Donor: European Commission (EC) - International Partnerships (IP)
Application procedure: Full Proposal
Donor base: Belgium
Reference number: EuropeAid/177387/DD/ACT/MW
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation
Deadline: 15.06.2023

Financial details

Grant size: Large - more than $1,000,000
Minimum grant size: 1.200.000€
Total available budget: 1.500.000€
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: 1.500.000€
Funding ratio: up to 95%


  • Capacity Building
  • Children & Youth
  • Food Security
  • Health
  • Research, Technology & Innovation

Project Locations

  1. Africa



1) Objective

The global objective of this call for proposals is: increased solid evidence for policy decisions on school meals. The specific objective(s) of this call for proposals is: quantify the effects of home grown school meals on targeted students and communities on indicators of interest.

The priority of this call for proposals is to conduct a randomized control trial to quantify the effects of Tsolata II interventions on three main domains of interest. The first are children’s nutritional outcomes, the second children’s learning outcomes, and the third income and welfare effects on surrounding smallholder farmers from whom the food to prepare the meals will be sourced.

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: non-governmental organisation, public sector operator, local authority, international (inter-governmental) organisation as defined by Article 156 of the EU Financial Regulation 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, tentatively in the following districts: Mzimba, NkhataBay, and Rumphi. The location will need to be confirmed with the contracting authority and the Ministry of Education before start of activities.

4) Budget

The overall indicative amount made available under this call for proposals is €1,500,000. Any grant requested under this call for proposals must fall between the minimum €1,200,000 and maximum €1,500,000. Any grant requested under this call for proposals must fall between the minimum (80%) and maximum (95%) percentage of total eligible costs of the action. The initial planned duration of an action may not be lower than 40 months nor exceed 48 months.

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 15 June 2023.

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