Donor: European Commission (EC) - International Partnerships (IP)
Application procedure: Concept Note
Donor base: Belgium
Reference number: EuropeAid/180946/DD/ACT/SZ
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation
Deadline: 05.06.2024

Financial details

Grant size: Large - more than $1,000,000
Minimum grant size: 2.900.000€
Total available budget: 3.000.000€
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: 3.000.000€
Funding ratio: up to 95%


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

Project Locations

  1. Africa



1) Objective

The global objective of this call for proposals is to strengthen CSOs as independent actors of governance representing different groups. The action aims to contribute to an inclusive and equal participation of CSOs in Eswatini, in particular CSOs active in promoting an enabling environment for women and youth and vulnerable groups, and to an inclusive and open dialogue among civil society, local authorities and the private sector.

The specific objectives of this call for proposals are:
• To support the role of CSOs in the promotion of fundamental values, good governance, policy development and the protection of human rights through tailor-made capacity building initiatives and establishing of collaboration platforms/networking.
• To strengthen capacities of civil society and grass-root organisations across all its dimensions in EU priority areas: to engage in gender equality, youth and people with disabilities social inclusion, empowerment and human rights.
• To establish a funding mechanism (e.g. through financial support to third parties) that provides different types of support tailor-made to the size and capacity of civil society actors.

2) Eligibility

In order to be eligible for a grant, the lead applicant must: (1) be a legal person and (2) be non-profit-making and (3) be a specific type of organisation such as: civil society organization and (4) be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the action with the co-applicant(s) and affiliated entity(ies), not acting as an intermediary.

3) Location

Actions must take place in Eswatini.

4) Budget

The overall indicative amount made available under this call for proposals is €3,000,000. Any grant requested under this call for proposals must fall between the minimum €2,900,000 and maximum €3,000,000. Any grant requested under this call for proposals must fall between the minimum (60%) and maximum (95%) percentage of total eligible costs of the action.

5) Application

The full application together with the declaration by the lead applicant must be submitted online via PROSPECT. The deadline for the submission is 5 June 2024.

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