The funding instrument Individual Projects South is available to civil society organisations (CSOs) that implement multi-year projects in developing countries in East Africa and Horn of Africa/ Southern Africa/ West Africa, the Himalayas/Hindu Kush, the Palestinian Territories and in Latin America together with local partner organisations. The partners must retain responsibility (ownership). Another criterion is cooperation with other local and international organisations and interest groups and alignment of activities with the policies and strategies of partner countries.

Eligible for application are associations, foundations, trade unions, local authorities or other public corporations based in Austria. Individuals may not submit applications.

Ineligible for funding are studies and projects that are solely concerned with passenger or freight transport in a developing country or include more than 50 per cent building and/or purchase costs for fixed assets (including related personnel costs).

The funding rate depends on the country in which the project is carried out.

Categorization and list of countries according to OECD/DAC List of ODA Recipients:

Funding rate 80% of project costs for ADC priority countries:

  • Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Palestine, Uganda

Funding rate 55% of project costs for the following countries:

  • Least Developed Countries in Africa, mainly for projects addressing the topics Water Resource Management, Peace and Security, Gender and Women Empowerment (proposals addressing these topics will be given preference in the funding decision)
  • Afghanistan, Irak, Jordan, Lebanon, Nepal, Pakistan, Syria

Funding rate 25% of project costs for:

  • remaining Least Developed Countries, Low Income Countries & Lower Middle Income Countries

Further information can be found in the funding guidelines.

The project term may amount to between two and three years. The submission deadline for funding applications is the 20 September each year.