Concept note activities should support refugees and asylum seekers residing in South Africa with priority areas being urban centers in Gauteng, Western Cape, Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga, and North West provinces.
Programs should build capacity of national organizations and within
communities to address refugee and asylum seeker needs and promote self-reliance.
They should also, where relevant, include efforts to identify and reach out to "hidden" refugees, identify and build upon existing services (including government services), provide information about and referrals to existing services, establish a clear method and criteria for identifying and assisting the most vulnerable refugees and asylum seekers, adopt a community-based approach that takes into account host community needs, and avoid creating refugee-specific parallel services to what already exists in the community.
Because of PRM's mandate to provide protection, assistance, and sustainable solutions for refugees and victims of conflict, PRM will consider funding only those projects that include a target beneficiary base of at least 50 percent refugees and asylum seekers.
Concept notes must focus on advocacy and support for refugee protection and access to basic social services in urban settings in one or more of the following sectors (see PRM's General NGO Guidelines for sector descriptions):
Protection; Health, Education, and/or Shelter; Livelihoods.