Lao CSO Platform


Funding Description

GIZ is now inviting interested local CSOs to submit their project proposals for the CEGGA II Small Grants Mechanism. The proposed projects shall clearly benefit local communities and fit under at least one of the five thematic areas

  • Agriculture and Rural Development;
  • Natural Resource and Environment;
  • Health and Nutrition;
  • Legal Awareness Raising/Support to victims of all forms of violence and human trafficking.

Additionally, all proposed projects shall address at least one of the four cross-cutting topics

  • gender equality and women empowerment;
  • disadvantaged groups;
  • governance and human rights;
  • and youth.

The CEGGA II Small Grants Mechanism combines capacity development and small grant support to enhance capacity of Lao CSOs in contributing to national development. CEGGA II Small Grant projects are awarded between 10.000-30.000 EUR for an implementation period of 12-18 months and receive complementary capacity development and support services throughout the process.
To be eligible for a CEGGA Small Grant, Lao CSOs must be registered under Decree 238, have adequate accounting capacity, have a vision for development, and be willing to commit to learning and capacity development. Project proposals shall be submitted in Lao or English language.
An information session on the CEGGA II Small Grants Guidelines will be organised on Friday, 7 April 2023. Kindly confirm your attendance by Tuesday, April 4, with the contact below.
Please submit your soft file project proposals by 1 May 2023 via email to (preferred) or hard copy to GIZ CEGGA Office at Watnak Nyai Rd, Unit 23, Watnak Noy Village, Sisattanak District, Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR.

For further information, including the detailed CEGGA II Small Grants Guidelines and application templates, please contact GIZ at +856 21 316651-118 or