Global: Applications being accepted for Fall 2012 Emily Grants – IIECL

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Global: Applications being accepted for Fall 2012 Emily Grants – IIECL

If you are a young person, teacher, school or NGO 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. In collaboration with the Emily Sandall Foundation, ECL will be awarding 10 Emily grants in the fall of 2012. Applications are due by midnight November 11, 2012. The theme for this round of grants is to support research and information gathering, documented by photos or video on worst forms of child labor that exists in local communities that are tied to products being consumed domestically or for export.

There may be a form of child labor that has gone unnoticed or overlooked that needs to be brought to the attention of major donors and UN agencies. This is your chance to shed light on activities where children are being used, forced or trafficked to perform worst forms of child labor in your community. Presenting the story of one of the children engaged in this form of child labor should be included within the application.

Research activities to be funded should include a well-rounded overview of factors that contribute to child labor, including economic, cultural, educational, political, health or disabilities and other. If past research on your proposed topic of child labor has been conducted, this should be footnoted and appropriately cited. Your proposed research should include: 1) factors that contribute to the targeted worst form of child labor; 2) estimate of the level and extent of child labor in the targeted geographic area; 3) photos or video that document the research on the situation of children engaged in the targeted worst forms of child labor; 4) proposed strategy to address one or more of the contributing factors to the targeted form of child labor; and 5) identification of key stakeholders who could play a role in eliminating the targeted form of child labor in the geographic area. Further, from among the 20 Emily grantees selected in the spring 2012 round, these grantees will be given consideration for funding to move forward with implementing their proposed child labor prevention / elimination strategy.

Applications must be received on or before midnight on November 11, 2012. Awards will be announced in late November or early December following a review committee selection by the Emily Sandall Memorial Foundation and IIECL. Organizations projects selected to receive a Fall 2012 Emily grant will be posted on ECL’s website on or before December 11, 2012.

To apply requires a very simple application. Application guidelines can be found here (look for guidelines at bottom of page). To view the list of former Emily grantees, follow the Emily Grants links from the menu on ECL’s website at

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