Grant Opportunity: Enhancing CSOs’ Contribution to Governance and Development Processes (Malaysia)
The European Commission (EC) is pleased to launch a call for proposals to strengthen civil society organisations (CSOs) as independent development actors to contribute to governance and development process in Malaysia, with a view to contribute to the attainment of sustainable development goals (SDGs).
Objective: The specific objective of this call for proposals is to promote the enabling environment for civil society organisations and enhance their capacity to better contribute to and meaningfully participate in development and domestic policies process of Malaysia, addressing the three key dimensions of sustainable development – social, environmental and economic.
The priority(ies) of this call for proposals is/are:
Lot 1 – Green Alliances and Partnerships
Lot 2 – Alliances for Sustainable Growth and Jobs
Lot 3 – Governance, Peace and Security, Human Development
The overall indicative amount made available under this call for proposals is EUR 5 000 000.
The available budget under this call for proposals is divided into three lots as follows:
Lot 1 Budget EUR 3 000 000
Lot 2 Budget EUR 1 000 000
Lot 3 Budget EUR 1 000 000
If the allocation indicated for a specific lot cannot be used due to insufficient quality or number of proposals received, the contracting authority reserves the right to reallocate the remaining funds to other lots.
Size of grants for all Lots
Any grant requested under this call for proposals must fall between the following minimum and maximum amounts:
Minimum amount: EUR 750 000
Maximum amount: EUR 1 000 000
In order to be eligible for a grant, the lead applicant must:
be a legal person and
be non-profit-making (could be registered as company by guarantee) and
be Civil Society Organisations and
be established in Malaysia or a Member State of the European Union and
be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the action with the co-applicant(s) and affiliated entity(ies), not acting as an intermediary.
Co-applicants participate in designing and implementing the action, and the costs they incur are eligible in the same way as those incurred by the lead applicant.
Co-applicants must satisfy the eligibility criteria as applicable to the lead applicant itself.
Local Authorities (LAs) or Association of Local Authorities (ALAs):
legally registered in Malaysia or a Member State of the European Union
constituted in accordance with the legislation in force in the country concerned.
Co-applicants must sign the mandate form.
The lead applicant and its co-applicant(s) may act with affiliated entity(ies).
Only the following entities may be considered as affiliated entities to the lead applicant and/or to co-applicant(s):
Only entities having a structural link with the applicants (i.e. the lead applicant or a co-applicant), in particular a legal or capital link.
This structural link encompasses mainly two notions:
Control, as defined in Directive 2013/34/EU on the annual financial statements, consolidated financial statements and related reports of certain types of undertakings:
Entities affiliated to an applicant may hence be:
Entities directly or indirectly controlled by the applicant (daughter companies or first-tier subsidiaries). They may also be entities controlled by an entity controlled by the applicant (granddaughter companies or second-tier subsidiaries) and the same applies to further tiers of control;
Entities directly or indirectly controlling the applicant (parent companies). Likewise, they may be entities controlling an entity controlling the applicant;
Entities under the same direct or indirect control as the applicant (sister companies).
Membership, i.e. the applicant is legally defined as a e.g. network, federation, association in which the proposed affiliated entities also participate or the applicant participates in the same entity (e.g. network, federation, association,) as the proposed affiliated entities.
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