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Eligibility Criteria

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TRACE strives to ensure that all CSOs active in the thematic areas of concern and that can contribute to the achievement of its result areas are able to apply for funding.

Applications for funding under TRACE must be able to demonstrate how the goals and activities of a project will contribute to the goals and outcomes of TRACE. Projects will be quality controlled to ensure efficiency and effectiveness and must demonstrate value for money. Successful applicants will be expected to have the capacity to manage grants and finances and have internal control systems. The fund is nonpartisan and a zero tolerance for corruption policy applies to all aspects of the programme.

Successful applicants will provide quarterly reporting and will be encouraged to participate in TRACE learning processes such as training, grantee forums and other information and experience-sharing opportunities.


Organisations applying for funding must meet the following criteria:


  • Must be non-profit, non-governmental organisations legally registered in Zimbabwe (PVO, Trust, common law universitas, etc.);

  • Must have established ongoing programmes; or new and innovative programmes directly related to the activities described in the Call for Concept Notes

  • International organisations not registered in Zimbabwe must be able to demonstrate viable partnerships with locally registered CSOs.

Eligible organisations

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