Call for proposals – Innovative Projects for Civil Society and Coalition of Actors (PISCCA)

The French Embassy in Kenya is pleased to launch a new development fund called PISCCA (Innovative Projects for Civil Society and Coalition of Actors).

The PISCCA fund aims at contributing to poverty alleviation efforts by supporting capacity building projects. It seeks to meet the direct needs of communities, as well as to give the beneficiaries a chance to be directly involved in the development process.

Applicant’s eligibility

- Applicants can be CBOs, NGOs or other non-profit organizations;
- Applicants must be Kenyan;

Selection criteria

- The requested amount must not exceed 7,6 million Kenyan Shilling;
- The duration of the project must be between 6 and 15 months;
- The project must be co-financed by at least 30% of the total cost;
- The administrative costs (including personnel costs)must not exceed 10% of the total budget and must be fully justified.
- The project must contribute to poverty alleviation and to sustainable development;
- The applicant must demonstrate organizational capacity and administrative efficiency;
- The applicant must demonstrate an established record of achievements.
Note that the grant will not cover any infrastructure-related cost.

Projects that cannot be supported

- Training projects with no tangible realisations;
- Set-up of organizations;
- Punctual operations such as conferences, exhibitions, fundraising events, scholarships, etc.

The following areas are a priority

Environment: this includes climate change mitigation/adaptation, food security, waste management
Improvement of the living conditions of vulnerable populations: this includes socio-economic integration of single mothers, support to disabled people and their families, children’s rights, integration of refugees.

Candidates from all over the country can submit a proposal. However, the following counties are given priority and highly encouraged to participate: Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu, Nakuru and Uasin Gishu.

How to apply?

The French Embassy invites candidates who wish to submit a proposal to download the application form (Word - 126.5 kb).

Proposals should be submitted before Friday 30th June 2017 at noon. In order to ensure fairness to all, any candidate trying to contact the French Embassy will see his/her application rejected.

- Fill in the application form strictly respecting the instructions and answering every question;
- Make sure your application contains all the necessary attachments detailed at the end of this form;
- Return all the documents by email or by post before Friday 30th June 2017 at noon to:
Project officer - PISCCA
French Embassy in Kenya
Barclay’s Plaza Tower
P.O. Box 41 784- 00100 Nairobi
Email: claire.baudoux[at];

Selection procedure

- All applications are carefully examined by the Programme Officer for PISCCA;
- The Programme Officer may contact you for additional questions and/or an interview and/or a field identification visit;
- If you have not been contacted within 1 month, your project has been rejected;
- The final decision is made by a steering committee chaired by the Ambassador and the Counsellor for Cooperation and Cultural Affairs;
- A funding agreement is signed between selected applicants and the French Embassy;
- The selected operators have to attend a capacity building workshop in Nairobi before the launch of their project.

Dernière modification : 23/06/2017

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