In 2018, German municipalities, their municipal companies and municipal associations will for the first time be able to apply for financial support as part of the 'Fast Start Package II Middle East' for the expansion of a project partnership and the implementation of a partnership project with host municipalities for Syrian refugees in the Middle East region. The financial support is provided through Engagement Global and its Service Agency Communities in One World (SKEW) on behalf of and with funding from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).
Projects can be applied for on an ongoing basis. The maximum term can be up to 3 years. The amount of the grant is to be between 50.000 and 250.000 Euros. The grant can be fully financed up to an amount of 250.000 Euros. Detailed information can be found in the announcement. Funding is subject to the availability of budgetary resources.