In-Country Micro Project Scheme (ICMPS) is a funding program aimed at supporting micro projects as implemented by local, grassroots NGOs in order the tackle the root causes of poverty and injustice. Priority is given to sustainable projects. The objectives of the In-country Micro Project Scheme are to prevent hunger, improve access to essential services, empower women and marginalised communities, social justice, help local communities advocate for themselves and to combat climate change.
Potential Applicants: NGOs who are registered as a trust or society or non-profit company, are eligible to apply. NGOs should also meet the following criteria:
Geographical Focus: Due to modest resource allocation for Irish Aid program in the country, the geographical focus India is within DELHI National Capital Region only. (Occasionally, a micro-project may be considered for support, in countries where Irish Embassy (Delhi) has accreditation, like Nepal/Sri Lanka/Bangladesh, subject to prior approval or relevant Ministry of Government of the respective countries.)
Thematic Sectors: The primary thematic focus will be on Basic Education, Primary Health Care (Maternal and new born health care) and secondary focus on Micro-enterprise Development, Water and Sanitation, and Training and Capacity Building towards good governance and HIV/AIDS. Most successful projects cross cut a number of issues.
Size of grants and Budget aspects: The maximum ceiling for funding is 70% of project costs, 30% must be covered by the NGO or other donors. The maximum monetary amount is €5,000 to €10,000 per year. The grant will be decided on a case to case basis.
Duration: The duration of once-off grant approved under the scheme is 1 year only.
Please see the document below on application procedure for ICMPS funding.
There are some projects which we cannot fund such as: