Donor Name: The Embassy of Ireland
Funding name: In-country Micro Project Scheme Fund
Funding brief: The Embassy of Ireland has funds from the In-country Micro Project Scheme of Irish Aid available to assist NGOs in India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. The scheme is focused on projects that tackle the root causes of poverty and injustice. Priority is given to sustainable projects.
The objectives of the In-country Micro Project Scheme are to prevent hunger, improve access to essential services, empower women and marginalized communities, social justice, help local communities advocate for themselves and to combat climate change.
Deadline: Applications accepted throughout the year
Funding details link: https://www.dfa.ie/irish-embassy/india/our-role/icmps-irish-aid/
Funding limit: €26,000
● The maximum ceiling for funding is 70% of project costs, 30% must be covered by the NGO or other donors. The maximum monetary amount is €26,000 per year. The grant will be decided on a case to case basis. Projects are funded for a maximum of three years.
Project start date: N/A
Project duration: The duration of grants approved under the scheme is between 1 and 3 years.
Eligible organization: As below
● The scheme is focused on projects that tackle the root causes of poverty and injustice. Priority is given to sustainable projects.
Geographical Priority: Due to modest resource allocation for Irish Aid program in the country, the priority focus is on Delhi NCR. Secondary focus is on Orissa.
Thematic Sectors: The primary thematic focus will be on Basic Education, Primary Health Care (Maternal and new born health care) and secondary focus on Micro-enterprise Development, Water and Sanitation, and Training and Capacity Building towards good governance and HIV/AIDS.Most successful projects cross cut a number of issues.
Submission mail: Not Found
Other important link:
● Contact page: https://www.dfa.ie/irish-embassy/india/contact-us/
How to apply:
● The scheme is administered by the Embassy of Ireland, New Delhi.
● India: The Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance (Government of India) must give their approval before funding can be granted.
● Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka: Prior approval from the central bank may be required before funds can be released.
● All applicants: A visit is arranged before funding is considered. Funded projects are inspected and audited regularly to ensure funds are used properly. Successful projects will work closely with the Embassy of Ireland and Irish Aid on all reviews.
● Application Procedure: Applicants should send a short proposal by e-mail (https://www.dfa.ie/irish-embassy/india/contact-us/ ). The maximum length is 500 words.