Donor: Gered Gereedschap
Application procedure: Online Application
Donor base: Netherlands
Reference number: -
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation
Deadline: 01.03.2024

Financial details

Grant size: Small - up to $100,000
Minimum grant size: -
Total available budget: -
Funding type: Other
Maximum grant size: -
Funding ratio: Co-funding required


  • Children & Youth
  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Environment & Natural Resources
  • Social Inclusion

Project Locations

  1. Africa

      Ghana, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda


1) Objective

Gered Gereedschap is a Dutch NGO which has been making a consistent effort for craftsmen and women in developing countries for the last 37 years. Projects supported by Gered Gereedschap strengthen technical vocational education and entrepreneurship in Africa. Their support is practical, tangible and comprehensive from tool sets and machines for schools, fully equipped sewing workshops to the education of technical vocational teachers. All their support is directed towards one purpose: promoting technical craftsmanship as a basis for self-reliance. Gered Gereedschap preferably supports vocational training programmes and projects that satisfy demand for the local (labour) market. Schools and projects that promote entrepreneurship and offer further support to young people after their training are greatly appreciated. Preference is also given to gender-orientated projects, projects aimed at marginalised groups, cooperatives, ecological awareness and environment protection.

They offer the following support: (1) Tools and machines: support to vocational education and training programs in Africa by supplying hand tools, workshop machines, power tools and sewing machines; (2) rental workshops: a skilled craftsman cannot do his job without good quality tools and machines. Together with its partners, Gered Gereedschap sets up tool rental locations which gives local craftsmen access to quality tools; and (3) multipurpose location: Gered Gereedschap can arrange working space to provide vocational training or to start a small business. This concerns multipurpose workshops based on standard 20ft and 40ft sea containers.

2) Eligibility

For each project Gered Gereedschap works with local partners. They invite organisations in Uganda, Malawi, Tanzania and Ghana that promote vocational education and entrepreneurship and will benefit from their help to submit an application. In addition, Gered Gereedschap actively approaches (international) organisations for cooperation.

3) Location

Actions must take place in Ghana, Malawi, Tanzania and Uganda.

4) Budget

They never provide financial support, agricultural equipment or household appliances. They offer free transport of the materials to the nearest international port if the support consists of tools, machines or workshops. For landlocked countries overland transport to a capital can be arranged as well. Costs of customs clearance and transport to the final destination are the responsibility of the applicant organisation. Gered Gereedschap neither offers nor mediates in insurance, clearance, storage and/or local transport costs. In the case of the supply of a rental shop and/or multipurpose workshop, the applicant organisation is responsible for the operation. There will be an agreement between Gered Gereedschap and the receiving party in which the rights and obligations with respect to the use, support and reporting are clearly laid down.

5) Application

A request for support provided by Gered Gereedschap starts with submitting an application form. You can find a link to this form on their website. The application must be submitted before March 1, 2024.

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