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CSF Plus – Call for Proposals for grants – 2022

Civil Society Fund Plus - Call for Proposals for grants, aiming at strengthening CSOs as actors of governance and development in their own right.

5.87 million euro

Appeal framework

Institution European Commission
Sectors Citizenship & Human Rights Cooperation & Development Other
Beneficiaries All beneficiaries Association & NGO EU & International Organisation
Regions Africa-Carribean-Pacific

Actions must take place in the following country: Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia.

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Priorities and funded actions


To strengthen capacity of local CSOs to engage in policy dialogue at national level and in implementation and monitoring of national development programmes and plans.


  • Priority 1: focus on working with local and grass roots CSOs and strengthening the capacity of local and grass root CSOs and their networks to engage in structured, evidence-based policy dialogue and effectively influence Government’s reform processes and nation-building interventions at Federal, Regional and lower administration levels
  • Priority 2: facilitate partnership opportunities amongst CSOs, building on existing networks, supporting emerging networks, and encouraging the building of coalitions and the creation of platforms to exchange knowledge and create momentum and collective positions on common issues of interest
  • Priority 3: support the creation of an enabling environment to ensure the development of a credible, accountable, independent, inclusive civil society sector with the capacity and space to act as an interlocutor between citizens and the state

Among financed actions

  • Establish and manage yearly sub-granting schemes to support local CSOs (Management and administration)
  • Follow-up progress of sub-grantees supported (both from the operational and financial point of view) (Monitoring)
  • Identify capacity issues common to sub-grantees and support them via the provision of technical assistance so as to build their capacity to manage grants and also to guarantee sound financial and operational management of the sub-grants (Capacity development)
  • Coordinate the sub-granting scheme (yearly call for proposals) with the overall implementation of the EU programme to support Civil Society in coordination with the Contracting Authority (Coordination)
  • Take all the necessary steps to publicise the fact that the European Union has financed the Action (Visibility)

Additional information

  • This call for proposals is a restricted call for proposals. In first instance, only concept notes will be evaluated.
  • Initial duration of the action: between 60 and 84 months


  • Be a legal person and be non-profit-making
  • Be a civil society organization and/or their associations
  • Be established in a Member State of the European Union or Ethiopia as stipulated in NDICI-Global Europe Regulation, Article 28. However, where the lead applicant is not established in Ethiopia, it must act with at least two co-applicants established in Ethiopia.
  • Total amount of the call: 5.874.500 euro
  • Amount of the grant: between 5 million euro and 5.874,500 euro
  • Co-financing rate: 100 % of the total eligible costs

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