Donor: Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)/bengo
Application procedure: Online Application
Donor base: Germany
Reference number: -
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation
Deadline: ongoing

Financial details

Grant size: Small - up to $100,000
Minimum grant size: -
Total available budget: -
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: 50.000€
Funding ratio: up to 100%


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

Project Locations

  1. Africa

      Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia, Zimbabwe

  2. America

      Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela

  3. Asia

      Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, East Timor, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, North Korea, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, West Bank and Gaza, Yemen

  4. Europe

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

  5. Pacific

      Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu


1) Objective

The EZ Small Project Fund (EZ-KPF), financed by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), aims to improve the living conditions of disadvantaged groups in developing countries. It focuses on strengthening the capacities of target groups and partner organizations through small development policy projects. The fund is designed to help East German NGOs and Berlin-based associations gain experience in planning, implementing, and managing foreign projects, thereby enhancing their development policy capabilities.

Additionally, the program seeks to diversify the financing base for these organizations, promoting sustainable project partnerships and anchoring development policy in East German civil society. The EZ-KPF also encourages migrant-diasporic NGOs (MDO) to leverage their on-site knowledge for effective project funding.

2) Eligibility

Non-profit associations based in East Germany and Berlin are eligible to apply for the EZ-KPF. For NGOs in the West German federal states, the W. P. Schmitz Foundations should be contacted. The fund is also explicitly open to migrant-diasporic non-governmental organizations (MDOs), which can bring valuable insights and knowledge to project implementation.

3) Location

Projects can be supported in all developing countries of the OECD-DAC list.

4) Budget

The EZ-KPF provides funding up to €50,000 for each project.

5) Application

The application process includes submitting detailed project plans, demonstrating how the project will improve living conditions and strengthen local capacities. Regular qualification seminars are available to help NGOs and MDOs with the application process, project planning, and financial reporting. There are no deadlines.

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