Funding opportunities for Estonian NGOs
NGOs in Estonia can apply for large-scale projects until 20 November and small-scale projects until 10 December.
Despite the growing number of registered non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in Estonia, the Estonian civil society experiences considerable challenges in promoting active citizenship, participatory democracy and targeting the needs of and empowering minorities.
Through the EEA Grants, €2.3 million have been set aside for the Estonian NGO programme which is operated by the Open Estonia Foundation.
Open calls for proposals
NGOs can apply for large-scale projects supporting democratic values including human rights and strengthening the advocacy and watchdog role of NGOs. The deadline for this call is 20 November 2013.
Projects could for example focus on activities for fostering awareness on democracy and human rights as well as democracy and human rights education or multicultural dialogue activities and active involvement of groups at risk of exclusion in civil society movements.
A call for projects strengthening the capacity of civil society is open with a deadline 10 December 2013.
Projects eligible for support under this call could for example focus on activities for raising financial capacity of NGOs – incl. social entrepreneurship and fundraising or training activities for raising professional skills of NGOs, especially in service provision.
Support to civil society in Estonia
A total of 36 different NGO-projects in Estonia are already receiving funding from the programme.