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German Embassy in Zambia: Seeking Applications for 2019 Micro-Project Funding

German Embassy in Zambia: Seeking Applications for 2019 Micro-Project Funding

Deadline: 15 January 2019

Are your community group, non-profit organisation, church group or similar is planning to engage in community-orientated developmental activities on a small scale? If yes, then apply for the 2019 Micro-Project Funding.

 

The fund for micro-projects of the German Embassy was established as a part of the technical cooperation between Germany and Zambia and is part of Germany’s overall development co-operation that contributes to povertyalleviation and improvement of  living standards, to cover the basic needs of the poorest social classes, especially in rural areas. It should give quick and efficient help where no funds from government institutions, other co-operating partners or civil society organisations are available.

The project must be independent and not related to any other running project within German-Zambian Bilateral Cooperation. It targets mainly at community groups/organisations, which would like to engage in developmental activities like income-generation or provision of basic services.

Semi-financing of projects, e.g. by several donors, is not permitted, and the project may not be financed from other German sources, such as the GIZ etc. Projects shall be accounted for at the latest six months after signing the agreement. A project can only be financed once. Gender issues will receive preference during the selection process.

Grant Information

The maximum grant is the Kwacha equivalent of Euro 20.000,00 per application. However, please note that most projects are in the region of 7.000 to 10.000 Euro.

Examples of Projects

Bore holes, garden projects, shelters for vulnerable children, construction/renovation of school classrooms, income-generating articles (sewing machines, tools/machines for a joinery or a locksmith’s trade) etc.

Criteria

  • Projects, which cannot be financed by the body responsible itself (e.g. Community Based, Non-Government and Faith Based Organizationsregistered in Zambia) can be supported.
  • Projects, which are in the first place of advantage to Government agencies, business people or other individuals seeking support in order to establish or improve their services or private businesses do not qualify for the micro-project scheme.
  • Semi-financing of projects, e.g. by several donors, is not permitted, and the project may not be financed from other German sources, such as the GIZ etc.
  • Projects shall be accounted for at the latest six months after signing the agreement. A project can only be financed once. Gender issues will receive preference during the selection process.

How to Apply

Applicants should submit their applications at the address given on the website.

For more information, please visit https://lusaka.diplo.de/zm-en/themen/weitere-themen/-/2073334

 

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