Donor: European Commission (EC) - International Partnerships (IP)
Application procedure: Concept Note
Donor base: Belgium
Reference number: EuropeAid/175901/DD/ACT/Multi
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation
Deadline: 10.02.2023

Financial details

Grant size: Medium - up to $1,000,000
Minimum grant size: 300.000€
Total available budget: 1.205.000€
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: 500.000€
Funding ratio: up to 95%


  • Capacity Building
  • Children & Youth
  • Human Rights
  • Social Inclusion
  • Women & Gender

Project Locations

  1. Africa

      Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, South Africa, Zimbabwe


1) Objective

Aligned with the selected priorities of the Human Rights and Democracy country strategy identified by the EU Delegation to South Africa and EU Member States, the general objective of this call is to protect and empower individuals .

Lot 1: Elimination of Child Labour:

  • Monitoring, preventing, remediating and raising awareness about child labour, including links with human trafficking, in the targeted countries (South Africa, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Zimbabwe)
  • Strengthening of legal and regulatory frameworks and the National Action Plans for the elimination of child labour, in targeted countries, including, if necessary, recourse to litigation
  • Building capacities of labour unions, the private sector and civil society to prevent the use of child labour and forced labour by embedding standards of responsible business conduct in business operations and supply chains including implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights

Lot 2: Human Rights Defenders (HRDs)

  • Provide short, medium- and long-term support, protection and defence of human rights defenders, including access to remedies and justice
  • Monitor, support and strengthen the national framework for the protection of human rights defenders and civil society organisations,
  • Build capacities of Human Rights Defenders and civil society organisations to increase digital security and online safe space

2) Eligibility

In order to be eligible for a grant, the lead applicant must: (1) be a legal person and (2) be non-profit-making and (3) be a specific type of organisation such as: civil society organization and (4) 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.

3) Location

Actions must take place in one or more of the following countries: South Africa, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Zimbabwe.

4) Budget

The overall indicative amount made available under this call for proposals is €1,205,000. Any grant requested under this call for proposals must fall between the minimum €300,000 and maximum €500,000. Any grant requested under this call for proposals must fall between the minimum (50%) and maximum (95%) percentage of total eligible costs of the action. The initial planned duration of an action may not be lower than 24 months nor exceed 36 months.

5) Application

The concept note together with the declaration by the lead applicant must be submitted online via PROSPECT. The deadline for the submission is 10 February 2023.

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