Donor: Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC)
Application procedure: Full Proposal
Donor base: Switzerland
Reference number: -
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation
Deadline: ongoing

Financial details

Grant size: Small - up to $100,000
Minimum grant size: -
Total available budget: -
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: 6.000€
Funding ratio: Co-funding required


  • Agriculture & Rural Development
  • Disability
  • Economic Development
  • Environment & Natural Resources
  • Food Security
  • Human Rights
  • Social Inclusion
  • Water & Sanitation
  • Women & Gender

Project Locations

  1. Europe



1) Objective

The Swiss Cooperation Strategy focuses on large, long-term programmes, which are implemented with professional partners. In order to support grassroots initiatives, the embassy of Switzerland and the Swiss Cooperation Office can additionally (co-)finance projects by local organisations quickly and with a minimum of bureaucracy through small action grants.

These small action grants aim to contribute to social inclusion and improved livelihoods, especially for the most, disadvantaged and vulnerable within Kosovar society. Previous grants ranged from cultural projects, sports activities, environmental activities and human rights initiatives to small-scale development projects.

2) Eligibility

To be eligible, projects should: (1) directly benefit at least one vulnerable group – including, but not limited to, minority communities, women, children, war victims, LGBTQI or people with disabilities – and address their (re)integration, empowerment or the fulfilment of their human rights; (2) take place mainly in Kosovo (regional initiatives can only be considered as long as at least half of the activities take place in Kosovo); (3) be submitted by an organisation with adequate structures, which is registered in Kosovo; (4) present a budget where administrative costs do not exceed 15 percent of total cost and where the implementing organisation contributes part of the total cost (in cash or in kind); (5) respect the law and follow sound managerial and financial practices; and (6) projects of nation-wide scope and those covering minority areas should work in both of Kosovo’s national languages, i.e. Albanian and Serbian.

3) Location

Actions must take place in Kosovo.

4) Budget

Grants can range up to €6,000.

5) Application

Applications can be submitted at any time during the whole year. Applicants will be notified within a month from submitting their request about the status of their application.

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