Donor: German Embassy Zimbabwe
Application procedure: Full Proposal
Donor base: Germany
Reference number: -
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation
Deadline: ongoing

Financial details

Grant size: Small - up to $100,000
Minimum grant size: 8.000€
Total available budget: -
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: 25.000€
Funding ratio: up to 100%


  • Agriculture & Rural Development
  • Children & Youth
  • Climate Change
  • Disability
  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Environment & Natural Resources
  • Food Security
  • Health
  • Social Inclusion
  • Water & Sanitation
  • Women & Gender

Project Locations

  1. Africa



1) Objective 

The German Embassy Harare has a fund which supports small scale anti-poverty projects by Zimbabwean Non-Governmental Organizations, associations, interest groups and communities. The Small Scale Project Scheme is part of Germany’s overall development co-operation that contributes to poverty alleviation and the improvement of living standards, especially in rural areas. Project examples are bore holes, street children shelters, training centres, orphanages, community halls, sewing machines, construction of a classroom, renovation of maternity ward, installation of solar power, etc.

The German Embassy only supports projects that can be completed within one year and which do not cause any further costs after termination. A project cannot be funded if it has been supported by the German Embassy or by any other German development organisation before. The projects have to be initiated by local groups or communities at the grassroots’ level. They should be directed towards improving the living conditions of the community as a whole in the form of long term investments. The communities themselves have to make a substantial contribution towards the project.

2) Eligibility 

Eligible are Zimbabwean non-governmental organisations, associations, interest groups and communities.

3) Location 

Actions must take place in Zimbabwe.

4) Budget 

Maximum funding is $10,000. Each year, 10 to 15 projects are supported through the Embassy’s Small Scale Project Fund. Running costs cannot be financed. The Embassy does not finance the following project types: vehicles, food, clothing, consumables, computers, printers, television sets, business start-ups, roads, dams, travel expenses, salaries, workshops or cash donations of any kind.

5) Application 

The written application to the German Embassy must describe in detail: (1) objective of the project; (2) the local situation in your community; (3) the difference which the contribution would make; (4) background to your organisation; (5) time frame of the project and complete financial overview; (6) own contribution of the community towards this project; (7) copy of I.D.’s of the members responsible for the project; (8) permissions from the local authorities.

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