1 million in grants to Hungarian NGOs
Hungarian non-governmental organisations may now apply for up to €20,000 in grants for small-scale projects.
The Hungarian NGO fund was one of several funds for civil society actors that revived top-up funding at the end of the 5 year commitment period of the EEA and Norway to make sure all funds were absorbed. Thanks to the additional funding, the fund this week made close to €1 million available for 40-50 projects by Hungarian nongovernmental organisations.
Hungarian NGOs may apply for grants up to €20,000 for 10 month long projects within the following fields:
- Environmental protection and sustainable development
- Civil liberties and capacity building
- Social cohesion, and health and childcare
- Cultural heritage
The application round involves two rounds of project selection, with a simplified online application at www.norvegcivilalap.hu in the first round, and the selection of approximately 200 project concepts to be developed into full-fledged applications in a second part of the application process.
The deadline for the first stage is 5 October. Applicants will be informed about the result by 6 November and the successful applicants have until 21 December to work out their proposal.
In November, the Hungarian Environmental Partnership Foundation, managing the fund, will hold one-day project planning and development training workshops in each of Hungary's regions. The workshops are free and open for everyone interested.