Deadline: 22 March 2020
The New Zealand High Commission in Pretoria is inviting applications under the New Zealand High Commission Fund.
The New Zealand High Commission Fund supports small scale and short-term capacity and skills development projects implemented by organizations in Angola, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
The primary objective of the Fund is to support community-based projects that contribute towards sustainable development in selected countries in order to reduce poverty and contribute to a secure, equitable and prosperous world.
The High Commission Fund can be used to support short-term community development projects in the areas of, but not limited to, sustainable agriculture, food security, environmental sustainability, capacity and skills building and job creation.
- There is a funding ceiling of NZ$ 25,000.00 per project.
- No individual project will be supported for longer than two years. Supporting different projects by the same partner over a longer duration is possible.
What will not be funded
- Political, religious or evangelical activities N.B. faith-based groups are not excluded where the proposed project is consistent with the purpose of the Fund, does not exclude followers of other religions, and the funds are not used to support proselytising;
- Site visits;
- Unsolicited donations;
- Individual student scholarships;
- International airfares/overseas conference attendance;
- On-going (recurrent) funding of recipients’ operational/organisational costs such as wages and salaries, office items and communications.
- The Fund is aimed primarily at community groups and NGOs but other types of organisations e.g. schools, business associations may apply.
- The Fund does not support individual businesses.
- Projects should: involve and benefit as many people as possible; promote the advancement and participation of women preferably from rural areas; be sustainable; meet the needs of the poorest members of the community; be located in rural areas or other areas with poor services and infrastructure and take into account environmental and conservation concerns.
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