Calls for proposals

[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: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and cc This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 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
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[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)

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[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

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[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)