Application Form

Resilient Roots Accountability Pilot Project Grants: Second Call for Proposals

Resilient Roots is now looking for new partners based in Latin America, the Middle East & North Africa, Asia & the Pacific, and any other French speaking countries, to design and rollout innovative accountability pilot projects over an 12-month period. These pilot projects will examine the factors which increase public support and trust in civil society organisations, to identify different pathways to greater, longer-lasting efficacy and legitimacy.

After reading the ‘Who is this for?’ section of the Application Guidelines to see if your organisation is eligible to apply, and the ‘What are we looking for?’ section, to help you come up with and refine the idea for your constituent accountability pilot project, please answer the below questions to submit your initial application.

We recommend that you first write your responses to questions 2-9 in a word document, and then copy and paste them into the survey monkey form. Remember to pay close attention to the character limit for each question.

The NEW deadline for the first round of applications is 21st June 2018. Applications will be reviewed as soon as they are received and some grants may be awarded before this deadline.

Please note that this application form is only the first round of a two stage process. Organisations who have submitted shortlisted project proposals will be invited to submit a more detailed application at a later date.

We will not be accepting applications from outside the aforementioned geographical areas.

Please also note that applications can only be made by CIVICUS members. If you are not already a CIVICUS member, you can become one here. Please do not hesitate to contact the membership team at for any questions.

If you have any questions or require further information, please email the team at

* 1. About you and your organisation

* 2. What is the mission of your organisation? (500 characters max). Please include the primary thematic issues you work on (e.g. health, education, climate change, etc), and the main activities you undertake (e.g. advocacy/campaigns, research, service delivery, capacity building, etc).

* 3. Who do you consider to be your primary constituents and what are the main ways that they engage with your organisation? (1000 characters max)

* 4. What do you think accountability means to your primary constituents? (1000 characters max)

* 5. What does resilience mean to your organisation? What are the main threats you face as an organisation? (1000 characters max)

* 6. What kind of accountability practices do you already have in place? (1000 characters max)

* 7. Provide us with one example of how a process of reflection, learning and improvement resulted in a positive/useful outcome? (1000 characters max)

* 8. Please provide a summary of your proposed accountability pilot project (2000 characters max). This should clearly articulate the project’s objectives, timeline of activities, and expected outcomes.

* 9. Which other organisations, projects or individuals do you think would benefit from/be interested in constituent accountability pilot projects?

* 10. How did you hear about this call for proposals? Please list the source (e.g. email, twitter, newsletter, etc) and the organisation or individual this came from (e.g. Keystone Accountability, Jack Cornforth, etc).