Application / Call for NGOs

2024 Theme:

Reducing the vulnerability of families caused

by scarce or irregular employment, access to

food or poor housing conditions in Mauritius

We are looking for project proposals from non-profit organisations for the next edition of IBL on the Move to be held on 20 April 2024. Interested organisations are invited to send their project proposals to the IBL on the Move 2024 committee at latest 06 November 2023. The main aim of IBL on the Move 2024 is to support a non-profit organisation which addresses one of the next three clusters:

  1. Access to basic necessities and food, including clothes, shoes and uniforms for children.
  2. Improvement of housing conditions.
  3. Support to families for decent and regular employment.


Initiatives may include the following:


  1. Access to food and basic hygiene items, including diapers. Access to shoes and uniforms for children.
  2. Food safety including local or community gardening initiative.
  3. Support to education of primary-level children.
  4. Support to adults with regards to employment and training.
  5. Protection of girls and women.
  6. Psychological support to vulnerable families.
  7. Improving poor housing conditions.
  • Project proposals are limited to 1 per organisation.
  • An estimated budget of a maximum of Rs 500,000 should be attached.


Format of proposal


The proposal can be submitted using a Word document transformed in PDF, a PowerPoint presentation, or a clip.

Each proposal should include the following:

  1. Presentation of organisation including composition of committee and team.
  2. Presentation of project, including:
    1. Background and assessment of needs
    2. Aims and objectives of the action
    3. Target population and/or targeted neighbourhood
    4. Expected results
    5. Activities
    6. Budget
  3. Proof of bank account to the name of the organisation.

Attention from the IBL on the Move 2024 Committee will be given to good practices and governance, ethics and proven experience at grassroot level of candidate organisations. The proposed project should structure the implementation of its action within a timeframe of a maximum of 15 months. Selected proposals will be presented to the IBL on the Move 2024 Committee in early January 2024 before final award is decided.

Deadline for submission: 6 November 2023 at Fondation Joseph Lagesse’s office or via email to [email protected] at latest at 4 p.m.

Beneficiary NGOs from previous editions of IBL on the Move are not eligible for this proposal.


Max. file size: 128 MB.

Created in 2005, the non-profit organization Joseph Lagesse Foundation is an initiative of IBL’s Group Chief Executive Officer, Arnaud Lagesse.

The Foundation is committed to helping those who are most in need and gives priority to projects in 5 areas: the right to a decent home, health, social issues through the foundation’s work on the ground, education and early childhood and environmental protection.

Convinced that the earlier the education of children is taken care of, the better their future and tomorrow’s society will look, the Joseph Lagesse Foundation has always been committed to early childhood and education. Over the years, the organization has also specialized in the fight against social exclusion, achieving poverty reduction and community development. It also does its best to help and respond to requests from those who need health care that is often inaccessible because it is too expensive.