Grants

AMBASSADOR’S SPECIAL SELF HELP PROGRAM (SSH) PROJECT APPLICATION

 

Projects that will be considered should:

 

  • Improve basic economic and social conditions at the grassroots level;
  • Support high-impact, quick-implementation activities that benefit a large number of people;
  • Involve a significant local contribution in cash, labor, or material, and be within the ability of the local community to operate and maintain;
  • Projects have local community support; and whenever possible, contribute to income-generating or self-sustainable activities;
  • Be completed within 12 months.

 

The following will Not be considered for funding:

 

  • Purchase or rental of land or buildings
  • Administrative, recurrent, or operational costs;
  • Salaries, including those for training, seminars, travel costs, or per diem
  • Religious activities
  • Meetings, training, information campaigns, one-off activities
  • Support to businesses, private or individual enterprises

 

If your organization wishes to apply for funds to implement a project that meets these qualifications, please submit the completed form and all supporting documents (see list below) to the Embassy by Monday August 26, 2019. Please type your answers.  Your application should not be more than three pages long.

Projects will be funded for a maximum of $ 5,000.

Preference will be given to proposals for projects that benefit the community rather than proposals that benefit or equip the NGOs themselves. Email your application and supporting documents to portlouisselfhelp@state.gov or drop off in person at the following address:  U.S. Embassy | 4th Floor, Rogers House, John Kennedy St, Port Louis | Mauritius.

 

Documents you need to submit:

 

  1. SSH Project Application form
  2. Pro-forma invoices for the project
  3. Your association’s certificate of registration
  4. List of Executive Committee members of the association

Click here for the application form.