The project “Five Eleven, Coalition for Women” focuses on supporting
women’s economic empowerment through the creation of income generating
activities for vulnerable women living in-growth cities informal
settlements in Kenya. It mainly contributes to two Sustainable
Development Goals: SDG 5 on gender equality and SDG 11 on inclusive
- Applicants must be civil society organizations (NGOs, CBOs, Self-Help groups or other non-profit organizations).
- Applicants must be Kenyan.
- The requested amount must not exceed 4 million Kenyan Shilling;
- The duration of the project must be between 2 and 6 months;
- The project must be co-financed by at least 30% of the total cost;
- The administrative costs (including personnel costs) must not exceed 15% of the total budget and must be fully justified.
- The project must contribute to women economic empowerment in
informal settlements in and around Kenyan cities. It can be through one
or more of the following activities:
• organization of vocational and/or entrepreneurship trainings for vulnerable women;
• building of small infrastructures (e.g. workshop, training center, covered market, etc);
• Sensitization of women and men to women economic empowerment.
This list is non-exhaustive and any other activities relevant to
creating income generating activities for women can be funded. -
Mentorship must be part of the projects supported;
The projects must be located in priority in informal settlements
outside of Nairobi. - Environmentally friendly projects will be funded
- The applicant must demonstrate organizational capacity and administrative efficiency;
- The applicant must demonstrate an established record of achievements.
Projects that cannot be supported:
- Formation of organizations;
- Punctual operations such as conferences, exhibitions, fundraising events, scholarships, etc.
The French Embassy invites candidates who wish to submit a proposal to download the application form here
Proposals should be submitted by 6pm on Tuesday 31st March 2019.
How to apply?
- Fill in the application form below strictly respecting the instructions and responding to every question;
- Make sure the application contains all the necessary attachments detailed at the end of this form;
- Return all the documents by email or by post within the timeframe indicated on the website to:
Project officer - PISCCA
French Embassy in Kenya
Peponi Gardens, off Peponi Road
P.O. Box 41 784- 00100 Nairobi
- All applications are carefully examined by the Programme Officer for development and humanitarian affairs;
- 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 not been successful;
- The final decision is made by a steering committee chaired by the Ambassador of France to Kenya;
- A funding agreement is signed between selected applicants and the French Embassy;
- The selected operators must attend a capacity building workshop in Nairobi before the launch of their project.