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2020 Fund for Local Cooperation to support Initiatives of local NGOs & CBOs (Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia)

2020 Fund for Local Cooperation to support Initiatives of local NGOs & CBOs (Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia)


Deadline: 30 January 2020

Applications are now open for Finnish Fund for Local Cooperation (FLC) which is a fund managed by the Office of the Ambassador to Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia to support initiatives of local non-governmental organizations, community-based organizations and other institutions in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia.

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 helps local civil society actors to carry out well-targeted projects with a clear goal and sustainable outcome in the field of human rights, democracy and good governance, particularly in regard to gender equality. The approach is to establish partnerships with a limited number of organizations instead of supporting one-time activities like workshops or seminars.

Priority areas of the FLC in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia in 2020 are gender equality, disabled persons and economic empowerment of the most vulnerable.

Funding Information

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
The Office of the Roving Ambassador prefers to focus on projects with the cost of share of around 25 000 – 30 000 euros.

Eligibility Criteria

The organization(s) in question should have a genuine, credible domestic basis; the proposed program should not be launched or fully financed by the donor.
Activities proposed should reach a large audience and have potential for a broad impact.
Prospective applicants must provide detailed information on their organization.
The applications will be assessed based on the following criteria:
Past experiences of projects with similar focus
Specific, achievable and relevant objectives of the project
Clarity on the main beneficiaries – Effective and efficient use of the funds
the organization needs to demonstrate in the proposed budget that the funds will be used effectively to reach the specified objectives
Innovative approaches to solve problems in the community
Regional and cross-border approach is appreciated
Sustainability of the results.
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