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Fund for Local Cooperation 2023 (Moldova)

Organisation: Embassy of Finland in Bucharest

Status: Closed

  • Grant
  • Freedom of expression

Funding Size: € 20,000 to € 60,000

Deadline: 24/03/2023

  • Eligibility Criteria:
    – Eligible partners for the FLC include legally registered Moldovan non-governmental organisations, civil society organisations, independent media, educational and research institutions, public bodies and cultural institutions, chambers of commerce and commercial associations, businesses, cooperatives, interest groups of companies, and employees.
  • Type of funding: Programmatic and Core (Only on special and well-argued cases)
  • Target country: Moldova
  • Application language: English

The Embassy of Finland in Bucharest is accepting  project proposals for the Fund for Local Cooperation (FLC), an instrument for funding non-profit projects in the Republic of Moldova.

The Fund for Local Cooperation of the Embassy of Finland is an instrument of Finnish development cooperation. The FLC contributes towards the five goals of the Finnish development policy:

  • Strengthening the status and rights of women and girls
  • Education
  • Sustainable economy and decent work
  • Peaceful and democratic societies
  • Climate change and natural resources

This year the call for Project Proposals is looking for projects contributing to two priority areas of the Embassy’s FLC Programme including:

  • Support to the freedom of expression and media diversity, including
    1. enhancing capacity building of independent media
    2. enhancing critical thinking and media literacy; resisting disinformation
    3. promotion of investigative journalism and transparency

The Embassy encourages applicants working outside of the capital area to apply for the FLC fund. Projects targeted at youth are especially encouraged to apply.

The Embassy prioritizes the project proposals that are not fully financed by the donor; the applicant must show its capability to run day-by-day activities. The principle for supporting private companies is that the applicant itself provides a sufficient share of the financing of the project. The FLC grant can cover a maximum of 70 % of the entire private sector project costs.

Projects are the main target of the FLC. The fund can be used for core funding only in special and well-argued cases.

See here to learn more and apply.

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