CSF in the news

TAU training for project staff from the new grantees and co-applicants

For two intense days, a training was conducted for the project coordinators and accountants responsible for the implementation of CSF II funded projects at Azzeman Hotel in Addis Ababa. Topics covered included project management, reporting, financial management, gender mainstreaming, M&E, visibility, communication and other.
Representatives from the National Authorizing Officer and the EU Delegation to Ethiopian joined some of the sessions and expressed their support.


Youth Network for Sustainable Development (YNSD) Invites interested youth focused CSOs to submit concept note to implement a project titled “Youth Challenge Initiative” by email to ynsd2007@gmail.com or to deliver the hard copy of the concept note to the office of YNSD located at  Kirkos Sub city, Woreda 8, House Number 228 adjacent to Woreda 8 youth center, phone no. +251-553-4141.

The deadline for submission of concept note is November 28, 2016, 05:00pm.

Please refer to the attached Information note for more details or on Fortune Newspaper published on 06 November 2016

European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR): 2016 Global Call for Proposals

The deadline for submission of Concept Note is set for 14 October 2016
Link to the guidelines for applicants (EN, FR, ES) and Q&A on EuropeAid website: https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/europeaid/online-services/index.cfm?ADSSChck=1472129598289&do=publi.detPUB&searchtype=QS&orderby=upd&orderbyad=Desc&nbPubliList=15&page=1&aoref=152550

New Grantees' Singing Ceremony

Long term Ethiopia – European Union partnership continues to strengthen Civil society
The 17 new grant projects of the second phase of the EU-Ethiopia Civil Society Fund (CSF) were launched on 24 August 2016. The launch event took place in the presence of the Ministry of Finance and Economic Cooperation and the EU Delegation to Ethiopia.
A total of 44 organizations, including Ethiopian CSOs, higher learning institutions and chambers of commerce, will be supported with a total EU grant of 3.755 million EUR. The grants will support work on natural resource management, key governance areas and sector-wide civil society capacity building.
The Civil Society Fund, one of the flagship programmes of the Ethiopia-European Union cooperation, is celebrating its 10th year of existence in 2016. The programme officially commenced its operation in January 2006 and has contributed so far for a total of 14.9 million EUR to over 250 Civil society organizations and non-state actors.
The CSF has supported rights based and governance focused CSOs, emergence and reinforcement of regional and specialised networks, setting-up of innovative approaches in order to address development challenges and enhanced interactions between the Government and CSOs.
The CSF is supporting Ethiopian Charities and Societies and Ethiopian Resident organisations at regional and national level. It is mainly providing grant funding but also a number of capacity building initiatives and studies.
As a testimony to the EU's engagement to civil society in Ethiopia, a new Civil Society Programme with 16 million EUR is currently being prepared.
The European Union stays committed towards the civil society in Ethiopia and recognises the role the civil society sector plays as key partner in the development of the country and as a channel for dialogue between the Ethiopian citizens and the Government of Ethiopia.

EU Communication and Visibility Competition

The European Union Delegation to Ethiopia Calls for a Communication and Visibility Competition among EU funded projects implemented by international organizations, NGOs and civil society organizations. The deadline for submission is 30 September.


Download the guidelines for Competition


N.B. Only organizations receiving EU funding are eligible

Call for Proposals RDPP Ethiopia

Call for Proposals Regional Development and Protection Programme (RDPP) in Ethiopia 

The guidelines for the call for Proposals for the RDPP Ethiopia can be download RDPP Guideline

PISCCA Call for Proposals

Dear all,
The Embassy of France has the pleasure to announce you that it has launched a call for proposals to support small-scale projects through its new fund program called Civil Societies’ Innovative projects and Coalition of Actors (PISCCA) which is the successor of the Social Development Fund (SDF).
Applicants to this Fund must be local Non-Governmental Organisations or local authorities. These organisations must already exist for at least 12 months and registered by the Ethiopian authorities.
The maximum amount of the subsidy is 45 000 Euros and the applicants must be able to provide at least 30% of the total amount of the project with a minimum of 10% of financial participation.
To apply, please fill in the Concept Note Form enclosed to under this page and send it back in soft copy duly completed before Monday, June 26th, 2016, before midnight. Please read carefully the guideline here attached before designing and submitting your project.  
The concept note and all required documents  should be addressed to the following address: piscca.ethiopia@gmail.com.
For any inquiries, you shall contact the project officer Mrs. Bethel Zemedkun through this email address bethel.zemedkun@diplomatie.gouv.fr / Tel: 0111400053.
Kindly share this information to other local NGO’s you may know who might be interested to apply.
PISCCA management team!
PISCCA 2016 concept note template
AAP guideline

EuropeAid/150550/DH/ACT/Multi : Engaging civil society in Pan-African issues

Funding opportunity for Civil Society Organizations on Pan - African level, please see the following link:
The deadline for the submission of concept notes is 13/05/2016 at 16:00 (Brussels date and time).

Civil Society Fund II - Call for proposals for large grants 2015 PUBLICATION REF: EUROPEAID/150250/DD/ACT/ET

The provisional date for notification of the results of the evaluation of the concept notes was set up on 12 October 2015; unfortunately due to some technical issues the notification will be delayed. All applicants (online and offline) will be communicated the results in writing as soon as the on-going evaluation is completed.

The EU has introduced a new online system for the submission of applications for calls for proposals, called PROSPECT

The EU has introduced a new online system for the submission of applications for calls for proposals, called PROSPECT. PROSPECT will simplify the submission and will expedite the evaluation process and contract signature. 
Main advantages

  • Makes the submission of applications an efficient, paperless process: submit all the required information and supporting documents online!
  • Sends you automatic notifications via e-mail. You can now follow up the status of your application in real time, receive your letter online the moment the results are out, get informed instantly about Q&As and corrigenda published!

PROSPECT has proved so far to be an intuitive system and has scored high in user satisfaction. Nonetheless, EU has prepared some tools to help you with your online application (Manual and E-learning, please see https://ec.europa.eu/europeaid/prospect_en)
CSOs interested in participating in the upcoming Call for Proposals under CSF II are encouraged to already start getting acquainted with the new system (please see https://ec.europa.eu/europeaid/prospect_en). During the information sessions for the Call for Proposal, a section will be dedicated to PROSPECT. Brussels-based IT support will be available.