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How to get involved in the NGO Programmes

Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway support NGO programmes worth around €160 million in total in all 16 beneficiary countries: Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain

Who can apply for funding?

Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) registered in the beneficiary countries are eligible to apply for funding. Eligible applicants may also include foundations, social enterprises, and faith-based organisations. Specific criteria and more detailed information on eligibility and rules for applying are set out in each call for proposals.

How can I get involved as a partner?

Partnerships between NGOs in the donor and beneficiary countries are encouraged. Seed money is available to project applicants to support the costs of networking and finding partners.

Read more about partnerships and view step-by-step how to become or involve a partner

How and when to apply?

Projects are selected following open calls organised by the programme operator in each country. Calls are published on the websites of the programme operators and in our open calls calendar.

The Norwegian Helsinki Committee facilitates contact and cooperation between NGOs in the 16 beneficiary countries and Norway.

Eligibility requirements vary by programmes. Find out more in the individual programme summary for each country: Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain.