Here are the eligibility criteria for projects to be financed by the Roncalli International Foundation. Before applying for a grant, please ensure that your project meets all of the criteria.
Every project funded by the Foundation must meet the following essential eligibility criteria:
- It will take place in a country where the Foundation works in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean or Latin America;
- It is not initiated by an individual, but by a not-for-profit organization that is legally registered and recognized by the Foundation, such as a:
- Non-governmental organization (NGOs);
- Religious congregation;
- It is an independent initiative;
- If you are not accredited organization of the Foundation, you must have an agent organization for the project.
There are also secondary eligibility criteria:
- The roles and responsibilities of the different stakeholders in the implementation of the project are clear, and complement each other;
- The project meets the needs expressed by the community in which it is to be implemented, and involves the local population in taking charge of the project;
- It clearly sets out its objectives, intended results and accountability mechanisms (narrative and financial reports);
- The project’s budget is detailed and coherent with its goals and its scope;
- The timetable is realistic and does not exceed 12 months;
- The grant sought from the Foundation does not exceed $35,000 CAD – local contributions (material, financial or human resources) are strongly encouraged, as are contributions from other financial partners, which must be documented in detail;
- Administrative costs must not exceed 10% of the total cost of the project, and must be included in the amount requested from the Foundation;
- The project present guarantees of sustainability, including the measures that will ensure its continuity (ex. maintenance and training);
- Environmental sustainability and gender equality considerations have been taken into account in the plan for the project’s implementation.
The Foundation does not fund:
- Projects to be implemented in countries experiencing war and/or in refugee camps;
- Recurring costs that the local partner is not able to assume over the medium or long term (ex. employees’ salaries, accommodation, transport of personnel, etc.);
- The construction, acquisition or major expansion of buildings;
- The purchase of vehicles;
- Seminars or scholarships;
- Expenses incurred prior to the project’s approval;
- Activities of a political nature;
- Personal and travel expenses (ex. airfare);
- Student and/or international cooperation internships;
- Emergency humanitarian aid.