European Commission: Strengthening the Capacities of Civil Society Organisations & Local Authorities in Liberia

Deadline: 31 May 2016

The European Commission is currently accepting applications from eligible organizations for the thematic programme “Civil Society Organisations and Local Authorities 2014-2020” to strengthen service delivery by CSOs and to contribute to the democratic process in Liberia.

Objectives

  • To support initiatives aimed at improving legal certainty and enforcement of land rights
  • To support initiatives aimed at empowering vulnerable – women and youth
  • To support initiatives aimed at improving access to quality mental health services

Size of Grants

Any grant requested under this call for proposals must fall between EUR 300 000 and EUR 1 000 000.

Location

Actions must take place in Liberia.

Duration

The initial planned duration of an action may not be lower than 18 months nor exceed 36 months.

Eligibility Criteria

  • In order to be eligible for a grant, the lead applicant must:
    • be a legal person
    • be non-profit-making
    • be a non-governmental organisation
    • be established in Liberia or in a Member State of the European Union
    • 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 and
    • Demonstrate previous presence or experience working in Liberia
  • Potential applicants may not participate in calls for proposals or be awarded grants if they are in any of the situations
  • The lead applicant may act individually or with co-applicant(s).
  • Co-applicants participate in designing and implementing the action, and the costs they incur are eligible in the same way as those incurred by the lead applicant.
  • Co-applicants must satisfy the eligibility criteria as applicable to the lead applicant.

How to Apply

  • The application procedure consists 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.