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Funding guidelines for micro-projects

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The German Embassy in Hanoi can fund micro-projects that aim at sustainably improving the living conditions of poor and marginalized communities, contributing to gender equality and promoting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) contained in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted in 2015

Projects are eligible for funding if:

  • the applicant is a local non-governmental organisation, self-help group, local church or similar. Applications submitted by individuals or businesses will not be considered. The applicant and the local population should make their own contribution as far as possible;
  • local authorities have approved of the implementation of the project;
  • they can be completed within the calendar year in which the funding agreement was concluded;
  • the applicant contributes to the project by means of finances, labour, providing premises etc.;
  • the requested project aid ranges between 4,000 and 12,000 EUR (equivalent in VND depending on exchange rate); in exceptional cases funds can amount up to 25,000 EUR

Projects are not eligible for funding if:

  • the project results in recurring obligations for the Embassy (e.g. ongoing requirement to pay salaries or for consumer goods such as animal feed, medicines, substances/agents, paints, etc.);
  • the project has already commenced;
  • follow-up costs cannot be borne by the applicant or the project is expected to have effects for less than three years
  • the project is intended for food or humanitarian aid during disaster and crisis situations

Applications can be submitted in German or English language under the heading „micro-project“ to:

German Embassy Hanoi

27 Tran Phu, Ba Dinh District

Hanoi, Vietnam

or via e-mail to: Mail

Please submit the completed and signed application form, the documents listed in the application form under item 20, and a detailed financing plan in VND.

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