Small-Scale Projects

Gayo Enlarge image Langkapon Primary School in Sitio Langkapon, Barangay Dungguan in the municipality of Datu Montawal, Maguindanao (© Gayo)

The German Embassy itself undertakes so-called Small-Scale Projects ("Kleinstprojekte") in its administrative district which includes the Philippines, Palau, the Marshall Islands and Micronesia. The grants for these projects are financed from the budget of the Federal Foreign Ministry and are intended to directly improve the quality of life of poor families, especially in rural areas (remote islands, mountainous areas).

Possible projects range from infrastructure (e.g. roads, water/energy supply), income generation and food security (especially in agriculture) projects to public health and sanitary facilities as well as education and vocational training.

Examples of Small-Scale Projects: 

  • Repair/construction of school building
  • Water supply system for household use and planting activities
  • Procurement and installation of fishing nets for fishing cooperative

Requirements for small-scale project grants include a sizeable number of beneficiaries, that it is possible to implement and complete the project within a period of a few months and a partnership contribution by the implementing organization.

Generally, project proposals should be submitted to the Embassy by the end of each year to be considered for funding the following year. The announcement for the successful applications is usually within the first quarter of the following year. Project conclusion and submission of the final report are due towards the end (15 November) of the same year the project was approved.

Only complete applications can be considered.

Project proposals are to be submitted to the following office:
Economic Cooperation Section
Embassy of the
Federal Republic of Germany
25/F RCBC Plaza, Tower II
6819 Ayala Avenue cor. Sen. Gil Puyat Ave.
Makati City

Details of small-scale projects

German Embassy Manila

You can find more information on the conditions, time frame as well as the requirements and application forms of our small-scale projects here.

Arts and Design Workshop Centers on Camiguin Island funded by the German Embassy

Under the small-scale projects scheme of the German Embassy, two community and school-based Arts and Design Workshop Centers have been inaugurated in the Municipality of Mambajao, Camiguin Province.

German small-scale fund supports day care center in Pangasinan

A day care center has been inaugurated in Barangay Palapar Norte, Malasiqui in the Province of Pangasinan. The project was implemented in cooperation with German Foundation Pangasinan e.V.  founded by Member of the German Parliament Sabine Weiss.

Small-Scale Projects


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