Calls for proposals


This Call for Proposals will close on 12 August 2022 at 12:00 AM/midnight (GMT+2, SAST):

The Challenge Fund is implemented under the SADC Project on Industrialization and Women Economic Empowerment (IWEE) and is funded by the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development. The competition is open to Non-profit-making organisations (NPOs) registered in SADC Member States. Up to 16 subsidies will be offered at the value of up to EUR 20,000 each (ca. 320,000 NAD). Support can be provided to NPOs capacitating women enterprises that aim to establish new business activities or expand their existing services and products.

Click on the following link to find out more information about the relevant criteria and the application process:

Christina Pfandl
Advisor Development Cooperation
Business and Cooperation Desk Namibia
Business Scouts for Development
Private Sector Cooperation
Economic and Social Development, Digitalisation
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Mobile: +264 81 4678 294

[CLOSED] Fund for Local Cooperation: Call for Proposals 2022-2024, Finnish Embassy


The Fund for Local Cooperation (FLC) of the Embassy of Finland in Windhoek is an instrument for funding non-profit projects in Namibia. The call for proposals for project implementation in 2022-2024 is now open. Proposals must be submitted by 16:15 (GMT/UTC+2) on May 16, 2022.

Eligibility criteria for FLC partnership

The support is intended for project-based support, meaning that the FLC cannot be used for core funding.

The budget of the proposal must be between EUR 50 000 - 100 000. Project length must be between 12 to 24 months. Between 4-6 projects will be selected according to the eligibility and evaluation criteria at the Embassy’s discretion.

Eligible partners for the FLC include, for example, local civil society organisations, science and technology communities, universities and other institutions, cultural institutions (museums, libraries, theatres, etc.), businesses, cooperatives or foundations, registered in Namibia.

The applicant must have:

  • a sound financial record
  • sufficient human resources for the implementation of the project
  • proof of previous donor-funded activity OR self-funded of a similar size to applied grant
  • proof of projects/activities within the previous 12 months

Please note: applicants and projects that do not fulfil the minimum eligibility criteria mentioned above will not be considered.

Evaluation criteria

Thematic areas:

  1. Human rights and equality
    • addressing inequality and advancing the rights of people belonging to marginalized communities
    • protecting and advancing the rights of women and girls
  2. Youth employment and entrepreneurship
    • creating opportunities for young people, especially in education and livelihood creation
  3. Climate resilience and adaptation
    • contributing to sustainable development and protecting communities from negative effects of climate change
    • creating solutions that contribute to climate change adaptation

Project selection will be based on the following criteria:

  • Alignment with Finland’s development policy, SDGs and a human-rights based approach
  • Contribution to the above-mentioned thematic areas
  • Clearly defined project outputs and targeted outcomes supported by adequate indicators, baseline data and risk assessment
  • Realistically planned project activities that contribute to the desired outcomes
  • Project budget that is in line with the activities
  • Experience and capability of the applicant in terms of project management

How to apply?

The Embassy only acknowledges this APPLICATION FORM Please fill in this form on the computer and print it out. The form must be signed and dated.

To accompany the form, the following attachments are required:

  • The organisation’s latest annual report accompanied with a financial report
  • The resumes of the project manager and project coordinator or other key project personnel
  • Project budget in Namibian dollars (please note: the budget must include a budget line for project audit)

The proposals should be sent via email to the Embassy’s address and cc’d to the Programme Coordinator hannele.hupanen(a)

All questions and enquiries about the call for proposals should be sent via email only directly to the Programme Coordinator. Please note it may take some days to answer the questions.

More details:


[CLOSED] "Building resilience of communities living in landscapes threatened under climate change through an ecosystems-based adaptation approach in Namibia" (SAP006-EbA Project) Small Grants Facility

The Environmental Investment Fund of Namibia (EIF) currently has an open Call for Proposals;  approved for funding by the Green Climate Fund entitled “Building resilience of communities living in landscapes threatened under climate change through an ecosystem-based adaptation approach’’ (SAP006-EbA Project). The EIF is the accredited entity for the project. Deadline for applications: 13 May 2022 at 17h00.

There are two funding windows, namely

  1. (Ecosystems) Restoration and Climate Proofing
    To build community capacities in climate change resilience and improve adaptation planning intervention areas: Strengthen ecosystem-based adaptation and planning to enhance resilience of biodiversity and ecosystem functions. Apart from planning, this window will support concrete ecosystem management and conservation measures such as restoration of degraded rangelands, community gardening, tree plantations, restoration of riparian areas.
  2. Eco-Enterprise Adaptation Investments
    This window focuses on financially supporting community-level locally owned small to medium enterprises that are based on natural resources. It also involves supporting communities to access local, regional, and international business platforms.


Please be informed that the following eligibility criteria are applicable in accessing the funding under the SAP006-EbA Project and that the Small Grants Facility is limited to the entities below:

  • Namibian dedicated taxpaying institutions, organizations and agencies undertaking activities within these landscapes
  • Community-level locally-owned small to medium enterprises
  • Registered communal conservancies and community forests
  • Community-based organizations
  • Community-support organizations
  • Farmer’s associations
  • Basin water management committees
  • Waterpoint committees
  • Community cooperatives
  • Agencies implementing projects with communities, women groups and youth groups.
  • Eligible community-based entities will be required to hold some form of legal status to be able to enter into legally-enforceable agreements with the EIF.

No individuals or other entities apart from those specified above may apply for such funding.

Useful links

Enquiries can be directed to -

  • Mr Bryan Gaomab at 061 431 7739 or by e-mailing 
  • Ms Charity Sihope at 061 431 7739 or by e-mailing 

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[CLOSED] Call for Proposals, Canada Fund for Local Initiatives


The 2022 call for proposals for the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) in Namibia, South Africa, Lesotho, Madagascar and Mauritius is now open. Interested organisations are invited to submit an expression of interest by 6 May 2022 at 17:00 SAST. The expression of interest can be submitted online using the following web form:

Each organisation may submit a maximum of one expression of interest. Shortlisted candidates will be notified by email no later than 27 May 2022 and invited to submit a detailed project proposal.

For more information about the CFLI, including eligibility requirements, please consult the CFLI's website:

Michele Kay
CFLI Coordinator for the High Commission of Canada in South Africa

+27 (0)83 389 8667


[CLOSED] Call for Applications from Youth-led and Youth-focused Groups and OrganisationsSpark Fund

The Spark Fund has an open call for applications from youth-led and youth-focused groups and organisations from Namibia, Lesotho and Zimbabwe that are working to create transformational change and improve the lives of young people and their communities. Applications close on 30 April 2022.

What is the Spark Fund?

The Spark Fund invests in youth-led and youth-focused groups tackling injustice and inequality, driving transformational change, and building a more inclusive post-pandemic world by harnessing the power of digital technologies.

Spark Fund grants will be administered by the Global Fund for Children.

What does the Spark Fund offer?

The Spark Fund will distribute grants of between $1,000 and $15,000 USD per year for two years. This grant will be paid in two annual grants - one in June 2022 and another in June 2023. They anticipate funding up to 15 organizations or groups within the region in this funding round.

Spark Fund grants can be spent on whatever the organisation/group needs.

What is the Spark Fund looking to fund?

The Spark Fund panel is looking for applicants that demonstrate a commitment to youth-led change within the region. Applications are invited from organizations/groups that: 

  • Are non-profit organizations or groups, including social enterprises
  • Are registered and unregistered groups
  • Are located and working in Namibia, Lesotho, or Zimbabwe
  • Are youth-focused and youth-led (under the age of 35)
  • Focus on at least one of the Southern Africa Spark Fund interests:
    • Mental health
    • Quality education and innovation 
    • Reducing inequalities including disability and gender inequalities 

The deadline for applications is 30 April 2022, 23:59 CAT/SAST

Please follow the link for more information regarding the fund here: 

Additionally, please find the link for the online application by following the link here:

If you still have questions, please email them at .


[CLOSED] EU Call for Proposals for CSOs in Namibia - Strengthening Civil Society as independent actors of good governance and development in their own right - EuropeAid/173820/DD/ACT/NA 

The following is a link to a new EU Call for Proposals for CSOs in Namibia: Commission

An organisation can apply alone or in/as a coalition of CSOs. 

There will be an Information Session on 18 March 2022, to be organised by the EU Delegation - <>.

Potential Applicants or organisations interested in the Information Session can send an email by 14 March 2022 to the address: , indicating: name, surname, nationality and email address of the persons who are going to participate as well as their organisation (max. two participants per organisation). Please note that no costs incurred by the applicants for attending this information session are reimbursable.

The Deadline for submission of the Concept Note Application is 18 April 2022 at 09:00 am Windhoek Time. 

Click here to read/download the Guidelines for grant applicant restricted _Namibia_CSO Thematic Programme - <>.

[OPEN] Women’s Peace and Humanitarian Fund: Rapid Response Window, Call for Proposals: Short-Term Grants

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This Call for Proposals is for short-term grants. Rapid grants are disbursed to support short-term civil society-led projects – lasting a maximum of six months – that address women’s meaningful participation in Track 1 and Track 2 peace processes and the implementation of peace agreements. Projects will be implemented by the lead civil society organization and any implementing partners and should increase women’s representation and leadership in formal peace process or the implementation of peace agreements.

There is no deadline for submissions. Applications are received on a rolling basis as needs and opportunities arise. Application packages should be emailed to: .

Examples of the types of initiatives or projects include but are not limited to:

  • Advocacy and lobbying campaigns for women’s inclusion in peace and political processes;
  • Advocacy and lobbying campaigns for women’s inclusion in the implementation and monitoring mechanisms of peace agreements;
  • Evidence-based advocacy and collection of data to feed into a process;
  • Preparatory sessions and capacity-building for women participating in decision-making processes;
  • Consultations and community engagement to feed into a specific process;
  • Coalition building and strategizing to influence a specific process;
  • Advocacy events and meetings, cross-border dialogues;
  • Strategic planning projects to identify entry points and stakeholders, to strategize, access support and connection with key stakeholders for bilateral meetings/consultations/dialogues and more;
  • Organizing and drafting participatory declarations/demands to influence decision-making processes.

Read/Download the full Call for Proposals by clicking here.
Read/Download the proposal template by clicking here.

[CLOSED] REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP): Community needs assessment, SOS Children’s Villages Namibia

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS for gender sensitive community needs assessments to be conducted in three SOS Children’s Villages locations i.e. Ondangwa, Tsumeb and Windhoek.

DEADLINE for both the technical and financial proposals: 02 July 2021, by end of the day.

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Read/Download the full request for proposals document by clicking here.


[CLOSED] Call for proposal by EU Member State / For CSOs in Angola and Namibia

Bulgarian Development Aid

Please find below a link to a call for proposal for local CSOs in the area of education and more. The minimum and maximum amount of funding would suggest that this could be attractive for smaller and even grassroots organisations.

The deadline is 28 June 2021.

Priority Areas for Project Implementation on the territories of Namibia and Angola:

-  Providing inclusive and  high-quality education;

- Assistance in addressing the health, economic and social consequences of the COVID 19 pandemic;

- Promotion of gender equality and women’s empowerment.

 1. Objectives and Scope of the Projects:

- Provision of access to modern, quality and inclusive education;

- Tackling the health, economic and social consequences of the COVID 19 pandemic;

- Ensuring  equal participation of women and young girls in the economic, social and cultural life;

- Reaffirmation of Bulgaria's reputation and positive image as international donor.

 2.  Target Groups:

-  university and adolescent students, researchers and lecturers at different educational institutions;

- representatives of various social and minority groups, different categories of vulnerable people (disabled children, migrants, elderly people);

- young women entrepreneurs, having the ambition to start up own businesses;

- civil society and NGO representatives.

 3. Outputs/Results:

- improved access to high-quality education;

- increased capacity to deal with the COVID 19 pandemic;

- affirmation of Bulgaria's reputation and enriched positive image;

- conditions created for sustainable and inclusive economic  growth;

- diminished poverty levels and increased well-being.

Read/Download the full call for project proposals for grants from the Republic of Bulgaria by clicking here.

[CLOSED] AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa (ARASA) Call for Applications: "Show Us The Money For Health!"

The AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa (ARASA), with the support of the Robert Carr Fund, has an open call for applications to "Show Us The Money for Health!"

ARASA is inviting interested partners and allies who are led by or work within Inadequately Served Populations (ISPs) to apply for a small grant (maximum ZAR140 000) to engage in advocacy for increased allocation of resources to community-led responses and human rights programming in southern and east Africa.

Grant applications looking at domestic resource mobilisation and inputting into national budget processes will be prioritised.

Grant period:

15 June – 15 December 2021

How to apply:

Please submit a concept note and budget in the prescribed format (download the application form) to and cc by no later than 18h00 (SAT), Sunday 6 June 2021.

[CLOSED] Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) - 2021 Call for Proposals for Namibia is Now Open

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) is currently seeking applications from Namibian Civil Society Organisations in response to our 2021 Call for Proposals which is now open.          

Interested organizations are invited to submit an expression of interest by May 27, 2021, at 23:59 SAST (GMT+2). The expression of interest can be submitted online using the following webform: 

Each organization may submit a maximum of one expression of interest. Shortlisted candidates will be notified by email no later than June 14, 2021, and invited to submit a detailed project proposal.

For more information about the CFLI, including eligibility requirements, please consult our website:


Michele Kay
CFLI Coordinator for the High Commission of Canada in South Africa
Coordinatrice FCIL pour le Haut-commissariat du Canada en Afrique du Sud
+27 (0)83 389 8667


[CLOSED] Local publication for call for proposals: Support to the Livestock Sector in the Northern Communal Areas of Namibia

European Commission

The European Commission is seeking proposals for the Agriculture & Livestock sector in Namibia in one or more of the following region(s): Kunene, Omusati, Oshana, Ohangwena, Oshikoto, Kavango-West, Kavango-East and Zambezi with financial assistance from the 11th European Development Fund.

The full guidelines for applicants are available on the following internet site: (reference 171554). The deadline for submission of proposals is 14 May 2021 at 23:00 (Brussels time). An information session on this call for proposals will be held online on 14 April. Details in the Guidelines for applicants.

 Kunene, Omusati, Oshana, Ohangwena, Oshikoto, Kavango-West, Kavango-East and Zambezi

Date for Online information session: 14 April 2021
Closing Date for Proposals: 14 May 2021

Opportunity from: European Commission (Brussels, Belgium)

Click here to access the full call for proposals document


[CLOSED] Special call for proposals open: combating GBV and strengthening the rights of women and girls

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The Fund for Local Cooperation (FLC) of the Embassy of Finland in Windhoek is an instrument for funding non-profit projects in Namibia. A thematic call for project proposals, specifically aimed at combating gender-based violence (GBV) and/or advancing the rights of women and girls is now open and will be closed on 30 April 2021 at 16:15 local time (GMT/UTC+2).

As a development policy instrument, the FLC supports the goals and principles of the Finnish development policy and its priority areas.

This special thematic call for proposals is intended to address gender-based violence and/or the rights of women and girls. The main focus of the proposed project should be one of the two areas.

The projects should be implemented with a human rights-based approach. The Embassy also values projects that are in line with the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

Eligibility criteria for FLC partnership

The size of the Embassy's FLC portfolio is dependent on the annual budget of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland. The support is intended for project-based support, meaning that the FLC is not meant for core funding.

Selected projects will receive a grant between 30 000-80 000 EUR. Between 1-3 projects will be selected according to the Embassy’s discretion. The projects must be implemented within a one year-period from the signing of the agreement.

Deadline for applications: 30 April 2021 at 16:15 local time (GMT/UTC+2)
Opportunity from: Fund for Local Cooperation (FLC) of the Embassy of Finland in Windhoek

Click here to access the full call for proposals notice


[CLOSED] “Local Authorities: Partnerships for sustainable cities”: New Call for Proposals

European Commission

The Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Namibia is pleased to inform you that a call for proposals has been launch on the EuropeAid website. Around EUR 16 Million are reserved for Southern Africa.

171273 - Local Authorities: Partnerships for sustainable cities 2021

 Priorities of the call:

  1. Strengthen urban governance by supporting the capacity of the local authorities as an autonomous policymaker, better access to services by the citizens (including e-governance) and promoting a “territorial approach” to local development.

Plus one of the 3 following objectives (each proposal need to specifically address at least one of them):

  1. Ensure social inclusiveness of cities: by preventing both the causes and effects of inequality, marginalisation and segregation, including tackling the needs of women, children, youth, and marginalised and vulnerable groups such as disabled people, migrants and displaced people.
  2. Improve resilience and greening of cities by increasing the quality of life, fostering urban green growth and making cities more resource-efficient through sustainable modes of production and consumption;
  3. Improve prosperity and innovation in cities by fostering sustainable local economies including circular economy, promoting digital transition and creating employment.

Deadline for applications: 23/04/2021 at 16:00 (Brussels date and time), as per the Guidelines
Opportunity from: European Commission (Brussels, Belgium)