Social Development Fund. DEADLINE EXTENSION DUE TO TECHNICAL ISSUES

Many applicants have received a non-delivery email from our mailbox fsd.abuja-amba@diplomatie.gouv.fr. Please send your application back to the address fsd.nigeria@yahoo.com before May 31st, 2013. Thank you for you interest in the Social Development Fund and sorry for the inconvenience.

The 2013-2014 Program of the Social Development Fund (SDF) aims at improving living conditions for the most vulnerable groups in Nigeria through supporting Nigerian civil society organisations, both financially and technically.

The Embassy is now launching a two-year program with one Call for Proposals, open until 19 May 2013 at midnight, that will allow us to select the projects to be funded in 2013-2014. The Embassy will first process all the applications and filter the projects that do not match the criteria set in the present document. Final selection will be made by the Selection Committee gathering in June 2013. No projects will be considered for funding by SDF beyond that final selection.

All templates and guidelines are in the three documents downloadable hereunder:

PDF - 99.8 kb
Call for proposals 2013
Word - 169 kb
Project proposal template
Excel - 26.5 kb
Proposed budget template

SDF - CALL FOR PROPOSALS 2013-2014 :

Organization :
Social Development Fund, Embassy of France in Nigeria, French Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Contact :
Ms. Lise FOUQUAT, fsd.abuja-amba@diplomatie.gouv.fr

Deadline for Submission : 19 May 2013 (midnight)

Program Objective :
The 2013-2014 Program of the Social Development Fund (SDF) aims at improving living conditions for the most vulnerable groups in Nigeria through supporting Nigerian civil society organisations, both financially and technically.

Project Sectors :
- Income Generating Activities
- Human Rights and Peace
- Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

Areas of Intervention :
Abuja (City), Anambra, Enugu, Cross River, Ebonyi, Edo, Ekiti, Kwara, Lagos, Ogun, Ondo, Osun, Oyo.
Due to security concerns, projects in the above mentioned states will have priority for the 2013-2014 SDF Program. Yet, the Embassy invites NGOs with projects matching all the other requirements to submit their proposals, even when concerning other areas.

Type of area :
Rural or Urban

Applicants status :
Nigerian private non-profit entities, such as Non Governmental Organisations (NGO), Community Based Organisations (CBO), cooperatives, local committees, etc, registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission.

Submission details :
Please send your proposals by email to fsd.abuja-amba@diplomatie.gouv.fr before 19 May 2013 (until midnight), with the name of your organisation in subject of the email. The proposals should include the Project Proposal and the Proposed Budget in accordance with the format and content of the Project Proposal Template and Proposed Budget Template available in annex to this Call.

- What is the SDF ?

The Social Development Fund is an instrument of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs to support development projects at the local level. Its general objectives are to fight poverty and to empower civil society. It started operating in Nigeria in 2000 and the last five-year program allowed the Embassy to fund and support 24 projects across the country.


African in Distress Care Trust, fish farming centre, février 2009

- A few examples of projects :


A few examples of projects funded and monitored by the SDF in the last decade.

- Useful contact :

fsd.abuja-amba@diplomatie.gouv.fr

French Embassy
Cultural Action and Cooperation Service (CACS)

Social Development Fund

37, Udi Hills Street, Off Aso Drive, Maïtama, Abuja

Many applicants have received a non-delivery email from our mailbox fsd.abuja-amba@diplomatie.gouv.fr. Please send your application back to the address fsd.nigeria@yahoo.com before May 31st, 2013. Thank you for you interest in the Social Development Fund and sorry for the inconvenience.

Dernière modification : 27/05/2013

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