Small Scale Development Projects call for Proposals

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Deadline: 30th September 2023 | Small Scale Development Projects Call for Proposals

Title:Small Scale Development Projects Call for Proposals
Organisation:Embassy of the Czech Republic in Lusaka
Deadline:30th September 2023
Eligible countries:Malawi,Zimbabwe and Zambia

Small Scale Development Projects Call for Proposals have been issued by the Czech Embassy in Lusaka for small-scale local initiatives that will be carried out in Malawi, Zimbabwe, and Zambia in 2024.


One of the tools used by the Czech Republic in its development cooperation is the Small Scale Projects (SSP). SSP are chosen by the relevant Czech Republic embassies (via applications provided by possible implementers) and approved by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA)’s central office. SSP strives to support local issues through small-scale development initiatives in line with the national development priorities of the beneficiary country.

Financial Details

  • Czech financial support for the project ranges from 200,000 to 500,000 CZK (co-financing from other sources is optional and preferred), and the total cost of the experts’ salary or fee, subsistence allowance, lodging, travel expenses, and potential insurance and vaccination costs cannot exceed 25% of the project’s overall costs.
  • Project billing must be completed by this date, which cannot be later than October 31 of the corresponding year.
  • The project must be completed by the end of October 2024, following the signing of the contract for implementation (which typically takes place around March).
  • The payment of the implementers’ administrative costs is not included in the Project Implementation SSP.
  • The financial sum authorised for the SSP’s CZK implementation is likewise legally binding for the currency’s conversion.
  • One of the most important requirements is project sustainability, which refers to the project’s ability to continue in the future without additional financial support.
  • The Czech development cooperation logo should be placed on all tangible project assets. It is usually required to indicate the financial backing of the Czech development cooperation when discussing projects’ intangible assets.
  • Transferring money between items on an approved identification form requires justification to the Embassy in writing, as well as documentation in the final report.


  • The project suggestions should line up with the nation’s top development priorities.
  • The SSP’s implementer is a local subject with legal personality in the nation where the project is being carried out.
  • The implementer must be qualified to sign a contract with MFA CZ establishing Czech law and Czech court jurisdiction.
  • It is preferred that the implementer work in conjunction with Czech entities, such as by using Czech products and expertise.
  • Only non-political, non-governmental organisations are given funding.
  • Up until the time provided by the Embassy, submitted proposals may be modified depending on the notice.

Termination Requirements

  • No later than one month following the project’s conclusion, the project implementer must deliver to the Embassy a written final project report, including a financial summary.
  • The implementer must include the photo evidence of the project results with the final report.

Visit the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Lusaka for additional details.

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