European Commission’s 4th Call for Proposals: Community Development Programme in Cyprus

Deadline: 27 May 2016

The European Commission is currently accepting proposals from eligible organisations for its 4 th Community Development Programme in order to improve the living standards of the citizens living in the northern part of Cyprus.

The programme is divided into two lots:

  • Lot 1: Support to Urban Local Communities(1,500,000)
  • Lot 2: Support to Rural Local Communities(3,350,000)


  • Waste management services
  • Cleaning and environmental services
  • Social services targeting elderly, women, children and youth
  • Stray animals management services
  • Pest control services
  • Capacity building and strengthening of management structures

Size of Grants

Any grant requested under this call for proposals must fall between the following minimum and maximum amounts:

  • Lot (1)
    • minimum amount: EUR 400,000
    • maximum amount: EUR 750,000
  • Lot (2)
    • minimum amount: EUR 350,000
    • maximum amount: EUR 560,000

Eligibility Criteria (For both the Lots)

In order to be eligible for a grant, the lead applicant must:

  • be a legal person
  • be non-profit-making
  • be a local community as mentioned in Council Regulation with a population greater than 15,000 people
  • be established in the northern part of Cyprus
  • be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the action with the co-applicant(s) and affiliated entity(ies), not acting as an intermediary
  • Potential applicants may not participate in calls for proposals or be awarded grants if they are in any of the situations

How to Apply

  • The application procedure consist of two phases:
    • Concept notes
    • Full applications
  • In the first instance, only concept notes must be submitted for evaluation. Thereafter, lead applicants who have been pre-selected will be invited to submit a full application

For more information, please visit Europeaid and download the guidelines.