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Call for Proposals: Local Transition Projects to promote Human Rights and Democracy

Organisation: Embassy of the Czech Republic in New Delhi

Status: Closed

  • Grant
  • Democracy and good governance

Funding Size: Up to 100,000 CZK to 500,000 CZK

Deadline: 26/10/2023

  • Eligibility Criteria:
    – The financial contribution is intended for projects implemented in India, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Bangladesh and Nepal.
    – Implementer of the LTP is a local subject with legal subjectivity in the country of the project implementation.
    – Implementer must be eligible to sign contract with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic that establishes jurisdiction of Czech laws and Czech jurisdiction over the contract.
    – An LTP must be implemented by a non-governmental and non-profit organization. A contribution cannot be claimed by an individual, political party or state institution.
  • Type of funding: Programmatic
  • Target countries: India, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Bangladesh and Nepal.
  • Application language: English

The Embassy of the Czech Republic in New Delhi announces a call for proposals for the Local Transition Projects 2024 (hereafter “LTP”). The LTP´s fall under the Transition Promotion Program, which is the framework of the support of human rights and democracy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic (hereafter “MFA CZ”). The program aims to support non-governmental organizations that promote human rights and democracy in their countries.


The Transition Promotion Program is a financial instrument of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic established in 2005. This program is aimed at supporting democracy and human rights by using the Czech Republic’s experience with the social transition and democratization of the country. Projects within this program are implemented by local civil society organizations that is underpinning the importance of civil society in democratization processes. This program does not cover projects in development cooperation (please see Small Scale Projects).

In terms of areas of support MFA CZ aims to support civic societies, incl. human rights defenders; freedom of expression and access to information, incl. freedom of media; equal and widest possible political and public participation; building the institutions of the rule of law; human rights issues in employment and environment. The project proposal must align with at least one of above mentioned areas of support.

Funding Information

  • The financial contribution for an LTP is from 100,000 CZK to 500,000 CZK (approx. up to 20,000, – USD or 1,8 million INR). Co-financing from other sources is arbitrary and desirable. The project should be effective and economical, for which reason all bills/accounts must be documented.
  • The project must be implemented from the date of the contract’s signing (about March 2024) to end of September 2024.
  • Each organization may apply for a contribution of one project.


  • Relevance of the project: Justified assumption of the need and contribution of the project to the promotion of human rights and democracy in the target country in accordance with the priorities of the Human rights and transition promotion policy concept of the Czech Republic;
  • Capacity of the project implementer: Professional level of the organisation and the project team, or the LTP implementer – length of experience, experience in the territory, own results of activities, direct rather than intermediary role in the implementation of the project, success in the implementation of similar projects;
  • Effectiveness of the project: Effectiveness of the expenditure of the funds in relation to the stated objective;
  • Feasibility of the project: Feasibility in terms of time, organisation, financial and technical feasibility;
  • Project quality: Quality of the project preparation in terms of form and content, its professional level;
  • Sustainability of project outputs and objectives: Probability of achieving and maintaining long-term positive benefits of the project for the target group, potential for presentation of the foreign policy of the Czech Republic.

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