German Embassy in Dhaka, Bangladesh: Seeking Applications for 2019 Small-Scale Project Funding

Deadline: 31 December 2018

The German Embassy in Dhaka is seeking applications for its 2019 Small-Scale Project Funding to support communities and institutions in Bangladesh to tackle a broad range of development challenges.

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Under the small-scale scheme swift and direct financial assistance can be provided to NGOs, local communities and religious institutions for the implementation of a small project for the benefit of disadvantaged groups of society.

Focus Areas

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The focal areas of cooperation that Bangladesh and Germany have agreed on are:

  • Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency: The economy in Bangladesh has shown tremendous growth over the recent years. In order to meet the increased energy demand and to achieve a sustainable economy, innovative solutions for the energy sector are needed. Germany offers to share its experience from its own transition to renewables.
  • Good Governance, Rule of Law and Human Rights: Regarding Bangladesh’s RMG Sector, GDC has teamed up with private sector, employees, government, international partners and the ILO, as well as with civil society and the academia in order to improve the labor conditions in the factories.

GDC also collaborates with the government to improve the justice system. Paralegals are being trained to improve cooperation between courts, prisons, the police and underprivileged inmates in order to reduce periods of detention for under-trial prisoners and to prevent overcrowding of prisons.

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  • Adaptation to Climate Change in Urban Areas: Rapid urbanization and the effects of climate change, such as severe floods, drought, cyclones and sea level rise pose immense challenges for Bangladesh’s already overburdened cities. Cities need to be prepared according to their specific needs and available resources. GDC supports its local government partners in coping with these challenges through planning and financing resilient infrastructure..

Aside from bilateral cooperation, Germany is making available funding through multilateral institutions (the European Union, the Asian Development Bank and United Nations, the World Bank Group, the International Labour Organization and the Food and Agriculture Organization). Civil society organizations also receive public funding to implement development Projects.

Grant Information

The Embassy provides funding of up to 14,000 Euros (approximately 1.3 million BDT) for individual projects that have a direct and concrete poverty alleviating impact for the beneficiaries.


  • Conditions as to the eligibility for funding:
    • Project has a direct and concrete impact for the beneficiaries
    • Implementation of the project within the calendar year for which the funds are granted
    • Organisation has to pay a counterpart contribution
    • Whole measure has to be ensured for at least two years after completion of the project
  • Scope
    • Organisation: experienced, qualified and reliable organisation
    • Content: any issue, innovative ideas are appreciated


Not eligible for funding:

  • Personnel, administrative and running costs, micro credits, revolving credits, seminars, workshops
  • Purchase of land properties
  • Projects that are sponsored by any other organisation that receives contributions from the Federal Budget of Germany (e.g. European Union, United Nations, GIZ)

How to Apply

Interested applicants must download the application form via given website.

For more information, please visit

  • Avatar Md Newaz Sharif says:

    Dear Sir

    Warme getting SHEFARDO (Women’s and Child Development Organization). Sir I am very much interested to know the time period or duration of the year.

    I will be thank full for your kindness.

    Thanking you
    Md Newaz Sharif
    Project coordinator of SHEFARDO

  • Avatar Muhammed Abdul Latif says:

    Live long and serve the mankind.

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