28 November 2012

(28 November 2012): ICBL-CMC is pleased to be launching Investing in Action 2013 a grant programme that will support ICBL-CMC member organisations with funding for campaign activities.Grants awarded under the Investing in Action programme will support advocacy and campaigning activities to persuade governments to ratify or accede to the Mine Ban Treaty and/or the Convention on Cluster Munitions, to enhance the implementation of the treaties and to increase the stigmatisation of these weapons.The application process is now open, with applications from ICBL-CMC members being accepted until Monday 31 December 2012.

Guidance and support for applicants

  • When considering your application, think about:
  • What is preventing universalisation or implementation of the Convention on Cluster Munitions and/or the Mine Ban treaty in your country/area of work?
  • What can your organisation do (or what is it currently doing) that would make a difference to the above?
  • How would an Investing in Action grant have the biggest impact on your success?

Here are some ideas of how grants have been used in the past: coordination/participation in regional workshops; advocacy missions; work to expand national campaign networks; participation in global campaign action days; mobilisation of governments ahead of key treaty meetings; media outreach; production of campaign materials; translation of treaty documents or campaign materials; research projects and survey work; meetings and events with policy makers; field visits; contribution to general running costs.The project period will run from 1 February 2013 to 31 December 2012 and activities outlined in applications for funding should fall within this period. The deadline for applications is Monday 31 December 2012. All applicants must use the provided templates. Please read the application guidelines carefully before completing the application. Applications must be typed and signed electronically and submitted by email to investinginaction@icblcmc.org.For further guidance/support on completing your application contact:Firoz Alizada (ICBL Campaign Manager) if your query is relating to the Mine Ban Treaty.Amy Little (CMC Campaign Manager) if your query is relating to the Convention on Cluster Munitions.2013 Investing in Action application documents:2013 Application guidelines (English)2013 Application guidelines (en français)2013 Application guidelines (en Español)2013 Application form2013 Budget template2012 Investing in Action reporting forms:If you received Investing in Action 2012 support earlier this year you must report on your activities by the 15 January 2013 deadline in order to be considered for 2013 support.2012 Narrative reporting form2012 Financial reporting form2012 reports should be submitted to investinginaction@icblcmc.org