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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.

Find out more about this call on the fund operators website

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. 

Find out more about this call on the fund operators website.

Support to civil society in Estonia

A total of 36 different NGO-projects in Estonia are already receiving funding from the programme.

Read more about which projects are supported.
You can also find information about all the supported projects under the NGO programme in Estonia on the project portal on our website