Call for Proposals
The Lemonaid & ChariTea Foundation is a charitable organisation from St. Pauli in Hamburg, Germany. It was established in 2010 and aims to contribute to the sustainable improvement of social, economic and ecological structures in the global south. Particularly in regions that are negatively affected by the structures of the global economy. As an organisation, the Lemonaid & ChariTea Foundation consciously places responsibility and ownership for the implementation of projects in the hands of local partners.
Support is given to ‘one-off projects’, as well as long-term partnerships, whereby regular exchange and dialogue with partners in the different regions are of the utmost importance. All of the projects have been identified during visits to the relevant regions and have been personally visited by us or our advisory board. Our advisory board is supporting us with their expertise in the selection process and is part of the decision-making process.
Currently the Foundation is accepting applications from initiatives from or active in South Africa, Sri Lanka, Mexico, Paraguay, Argentina, India, Rwanda and Egypt as long as they comply with the greater vision and memorandum of of the Lemonaid & ChariTea Foundation association and our funding guidelines.
This selection process will be guided by the following two criteria:
1. SUPPORT TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP/SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP
The Lemonaid & ChariTea Foundation was founded based on the concept of social entrepreneurship which combines a financially viable product with a charitable purpose. We are convinced that this concept also exists in other parts of the world. Therefore, the intention is to support initiatives that build on and develop local entrepreneurial potential and capability. The goal is to support the creation of value chains and structures in the relevant country and thus produce independent sources of income.
This call for proposals is intended for organisations and initiatives, which support entrepreneurial potential in the respective countries. This could be through the provision of micro-credit, start-up loans or advice and training possibilities.
2. SUPPORT TO INCOME-GENERATING ACTIVITIES
The goal here is to support capacity building initiatives and training facilities that focus on youth development as well as further education for adults. Key here is that there needs to be a tangible, practical aspect that is directly linked to implementation of projects. The students can potentially act as “multipliers”, passing on what they have learned to others. Local expertise should be nurtured and utilized in finding local solutions to local problems. We support capacity building initiatives that create local and sustainable sources of income as well as building local resilience.
This call for proposals is aimed at organisations, institutions and initiatives, which provide practically-oriented courses with clear measurable impact.
Proposals are welcomed from different thematic areas such as:
+ Rural development and ecology
+ Innovation and digitalisation
+ Microcredit and financial support
+ Small business development
+ Artisan development
+ Sustainable consumption and production methods
This list should be read as a list of examples and is by no means exhaustive. They are all based around the idea of empowering local people and communities to improve their living conditions, providing greater dignity and autonomy.
To apply, please complete the following application forms, while paying attention to the funding guidelines. Please also see the Q&A‘s for more information.
Signed and completed applications must be sent by the 23th of March 2018 to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that the process from deadline to application to beginning of funding may take over six months.
The necessary documents can be found here: