Donor: NORAD
Application procedure: Online Application
Donor base: Norway
Reference number: -
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation
Deadline: 19.06.2024

Financial details

Grant size: Large - more than $1,000,000
Minimum grant size: -
Total available budget: -
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: -
Funding ratio: up to 100%


  • Capacity Building
  • Governance & Democracy

Project Locations

  1. Europe



1) Objective

The Norad Funding Call for Proposals aims to support Ukrainian civil society organizations (CSOs) in contributing to inclusive and sustainable recovery and democratic governance reforms in Ukraine. Established as part of the Nansen Support Programme for Ukraine following Russia’s invasion in 2022, the objective is to strengthen civic participation and promote a Ukraine capable of determining its own future. Through capacity building, networking, and small-scale grant schemes, the program seeks to enhance CSOs’ ability to address development objectives, promote democratic values, and support Ukraine’s aspirations for Euro-Atlantic integration. Key areas of focus include organizational capacity building, governance reforms, inclusive recovery efforts, advocacy, and policy formulation.

  • Overall objective: To support Ukrainian civil society to effectively contribute to inclusive and sustainable recovery and democratic governance reforms in Ukraine.
  • Specific objectives and menu of main expected results: (1) To enhance the organisational capacity of Ukrainian civil society organisations (CSOs), (2) To enhance the capacity of Ukrainian CSOs to contribute to inclusive and sustainable recovery across all governance levels, (3) To enhance the capacity of Ukrainian CSOs to engage in advocacy and policy formulation for and oversight of democratic governance reforms.

2) Eligibility

Potential grant recipients include civil society/non-governmental organizations (international, Ukrainian, Norwegian, or other foreign), either as single entities or consortia of up to three organizations. Applicants must demonstrate independence, clear objectives, ethical guidelines, anti-corruption measures, experience with international donor funding, and partnerships with Ukrainian CSOs.

3) Location

Actions must take place in Ukraine.

4) Budget

The Nansen Support Programme for Ukraine allocates funds totaling 75 billion NOK over five years, with annual grants ranging from NOK 10 million to 70 million (app.€6 million).

5) Application

Applications must be submitted through Norway’s Grant Portal and include relevant documents such as organizational information, previous results, theory of change, risk assessment, budget, and audited accounts. Priority will be given to projects demonstrating broad geographical outreach, alignment with Norad’s guiding principles, and consideration of cross-cutting issues such as human rights, gender equality, climate change, and anti-corruption measures. The application deadline is 19 June 2024.

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