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Call for projects “Impact 2024 International” in Africa

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted July 29, 2021 from Brazil
Expired on August 31, 2021
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The Organising Committee for the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games and the French Development Agency (AFD) are launching a call for projects to promote sport as a tool for development in Africa.

The purpose of the Impact 2024 International call for projects is to finance sports micro-projects dedicated to young people and equitably for girls, focused on equality and inclusion, citizenship and living together, the protection of childhood, education, health, environmental protection and vocational training and integration.

These micro-projects will use sport as a means to achieve their goals, while transmitting the values of Olympism, civic engagement and social ties conveyed by sport.

They should respond to local demand and seek a lasting improvement in living conditions and the empowerment of vulnerable populations.

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The call for projects is open to:
1. African structures:
a) Associations, foundations, local authorities, associative sports clubs, federations, CIG/ EIG, cooperatives, state structures, public structures, other declared groups, as well as French associations and foundations;
b) that have been registered for at least 2 years;
c) with annual resources that not exceed € 500,000;
2. Any candidate French association or foundation that deploys its project in partnership with a local structure in Africa;
3. The 54 eligible countries, excluding red zones defined by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs;
4. A project that:
a) takes place in Africa;
b) must have an implementation period of between 1 and 3 years;
c) must use sport as a means of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs);
d) requests grants that do not exceed 75% of the overall project budget excluding valuation.

Benefits of the call for projects:
• Continuous support via personalized advice on the project methodology and the funding request;
• Global training in the management of a development micro-project or specific to the sport and development theme;
• Monitoring and evaluation of funded projects;
• Connecting with players in the world of sport and development.

Grants range: € 10,000 to € 40,000 per project.

Any structure wishing to apply for the call for projects must first register on the Sport en Commun platform and complete the eligibility request form there by September 1, 2021 – 8 p.m. (GMT) at the latest.

Only applications preselected during Phase 1 will be able to access Phase 2 of the call for projects.

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Jul 31
Jul 31

Friendly reminders:
1. Find and analyze open and closed calls that interest you. Try to discover:
• what they have in common, and
• how you can think ahead / plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Gather or update paperwork (certificates, attests, statements, resumes, etc.) and information usually required by calls such this one;
3. Write - baby steps... - and discuss a project draft, to validate within your group the priorities of the proposal(s) and to train your grant writing skills as well;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal / project. Start NOW!
5. Do visit regularly the World Pulse website to make customized searches for grant opportunities. How?
a) Click on the Menu (left upper corner);
b) Type the name of your country in the search area (blank space); click enter;
c) Click on Filters;
d) Click on Resource;
e) Browse the results (opportunities) that will show up, by chronological order of posting;
6. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... They will enlighten and inspire your network;
7. Share the opportunities that do not apply to you but can interest others;
8. Instead of copying this posting in order to share it, please forward the link of this page. Hence more people will get to know World Pulse, this website and/or its Resource section.
Best regards,
Ana Isabel