Deadline: 7 October 2019
The Nordic Culture Point is inviting applications for its Nordic Committee for Children and Young People (NORDBUK) grant programme to support children and young people’s own projects and wants to strengthen their organizing skills, influence and participation in political, cultural and social activities.
The Nordic Committee for Children and Young People is the Nordic Council of Ministers’ advisory and coordinating body for issues relating to children and young people. The Nordic Culture Point administers the NORDBUK grant programme on behalf of the Committee. The programme target group is children and young people up to the age of 30.
- Applicants can apply for grants from € 7 500 – 25 000 €.
- In addition to the sum applied for, at least 15% of the funding must come from another source and may consist of in-kind financing.
- The total amount applied from NORDBUK and other similar Nordic institutions may not exceed 85% of applicants total project costs. Other Nordic organisations include for example the Nordic Culture Fund and NordPlus.
Which activities are funded?
- Applicants can apply for support for projects or networks that consist of cultural, political or social activities where children and young people are actively engaged in the process and are able to have a say in the planning, implementation and evaluation of the project. Project partners should always encourage democratic participation and ensure that the children and young people involved in the project gain greater influence on the project.
- For example, a project may entail:
- Networks: Either individual or a series of network activities, such as meetings, conferences, workshops, camps, courses or other activities designed to further develop and strengthen partnerships, provide opportunities to exchange experiences and to share resources for advocacy efforts.
- Production: This can be e.g. processes, campaign or information material, methodology material, reports, digital storytelling or works of art designed to make children and young people more aware of their right to participate and influence.
Funding cannot be granted:
- organisations or networks that neither consist of, nor have experience of, inclusive work with children and young people
- sports organisations
- commercial projects or commercial activities that aim to generate a financial profit
- normal operating procedures, such as the purchase of equipment, furniture or to pay salaries not directly linked to the project.
- activities that have already been completed. At the earliest, activities supported by the programme may begin 8 weeks after the application deadline.
Grants are awarded to:
- Organisations, groups, municipalities, institutions, associations and networks.
- The project must consist of a cooperation between at least three (3) Nordic countries. I.e. three or more of the following countries must be represented in the project group: Denmark, Finland, the Faroe Islands, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and/or the Åland Islands.
- The project applicant must reside in one of the Nordic countries stated above.
- The applicant does not have to be young, but must represent a partner that either consists of, or has experience of, involving children and young people.
- It is also considered particularly important if the project involves cooperation with parties from Greenland, the Faroe Islands, Åland or the North Calotte. In this context, the North Calotte means: the counties of Finnmark, Nordland and Troms in Norway, Norrbotten County in Sweden and the Lappi Region in Finland.
- In addition to the above, cooperation with Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia and northwest Russia can be included in the application. In this context, northwest Russia means: Archangel Oblast, Kaliningrad Oblast, Leningrad Oblast, Murmansk Oblast, Pskov Oblast, Republic of Karelia and the city of St. Petersburg.
How to Apply
Applicants can apply online via given website.
For more information, please visit https://www.nordiskkulturkontakt.org/en/grants/about-the-grant-programmes/nordbuk/