At the initiative of the Agence Française de Développement (AFD), the call for Sport and Development projects aims to support local projects that use sport as a driver for sustainable development in Africa and Haiti. Operated by the European Guild, the programme funds and supports microprojects managed through partnerships between French civil society organisations (CSOs) and local partners.


The Sport & Development programme promotes the practice of sport as a vehicle for peace and development by providing support and funding for microprojects based mainly in Africa. A microproject is defined as a long-term development action that is initiated locally to meet the needs expressed by the beneficiaries – who are stakeholders in their own development. It is characterised by: local cooperation, low overall cost, small-scale geographical impact, and the potential for innovation and replication.
The Sport & Development programme provides support and funding for development through sport microprojects in Africa and Haiti. These microprojects must be managed by French international cooperation CSOs working in partnership with local actors.


Key information

  • Eligible countries: African countries and Haiti
  • Beneficiaries: French civil society organisations (CSOs) with local partners
  • Target segment: microprojects (multisport)
  • Type of funding: grants
  • Amount: between €2,000 and €20,000 (up to 75% of the total project cost)
  • Support: assistance with project structuring and management
  • Selection method: call for projects with decision by jury


Eligibility criteria

  • French CSO in a partnership with a local entity in Africa or Haiti
  • French CSO must have been in existence for over 2 years
  • French CSO’s annual resources: under €250,000
  • Project implementation period: from 1 to 3 years
  • Type of project: sport-based with an impact on at least one of the Sustainable Development Goals


Examples of projects supported


Do you meet the eligibility criteria and wish to apply?
Find out more in the interactive guide (available in French only) prepared by the Sport & Development programme teams. Contact for any further information:; +33 (0)7 69 51 27 93
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The Agence Française de Développement (AFD) is a public body at the heart of the French development assistance apparatus.

Created in 1967, the NGO La Guilde Européenne du Raid (the European Guild) is recognised as working in the public interest. It implements different programmes aimed at encouraging young people to engage in and undertake international field work.
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