Donor: Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Tirana
Application procedure: Full Proposal
Donor base: United States
Reference number: -
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation
Deadline: 20.02.2023

Financial details

Grant size: Small - up to $100,000
Minimum grant size: 70.000€
Total available budget: -
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: 140.000€
Funding ratio: up to 100%


  • Governance & Democracy
  • Human Rights
  • Media & Journalism
  • Social Inclusion

Project Locations

  1. Europe



1) Objective

The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Tirana invites non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to submit concept notes for the Matra Program before 20 February 2023. The Matra Program is demand-driven. It supports initiatives of NGOs in line with our policy priorities. For 2023, the Matra program is looking to support in total 4-5 new projects in the following areas:

  • Rule of Law/Law Enforcement: Your proposal should focus on reforms that are part of the European Integration Agenda in the areas of Rule of Law as well as Justice Reform and it should aim to strengthen capacities of the justice institutions.
  • Organized Crime / Cybercrime /Money Laundering/ Financial Control/Data protection: Your proposal should fit within the context of the EU integration process of Albania and should strengthen the role of civil society in the fight against organized crime and money laundering. Within this field, we specifically welcome projects that increase public awareness and accountability by encouraging an informed and evidence-based public debate.
  • Migration: Your proposal should address the risks and consequences of irregular migration from Albania to EU countries. It should inform/raise awareness on the limitations and conditions of the visa-free regime as well as irregular migration, focusing on the impact on and role of women in areas affected by irregular (youth) migration.
  • Democratization, good governance, fight against corruption and civic engagement: Your proposal should contribute to a more capable and responsive public sector towards citizens’ needs, as well as to advance and respond to requirements of the EU integration process. It should aim at improving public administration to become more efficient, accountable, transparent, inclusive and effective at national and local level.
  • Freedom of expression, independent journalism, media freedom and literacy: Overall, the project should focus on providing civil society and journalists with access to tools that counter disinformation, misinformation and fake news, and/or tools that promote ethics, fact checking and independence.

2) Eligibility

Only NGOs that are officially registered and have at least 2 last years audited accounts will be eligible to apply.

3) Location

Actions must take place in Albania.

4) Budget

The project has a duration of 24 – 36 months and should start not earlier than June 2023. Overall budget for project should range between €70,000 and €140,000. Make sure the budget complies with the following minimum requirements.

5) Application

Applications must be submitted to the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Tirana at tir@minbuza.nl before 20 February 2023 24h00.

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