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2020 Fund for Local Cooperation (FLC) open for Moldovan Non-governmental Organizations

2020 Fund for Local Cooperation (FLC) open for Moldovan Non-governmental Organizations

Deadline: 27 February 2020

The Embassy of Finland in Bucharest is currently accepting proposals for its 2020 Fund for Local Cooperation (FLC), which is an instrument for funding non-profit projects in the Republic of Moldova. The FLC is geared towards local civil society actors and independent media to carry out well-targeted projects with a clear goal and sustainable outcome.

10+ Funders for Agriculture, Food and Nutrition
10+ Global Donors for Improving Lives of Children in Poor Countries
10+ Donors that believe in building NGO capacities for Civil Society Development
15+ Donors for Saving the Planet: Grants for Environment, Conservation and Wildlife
The FLC of the Embassy of Finland is an instrument of Finnish development cooperation. As a development policy instrument, the FLC supports the goals and principles of the Finnish development policy and priority areas. The latter are:

Rights and status of women and girls
The growth of developing countries’ economies to generate more jobs, livelihoods and well-being
Democratic and better functioning societies
Food security, access to water and energy, as well as sustainable use of natural resources.
Projects funded from the FLC should be in line with these priority areas.

Additionally, the projects should be implemented with the human rights-based approach. This means that Human Rights are systematically integrated in the means and objectives of projects supported by the FLC.

20+ Donors standing up for Human Rights and Equality
10+ International Donors seeking to improve Access to Water, Hygiene and Sanitation
20+ Global Donors for Empowering Women and Girls
25+ Donors for the Empowerment of Youth
Funding Information

Award amounts will range from 20,000€ – 50,000€. Project duration is limited up to one year. The Embassy of Finland has total budget of 90 000 EUR for the projects selected in 2020. Maximum 2 – 4 projects will be selected following this call.

Eligibility Criteria

This year the call for Project Proposals is looking for projects in the media sector contributing to the following priority areas of the Embassy’s FLC Programme:
Support to the freedom of expression, media diversity and capacity building, including:
promotion of transparency and access to information
enhancing critical thinking and media literacy (resisting disinformation)
promotion of investigative journalism
enhancing capacity building of independent media
Support to environmental and climate education by media platforms, including:
promotion of environmental and climate education in media outlets (online, TV or print media)
raising public awareness of the environmental and climate challenges and promotion of change of behavior and green way of thinking
enhancing capacity building of media and cooperation with environmental organisations
Eligible partners for the FLC include legally registered non-governmental organisations and media companies in the Republic of Moldova, whose project objectives and activities are in line with the Embassy’s thematic priority areas and who have relevant and solid experience in implementing similar projects.
Projects proposed should be sustainable, reach a large population (direct and indirect) and have potential for a broad impact and replicability.
Organisations/companies submitting a project proposal are requested to apply key elements of Finnish development policy and quality standards, namely the Results Based Management (RBM), Human Rights Based Approach to Development (HRBA) and Cross-Cutting Objectives (CCOs) in their project plans. They are an important part of the selection criteria for the FLC applications.
The Embassy priorities the project proposals which are not fully financed by the donor; the organisation/company must show its capability to run day-by-day activities.
For more information, visit https://finlandabroad.fi/web/mda/local-cooperation-fund

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