Deadline: There is no specified deadline for the project. Proposals can be submitted at any time of the year.
MISEREOR IHR HILFSWERK- The German Catholic Bishops’ Organisation for Development Cooperation
Name of grant programme : Empowerment of the poor
MISEREOR was founded in 1958 as an agency against “hunger and disease in the world”. It is the overseas development agency of the Catholic Church in Germany. It cooperates in partnership to promote development, fight poverty, liberate people from injustice, exercise solidarity with the poor, and help create “One World“. Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) is responsible for making public funds available to the Catholic Church for development measures. These funds are disbursed through the Katholische Zentralstelle für Entwicklungshilfe (Catholic Central Agency for Development Aid).
Types of grant
This fund is a partnership between MISEREOR and the local partner organisations in the project country. The funding provides two kinds of partnerships: Church-based and non Church-based partnerships. Non church-based partnerships include Non-Governmental Organisations.
Grant size
The grant size is determined on a case-to-case basis.
Own Contribution
The need for own contributions is also determined on a case-to case basis.
Funding Priorities
For India the funding priorities are:
• Promotion of community health
• Meaningful primary education
• Non-formal vocational training
• Promotion of women‘s organisations
• Promotion of credit societies
The project aims to include people from all sections of society including marginalised parts of the population such as Dalits, Adivasis, women, children and also people with disabilities.
Eligibility Criteria
Eligible applicants are registered societies, charities, NGOs, cooperatives, dioceses or associations. They can enter into a project contract with MISEREOR and become project partners for the fund. The strategic framework of the project should be on the following lines:
• It should describe the criteria for the selection of the target group and mention in which zones, regions, municipalities or communities the target group was selected.
• It should address the social and economic problems of the target group. • There should not be any gender inequalities while implementing the project as per the norms of the Millennium Development Goals.