Call for Concept Note– re-announcement

A sub-grant provision under the project name “Strengthening Civil Society for Democratic and Sustainable Development in Cambodia”, funded by the European Union (EU) and Bread for the World (BftW). 

  1. Rationale

The civil society Fund (CSF), a platform initiated and managed by Cooperation Committee for Cambodia, and represented a long term and strategic commitment to extract potential and sustained resources in order to assist CSOs in Cambodia to respond to development challenges so that they can financially self-sustain.

CSF is currently calling for concept notes for sub-grant provision funded by the European Union (EU) and Bread for the World (BftW). This sub-grant project aims to help local Non-Governmental Organizations (LNGOs), provincial NGOs network and Community Based Organizations (CBOs) to financially sustain amidst the country’s foreign aid/fund shrinking, so that these organizations could continue contributing to the development of Cambodia more effectively and more impact-fully. 

  1. Project sector

Eligible Concept notes for shortlisting must be able to opt for effective solution (s) that would result for a self-financial sustainability for local NGOs or CBOs, with the use of inclusive partnership mechanism from cross sectors, in wide variety of activities. The partnership shall be managed by the proposed civil society organization (LNGOs or CBOs or provincial NGO network’s members) and could include various sectors from private sector, small and medium enterprises (SMEs), social enterprises, and government sector.

The area of activities could possibly be promoting art/culture, helping the disables, promoting corporate social responsibility, promoting green agriculture, promoting youth education, initiative that could contribute to achieving Cambodian sustainable development goals (SDGs) especially SDG16 & SDG17.

The concept note could possibly be implemented on a stand-alone or a joint-effort project, meaning that some looks/explores into one particular area of activities in a fully complete partnership chain whereas the joint-effort is a one-added-on-to-another to achieve one key common goal.

  1. Total budget of sub- grant

CSF is looking to award 10 sub grantees with average value of EUR15,000 each. Thus the total available grant value is EUR150,000.  

  1. Closing date for this call for concept note

 The deadline for this call for concept note is November 1st, 2018 (please refer to section 7 for other submission dates). In case any adjustments to this call deemed necessary then CSF reserve the right to do so and inform in due course.   

  1. Eligible applicants for this call for concept note
  • All local NGOs members of CCC, local NGOs partners of EU, and local NGOs partners of Bread for the World (BfdW)
  • All local NGOs and CBOs in the 10 targeted provinces and Phom Penh i.e. Ratanakiri, Kratie, Kompot, Sihanouk Ville, Svay Rieng, Siem Reap, Kompong Chhnang, Pursat, Battambang, and Takeo and Phnom Penh.
  • All provincial NGO networks in the above 10 targeted provinces and Phnom Penh 
  1. Preparing and submitting concept note

The concept note form could be downloaded from The concept note could be filled up in either Khmer or English, then convert it to PDF file format. The completed concept note together with a copy of registration document should be sent to the CSF’s secretariat, attention to Ms. Uong Bunsodany, the grant management officer of CCC via, or by post to #9-11, Str 476, Toul Tumpung 1, Chamkamorn, PO Box 885, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

  1. Submission Schedule






Re-announcement of call for concept

October 3rd, 2018



Enquiry period open for all applicants

Oct 3rd -16th October, 2018


Enquiry responses

October 18th, 2018


Closing date for concept note submission

November 1st, 2018

Concept note and a copy of registration document to


Notification for full proposal submission

November 12th, 2018

Notification letter from the secretariat to shortlisted applicants to submit full proposal


Closing date for submission of full proposal

November 30th,2018

Shortlisted applicants to submit full proposal with other required documents


Notification to successful applicants

December 21st, 2018

Notification letter from the secretariat to successful applicants

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