Donor: European Commission (EC) - International Partnerships (IP)
Application procedure: Concept Note
Donor base: Belgium
Reference number: EuropeAid/179093/DD/ACT/JO
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation
Deadline: 13.05.2024

Financial details

Grant size: Large - more than $1,000,000
Minimum grant size: 3.300.000€
Total available budget: 3.500.000€
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: 3.500.000€
Funding ratio: up to 90%


  • Capacity Building
  • Economic Development
  • Research, Technology & Innovation
  • Social Inclusion
  • Women & Gender

Project Locations

  1. Asia



1) Objective

The global objective of this Call for Proposals is to stimulate sustainable and inclusive employment through entrepreneurship and innovation. The specific objective of this call for proposals is to enhance women’s access to economic opportunities, by providing technical and capacity building and financial resources to existing and new women entrepreneurs and initiatives, strengthening business associations, women cooperatives CSOs and CBOs capacity to sustain further support.

The priorities of this call for proposals is/are:
1. Increased technical and financial competencies of targeted groups, in particular women entrepreneurs in rural areas;
2. Enhanced research and innovation capabilities in the entrepreneurship ecosystem with a focus on innovative, sustainable and inclusive business models;
3. Knowledge generation, awareness raising and evidence-based advocacy at public and private sector levels to enhance and promote gender-sensitive policy dialogue and innovative women entrepreneurship opportunities; and
4. Enhanced role of civil society in promoting an entrepreneurship culture, including organisations addressing economic empowerment, gender equality, social inclusion and participation of marginalised groups.
5. Enhanced women economic justice through fair economic structures, inclusive market systems and social norms.

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 organisations, community based Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), public sector operators, local authorities and economic private operators such as business associations or chambers of commerce 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 Jordan.

4) Budget

The overall indicative amount made available under this call for proposals is €3,500,000. Any grant requested under this call for proposals must fall between the minimum €3,300,000 and maximum €3,500,000. Any grant requested under this call for proposals must fall between the minimum (75%) and maximum (90%) 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 13 May 2024.

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