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Temporary stop on new applications for project funding

Due to the ​high number of applications from Africa and India, the ​application procedure for these regions is closed between 1 October 2019 and 1 January 2020.

During this period, only applications from Latin America and the rest of Asia ​/ other Asian countries will be considered.
New project proposals from all regions are welcome again in 2020.

About Melania

Melania is a small Dutch foundation, which focuses on the financial support of micro-projects for low income women in certain countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

Project criteria

The projects we fund should originate from a local initiative, taken by several (organized) women and should aim to improve their economic and/or social position:

  • The project is in the field of income-generating activities.
  • The project is directed towards low income women’s groups.
  • The financial contribution of Melania facilitates the start of the project: the project has the ability to become self-supportive in 2-3 years.
  • The women’s group is responsible for project planning and implementation and is prepared to keep a line of communication with Melania.

Project applications

An application should clearly describe:

  • the situation of the area/country and the aim of the project
  • target group, their participation in initiating, executing and sustaining the project
  • proposed activities
  • available resources and local contribution
  • nature, duration, and budget of the project

If you want to know whether your project suits the Melania criteria, please do our Quickscan here.