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Frontpage News 2008 Second round of green NGO funding in Slovakia

Second round of green NGO funding in Slovakia

On 7 July Slovak environmental NGOs received a second tranche of €0.7 million in support for their sustainable development projects.

Slovakia's three NGO funds supporting projects within the fields of environmental protection, human rights and social inclusion have been up and running since November 2007. The total amount earmarked to NGOs through the three funds is €5 million, of which Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway are contributing with 85 percent and Slovakia 15 percent.

Slovak environmental NGOs are now up for a second funding round, with fund manager Ekopolis Foundation accepting project proposals until 7 October 2008. Grants in the range of €20,000 to €100,000 will be awarded to projects within the areas of protection of the environment, sustainable energy, food safety and environmental education.
The €2 million environmental NGO fund, managed by the Ekopolis Foundation, is aimed at increasing the participation of environmental NGOs in addressing challenges related to sustainable development in Slovakia.

For further details, see the open call text and the guide for applicants at www.ekopolis.sk.