With the Micro-Project-Scheme the German Embassy seeks to support NGOs / NPOs and other civil society actors which support marginalised, and impoverished communities or communities in transition.
The micro-project scheme is part of Germany’s overall development co-operation that contributes to poverty alleviation and improvement of living standards, to cover the basic needs of the poorest social classes, especially in rural areas.
- The focus of the support is on the following sectors in eSwatini and Lesotho:
- Women’s Rights
- Anti-Discrimination of any kind
- Just Energy Transition
- Local Economic Development/Alternative Livelihoods.
- Up to 25.000 Euro.
- Projects, which cannot be financed by the body responsible itself (e.g. Community Based, Non-Government and Faith Based Organizations registered in South Africa) can be supported.
- Project examples to be funded: Bore holes, garden projects, shelters for vulnerable children, construction/renovation of school classes, income generating articles (sewing machines, tools/machines for a joinery or a locksmith’s trade) etc.
- Project examples not to be funded: Vehicles, private business start-ups, administrative costs, travel expenditure, stipends, any running costs, Air time, Data, banking fees etc. Also, projects, which are of advantage to Government agencies, business people or other individuals seeking support in order to establish or improve their services or private businesses do not qualify for the.
- A maximum amount of EUR 25.000,00 (The exchange rates into local currency may vary) can be granted per project.
- The applicant organization has to contribute financially or by labour (self-help).
- The Payment of funds needs to be spit in several smaller payments. The full amount can only be paid out at once under special conditions. If those conditions apply will be determined by the Embassy.
For more information, visit Microprojects.