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2022 Matra & Human Rights Fund in Kosovo

Organisation: Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

Status: Closed

  • Grant
  • Investigative journalism

Funding Size: €100,000

Deadline: 03/01/2022

  • Eligibility:
    – The Matra and HR fund support demand-driven initiatives. Project proposals from individuals/organizations have to be in line with the policy priorities and the mission statement;
    – The applicant should contribute to the project (financial or in kind). This needs to be specified clearly in the activities and budget overview;
    – The applicant has preferably a minimum yearly turnover of 100,000 euros for at least three consecutive years. In case the applicant does not meet this criteria, they encourage partnership with organizations that do;
    – The project has a maximum duration of 24 months.
  • Type of funding: Programmatic
  • Target countries: Worldwide
  • Application language: English

The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands invites non-governmental organizations to submit project proposals for the maatschappelijke transformatie (Matra) & Human Rights Fund. It is part of their support to current and potential EU candidate countries and the countries of the Eastern Partnership in their attempts to fulfil conditions required by the EU accession processes (e.g. Copenhagen Criteria and/or Association Agreements with EU).

The Matra Fund supplements the European Commission’s efforts and aims to help countries strengthen democracy and the rule of law, thus enhance stability. The Human Rights Fund therefore supports organisations that work for human rights worldwide. The Netherlands government attaches particular importance to these Funds, since they aim to reinforce and promote shared European values – values that connect European countries, bridging their cultural diversity. A strong and pluralist democracy under the rule of law, stable democratic processes and good governance are part of these values and of the agenda for Europe.

See here to learn more and apply.

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