Donor: European Commission (EC) - International Partnerships
Application procedure: Concept Note
Donor base: Belgium
Reference number: EuropeAid/177322/DD/ACT/BW
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation
Deadline: 28.04.2023

Financial details

Grant size: Medium - up to $1,000,000
Minimum grant size: 150.000€
Total available budget: 1.054.000€
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: 200.000€
Funding ratio: up to 90%


  • Capacity Building
  • Children & Youth
  • Disability
  • Governance & Democracy
  • Social Inclusion
  • Women & Gender

Project Locations

  1. Africa



1) Objective

In line with the objectives of the multiannual action plan (MAAP) of the thematic programme for Civil Society Organisations for years 2021-2024, the global objective of this call for proposal is to strengthen local civil CSOs to engage as independent actors of governance and development in their own right. This call has two specific objectives:

  • Specific objective 1: To strengthen the capacity of CSOs in support of an inclusive, participatory, empowered and independent civil society in Botswana
  • Specific objective 2: To improve the environment in which CSOs operate and ensure their full participation in governance and development.

The priorities of this call for proposals are:
• To strengthen institutional and operational capacities of CSOs in one or more areas relating to governance, accountability, program, project and financial management, research and analysis, advocacy and communication, sector-specific capacity building and access to funding.
• To strengthen civil society’s ability to uphold, preserve and promote an open and enabling environment by addressing regulatory, administrative, financial or other constraints and lowering barriers such as access to the right to information and countering misinformation.
• To develop alliances or partnerships between CSOs as well as other actors including media, the private sector and academia, with an aim to strengthening institutional and operational capacities of CSOs and/or improving the environment in which CSOs operate.
• To empower women and youth organisations as well as vulnerable groups (including but not limited to children, disabled, indigenous people) as key actors for dialogue to engage in gender equality and youth inclusion.

2) Eligibility

Eligible organisations are: (1) non-profit-making; (2) civil society organisations; (3) established in a Member State of the European Union or Botswana.

3) Location

Actions must take place in Botswana.

4) Budget

The overall indicative amount made available under this call for proposals is €1,054,000. Any grant requested under this call for proposals must fall between the minimum €150,000 and maximum €200,000. Any grant requested under this call for proposals must fall between the minimum (51%) and maximum (90%) 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 28 April 2023.

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