French Embassy Small Grants in Ghana
The Embassy of France to Ghana aims to encourage strengthening of civil societies in Ghana in order to enable better policy advocacy and increase stakeholder engagement.
It therefore encourages the submission of proposals on awareness-raising, capacity-building and actions by CSOs in Ghana.
Multi-action projects will be preferred to one-off projects.
It is advisable to ensure the coherence and visibility of activities, to register in the global calendar of international days on the suggested themes.
In this light, the French Embassy in Ghana is seeking high quality proposals in 2 priority areas:
- Media and Rule of Law
- Promoting activities or media training to enhance fact checking in media
- Promoting responsible media programming and independence
- Improving access to factual, objective, balanced and gender sensitive information and media quality reportage
- Promoting freedom of expression, debating ideas and rule of law
- Gender Equity
- Promoting free and equal access to rights and justice of women and girls
- Advocating for the adoption of laws and policies that guarantee gender equality and non-discrimination
- Promoting and implementing measures to improve gender equity, empowerment of women, promotion of woman’s rights
- Enhancing women’s participation in decision making process at international (Beijing+25 “Generation Equality forum”) and national levels
- Strengthening gender mainstreaming in the development and monitoring of public policies, projects and programmes
- Political empowerment of women and girlsFunding Information
- Each successful project will be supported with a grant ranging from € 3 000 to € 10 000 for a duration of 12 months for project implementation.
- Selected projects have to be implemented in 2020.What kinds of proposals are expected?
- Proposals should clearly defined context, objectives, beneficiaries and indicators of monitoring and evaluation that address the current identified sectors.These proposals should go beyond purely descriptive research or status reports but must present actionable plans and propose innovative and feasible solutions or tool which can be implemented directly at local level.
- A co-financing from the project holder is expected (20% minimum).
- The running costs of the project should not exceed 8% of the total budget.
- Siting allowances and honorarium will not be accepted.
- Projects benefiting from co-financing with other partners (NGOs, the private sector, local authorities, other donors, etc.) will be favoured.
- The selection committee will give preference to most disadvantaged regions, especially but not limited to those in the northern part of Ghana. Projects will have to take into account the gender factor in all its dimensions and at all levels.Whether in terms of project beneficiaries and capacity building actions, staff of the organisation, or involvement in the implementation of actions, projects should include gender indicators and candidates should provide proof of this consideration and mastery of the concept.
- Any Civil Society Organization (CSO) legally registered to operate in Ghana can apply.
- Conditions for CSOs:
- CSOs that are legally registered and recognized in Ghana;
- CSOs that are affiliated to known coalitions and networks;
- CSOs with offices in the regions, and especially in the districts where they plan to implement the project. Credible national CSOs may also collaborate with local CSOs located within their preferred project districts to apply for a Project.The following types of actions are ineligible:
- Actions concerned only or mainly with individual sponsorships for participation in workshops, seminars, conferences and congresses;
- Actions concerned only with organisation of workshops, seminars, conferences and congresses;
- Actions concerned only or mainly with individual scholarships for studies or training courses;
- Actions in the formal education sector, except in special circumstances;
- Equipment costs beyond 8% of the total budget;
- Actions supporting political parties;
- Actions which include religious proselytism;
- Actions which discriminate against individuals or groups of people on grounds of their race, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs or lack of them, or their ethnic origin;
- Actions which are in conflict with Constitutional provisions.How to Apply
- Please fill out the “Dwabo Grant Application Form” and the “Dwabo Provisional Budget” form.
- Submission must be done via email and hardcopy.Apply by 20th March.
For more information and application details, see; French Embassy Small Grants in Ghana