Grant Size :  

$10,000 to $100,000

Closing Date :


Call for Applications: Micro-Project-Scheme (South Africa)


The German Missions in South Africa, Lesotho and Eswatini is seeking applications to support NGOs/NPOs and other civil society actors which support marginalised, and impoverished communities or communities in transition.

The micro-project scheme is part of Germany's overall development co-operation that contributes to poverty alleviation and improvement of living standards, to cover the basic needs of the poorest social classes, especially in rural areas.

Focus Areas
  • The focus of the support is on the following sectors in South Africa:

    • Women’s Rights

    • Anti-Discrimination of any kind

    • Just Energy Transition

    • Local Economic Development/Alternative Livelihoods

Funding Information
  • A maximum amount of EUR 25,000.00 (The exchange rates into local currency may vary) can be granted per project.

Eligibility :

  • Projects, which cannot be financed by the body responsible itself (e.g. Community Based, Non-Government and Faith Based Organizations registered in South Africa) can be supported.

  • Project examples to be funded: Bore holes, garden projects, shelters for vulnerable children, construction/renovation of school classes (only in Eswatini and Lesotho), income generating articles (sewing machines, tools/machines for a joinery or a locksmith's trade) etc.

  • Project examples not to be funded: Vehicles, private business start-ups, administrative costs, travel expenditure, stipends, any running costs, Air time, Data, banking fees etc.

  • Projects, which are 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.

Post Date: December 11, 2023

Location :
South Africa

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