US Embassy Ambassadors Special Self-Help Grants for Zimbabwe NGOs
US Embassy Ambassadors Special Self-Help Grants for Zimbabwe NGOs; The U.S. Embassy in Zimbabwe is seeking applications for its U.S. Embassy Ambassador’s Special Self-Help (SSH) Program.
The Ambassador’s Special Self-Help (SSH) Program awards grants to registered nongovernmental, non-profit, community-based organizations to implement short-term (12- month), small-scale (between $5,000 and $10,000) development projects that include significant community involvement.
Priority consideration is given to income generating projects that improve basic economic or social conditions at the village level.
Specific Program Descriptions
The SSH Program in Zimbabwe has several funding sources, each with a specific mandate. When applying for funding, clearly identify which fund applicants are applying to.
Ambassador’s Special Self-Help (SSH) Fund
- The Ambassador’s SSH Fund focuses on community-initiated income generating projects. These projects can support access to healthy food, natural resource management, wildlife conservation, water/sanitation initiatives, and other community projects.
- Examples of previous projects: Grinding mills, carpentry, weaving, boreholes, drip irrigation, water storage, chicken rearing, and market gardens.President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Small Grants Fund
- The PEPFAR Small Grants Funds focuses on income generating activities that improve care, support, and economic conditions for people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) and those directly affected by HIV/AIDS such as grandparents caring for grandchildren orphaned due to HIV/AIDS.
- Examples of previous projects: Agricultural training, nutritional gardens, grinding mills, artisan activities, sewing project for PLWHA, distribution system for nutritional supplements, HIV/AIDS prevention information.Funding Information
SSH supports projects in Zimbabwe with an average of $5,000 to $10,000 per project. Project activities and spending should be completed within 12 months once the funding is made available.
- The applicant must be a Zimbabwe registered non-governmental, non-profit, or community-based organization. Registered trusts, associations, schools, churches, etc. meet this eligibility requirement. Individuals, businesses, and government entities do NOT qualify.
- All applications must include and identify a significant community contribution (cash, labor, and/or materials).
- The beneficiary members must be Zimbabwean citizens.
- Applicants must display sound management in the form of financial and administrative procedures that protect against fraud, waste, and abuse.Apply by 29th January
For more information and application details, see; US Embassy Ambassadors Special Self-Help Grants for Zimbabwe NGOs