Embassy of France in Nigeria Call for proposals – Small-scale projects in Nigeria

Source: https://ng.ambafrance.org/Call-for-proposals-to-support-small-scale-projects-in-Nigeria

The French Embassy in Nigeria launches a call for proposals to support small-scale projects through the new fund program called “Innovative Projects from Civil Societies and Coalitions of Actors” (PISCCA).

What is PISCCA ?

PISCCA is an instrument from the French Embassy in Nigeria to support projects from local Civil Society Organizations (CSOs). It aims at funding small-scale and innovative projects and local initiatives carried out by civil society organizations.

Who can apply ?

Applicants to this Fund must be Nigerian Civil Society organizations (CSO) officially registered for at least 24 months by the Nigerian authorities. The programme strongly encourages synergies, partnerships and coalitions of actors. Therefore, proposals presenting a capacity-building component for the holder of the project, for example through a mentoring, are welcomed. These elements will be considered as strong assets during the selection process.

What type of projects will be selected ?

Two main focus and priorities areas:

  • Socio-economic development and professional integration of women and young people.
  • Promotion of human rights, including participation to the public life and citizen involvement.

The selected project should:

  • Respond to a need already identified by the community, directly benefiting to it in an inclusive way and beyond the initial circle of the project holders ;
  • Enhance the use of innovative methods and techniques or original development dynamics ;
  • Achieve tangible realizations or improvements that are sustainable when external funding comes to an end ;
  • Anticipate the necessary running and maintenance costs.

The following elements will be as well considered as strong assets during the selection process:

  • Project aimed to reduce gender inequalities ;
  • Project aimed to mitigate the negative impacts of climate change and environmental degradation ;
  • Projects presenting a capacity-building component for the holder of the project and networks ;
  • Transversal projects and projects that fall under more than one priority area.

How to submit a proposal ?

The call for proposals is open from June 30, 2017, to July 23, 2017 (before midnight)..

  • To apply, please download and fill the Application Form (see below).
  • However, BEFORE filling in the Application Form, download and carefully read the project proposal guidelines (see below), as they explain the requirements for a project to be considered.
  • The proposals that do not strictly respect the different requirements and financing conditions will not be considered.

Download the PISCCA guidelines
To submit a grant application, please download the application form by clicking on the link and follow the instructions.

Download the Application Form
To submit a grant application, please download the application form by clicking on the link and follow the instructions.

For any inquiries or questions you might have, do not hesitate to contact the project officer in charge of the Fund:
Mrs. Lea Gardes : lea.gardes@diplomatie.gouv.fr
Mobile: +234 706 744 8217 (emergencies only)
In her absence, you can contact the cooperation attaché:
Mr. Héloïs Ellien: helois.ellien@diplomatie.gouv.fr

Kindly share this information with other local NGOs who might be interested to apply.

Source: https://ng.ambafrance.org/Call-for-proposals-to-support-small-scale-projects-in-Nigeria

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