SALC call for concept notes
SALC is excited to announce its support for emerging civil society organisations in Southern Africa through organisational development small-grants.
The open call for concept notes seeks to address the impact of Covid-19 on social justice organisations in Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Eswatini, Botswana and Namibia.
SALC invites concept notes from organisations that work in the following areas:
- Disability-led CSOs;
- Sex Workers Rights CSOs;
- Women’s Rights CSOs;
- Trans-led CSOs
The Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) will be holding a public webinar on 21 January 2021 at 13h00 SAST to guide potential applicants in preparing and submitting their concept notes and answering questions.
Please click here to sign up for the webinar and include any questions you may have in the comments section.
Open Call for Organisational Development Grants – Trans Led CSOs
Open Call for Organisational Development Grants – Women’s Rights CSOs
Open Call for Organisational Development Grants – Sex Worker Rights CSOs
Open Call for Organisational Development Grants – Disability Led CSOs
This call is open from 6 December 2021 to 31 January 2022
Frequently Asked Questions
No, all concept notes should be submitted through the template provided. If your organisation is invited to submit a full proposal, you will be provided with the application form template to use.
During the concept note stage, you must only submit the completed concept note, your organisation’s 3-year budget, and a copy of your organisation’s registration certificate. If your concept note is successful, you may be required to submit additional documents when submitting the proposal.
Yes, you can apply. However, you need to be willing to register as soon as you receive the grant or provide acceptable reasons why you cannot register your organisation.
In exceptional instances, SALC may accept to use a fiscal host to channel the funds. A fiscal host should be a nonprofit organisation that can provide fiduciary oversight, financial management, and other administrative services to help build the potential grantee’s capacity. The fiscal host should have a similar mission and vision to SALC and the potential grantee.
The grant will support organisations to have audits done.
Any organisation that meets the criteria set out in our open calls for concept notes is eligible to apply for funding.
As this grant is for organisational support and strengthening, organisations can only submit one concept note.
As this grant is for organisational support and strengthening, project activities are not allowed.
No, for this call the limit is 100 000 USD
No, you can only apply for this call if your organisation meets the eligibility criteria as set out in our open calls.
The number of pages for the concept note, including the organisation details sheet, should not exceed four pages.
We have submitted our concept note, but it did not include some vital information. Can we resend the concept note?
Yes, you can resend your concept note, provided it is received before the closing date of 31 January 2022.