Call for proposals – Environment and Climate Change

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Press releases, 22.07.2019

The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation’s (SDC) overall objective in Mongolia is to contribute to the empowerment of Mongolian citizens and institutions towards an equitable, green and prosperous society, leaving no one behind. The current domains of intervention are Agriculture and Food Security, Governance and Basic and Vocational Education and Training.  

SDC Mongolia is calling for proposals for Small Action Projects to address environmental issues and promote climate change resilience of local communities in Mongolia, as well as knowledge generation, through innovative approaches and/or technological solutions. Projects should not exceed a duration of 18 months and be carried out in Mongolia.

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The selection will be in two steps: first, applicants should provide a concept note on the proposed project. Concept notes will be screened and only selected applicants will be contacted to develop a complete project proposal as the final step.

Who can apply:

Applicants can be civil society organisations, governmental agencies, social entrepreneurs/enterprises, academic or research institutions registered in Mongolia which have been operational for at least two years at the date of the application.  Partnerships with foreign organisations are accepted.

Requirements for the concept note:

Applicants shall submit a concept note in English of no more than five pages containing:

  • project context and description of the problem to be addressed;
  • expected results; project implementation strategy, possible risks for the implementation; and modalities to be applied, including project set-up;
  • partners, stakeholders’ and beneficiaries’ brief analysis
  • indicative budget;
  • registration certificate of the applicant/s, relevant experience and two most recent references.

Funding requirements:

The grants provided by SDC amount to a max. of MNT 200 million. The grants should cover a max. of  80% of the overall  project costs, the remaining 20% should be funded by the implementing organisation or other sources.

Submission :

The concept notes  must be submitted electronically to  with the subject line “Small Action Proposal 2019” until 14th August 2019. Receipt of the submissions will be acknowledged by e-mail, selected applicants only will be contacted within August 30th. No questions will be answered by phone or mail during the selection process.

Download a template for concept note