Apply Now: MMD Grant Facility for African CSO’s, non state actors and diaspora organizations

Dear members and friends,

The International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) has reached out to us to share a call for proposals by newly established ‘MMD Grant Facility’, which is targeted at African civil society organisations, non-state actors and diaspora organisations. Please find all the relevant information below in case you or your members are interested in applying:

Grants: 300,000-1,500,000 Euros

What is the MMD Grant Facility?

The MMD Grant Facility focuses on supporting initiatives in the field of migration led by civil society organizations (CSOs), diaspora organisations, non-state actors and local authorities. The goal is to strengthen their ties with the Joint Valletta Action Plan (JVAP) framework and related migration and mobility dialogues, as well as enhancing their role in migration and mobility at continental, regional, and multi-country levels. By translating commitments into tangible actions, this joint EU-ICMPD Facility strives to ensure impactful and sustainable outcomes, leveraging the expertise of civil society.

How many grants will be allocated?

Around 10/15 grants, ranging between 300,000 and 1,500,000 euros, funded by the European Commission.

Which projects are eligible?

Projects aligned with one or more of the five domains of the JVAP framework (
Projects contributing to the other components of the Support Project to the Migration Mobility Dialogue (MMD) by supporting the operationalisation of the policy decisions and Dialogue outcomes into concrete actions and/or by generating insights, research inputs, and policy recommendations that contribute to the Dialogues’ discussions and priority-setting.
Projects implemented in one or more African Union Member States. Projects can be implemented in European Union Member States if the action is targeting African diaspora.
Multi-country and multi-actor cooperation are welcomed, i.e. through South-South partnerships and North-South partnerships.

Who can apply?
CSOs and non-state actors, such as non-governmental organizations, community-based organizations, associations, diaspora organizations, social enterprises, universities, research centres and think thanks.
The lead applicant must be registered in either an AU Member State OR an EU Member State.
The inclusion of co-applicant(s) (max 5) particularly through the establishment of consortia, is highly recommended.

How to apply?
Step 1: Applicants are invited to submit their concept note applications before the 17th of June 2024 at 17:00 Vienna local time.
Step 2: Applicants whose concept notes have been pre-selected will be invited to submit a full application.
To consult the Call for Proposals documents and submit your concept note application, login or create a profile at ICMPD Electronic Tendering Site – Project Manage – Tender (

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