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The Lithuanian NGO Fund

  • Lithuania's €5.5 million NGO fund supports 105 projects by civil society organisations, within the priority sectors sustainable development and strengthening of the democracy and civil society.

    Liechtenstein, Iceland and Norway are supporting the fund with close to €5 million, while the Lithuanian government is contributing with the remaining 10 percent of the fund.

    The overall goal of the fund is to strengthen the democratic and civil society in Lithuania by developing the NGOs' institutional capacity. Through one open calls, grants were awarded to projects by non governmental organisations that could raise their institutional capacity, influence and role in society.

    The NGO fund awarded grants to 105 projects:

    • 43 within the focus area of democracy, human rights and discrimination; and
    • 62 within the focus area of sustainable development

     

  • Country:

    Lithuania


    Project title:

    Block grants for enhancement of the NGOs sector in Lithuania

    Case number:

    LT0008

    Priority sector:

    NGO funds

    Status:

    Concluded

    Type & project assistance:

    NGO Fund

    Project duration:

    50 months

    Project cost:

    € 5,555,400

    Grant rate:

    90%

    Grant agreement date:

    03 July 2007

    The purpose of the Fund is to support NGOs by developing their institutional capacity, with the overall objective of strengthening the democratic and civil society and reinforce the NGO sector in Lithuania. Reference is made to the application, dated 23 August 2006 and correspondence from the Focal Point dated 27 September 2006 and 6 October 2006.



    The completed Project shall include the following activities and results:



    Implementation of sub–projects by NGOs, including research, training, conferences, seminars and other events (including practical activities), public information programmes and training of community members, institutional reinforcement of NGOs, partnership building, exchange of good practices, international cooperation.



    Establishment of a managerial structure for the Fund and provision of grant-making activities including the organisation of open calls, evaluation, disbursement and monitoring arrangements, as well as reporting and audit arrangements.



    For this Fund, the Focal Point is the Intermediary.



    The Intermediary shall provide at least 10 percent of the estimated eligible project cost.