The Norway Grants are financed solely by Norway and available in 13 EU member countries that joined in 2004, 2007 and 2013.
In the previous period of 2009-2014, Norway set aside €804.6 million. For the 2014-2021 period, the funding is €1.3 billion. The decision-making body for the grant scheme is the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Norway also provides 96% of the funding to the EEA Grants.
Distribution of funding
The Norway Grants 14-21 support 23 programme areas under 5 priority sectors and funds
1) Innovation, Research, Education and Competitiveness
2) Social Inclusion, Youth Employment and Poverty Reduction
3) Environment, Energy, Climate Change and Low Carbon Economy
4) Culture, Civil Society, Good Governance, and Fundamental Rights and Freedoms
5) Justice and Home Affairs
Close to 250 people turned out in the old town square in Warsaw in May 2011 to 'Walk the Grants'. The Norwegian Embassy in Warsaw invited representatives from all funded projects to participate in the Nordic walking event, celebrating the achievements of the more than 400 projects and funds implemented in Poland.