The Czech Embassy inviting Small Scale Projects from Iran

Embassy of the Czech Republic

Relevent Country: Czechia (Czech Republic)

The Embassy of the Czech Republic in Tehran has announced a call for proposals of the “Small Scale Projects” financed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic within the framework of the Czech development cooperation.

The Small Scale Projects (SSP) is one of the instruments of the development cooperation of the Czech Republic. SSPs are identified by the respective Embassies of the Czech Republic (through applications submitted by potential implementers) and approved by headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA). SSP aims to contribute to the local subject by small-scale development activities in accordance with the beneficiary country´s national development priorities.

Funding Information

  • Czech financial contribution for the project is 200 000 – 500 000 CZK, i.e. approximately 8 300 – 20 000 EUR (co-financing from other sources is arbitrary and desirable), and the total cost of salary/fee, subsistence allowance, accommodation, travel cost and eventual insurance and vaccination of the experts must not exceed 25 % of the project´s total costs.


  • Implementation of the project can be started only after signing the contract;
  • Project implementation can start in early 2024 (usually March) and must not exceed 31st October 2024 (project billing must also be done by this date);
  • SSP does not include the payment of the implementer´s administrative costs;
  • The financial amount approved for the implementation of the SSP in CZK is also binding for the conversion into foreign currency, which is always made using the Czech embassy’s exchange rate;
  • Exchange rates for September (which the applicant should use for filling in the proposal form) are as follows: 1 IRR = 0,000046 CZK, 1 EUR = 24,376 CZK.


  • Implementer of the SSP is a local subject with legal personality in the country of the project implementation;
  • Implementer must be eligible to sign contract with MFA CZ that establishes jurisdiction of Czech laws and Czech courts;
  • It is desirable that the implementer would cooperate with Czech subjects, e.g. would purchase Czech products, use Czech know-how etc.;
  • It is also desirable that the SSP focuses on environmental issues or disadvantaged or neglected groups;
  • Previous or ongoing cooperation with the EU or UN will be considered as an advantage;
  • Submitted proposals can be changed based on the notice from the Embassy until the deadline set by the Embassy.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Funds are allocated to non-political and non-governmental organizations only;
  • The application for the grant must include:
  • The filled-in identification form in English, signed and stamped by the organization;
  • A verified copy of the certification that the applicant has legal subjectivity in Iran (i.e. it is officially registered);
  • A confirmation that the person signed on the Identification Form has the mandate to sign the identification form.