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Embassy of Finland in Kenya announces 2020 Fund for Local Cooperation

Embassy of Finland in Kenya announces 2020 Fund for Local Cooperation

Deadline: 20 May 2020

The Embassy of Finland in Nairobi has announced a call for project proposals for 2020 Fund for Local Cooperation (FLC).

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FLC plays a complimentary role to the Finnish development co-operation programme in Kenya, with the aim of reducing poverty and inequality. The fund supports the initiatives of Non-Governmental organization (NGOs) and other non-state actors in Kenya. The support is intended for project based support only.

Priority Areas

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FLC will offer support to civil society organizations under the following priority areas;

Realization of Women’s and Girls’ Rights: Enhancing equity in decision-making in particular at county and ward level, Gender Based Violence prevention, women’s participation in peace and security or localization of the National Action Plan on Women Peace and Security, promoting work on male engagement for gender equality.
Promotion of Youth Employment: Improving the employability of youth, especially those graduated at TVET level.
Human Rights Promotion, Citizen Participation and Oversight for Accountable Governance: Strengthening of human rights promotion and citizen engagement for the benefit of marginalised and vulnerable groups (women, youth, persons with disabilities PWD, people facing intersectoral discrimination) to increase citizen voice in decisions about how public resources are allocated and implemented and how public policy is planned and executed.
Funding Information

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Selected projects will receive a grant between Euros 30 000 – 200 000. The maximum funding available for this Call is 550 000 Euros.
The implementation period is one or two years. The proposed project should focus to address one or more of the above-mentioned areas and respond to identified needs in the Kenyan context for reduction of poverty and inequalities.
FLC funding cannot be granted:

To government ministries or counties
To Unregistered association or organization
To Support the activities of a political party
For basic research
For single cultural events
For charity
For humanitarian aid
For scholarship or assistance for applicant’s personal use
For purchasing land
To a fund
For building the capital of microcredit system
Eligibility Criteria

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The applicant need to be a non-governmental organization, civil society organization or foundation, or non-profit private entities registered in Kenya.

Selection Criteria

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Alignment with Finland’s development policy and the above mentioned priority areas
Clearly defined project outputs and targeted outcomes supported by adequate indicators, baseline data and risk assessment
Realistically planned project activities that contribute to the desired outputs
Project budget that is in line with the activities
Previous documented experience and management capabilities of the applicant in the same sector/theme
The applicants must have sound financial record, as well as sufficient human resources for the implementation of the project.

For more information, visit https://finlandabroad.fi/web/ken/current-affairs/-/asset_publisher/TV8iYvdcF3tq/content/fund-for-local-cooperation-call-for-project-proposals-2020/384951

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