FCS: Implementation of Good governance, Peace Building and Conflict Resolution and Livelihoods/ Economic Empowerment Programmes in Tanzania

Deadline: 15 January 2019

The Foundation for Civil Society (FCS) is seeking proposals from Tanzanian civil society organizations (from both mainland and Zanzibar) to apply for grants to implement projects on three main broad programmatic areas which are (i) Good governance (ii) Peace Building and Conflict Resolution and (iii) Livelihoods and Economic Empowerment.

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Programme Areas

  1. Good Governance Programme
    • Outcome I: Local Government Authorities (LGAs) deliver improved quality and equal services.
      • FCS invites applications from CSOs that will implement projects which focus on:
        • Social Accountability Monitoring (SAM) or Public Expenditure Tracking System (PETS) in the education sector focusing on Mtwara, Lindi,Morogoro, Shinyanga, Tabora, Coast Region, Tanga, Singida, Rukwa, Kigoma, Geita, Mwanza, Katavi and Kagera regions, Unguja and Pemba.
        • Social Accountability Monitoring (SAM) or Public Expenditure Tracking System (PETS) in the water sector focusing on Mtwara, Lindi, Singida, Dodoma, Simiyu, Geita, Shinyanga, Manyara, Kilimanjaro, Mara and Tanga regions.
        • Social Accountability Monitoring (SAM) or Public Expenditure Tracking System (PETS) in the Agriculture sector focusing on Morogoro, Mbeya, Iringa, Ruvuma, Songwe and Njombe regions.
        • Social Accountability Monitoring (SAM) or Public Expenditure Tracking System (PETS) in the Health sector focusing on Katavi, Ruvuma, Njombe, Rukwa, Singida, Mbeya, Tabora and Tanga regions.
    • Outcome II: Improved democratic processes that better reflect citizens’ rights, especially those of marginalized groups (PWDs and ethnic minority and women)
      • Under this area the Foundation invites applications from CSOs that will implement projects in the following key interventions and regions.
        • Advocacy against harmful traditional practices such as Female Genital Mutilation, Violence Against Children (VAC) (Child marriage, Child Preganancies, Rape) and Gender Based Violence (GBV) (Rape and other forms of violence against women). The target regions are Mara, Mwanza, Shinyanga, Simiyu, Arusha, Manyara, Kilimanjaro, Geita, Singida, Dodoma, Unguja and Pemba, Katavi and Rukwa.
        • Advocacy for the rights of people with Disabilities to increase their participation in public accountability and local governance processes, quality services including education and Health, specific for Disabled People Organizations and Networks, projects from all regions of Tanzania.
        • Promote access to land and other property rights especially for women. Target regions are Arusha, Manyara, Morogoro, Unguja, Pemba and Iringa.
  2. Livelihoods/ Economic Empowerment Programme
    • Outcome I: Ensuring that youth entrepreneurs have secured greater access to markets, livelihoods assets and resources
      • Objectives
        • Enable young people to access markets for their products (Making Local Government Authorities provide market spaces for the youth);
        • Empower young people to maximize and access capital from private micro firms to improve businesses;
        • Empower young people to start individual or group income generating projects to improve their lives;
        • Encourage local governments to empower young people and women to access the 4% of the funds allocated for the youth at district, municipal and Town Council levels;
        • Encouraging local governments to create a more enabling environment for young people to expand their businesses and utilize other economic opportunities
        • Advocate for youth to own economic assets and property such as land for improved livelihoods.
        • Design project that will continue enhancing inclusion of youth in government structures and decision making processes.
    • FCS invites applications from CSOs to implement livelihoods projects in the following regions: Arusha, Dar es Salaam, Tanga, Mbeya, Dodoma, Mwanza, Unguja and Pemba.
  3. Peace Building and Conflict Resolution Programme
    • Objective: To contribute to harmonious and peaceful co-existence amongst communities and various people groups
      • Competent CSOs are encouraged to work on strengthening or improving mechanisms for peacebuilding or conflict resolution that already exist at local levels. Therefore, under this programme.
        • FCS invites applications from CSOs to implement projects at national and regional level with the following focus:-
          • Dialogue efforts to bridge political differences (Focus area- National level)
          • Interventions that enhance conflict resolution on natural resources including land (Area of focus: Dodoma, Morogoro, Manyara and Arusha)
          • Interventions that promote Inter-religious dialogue (Focus area- National level)

Funding Information

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This call for applications is for the Innovative Grants and Medium Grants.

  • Window 1: Innovative Grants: (Grant size ranging from TZS 20,000,000 to TZS 49,999,999 for one year only) The innovative grants targets organizations that will implement their own creative solutions to realize outcomes as described in the above programmes. The project implementation period will be one year and an organization may request between TZS 20,000,000 to TZS 49,999,999.
  • Window 2: Medium Grant size ranges from TZS 50,000,000 to TZS 120,000,000 for 1 year up to 2 years maximum of TZS 240,000,000. ) FCS will provide medium grant size to CSOs to implement projects within areas described above. The project implementation period will be for one year for an amount starting from TZS 50,000,000 to TZS 120,000,000.


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  • In issuing grants FCS will prioritize CSOs requesting grants to implement in regions and districts where they are based. This is to say, if a CSO is based in Kasulu district then they should apply for a grant to implement in that particular district or nearby districts within the region. It is very rare that CSOs will be issued with a grant to implement outside the region.
  • Under this call for proposals an organization can ONLY apply for one type of grant window and ONLY one type of Programme. To make clarity on this matter, it is to say that if an on organization is applying for the first window of Innovative Grants, the same organization CANNOT apply for the other window of Medium grants, and the vice versa is true. Further if an organization has applied for Good Governance Outcome the same cannot apply for livelihoods or peace programme. Thus organizations are advised to choose wisely the window and programme they fit best in accordance with their interests and capacity.
  • This call for proposal is for local Civil Society Organizations registered and operating within the borders of the United Republic of Tanzania. International organizations, including International NGOs domesticated in Tanzania or interventions outside the United Republic of Tanzania will not be supported.
  • The Foundation for Civil Society is an autonomous Civil Society Organization and operates by principles of transparency and accountability. It is their policy to conduct all of their businesses in an honest and ethical manner. They take a zero-tolerance approach to bribery and corruption and are committed to acting professionally, fairly and with integrity in all their dealings and relationships. They therefore, urge all interested applicants to follow the stipulated procedure to access grants from the Foundation and always use appropriate communication channels.

Eligibility Criteria

The following institutions are eligible to apply for grants at the Foundation for civil society:

  • Non-governmental Organisations (NGO);
  • Community Based organization (CBO) ;
  • Professional Associations;
  • Trade Unions;
  • Media Organisation;
  • Faith Based Organization (FBO);
  • Cooperative.

How to Apply

In this call there are only 2 ways of submitting the application either by hand delivery or through registered mails, with all of its attachments. FCS will not accept any applications by emails or through online system. The application package will be available for download on the given website.

For more information, please visit https://bit.ly/2Lm9J0R

  • Avatar Ezekiel Massanja says:

    Congratulations, the criteria for funding is very clear

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