For any grant requested under this call for proposals, the amount must be between a minimum of EUR 35,000.00 and a maximum of EUR 100,000.00[See note 2]. The indicative amount available for this call for proposals is EUR 1,175,000[See note 3]. The grants will cover up to 80% of the total eligible project costs. In duly justified exceptional cases, the contribution may cover up to 95% of the total eligible project costs.
Eligible indirect costs are overheads incurred in connection with the beneficiaries' operating and general activities: they are not fully attributed to implementation of the project but are always partially connected to it (e.g. costs related to infrastructure, legal advice, documentation, IT, office supplies, communication, etc.). These costs are limited to a flat rate of 7% of the total eligible direct costs for the action.
NON ELIGIBLE COSTS
- Debt and debt service charges (interest)
- Provisions for losses, debts or possible future debts
- Costs declared by the beneficiary(ies) in the framework of another action or programme receiving a grant financed from the Union budget (including through the EDF)
- Purchase of land or buildings
- Exchange losses
- Loans to third parties
- Contributions in kind (with the exception of voluntary work)
- Salaries of national authorities staff
- Performance bonuses included in staff costs
- Office rental
4. CONTRACT AND TERMS OF PAYMENT
The contracting party will sign a contract with the grant beneficiary. The contract will include details of the activities to be implemented, the contractual value, terms of payment and reporting obligations. Please note that reports should be submitted in French only.
The Créer en Afrique centrale project consortium will directly manage 10% of the grant awarded. This percentage will be allocated entirely to mobility, i.e., networking and training events in Africa and/or other countries that at least one representative of the beneficiary must attend during the implementation of the project.
All payments shall be made by bank transfer to the bank account in the name of the lead partner.
5. APPROXIMATE TIMETABLE
Call for applications for the year 2022
|Deadline for questions submission
|Publication of frequently asked questions (FAQ)
|1st online information session
||28 April (Click here to register)
||11.00 AM (Brussels time)
|2nd online information session
||12 May (Click here to register)
||11.00 AM (Brussels time)
|Deadline for applications
||11.59 PM (Brussels time)
|Publication of results
|| August 2022
|Contracting and first disbursement
 The following is a non-exhaustive list of eligible organisation types: companies in the various for-profit CCI sectors (including SMEs/SMIs, cooperatives, social and solidarity economy (SSE)) and CSOs in the CCI; public and private cultural and artistic institutions; public and private training centres; chambers of commerce and trades; public administrations (local, national, regional) responsible in particular for culture, employment, vocational training, business development, and trade.
 Applicants must pay particular attention to adapting the amount of the financial request to the local context, to the nature of the actions, to the diversity of the local needs to be addressed to their average budget over the last 4 financial years, in particular with regard to the evaluation criteria of the project and its technical and financial viability.