The German Missions in India is seeking applications to provide direct assistance and quick relief for the least privileged parts of society through the small scale project programme.
Small scale projects sometimes referred to as micro projects have become a constant in Germany’s development cooperation with many countries. Funded by the German Federal Foreign Office these projects stand out with a short planning period and a quick and smooth implementation.
The projects address the basic and urgent needs of the underprivileged, alongside the SDG – the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, and aim at achieving improved living conditions beyond the duration of the project.
Some examples for small scale projects:
- Infrastructure and environmental protection
- Equipment and materials for constructing/repairing an irrigation system, a water dam, a bridge or a road
- Constructing/furnishings and equipment for a community centre
- Constructing biogas or photovoltaic plants for electricity supply
- Constructing/furnishings and equipment for a drinking water well, a community health centre, a dental clinic, an eye clinic, public sanitary facilities, a laboratory
- Promoting health awareness through publications or workshops
- Workshop for mothers with handicapped children
- Constructing/repairing/furnishings and equipment for a school building
- Purchasing educational & teaching materials
- Equipment for vocational training (sewing machines, special tools, work benches)
- Income generation
- Purchasing tools and machinery for farming or motors for small fishing boats
- Constructing/repairing crop storage facilities
- Purchasing seedlings for cultivation of crops, fruits & vegetables
- Workshop on how to run a small business
- In 2023 the Embassy in New Delhi disbursed € 150,000 for six projects in India and Bhutan.
- The project partner must be
- an experienced NGO,
- registered under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act for project in India,
- either registered under the Societies Registration Act 1860 or
- the Indian Trusts Act 1882 or
- the public trust law in force in the relevant state or
- incorporated under Section 8 Companies Act 2013
- The project must be a full project in itself, not part of a bigger project and not co-financed by other donors. Ongoing projects cannot be co-funded under the small scale project programme.
- The project partner and the target group should contribute to the success of the project through workforce, overhead expenses like administration and travelling, etc.
For more information, visit German Missions in India.