Donor base: Austria
Application procedure: Concept Note, Full Proposal
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation, Social Business
Annual number of calls: Open all year, Up to 20

Financial details

Donor size: Large - more than $5,000,000
Funding instruments: Grants, Other
Annual funding volume: More than $20,000,000
Funding ratio: up to 100%


  • Agriculture & Rural Development
  • Children & Youth
  • Climate Change
  • Disability
  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Environment & Natural Resources
  • Food Security
  • Governance & Democracy
  • Health
  • Human Rights
  • Humanitarian Aid
  • Peace & Conflict Resolution
  • Research, Technology & Innovation
  • Social Inclusion
  • Water & Sanitation
  • Women & Gender

Project Locations

  1. Africa

      Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe

  2. America

      Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago

  3. Asia

      Bhutan, Pakistan, Palestine

  4. Europe

      Albania, Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kosovo, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia


1) About

The Austrian Development Agency (ADA) is the operational unit of the Austrian Development Cooperation (ADC). It is in charge of implementing bilateral programmes and projects in ADC’s partner countries and administers the budget earmarked for this. ADA is primarily engaged in sectors where it can bring its professional know-how and long-standing experience to bear in: (1) water supply and sanitation; (2) renewable energy and climate protection; (3) agriculture and forestry; (4) private sector & development; and (5) human security, human rights and rule of law. It attaches particular importance in all its programmes and projects to the equal participation of women, taking special account of the needs of children and persons with disabilities.

2) Thematic Interests

  • Education
  • Energy, environment
  • Health
  • Gender
  • Human rights
  • Humanitarian aid
  • Rural development
  • Private sector development
  • Water and sanitation

3) Focus Countries

The key regions and priority countries of Austrian Development Cooperation are: Caribbean, West Africa, Southern Africa, Himalaya, Danube Region/Western Balkans, Black Sea Region/South Caucasus and Palestinian Territories. Besides ADA also promotes initiatives in other developing countries.

4) Application Procedure

ADA runs various funding programs for civil society organisations (mostly Austrian organisations) as well as businesses. Individual Projects South/East has an annual submission deadline of 20 September and 20 March respectively. The maximum amount of funding contributed by ADA is €300,000 at a rate of up to 25-80% of the total project cost. Eligible for funding are projects which are aimed at poverty reduction and the protection of peace and human security. Framework Programmes have a duration of three years with a minimum annual budget of €300,000 for coherent and interrelated programme components with a common strategic development objective. ADA also funds feasibility studies (max. €20,000) and business partnerships (up to 50% of direct project costs but not exceeding €500,000) for Austrian/European businesses that want to set up business in the South.

5) Contact

Austrian Development Agency
Zelinkagasse 2
1010 Vienna

T: +43 1 90 399 0
F: +43 1 90 399 2290
E: office(a)ada.gv.at

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