DIAKONIA World Federation (DWF) is committed to the scriptural mandate to “love mercy, seek justice and walk humbly with our God.” (Micah 6:8) By working together, DIAKONIA furthers the gospel imperative toward mutual relationships of respect and solidarity with the “least of these” (Matthew 25). Before the actual formation of DIAKAID, DIAKONIA had taken action to provide financial aid to deaconess communities and diaconal projects. By 1970 the name DIAKAID was chosen, and a decision was made to consider applications every year.
2021-2022 DIAKAID GRANT APPLICATION
DIAKAID is a program of DIAKONIA World Federation (DWF) that seeks to fund special diaconal projects and emergency responses of member associations and communities throughout the world. The DIAKAID Committee recognizes the different ways member associations are engaged in responding to climate, social and economic problems, and is inviting applications for a ‘quick turn-around’ grant that will offer support for short term projects and activities specifically responding to those kinds of problems which may include:
- Development of educational and training resources for mental health matters;
- Offering practical support to those in need especially the isolated or marginalized;
- First Aid and staff for natural disasters such as floods, typhoons, wildfires, or other types of emergencies;
- Supporting people during a time of increased domestic violence and rape;
- Strengthening community well-being;
The Fillable PDF Form can be downloaded here: http://diakonia-world.org/wp-content/uploads/2021_DWF_Diakaid_Application_Form.pdf
The Application Form is to be returned as a PDF copy and signed version no later than Friday August 20 to the person from your DWF Region:
DRAE Region Member of the Committee: Ronke Oworu, firstname.lastname@example.org
DOTAC Region Member of the Committee: Dawn Livingston, email@example.com
DAP Region Member of the Committee: Christa Megaw, firstname.lastname@example.org
The DIAKAID Committee will receive and review the applications at its meeting in early September and will inform applicants of their decisions by mid-September. Applications will be assessed on the anticipated outcomes of each project. An evaluation form reporting the details of how the funds have been used will need to be completed at the end of the project and submitted to the DIAKAID Committee (E-Mail to the Regional Committee Members) no later than July 31, 2022.
The maximum grant will be € 1.000
For more information, please visit the Diakonia World Federation e.V.’s website.
To learn more about current calls for proposals or Eurodiaconia’s funding events, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our Policy, Projects & Research Officer Vera Nygard at email@example.com and our Projects Assistant Giorgia Signoretto at firstname.lastname@example.org