Swiss Agency for Development & Cooperation: Small Action Project (Mongolia)
The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) is seeking proposals for Small Action Project. Its overall objective in Mongolia is to contribute to the empowerment of Mongolian citizens and institutions towards an equitable, green, and prosperous society, leaving no one behind. The current domains of intervention are Agriculture and Food Security, Governance, and Basic and Vocational Education and Training.
SDC is calling for proposals for Small Action Projects under any one of the following focus subjects:
Digitalization in Tourism and Hospitality;
Commercialization of Green Business;
Projects should be designed to include knowledge generation, capacity building for greater sustainability, innovative approaches, job creation, and/or technological solutions. The duration of projects should not exceed 18 months and should be carried out in Mongolia.
The maximum grant provided by SDC is MNT 300 million per project.
Co-financing of at least 20% from the applicant and/or third party (note: projects with a higher proportion of co-financing will be selected with priority) in cash or in kind, is a compulsory requirement where both, higher percentage of contribution and cash co-funding will be prioritized during the selection process.
Applicants must prove the availability of the funds.
Who can apply?
Applicants can be social enterprises, private companies, civil society organizations, cooperatives, governmental agencies, academic or research institutions registered in Mongolia which has been operational for at least one year at the date of the application.
Partnerships with foreign organizations are accepted (note: Mongolian organizations will be selected with priority).
Applicants shall submit a concept note in English of max three pages containing:
Project context and description of the solution/business idea;
Expected results, project implementation strategy, possible risks for the implementation; and modalities to be applied, including project set-up;
Partners, stakeholders’, market and customer brief analysis
Indicative budget as an annex;
Registration certificate of the applicant/s, relevant experience, and two most recent references.
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