Donor base: Iceland
Application procedure: Full Proposal
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation
Annual number of calls: Up to 10

Financial details

Donor size: Large - more than $5,000,000
Funding instruments: Grants, Other
Annual funding volume: Up to $20,000,000
Funding ratio: up to 100%


  • Agriculture & Rural Development
  • Climate Change
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Environment & Natural Resources
  • Food Security
  • Health
  • Human Rights
  • Other
  • Water & Sanitation
  • Women & Gender

Project Locations

  1. Africa

      Malawi, Mozambique, Sierra Leone, Uganda

  2. Asia

      Afghanistan, Palestine


1) About

The Directorate for International Development Cooperation is responsible for the implementation of official Icelandic bilateral and multilateral development cooperation. The main objectives of the Directorate are on the one hand to support governments in developing countries to eliminate poverty and hunger and in promoting economic- and social development, and on the other to ensure international security through the promotion of peace and peace building, as well as providing humanitarian- and emergency relief. The Directorate operates in three countries – Malawi, Sierra Leone and Uganda – in the areas of fisheries, education, energy, health, and water and sanitation. They have also supported the Syrian crisis.

2) Thematic Interest

  • Fisheries
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Health
  • Water and Sanitation
  • Fight against hunger
  • Protection of the earth and its natural resources.

3) Focus Countries

Iceland’s bilateral partner countries are Malawi, Sierra Leone and Uganda. The three priority countries are Afghanistan, Mozambique, and Palestine.

4) Application Procedure

The ministry advertises grants intended for Icelandic based NGOs and civil society partners at least once a year. Applications can be sent in for considerations in three categories: development projects, humanitarian assistance or for promotional and/or educational purposes.

5) Contact

Raudararstigur 25
105 Reykjavik

T: +354 545 9900
E: postur(a)utn.stjr.is

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