Donor: U.S. Mission to Lesotho
Application procedure: Full Proposal
Donor base: United States
Reference number: AF-MASFY22-01
Eligible applicants: Individual, Non-Profit Organisation
Deadline: 08.04.2022

Financial details

Grant size: Small - up to $100,000
Minimum grant size: 500$
Total available budget: -
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: 10.000$
Funding ratio: up to 100%


  • Arts & Culture
  • Capacity Building
  • Children & Youth
  • Economic Development
  • Governance & Democracy
  • Human Rights
  • Media & Journalism
  • Social Inclusion
  • Women & Gender

Project Locations

  1. Africa



1) Objective

PAS Maseru invites proposals for programs that strengthen cultural ties between the U.S. and the Kingdom of Lesotho through cultural and exchange programming that highlights shared values and promotes bilateral cooperation. All programs must include an American cultural element, or connection with American expert/s, organization/s, or institution/s in a specific field that will promote increased understanding of U.S. policy and perspectives. Examples of PAS Small Grants Program programs include, but are not limited to:

  • Proposals to expand or build on U.S.-Lesotho exchange programs;
  • Programs that strengthen government and civil society capabilities;
  • Youth community service projects that encourage volunteerism and support the outlined priorities;
  • Civic education projects that promote democratic processes and human rights;
  • Youth recreation, leadership, professional development, entrepreneurship, and education programs;
  • Arts and cultural programs;
  • New media concepts aimed at reaching wider audiences;
  • Media training projects;
  • Radio and television programming in support of the outlined priorities.
  • Programs in concert with the American Corner & Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI) Leadership Innovation Hub, including innovative opportunities for networking and professional development;

2) Eligibility

Applicants must be Basotho or currently residing in Lesotho. The programs must take place and be focused on Lesotho. The Public Affairs Section encourages applications from: Civil-society organizations and local representatives of civil society, Non-governmental organizations, Academic institutions, Individuals.

3) Location

Actions must take place in Lesotho.

4) Budget

Funding may range from $500-$10,000.

5) Application

The application deadline is 8 April 2022. All application templates and guidelines can be downloaded from the given website.

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