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* U.S. Embassy announces small grant opportunities for Sri Lanka
Fri, Feb 17, 2017, 12:10 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 17, Colombo: The United States Embassy Public Affairs Section in Sri Lanka has announced that funding is available through the Embassy's Public Diplomacy grants program for Sri Lanka.

Grants up to US$ 5,000 are intended for local representatives of civil society including non-governmental organizations, cultural institutions, universities, schools, and individuals.

To receive funding, grants must support one of the following goals:

1. Promote reconciliation, through programs which promote social integration among all segments of society; encourage participatory processes between citizens and government; strengthen partnerships to give communities a greater voice in government and society.

2. Improve respect for human rights, through programs which strengthen democratic values; enhance awareness and protection of religious freedom and human rights principles; and encourage gender equality.

3. Improve respect for and application of freedom of expression, through programs that promote a free and open media; strengthen understanding of social media; empower journalists through training (including ethics, investigative techniques, and English language).

The U.S. Embassy encourages applications from all sectors: committed and organized civil-society organizations, local representatives of civil society, think tanks, non-governmental organizations, academic institutions, and individuals. All grantees must have a non-profit status.

For more information visit U.S. Embassy Grant Opportunities web site at


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