Through a small grants program, the Southern Africa Trade Hub supports regional partners to work towards regional trade and food security.
The Grants Program, an award of financial assistance, provides opportunities for partner organizations to conduct activities to support or enhance program implementation.
OBJECTIVEGrants are awarded to enhance, support or facilitate results for Trade Hub interventions and objectives. Through the grants program, the project engages with local partners on interventions to produce maximum long-term impact as both capacity and local capabilities are enhanced.
Activities under the grants program will invest in large part in capacity building and technical assistance, and include training exercises. Grantees provide and identify potential opportunities for leveraging external resources from other donors, the private sector and nongovernmental organizations, and provide a cost share contribution.
As part of the Strategic Partnership Fund, the Trade Hub will also award $800,000 in grants over the life of the project to eligible South African organizations to make investments that increase regional agricultural trade and accelerate the transfer and use of improved technologies.
ELIGIBILITYOrganizations eligible to apply for grants include legally registered NGOs, youth associations, cooperatives, trade associations, chambers of commerce, education institutions, community-based organizations, faith-based organizations, student groups, media, private sector, and coalitions of these entities. Organizations must be established and/or operating in the SADC region. U.S.-based and international organizations (who have an established presence in Southern Africa) may apply for grants under this program, but preference will be given to organizations established in the region.
Grant size: Maximum award up to US$100,000.
Grant Duration: Maximum of 1 year.