Deadline: 21 August 2016
The European Union is currently accepting proposals from eligible organisations for its European Joint Rural Development Programme (EU-JRDP) with an aim to improve the quality of life of the people living in the rural areas with special focus on the sustainable management of territorial resources.
The programme is divided into two lots:
- Lot 1: Scaling up GAP for the agricultural sector
- Lot 2: Scaling up GAP for the reuse of agricultural waste
- To increase sustainable agricultural production by managing water resources more effectively and adopting Good Agricultural Practices (GAP)
- To improve rural livelihoods by promoting income-generating activities (agricultural/nonagricultural) and making best use of local resources
Size of Grants
Any grant requested under this Call for Proposals must fall between the following minimum and maximum amounts:
- Lot 1: Scaling up GAP for the agricultural sector – Indicative EUR 700,000.00
- Maximum amount: 700,000
- Lot 2: Scaling up GAP for the reuse of agricultural waste – Indicative EUR 200,000.00
- Maximum amount: 200,000
- In order to be eligible for a grant, the lead applicant must:
- be legal persons and
- be non-profit-making and
- be specific types of organisations such as: non-governmental organisations, public sector operators, local authorities, international (inter-governmental) organisations of the Implementing Rules to the EC Financial Regulation and
- be established in a Member State of the European Union, or in a country covered by the European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument (ENPI) and
- be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the action with the coapplicant(s) and affiliated entity(ies), not acting as an intermediary and
- Note: Applicants categorised as NGOs (non-governmental organisations) must be registered with the Ministry of Social Solidarity (MOSS) at least six (6) months prior to the Call for Proposals. Proof of registration will be requested prior to contract signing. In addition, such organisations, if awarded funding under this Call for Proposals, must obtain the needed approvals from MOSS to receive an external fund (Grant Beneficiaries cannot obtain MOSS approval before submitting the signed contract with the Contracting Authority);
- Note: Applicants categorised as IGOs (inter-governmental organisations) shall have permission to work in Egypt;
- Note: Applicants categorised as governmental organisations must provide proof of having own legal entity as well as a proof of their legal independence.
- Potential applicants may not participate in calls for proposals or be awarded grants if they are in any of the situations
- The lead applicant must declare that the lead applicant himself, the co-applicant(s) and affiliated entity(ies) are not in any of these situations.
- The lead applicant may act individually or with co-applicant(s).
How to Apply
- The application procedure consists of two phases:
- Concept notes
- Full applications
- In the first instance, only concept notes must be submitted for evaluation. Thereafter, lead applicants who have been pre-selected will be invited to submit a full application.
Eligible Countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the UK.
For more information, please visit Call for Proposals.