Following are the eligibility of applicants and project to be considered for Fondation Ensemble 2015 Call for Proposals – Focus Sectors Call.
- Applications should be made to implement project activities in one of the five focus countries – Mozambique, Cambodia, Laos, Ecuador and Peru for focus intervention areas one and four; and can be implemented in Mauritania, Senegal, Gambia and Cape Verde also for focus intervention areas two and three.
- Applicant can be any non-profit organization engaged in project implementation in our focus sectors. NGOs, operating foundations, local authorities, research institutes, etc. are eligible to apply.
- Endowment funds or foundations are eligible provided they are ‘operating foundations’, i.e. involved in project implementation, either directly themselves, or via local partners. Such involvement must be practical, not only financial.
- Organization must have existed for at least three years and have a minimum annual budget of € 500,000.
- An organization can submit more than one application. Ensure that separate applications are made for separate projects.
- Proposals must be written in French or in English.
- Project must be driven by the demands and needs of the local populations and should aim to bring concrete and sustainable improvements to the target communities’ living conditions (social and economic impacts) while protecting and/or rehabilitating the environment (environmental impacts).
- The project activities should come under one of the four intervention areas- sustainable agriculture, sustainable fishing, biodiversity conservation, sustainable technologies; or proposal should be made for special call on Sustainable Management of Artisanal Fisheries in Mozambique; or for Small Grants Call on Threatened Animal Species.
- The project budget (in Euros) should make provision for mid-term and final evaluations. It should indicate the costs to be covered by Fondation Ensemble, including administrative costs (10% maximum) that incorporate head office support costs.
- Proposal should contain a forecast financing plan, listing the names of all donors and their confirmed or expected contributions. Even if your project is selected by the Foundation, a grant agreement can only be signed when at least 75% of the funding (including the Foundation’s contribution) has been confirmed, with supporting documentary evidence.
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