrates that the activities were accomplished, and types of media you will provide that can be posted to the website showing the results of your work.

Please send your completed IIECL Emily Grant Application Form to:   ESMF-Grant@endchildlabor.org

Please note in subject line, “Emily Sandall Grant Application”, Name of Applicant and Country where activities will be performed.

Award notification will appear on the website within 45 days following the deadline for each grant cycle.

Due to the interest and desire to encourage youth and youth groups to apply, mini-grant applications will be accepted throughout the year. However, awards will be made twice yearly, primarily in the spring and fall of each year.

Good luck, and we look forward to receiving your IIECL Emily Grant Application Form for proposed project activities.

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