Donor: European Commission (EC) - International Partnerships (IP)
Application procedure: Concept Note
Donor base: Belgium
Reference number: EuropeAid/179803/DD/ACT/MW
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation
Deadline: 27.02.2024

Financial details

Grant size: Large - more than $1,000,000
Minimum grant size: 3.500.000€
Total available budget: 4.000.000€
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: 4.000.000€
Funding ratio: up to 95%


  • Capacity Building
  • Governance & Democracy
  • Social Inclusion

Project Locations

  1. Africa



1) Objective

The global objective of this call for proposals is to improve humane and effective delivery of justice for all, especially those living in marginalised and most vulnerable situations. The specific objective(s) of this call for proposals are:
1. To improve access to justice for all, especially for the population living in the most vulnerable situations and women; and
2. To empower and strengthen local civil society organisations on the ground by supporting their efforts to improve access to justice for all.

The priorities of this call for proposals are:
– Provision of paralegal services in the four (4) major prisons of Zomba Central, Maula, Lilongwe, Mzuzu Prison and Chichiri, Blantyre Prison. Paralegal services will also have to be provided in other detention centres (intended as prisons, police cells and Magistrate Courts) across the country as per proposed intervention strategy.
– Expansion of village mediation services through training and deployment of mediators to cover an increased number of districts including but not limited to Rumphi, Dedza, Machinga, Mwanza, Neno, Chikwawa and Nsanje. Minimum support to existing village mediation structures in various districts is recommended to ensure their sustainability.
– Development and delivery of legal awareness and education programmes targeting mainly those living in the most vulnerable situations;
– Advocacy to relevant policy makers and key stakeholders to address and remove bottlenecks to access to justice in the justice system.

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: be a civil society organization or an Association of CSOs 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 Malawi.

4) Budget

The overall indicative amount made available under this call for proposals is €4,000,000. Any grant requested under this call for proposals must fall between the minimum €3,500,000 and maximum €4,000,000. Any grant requested under this call for proposals must fall between the minimum (95%) and maximum (95%) percentage of total eligible costs of the action.

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 27 February 2024.

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