Programs of financial mechanisms encourage cooperation between organizations in the beneficiary countries and organizations in donor countries. Therefore, building sustainable partnerships is one of the important priorities of the calls for proposal.
Norwegian Helsinki Committee for Norway and Icelandic Human Rights Centre are in charge of the search of NGOs from the donor countries.
If you wish to check, which Norwegian or other NGOs are interested in partnership, please check the database.
Donor partnership projects & Bilateral fund
In order to support the process of establishing partnerships with partners from Donor States, a special fund for networking, exchange and transfer of knowledge is available to the project promoters (organisations with the approved projects). The fund provides an opportunity to apply after the approval of the initial project for extra funding over and above the project budget, to liaise with donor state entities, and participate in seminars or conferences in donor states.
There is 16.235€ available within that fund, and simplified selection procedure is applied for receiving the funds. Project promoters have to describe the purpose of the extra funding, whom they intend to visit or with whom they intend to meet, duration and foreseen costs.
FO will assess all the applications and decide about covering the costs according to the following criteria: relevance and importance of the activity for the project implementation, expected results and broader effects, and the cost-efficiency.
Maximum grant amount is 2.000€, and the grant rate is 80% of eligible costs.
Project promoters receiving the additional funding will have to consider the reporting requirements, and submit the reports about the activities and their results. They will have to prove the expenditures and provide supporting documents.