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AusAID call for proposals for the new Civil Society, Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Fund

The Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) is issuing a call for proposals for the new Civil Society, Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Fund. Deadline is Friday 10 August 2012.

The AusAID Civil Society WASH Fund is a $97 million competitive grants program that will run from July 2012 until February 2017 and will support civil society organisations (CSOs) to deliver WASH programs in Africa, Asia and the Pacific. The core objective of the fund is to enhance the health and quality of life of the poor and vulnerable by improving sustainable access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene.

CSO contributions to the evidence base will be enhanced by a Knowledge and Learning Component, which will have three parts:

  1. Innovation and pilot grants of up to AUD$100,000 per year for up to two years, available to CSO participating in the Fund, in collaboration with research organisations.
  2. Two Australian Development Research Awards Scheme research grants of up to AUD $400,000 per year for up to three years for research organisations with recognised expertise in WASH (the grants will be linked to the work of the Fund).
  3. Knowledge sharing and learning events such as regional workshops, webinars and an active website.


The Melbourne Research Office is trying to ascertain whether there will be another Presentation to the sector. Please register your interest to

See attached fund guidelines for more information.

AusAID-Civil-Soc-Water-Sanitation-Hygiene-Fund_Guidelines-2012.pdf500.72 KB