Invitation to Submit an Expression of Interest from CBOs/ NGOs at the North of Lebanon

The Lebanese Foundation for Permanent Civil Peace was founded in 1987. It aims at promoting theoretical and practical works concerning the Lebanese experience both a rich and painful episode. Common suffering can generate a renewed collective memory and a better immunized civil society against internal as well as external dangers. The Foundation has propagated concepts that had already been integrated into the Lebanese cultural field: the right to a memory, national contrition, the school of the people, the identity of our suffering, an analysis of war in its aftermath, an accounting approach of common properties… The Foundation sets out to diffuse a civic culture distinct from controversy among rival associates.

In the framework of the Lebanese-German cooperation between the government of Lebanon and the government of Germany, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH in close cooperation with the Lebanese Ministry of Social Affairs (MoSA) is implementing the “Local Development Programme for Urban Areas in North Lebanon” (UDP_NL). The programme is commissioned by Federal Republic of Germany and co-financed by the European Union.

UDP_NL targets mainly youth and women in the North Lebanon Governorate (Tripoli, Al-Koura, Batroun, Bcharre, Zgharta and Minieh-Dannieh) through generating income opportunities, improving employability, rehabilitating and constructing public infrastructure and strengthening community exchange to contribute to social stability.

Under UDP_NL, module 3 “youth openness and social cohesion” which aims at strengthening community exchange to contribute to social stability, Local Development and Governance: Multiplying efforts to enhance and promote social cohesion and Stability is a Project Implemented by the Lebanese Foundation for Permanent Civil Peace.

The project aims to Support and advocate for transformation of conflict dynamics and enhancing social cohesion by building and developing the capacities of the local organizations. As well as supporting the local organizations to develop and implement their own initiatives in order to mitigate tensions and enhance social cohesion.

LFPCP is conducting a rapid outreach for local CBOs and groups in the different districts (Qada) of North Governorate of Lebanon (Tripoli, Al-Koura, Batroun, Bcharre, Zgharta and Minieh-Dannieh).

A number up of 20-30 CBOs with ongoing activities (at least 4 from each district and from different sectors, e.g. social cohesion, livelihood, youth, women empowerement, community engagement, sports, arts & culture etc.) will be identified to participate in the capacity building programme.

The selection criteria may include but not limited to:

Criteria for geography: 

  • Local CBO is based in the north.
  • Local CBO based in Lebanon with an office in the north.
  • Local CBO doesn’t have an office but has done initiative or currently implementing in the north.


Criteria for activities:     

    • Generating income opportunities.
    • Improving employability.
    • Rehabilitating and constructing public infrastructure and strengthening community exchange to contribute to social stability.
    • Focusing on children, youth and women.
    • Social cohesion, community engagement, sports, arts & culture.
    • Conflict resolution, peace building & dialogue.
    • Governance, human rights & Democracy.
    • Others

The CBO selection criteria:          

    • Limited capacity/lack of structure, e.g. grassroots organization.
    • Young organization (founded recently)
    • (Optional) non-registered but committed group with track record of successfully implementing projects or conducting activities.
    • Lebanese CBO.

How to apply

Interested organizations, CBOs, platforms and initiatives shall download the attached form (Expression of Interest), fill it and send it by 12th of June 2020 at 12:00 pm to [email protected] & [email protected]

Potential organizations can apply in English or Arabic.  Any applications should be entitled: “LFPCP Expression of interest”.  Any applications which do not use this title in the email or received after the deadline may not be considered.

LFPCP will shortlist applications based on the eligibility criteria mentioned above, and on the strength of their initial concept.  Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the expression of interest sent and will be added to the mapping for capacity building programme and also possibly for a potential future grant.

Friday, 12. Jun 2020
Type of Call
Call for Applications
Intervention Sector(s):
Advocacy & Awareness, Children & Youth, Citizenship, Communications & Media, Conflict Resolution, Democracy & Civic rights