Offer: Grants for libraries serving children and youth
EIFL’s Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP) has launched a new grant call that presents an exciting opportunity to work with your local library to develop a service for young women and girls.
The grants aim to spark development of library services in developing and transition economy countries that take an innovative approach to serving the needs of children and youth.
“The possibilities are limitless for what young people can achieve when libraries support them with the technology, space, tools and resources they need to learn, innovate and prepare for their future,” said EIFL Director Rima Kupryte. “We are looking forward to receiving many applications for this call for proposals and believe they will lead to the establishment of valuable new public library services.”
The applicant must be the local library, working in partnership with local agencies. To apply for a grant, libraries must identify a local need (or needs) of children or youth, and develop a project that –
• Is completely new for the library, or for the community;
• Uses information and communication technologies in new and creative ways, and
• Develops new partnerships, with agencies like government departments, civil society organizations or technology
Applicants may submit proposals for up to US$20,000. The deadline for applications is January 31 2014.
Click www.eifl.net/call-proposals to find out more and to apply for a grant.
EIFL is an international not-for-profit organisation dedicated to enabling access to knowledge through libraries in more than 60 developing and transition countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Learn more at www.eifl.net.