Donor: Embassy of Finland Kenya
Application procedure: Full Proposal
Donor base: Finland
Reference number: -
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation
Deadline: 30.08.2024

Financial details

Grant size: Medium - up to $1,000,000
Minimum grant size: 80.000€
Total available budget: -
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: 200.000€
Funding ratio: up to 100%


  • Children & Youth
  • Economic Development
  • Governance & Democracy
  • Human Rights
  • Peace & Conflict Resolution
  • Social Inclusion
  • Women & Gender

Project Locations

  1. Africa



1) Objective

The Embassy of Finland in Nairobi invites Kenyan civil society organizations and private sector entities to submit proposals for the Fund for Local Cooperation (FLC) Call for Proposals June 2024. This development cooperation fund, managed by the Embassy, aims to support well-defined projects in democratic governance, peace, and security.

Specific outcome areas include enhancing accountability and transparency in democratic processes, protecting and advancing the rights of women and youth, and increasing citizen resilience against manipulation. The FLC seeks to improve governance, promote peace and security, and counter misinformation through practical, impactful projects.

2) Eligibility

Eligible applicants include local NGOs, civil society organizations, community-based organizations, and private sector entities registered in Kenya. Applicants must comply with local legislation and demonstrate experience and capacity in their proposed project areas. Ineligible entities include government ministries, unregistered organizations, political parties, and Finnish beneficiaries. Projects related to charity, humanitarian aid, donations, scholarships, and research are not supported.

3) Location

Actions must take place in Kenya.

4) Budget

The FLC provides grants with a maximum funding of EUR 200,000 for one project partner focusing on democratic governance, EUR 130,000 for a partner focusing on women in peace and security, EUR 80,000 for a partner focusing on youth in peace and security, and EUR 100,000 for a partner focusing on enhancing citizen resilience against manipulation. The duration of the grants is two years, and administrative costs should not exceed 8% of the total budget.

5) Application

The call for proposals opens on July 1, 2024, and closes on August 30, 2024, at 16:00 local Kenyan time. Applications must be submitted via email to lcf.nairobi@gov.fi using the provided application formats for NGOs and private companies. Late applications will not be considered. Queries can be submitted until July 31, 2024, with answers published on the Embassy’s website by August 7, 2024. Proposals will be evaluated within 1-2 months from the due date, and responses will be sent by November 30, 2024.

Login Account

Already a Rubnio Customer?

Invaild email address.

6 or more characters, letters and numbers. Must contain at least one number.

Your information will nerver be shared with any third party.