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Frontpage News 2008 Call for NGO projects in Bulgaria

Call for NGO projects in Bulgaria

On 21 July 2008, Bulgaria launched its first open call under the €2 million NGO Fund supported by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.

Earlier this month, Bulgaria became the eleventh country to launch a fund for non-governmental organisations (NGOs) with support from EEA Grants. The highly anticipated NGO Fund will provide a much needed source of funding for Bulgarian civil society, and by 2010, a total amount of €1,858,000 will be re-granted to Bulgarian NGOs.

Under the present call, applicants can apply for funding for projects within the following priority areas:

  • Protection of the environment and promotion of sustainable development;
  • Provision and development of social services, such as in health and childcare;
  • Development of civil society and protection of human rights. u0009

All Bulgarian NGOs functioning on a not for profit basis are eligible applicants, and projects that involve partners from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway are encouraged.

Applications can be submitted to fund managers Bulgarian Environmental Partnership Foundation and Foundation for Local Government Reform until 15 October 2008. Further information about the application process, eligibility and priority areas can be found in the open call text. Questions may also be directed to the Frequently Asked Questions section on