Geared towards implementing the recommendations of the ACP-EU Dialogue on Migration and Development and aimed at improving the lives of migrants, their families and their communities, the Action has established a Non-State Actor facility providing direct support to projects/initiatives proposed by ACP based Non-State Actors (NSAs).
Up to the beginning of 2017, this support was being granted in the form of small grants of up to 49,000€ to small-scale projects in specific African, Caribbean or Pacific countries in which the Action had been intervening.
The new facility, however, will open the possibility for any Non-State Actor legally registered and operating in any ACP country to run for larger grants through an unrestricted call. The NSA should be able to legally operate in the ACP region, however it could be based elsewhere. The project proposal should be for mid-scale projects having migrants, their families and their communities as the primary beneficiaries of these initiatives. Initiatives funded through this facility can have an implementation period of up to 10 months.
Applicants eligible to receive these grants might be organizations of diaspora or/and migrants, non-governmental organizations, civil society organizations or networks, research or academic institutions, community or faith-based organizations, for instance. Each one of the five ACP regions covered by the ACP-EU Action will have a regional open call on a topic to be defined by the Action. You can find an overview of the regions and countries covered here. NSAs should have a mandate in that specific region and in the specific topic for which activities will be funded.