The Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of South Africa is accepting grant applications from civil society organizations for the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) Country Based Support Scheme (CBSS) for South Africa. The major objective of this call is to strengthen the role of civil society in promoting human rights and democratic reform, in supporting the peaceful conciliation of group interests and in consolidating political participation and representation and establish a financing instrument for democracy and human rights.
The grant program specifically targets to provide support to the fight against gender-based violence, and protection of the rights of LGBTI persons; enhance political, civil, economic, social and / or cultural rights of women and children; and support the prevention of torture, other forms of ill-treatment, and violence in society along with the right to remedy and rehabilitation of victims.
Civil society monitoring of actions in South Africa relating to adoption, ratification, and implementation of international human rights commitments.
Promotion of social dialogue, networking, training, and education aimed at preventing different forms of violence and human rights abuse.
Promotion and / or mainstreaming of women’s rights and gender equality, including through actions aiming at legislative change to promote women’s rights.
Promotion and / or mainstreaming of children’s rights; including through actions aiming at legislative change to promote children’s rights.
Promotion and / or mainstreaming of activities in support of victims of torture, other forms of ill-treatment, and violence in society to restore their right to remedy and reparation.
Promotion and / or protection of the rights of LGBTI persons through support to organizations defending the rights of LGBTI persons or protecting LGBTI human rights defenders.
The grant request can be made in between €150,000 and €300,000 which can be 50 to 95% of the total eligible costs of the action. The initial planned duration of any action should be at least 30 months and at most 42 months.
Applicant must be legal person in non-profit making organization.
The organization must be one of the following – civil society organization; public sector non-profit agencies; and national, regional and international parliamentary bodies.
Applying organization must be established in South Africa or in a Member State of the European Union or be a Member State of the European Economic Area or of an accession or official candidate country as recognized by the EU or of a developing country as specified by the Development Assistance Committee of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD/DAC). The obligation does not apply to international organizations.
Applicants must be able to demonstrate to have carried out activities in the field of development of the kind covered by this program.
Applicants must be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the action with the co-applicant(s) and affiliated entity(ies), not acting as an intermediary.
Actions must take place in South Africa.
Note: The applicants should submit both Concept Note and Full Proposal by the deadline.
For more information, please visit Webgate Grant Announcement, download the Guidelines and read thoroughly.