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Call for Proposals for Local Small Scale Projects 2021

The Embassy of the Czech Republic in Pretoria is pleased to launch its annual call for proposals for the Small Scale Development Projects for 2021. The call concerns all countries accredited to the Embassy: South Africa, Angola, Namibia, Botswana, Mozambique, Madagascar, Lesotho, Swaziland and Mauritius. Deadline for the first call for submitting complete proposals is September 15, 2020.

The Small Scale Projects (SSP) are one of the instruments of the development cooperation of the Czech Republic. SSP are identified by the respective Embassies of the Czech Republic (through applications submitted by potential implementers) and approved by headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA). SSP aims to contribute to the local subject by small-scale development activities in accordance with the beneficiary country´s national development priorities.


  • - Implementer of the SSP is a local subject with legal personality in the country of the project implementation,
  • - Implementer must be eligible to sign contract with MFA CZ that establishes jurisdiction of Czech laws and Czech courts,
  • - It is desirable that the implementer would cooperate with Czech subjects, e.g. would purchase Czech products, use Czech know-how, etc. 
  • - Czech financial contribution for the project is 200,000 CZK – 500,000 CZK (co-financing from other sources is arbitrary and desirable) and the total cost of salary/fee, subsistence allowance, accommodation, travel cost and eventual insurance and vaccination of the experts must not exceed 25 % of the project´s total costs,
  • - Funds are allocated to non-political and non-governmental group only.


  • - Implementation of the project can be started only after signing the contract,
  • - Project implementation must not exceed 31st October of the relevant year (project billing must also be done by this date),
  • - SSP does not include the payment of the implementer´s administrative costs,
  • - The financial amount approved for the implementation of the SSP in CZK is also binding for the conversion into foreign currency,
  • - One of the crucial condition is a project sustainability (meaning the project would be able to run in a future without further financial support),
  • - Tangible assets of the project should be marked with a logo of the Czech development cooperation. In the case of project´s intangible assets, it is always necessary to mention the financial support of the Czech development cooperation,
  • - The transfer of funds between items in the approved identification form must be justified in writing to Embassy and described in the final report.


  • - The project implementer is obliged to submit a written final project report, incl. financial report to the Embassy no later than one month after the end of the project,
  • - The photo documentation of the project outcomes has to be attached to the final report by the implementer.


  • - South Africa, Angola, Namibia, Botswana, Mozambique, Madagascar, Lesotho, Swaziland and Mauritius


  • - March - October 2021


All proposals have to include:

  1. 2x copies of completed Identification form 2021 (XLS, 77 KB) One copy should be scanned with stamp and signature in pdf format, another copy in excel format;
  2. copy of the document proving the applicant´s legal status;
  3. copy of the document confirming the authorization of the contact person - project manager to act on behalf of the institution and to sign the Identification Form (it should be delivered in English language, hand-writting is not acceptable) and
  4. ID document of the project manager

All documents should be in English and to be sent by email: commerce_pretoria@mzv.cz

Deadline for the first call for submitting the proposals is September 15, 2020. Successful applicants should sign the Contract with the Embassy of the Czech Republic, probably in February/March 2021.

For further information, please send us an e-mail at commerce_pretoria@mzv.cz.