These projects are complementary to the large multiple-year projects implemented by the Czech Development Agency (CzDA) and are important component of the Czech Republic Development Cooperation since 2006.
- The projects should focus preferably on priority areas of Czech Development Cooperation in Cambodia – inclusive social development (health and education) and natural resources management (water and sanitation) linked to health and education.
- It is desirable that the implementer would cooperate with Czech subjects, e.g. purchase Czech products, use Czech know-how, and similar.
- All projects shall follow the National Development Strategy of Cambodia, contribute to Sustainable Development Goals, DEU activities in Cambodia (specifically Team Europe Initiative themes: green growth and decent jobs; sustainable landscapes, forests and agriculture), and promote gender equality and respect for the environment, including climate security.
- Crucial condition is project sustainability (meaning the project would show self-capacity of running in the future without further external financial support).
- Funding provided by the Czech Republic for each project ranges between 200 000 CZK (approx. 9 000 USD) to maximum limit 500 000 CZK (approx. 23 000 USD). Co-funding from the applicant or other sources is welcomed (in case of co-funding, the applicant is requested to fill additional funds from other donor into the project budget overview in the Identification Form). Overhead costs are to be borne by the applicant. The project shall be focused on the implementation of specific project activities and should be as effective as possible. To ensure this, the total cost of salary/fee, subsistence allowance, accommodation, travel cost and eventual insurance and vaccination of the staff (personal and travel costs) must not exceed 25 % of the project´s total costs.
- The SSP budget cannot include the payment of the implementer´s administrative costs.
Who is Eligible to Apply?
- Only subjects that can demonstrate their independent legal status in Cambodia can submit SSP proposal(s):
- Non-political and non-governmental organizations only.
- Implementer of the SSP is a local subject with legal status in the country of the project implementation.
- Implementer must be eligible to sign contract with MFA CZ that establishes jurisdiction of Czech laws and Czech courts.
- The majority of SSP funding is to be directed toward local civil society organizations (including non-governmental organizations) and other institutions working at the local level. Other entities, such as international, intergovernmental, multilateral and regional organizations can be eligible for a contribution, provided that they are working with local partners and on local projects. Similarly educational, health, social or cultural institutions or local governmental institutions may receive SSP funding, provided that their projects are essentially local in nature.
Terms of Project
- Submitted proposals can be changed based on the notice from the Embassy until the deadline set by the Embassy.
- Successful applicants should sign the contract with the Embassy of the Czech Republic (the applicant must be eligible to sign a contract with foreign entity/donor). Implementation of the project can commence only after signing the contract. The contract amongst others specifies the time deadline for submission of the final report and all relevant financial documents to the Embassy of the Czech Republic.
For more information, visit Embassy of the Czech Republic in Phnom Penh.