Donor: Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)
Application procedure: Concept Note
Donor base: Switzerland
Reference number: -
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation
Deadline: ongoing

Financial details

Grant size: Small - up to $100,000
Minimum grant size: 2.000$
Total available budget: -
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: 50.000$
Funding ratio: up to 100%


  • Arts & Culture
  • Capacity Building
  • Children & Youth
  • Disability
  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Governance & Democracy
  • Health
  • Peace & Conflict Resolution
  • Religion & Faith
  • Social Inclusion
  • Women & Gender

Project Locations

  1. Europe



1) Objective

Through the Small Grants Program, the SDC supports: Small Action projects – small-scale innovative projects of limited duration that address development issues related to the main areas of Switzerland’s support for Moldova. Under the 2018-2021 Swiss Cooperation Strategy for Moldova, these areas are: (1) health, (2) local governance and (3) economic development & employment. Culture projects that promote and disseminate contemporary and innovative approaches in art and culture on topics and various social and development issues relevant for the Moldovan society. Priority will be given to projects that aim directly or indirectly at promoting innovation, tolerance, civic participation, inclusiveness, diversity, interethnic and rural-urban dialogue.

The following elements are specifically encouraged: (1) facilitation of interethnic communication and understanding; (2) involvement and/or targeting of people from small urban and rural areas; (3) fostering communication and collaboration between people and institutions / organizations from both banks of the Nistru River; (4) promotion of tolerance and acceptance towards individuals and groups that are discriminated/marginalized because of their ethnical origin, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, health status, etc.; (5) initiatives involving Moldovan migrants and diaspora organizations; (6) capacity building of local authorities, managers and practitioners in SDC priority areas and in culture; (7) improving civic literacy and civic education; and (8) addressing issues related to gender equality and social inclusion.

2) Eligibility

Eligible applicants are: (1) non-governmental and non-profit organisations; (2) professional associations and unions; (3) local offices of international organisations; (4) public institutions; (5) central and local governmental institutions; and (6) commercial entities, in exceptional cases, with no-profit projects.

3) Location

Actions must take place in Moldova.

4) Budget

The funding requested from the SDC is min. CHF 2,000 and max. CHF 30,000. Exceptionally, the SCO-M will examine the possibility to fund a project with up to CHF 50,000.

5) Application

Applicants shall submit a Project Concept with brief (max.1 page) description of the project idea in Romanian, or Russian, or English, and an estimative budget via email: chisinau(a)eda.admin.ch.  There are no application deadlines for small grants.

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