Call for proposals - Ambassador’s Community Grants Program Office

The deadline for submission of full application - 15/03/2016 
Please visit this link for more information about Call for Proposals


Please visit this link for more details about this funding opportunity and the following documents:

  • Call for Proposals (guidelines)
  • Proposal template
  • Budget template 

For more information about the Fund, please contact the Fund's Secretariat at 


The Embassy of Canada in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia is seeking project applications for the Canada fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) program for FY 2015 – 16.  The CFLI program supports small projects proposed and implemented in Ethiopia or Djibouti.  The projects must support the CFLI thematic priorities.  Applications will be evaluated based on links to priorities, technical merit and cost-effectiveness.
For more information on the thematic priorities and application instructions, please visit: Applications must be submitted in accordance with the instructions and will be accepted from 25 July 2015 until 13 August 2015.

Migration Awareness And Action - Call for Proposals

The Ethiopian Red Cross Society (ERCS), in partnership with International Federation for Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), has embarked up on a new project that focuses on migration in Ethiopia. ‘Migration Awareness and Action’ is a 42-month project, co-funded by the European Union to raise awareness on migrant issues in targeted countries, migration corridors and regions through a globally coordinated civil society action, with a specific focus on migrant domestic workers and victims of human trafficking.

Specifically, the project aims to achieve its objectives by strengthening the efforts of various civil society organizations (CSOs) that are working on migration through providing a focused number of small-scale grants to local organisations.


The call for proposal is officially launched and interested civil society organizations that are registered under the Charities and Societies Agency as Resident Charities or Societies and working in the area of migration and trafficking can apply for the grant. All the necessary documents for the application are found below.  Deadline for submission of the concept note and summary of budget and necessary documents via email (with relevant attachments) is 31 May 2015. 

Contact Address

Email: and 


For further information you can call

Felegebirhan Belesti – Focal Person, Migration Awareness and Action



Download Files:
Financial identification- form.docx
Concept Note Format.docx
Self Assesment Grid.docx
Migration leaflet-EN_2015-LR_2.pdf




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Local publication for call for proposals EIDHR

The Delegation of the European Union to Ethiopia is seeking proprosals to
1) Advance the well-being and entitlements of those most in need, notably minorities, women and girls, children, elderly, persons with disabilities, prisoners, commercial sex workers, orphans, etc.
2) Increase access to infomation by the public, diversity of the media landscape and the capacity of journalists to inform the public about issues that affect them in Ethiopia with financial assistance from the EIDHR. 
The full Guidelines for Applicants are available for consultation on the following internet site: (search by reference 136805) or
The deadline for submission of proposals is 11th May 2015 at 16.00
An information session for this call for proposals will be held on 3rd of April 2015 a 10.00 am at the EU Delegation to Ethiopia in Addis Ababa (ID will be requested at the entrance)
Organisations interested to participate are advised to register in advance by sending an email to:

Pestalozzi Children's Foundation - CALL FOR CONCEPT NOTES

Pestalozzi Children's Foundation, PCF, is a Swiss based international non/government organization with worldwide operations. It has been operational In Ethiopia since 1984. PCF Ethiopia is inviting local non/governmental organizations that can deliver change to the wellbeing of children and adolescent by enhancing the quality of education and intercultural competences.
Eligibility and funding

  • Applicants should be formally licensed and registered non-government organizations in accordance with the Charities and Societies Proclamation No. 621/2009.
  • Duration of the project intervention should be up to 3 years, with a mandatory separate pre-phase of about 6-months activities commencing as early as possible in 2015.
  • The 3-year project budget should range between Birr 9-10 million and entail co-funding arrangements of up to 30%. Cost sharing with government and the community is encouraged.
  • In  line with national set targets of the education sector, projects should respond to technical needs properly identified in pre-primary and primary schools, including all three, two or one of the following components:
  1. Access to quality education opportunities
  2. Inter-cultural education
  3. Mobile education
  • Project design should respond to the wellbeing of marginalized and vulnerable children and adolescents though a result based framework that considers gender sensitivity.
  • Applicant organizations should ensure that the rationale for proposed activities rests on a clear evidence based and demonstrable need that proposed activities are coordinated with relevant governmental and non-governmental actors, addressing local ownership, and that proposed activities should compliment and support all relevant levels of development interventions.
  • Applicant organizations should propose innovative approaches for addressing educations needs in the target areas, referencing their recent experience of working with success in wider coverage of schools and communities.

Concept note
The concept note shall have the following content:

  • Maximum of 4 pages of narrative text with estimated project budget attached (one page);
  • Organizational profile, a list of your board members with contact details, proof of registration;
  • Copy of your latest audited accounts and performance report.

The narrative section of the Concept Note should:

  • Address the principles and assets listed above;
  • Clearly identify the education needs that the proposed project would address explaining why they are the most pressing and
  • Explain why the applicant organization is uniquely well suited to address these pressing education needs in the communities.

Application and evaluation processes
Please submit the requested documents electronically to or and note that this call for concept notes is only first step of an application process. Selected applicants of the first round will be requested to submit a more detailed application proposal package based on PCF's methodology.
The deadline for submitting the concept notes in the first round is: 24 February 2015, 23:00pm.

Funding opportunities for CSOs

Find attached list of selected funding opportunities for CSOs that we encourage you to share widely with your civil society networks. Some of the funding opportunities may apply to all CSOs with an open application process and others are very specific in geographical scope, thematic issue, and deadline.

Grants of US$ 250,000 for climate finance readiness in African countries

The new Africa Climate Change Fund (ACCF), housed in the Energy, Environment and Climate Change Department of the African Development Bank (AfDB), is launching its first call for grant proposals.
African governments, NGOs, research and regional institutions are invited to apply by following the instructions and the structure of the attached form called “ACCF_funding request” and by filling the attached logframe, and submitting their proposals before midnight CET on August 8th, 2014. Grants will start from US$ 250,000 and will be dedicated to climate finance readiness projects, programmes or activities. For more details, check the following link.

Civil Society Fund II partners

The Civil Society Support Programme
The Civil Society Support Programme (CSSP) is a multi-donor funded programme providing grants to CSOs. So far, the programme conducted  13 rounds of grant-making process and  disbursed €13.7 million to over 400 civil society organisations in Ethiopia. CSSP's day-to-day programme activities are managed by a consortium of organisations led by the British Council and including the IDL group and INTRAC. Irish Aid is the Lead Development Partner managing CSSP and supervising the British Council. 
Ethiopia Social Accountability Program (ESAP2)
Social accountability was successfully introduced as a concept in Ethiopia in 2006 through a pilot program. The Ethiopia Social Accountability Program 2 has a countrywide scope and articulates the needs and concerns of citizens regarding their access to education, health, water and sanitation, agriculture and rural roads. Working through civil society organisations, ESAP 2 aims to strengthen the capacities of citizen groups and government to work together in order to enhance the quality of basic public services delivered to citizens.