Project Funding

The Marie-Schlei-Association is a nonprofit German non-governmental organization raising funds for small-scale professional training projects from and for women all over the world. The association”s assistance focuses on training projects that enable women to enhance their income. This is possible by improving technical, organizational, business and professional skills of women. Self-help activities are a very important part if not the most important part in the struggle of women for more rights and a better life. The Marie-Schlei-Association demonstrates solidarity with women in development countries by giving financial support to self-help activities directed towards enhancing education of women mostly in form of vocational training for women.

We fund exclusively women”s projects organized by women’ groups. Therefore, trainings of children or men are not supported.

Funding Criteria

All women”s groups or organizations in Africa, Asia or Latin America can submit a grant application. The Marie Schlei Association only promotes vocational training projects organized by women”s groups or organizations solely for women. Children and men may not be beneficiaries.

The association”s assistance focuses on training projects that enable women to enhance their income. This is possible by improving technical, organizational, business and professional skills of women. Courses in literacy, marketing or book keeping may complement the training. The association does not support mere investment projects. Again, investments are only supported if they are needed for the income generation of the women.

Funding Applications

New project proposals are discussed at the board meetings, which take place 4-5 times a year.

Any funding application must be submitted in writing two weeks prior to the respective board meeting, preferably by email. All questions of the form must be answered.

There is no entitlement to funding. Decisions on project supports are taken by the board of the Marie Schlei Association.

Application forms with guidelines

Deutsch/German

Englisch/English

French/Francais

Spanish/Espanol

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