Deadline: 13 August, 2021

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has announced a call for proposals for Small Grants Programme.

The programme, according to the UNDP call, seeks to strengthen the resilience of artisanal and small-scale mining projects during and post-Covid-19 pandemic in Zambia.

The proposals are expected to support business continuity for the artisanal and small-scale mining enterprises, formalisation of the artisanal and small-scale mining sector, and enhance occupational health and safety at workplace, home and community levels along the development minerals value chain.


  • Successful applicants will receive a maximum of US$ 5,000 per project to cover activities over a period of six months


  • Open to mining associations, civil society organisations, community groups, training institutions and cooperatives officially registered in Zambia for at least two years
  • Applicants should have participated in at least one of the Training of Trainers (TOT) workshop and/or outreach services provided under the ACP-EU Development Minerals Programme
  • Applicants should provide proof of registration with relevant authorities
  • Applicants should have at least 50 percent female representation and ten percent youths with disabilities (submit list of members with their NRCs)
  • The association/organisation must have valid bank accounts indicating bank name, account number, branch name, swift code, sort code and TPIN number (a letter from the bank should be attached confirming the bank details)

To submit and for more information, click here.

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