General support

(Questions about application principles, needed info, etc.)

Language: English

Technical support

(Technical problems during application process)

Language: English

How many partners must be involved in a project?

Projects under the auspices of the NGO programme must have - including the applicant - at least one partner in the Nordic Region, one partner from Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania or Poland and one partner from Northwest Russia or Belarus. In other words, at least three NGOs must be involved in a project for it to be eligible for funding.

What are the non-eligible costs?

The application must not be designed to help fund the regular activities, administration or projects of other organisations. Funding should be focused on launching new initiatives that should have the possibility to continue even after the specific project has come to an end. Funding will not be given to infrastructure projects, e.g. for purchasing IT equipment or to cover construction costs.

How long does the decision process take?

The time of the full decision making process and it various stages can vary from year to year, but is not expected to exceed 6 months. It is expected that approved projects can be started no later than 3 months following the signing of contract.

How large an amount can be applied for?

Individual grants will vary in size according to the scope of the planned activity, number of partners, etc., but usually should not exceed DKK 500,000 per year. (pending future decision).

What should the partnership letter look like?

The partnership letter does not need to follow any specific format, but should include an endorsement of the project and a commitment to partake in same.

Why is co-funding important?

Proposals with a part of the budget financed by the applicant or a third party will be viewed favourably.

What is co-funding?

Co-funding may be given as a monetary contribution, either directly by the applicant or indirectly through a third party (organisation/partner/donor/authority) towards the project. To be considered as co-funding the contribution need to be directly linked to the budgetary framework provided and be an integral part of the application and the specific activities within this and provided before or during the implementation period. In-kind contributions, such as use of space, staff time or equipment, are not considered as co-funding.