Generally, grant support is given to NGOs (including international organizations) in partner countries. The partner countries are listed in the grant documents available at the link given below. However, most of the Least Developing and Developing Countries qualify for this support. Actions proposed by the applying organizations should be directly relevant to capacity building of the civil society. The maximum and minimum limits of the grant are €500,000 and €4,000,000. Applicants need to justify third party or self-contribution of at least 10% of the total costs.
Initially, the EC will accept only concept notes. It is also mandatory for applying organizations to get themselves registered at the PADOR system (Potential Applicant Data On-Line Registration). If NGOs fail to register themselves here during the stipulated time, they can inform this to the EC and continue applying for the grant. If the concept notes have been approved, detailed proposals will be requested. More information on the format of concept note and other details, including grant documents are available at this link. The last date for submitting concept notes is 9 February 2009.
Applications can only be sent by mail to the address given below:
EuropeAid Cooperation Office
Unit F/4 – Finance, Contracts and Audit for Thematic Budget Lines
Call for Proposals Sector
Office: L 41 – 03/154
B-1049 Brussels, Belgium