Dutch Albert Schweitzer Foundation

New project applications for Dutch Albert Schweitzer Foundation can be submitted on December 1, 2022. The next application round starts on December 1, 2022.

We sincerely look forward to receiving your application. Please contact us in case you have questions. You will find our address at the bottom of the page.

Procedure: For Dutch Albert Schweitzer Foundation grants, each round, the first 20 applications per theme will be taken into review. After these 100 applications, the tender will be closed. The five themes actively contribute to SDGs 3 & 6, and cover one or more of the following themes, in random order:

Women & Health
Mother & Child
Medical Care
Water & Sanitation
Vulnerable groups

Applications can only be submitted to email adress: project@nasf.nl. Project proposals emailed to any other NASF adress will not be taken into consideration.

Country Focus: In 2022, only project applications from the following countries will be taken into consideration:

Burkina Faso
The list of countries eligible for support will be composed every year. Therefore, eligible countries can be subject to change.

Criteria: Your project application will only be processed when your project application meets all the requirements stated in the NASF Project Criteria. As these criteria have recently been reconsidered and tightened, we strongly advise you to read the criteria carefully before starting on your project application or submitting it.

Criteria for NASF financial support 2022
The following set of criteria will be used cumulatively in the review and selection of projects:

  1. The project is implemented in one of the following
    countries : Uganda, Kenya, Malawi, Ghana, Burkina Faso.
  2. It concerns a once-off support intervention;
  3. It is a small-scale initiative in the start-up phase;
  4. The project contributes to the direct improvement of the health situation of
    disadvantaged local people, in accordance with one or more of the Sustainable
    Development Goals*;
  5. The project is not solely for education or information purposes;
  6. The project is initiated locally, based on local needs and is carried out by a team from the
    local population;
  7. It concerns a direct request from an African organization and not a foundation based in
    the Netherlands;
  8. The local organization is responsible for the execution, monitoring and evaluation of the
  9. After the implementation of the project the project activities should be
    continued independently by the local organisation.
  10. The project plan has clear objectives and results, a clearly defined target group
    and a detailed and realistic budget;
  11. Overhead costs do not exceed 10% of the total budget;
  12. In case the project uses products, manpower or technology, precedence is given
    to local input;
  13. If the main activity of the project is a construction activity (for example the
    construction of latrines or wells), the applying organisation has to submit
    tenders of at least two different contractors;
  14. The project fund will be transferred in local currency in a local bank account in
    the name of the applicant organization. The NASF does not transfer money in
    Euro bank accounts;
  15. The implementation of the project and the reporting, using the NASF format, is
    completed within one year of the transfer of the funds; 16. The application is an
    original and not a copy of a previously submitted application;
  16. The organisation has fulfilled all its obligations of any other eventual project
    funded by NASF.

The following projects or project costs will not be subsidised by the NASF:

  1. Emergency aid;
  2. Project expenses that have already been made;
  3. Extra costs that have emerged after a definitive decision by the NASF;
  4. Costs of medical and/or technical devices, machinery or goods that are bought in the
    Netherlands, if these can be acquired or manufactured locally;
  5. Exchange projects, study trips, scholarships, research and/or internships;
  6. Costs of expedition or travel and accommodation costs to, and in the developing
  7. Transport costs to or from abroad;
  8. Overhead costs, in particular salaries, for the applying organization;
  9. Religious activities

For further information visit: https://www.nasf.nl

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