Donor: Swiss Foundation for Solidarity in Tourism (SST)
Application procedure: Concept Note
Donor base: Switzerland
Reference number: -
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation
Deadline: ongoing

Financial details

Grant size: Small - up to $100,000
Minimum grant size: 5.000$
Total available budget: 150.000$
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: 25.000$
Funding ratio: up to 100%


  • Agriculture & Rural Development
  • Economic Development
  • Other
  • Social Inclusion

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, Bahamas, Barbados, 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, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela

  3. Asia

      Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, East Timor, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Qatar, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, West Bank and Gaza, Yemen

  4. Europe

      Albania, Armenia, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine

  5. Pacific

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


1) Objective

The Swiss Foundation for Solidarity in Tourism (SST) was founded in January 2001. The Foundation’s assets consist of the proceeds from the sale of the former SSR Travel, Swiss Student Travel Office (cooperative) to the STA Travel Group. Through its activities in the field of tourism the Foundation continues to work towards the non-materialistic objectives of the former cooperative. In accordance with its statutes, the Foundation supports projects and organisations that

  • (1) are suited to improve the economic, cultural or social conditions of the population in tourist destination
  • (2) contribute to sustainable tourism development in tourist receiving countries
  • (3) contribute to intercultural understanding between people from tourist sending and receiving countries

2) Eligibility

In order to be eligible for financial support, applicants must submit projects that are in line with the Foundation’s objectives, and they must observe the following criteria: (1) financial support may, in accordance with the Foundation’s objectives, be granted for activities in Switzerland as well as other countries worldwide; and (2) financial support will usually be given to organisations, associations and legal entities.

3) Location

They fund projects worldwide. So far they gave grants to Bolivia, Brazil, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guatemala, Hungary, India, Israel, Kyrgyzstan, Madagascar, Mexico, Namibia, Nepal, Peru, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe.

4) Budget

Their annual grant budget is $150,000 and grants can range from $5,000-$25,000. Applicants are encouraged to outline the projected income and costs for the entire project duration. Applicants should send the  total budget for the project (consolidated budget), specifying funding requests submitted to and/or granted by third parties.

5) Application

They have four submission deadlines per year (normally February, May, September and November). Applications for grants must show clearly how the project contributes to achieving the Foundation’s objectives. Applications should not exceed four pages A4. Applications should contain the following information: (1) information on the applicant organisation, association or person; (2) objectives of the project; and (3) project organisation constituting of the budget, time frame, partnership and monitoring. Applications may be submitted in German, French, Spanish, and English. The Board will decide on the support to be granted by the Foundation.

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