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Polish NGO Fund for democracy and civil society

  • The €13.9 million "Democracy and Civil Society" component of the €41.5 million Polish NGO Fund supports over 300 projects by civil society organisations.

    Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway are supporting the Democracy and Civil Society part of the NGO fund with €12.5 million, which accounts which accounts for 90% of the fund.

    The aim of the €13.9 million grant is to support NGOs in increasing knowledge and respect of the rule of law, citizens' rights and responsibilities and gender equality. Through five open calls, grants were awarded to 317 projects within these focus areas. Besides increasing the role of civil society in Poland, the fund is also promoting bilateral relations between Poland and the donor states.

    Photo: Co-operation Fund Foundation

  • Country:

    Poland


    Project title:

    Fund for Non-Governmental Organisations, under the EEA Financial Mechanism and the Norwegian Financial Mechanism, priority area: Democracy and civil society.

    Case number:

    PL0168

    Priority sector:

    NGO funds

    Status:

    Concluded

    Type & project assistance:

    NGO Fund

    Project duration:

    57 months

    Project cost:

    € 13,833,333

    Grant rate:

    90%

    Grant agreement date:

    23 February 2007

    The purpose of the Fund is the support of NGOs aiming to increase knowledge of and respect for rule of law, developing citizenships skills, and citizens’ rights and responsibilities and gender equality. The overall objective is ensuring participation of NGOs in the reduction of social and economic disparities within the EEA, increasing the role of civil society in Poland, and promoting bilateral relations between Poland and the donor states. This Fund forms a part (one of three) of the NGO Fund in Poland. Reference is made to the application dated 15 December 2006, further information from the Focal Point dated 10 January 2007, the Terms of Reference for the NGO Fund Intermediary procurement procedure approved by the donors on 28 September 2006, the NGO Fund: Framework Document published with the tender announcement for the NGO Fund Intermediary procurement procedure, as well as the results of the procurement procedure approved by the Tender Committee on 1 December 2006.



    The completed Fund shall include the following activities and results:

    - grants to NGOs;

    - management costs;



    The Intermediary is the Co-operation Fund Foundation.



    The Focal Point shall provide at least 10 percent of the estimated eligible Fund cost.