The Ministry of Finance, National Planning and Trade in collaboration with the National Grants Committee invites eligible not-for-profit, non-governmental organisations to submit project proposals for financial support under the 2024 National Grant Funding Scheme.
The purpose of the National Grant Scheme is to support a diverse portfolio of projects geared towards the country’s National Development Strategies and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
- The plan consists of six key pillars notably:
Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)
- In the instance where grant applications exceed the funding available under the annual budget, priority will be given to those projects and organizations which help meet the country’s national development priorities that are linked to the following Sustainable Development Goals (SDG):
- Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms.
- Goal2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.
- Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.
- Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.
- Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.
- Goal 6: Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.
- Goal 8: Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.
- Goal 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries.
- Goal 11: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.
- Goal 16: Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.
- Not-for-profit organisations wishing to receive funding through the National Grants Scheme are required to submit a completed online application form within the set deadline for the Call for Proposals.
- The grant amount varies from SCR 100,000 to SCR 750,000. The following are the categories of grant that may be applied for:
- Category 1: Budget up to SCR 200,000 (to be disbursed in two (2) installments).
- Category 2: Budget between SCR 200,000 up to SCR 750,000 (to be disbursed by three installments). The application procedure will be the same but the difference will lie with the disbursements.
Project Implementation Timeframe
- The minimum duration of grant awards is not less than six (6) months and the maximum duration is twelve (12) months. All projects must be completed by 31st December, 2023.
- In order to be eligible for a national grant, organisations applying for funding must:
- be legally registered under the Registration of Associations Act as not-for-profit, nongovernmental entities;
- have operated in the Seychelles for a minimum of one year;
- be financially accountable and possess certified audited financial statements for 2021.
For more information, visit Ministry of Finance, National Planning and Trade.