Donor: Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Ankara
Application procedure: Full Proposal
Donor base: Netherlands
Reference number: -
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation
Deadline: 31.12.2021

Financial details

Grant size: Small - up to $100,000
Minimum grant size: 25.000€
Total available budget: -
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: 100.000€
Funding ratio: up to 100%


  • Capacity Building
  • Governance & Democracy
  • Human Rights
  • Media & Journalism

Project Locations

  1. Asia



1) Objective

The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Ankara and the Consulate General in Istanbul now warmly welcome proposals for projects starting in 2022 in the areas of human rights and the rule of law. Eligible organisations include Turkish civil society, non-profit educational institutions, semi-governmental organizations and municipalities.

MATRA works with country specific priority areas. Priority areas for Turkey are identified within the overall framework of rule of law:
• Law, legislation and the judiciary;
• Public administration and good governance;
• Public order and law enforcement;
• Media (freedom, literacy and pluralism);
• The workings of (parliamentary) democracy;
• Building resilient (civil) societies.

2) Eligibility

The MATRA Social Transformation Programme is open for applications by local NGOs, non-profit educational institutions, semi-governmental organizations and municipalities in Turkey. Twinning with Dutch organisations and with partners from other countries is allowed.

3) Location

Actions must take place in Turkey.

4) Budget

Project proposals with budgets ranging from €25,000 to €100,000 may apply. The budget form should be drafted in Turkish liras and NOT in Euros; Projects in general should not be smaller than €25,000. The maximum project duration is 24 months. Projects running longer than 12 months should include a yearly Liquidity Forecast. This forecast should provide an estimation of how much funding will be spent per year (see application documents folder);

5) Application

The deadline for the current call for proposals is: 31 December 2021 at 18:00 hrs (Turkish Time).

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