Calls Information

Programme Areas and Outcomes

Programme Areas

Programme Outcomes

1. Increased citizen participation in civic activities
2. Strengthened civil society advocacy and watchdog role
3. Vulnerable groups empowered
4. Increased support for civic education and media literacy
5. Increased capacity and sustainability of civil society sector and individual civil society organisations

Types of grants

Strategic Grants

  • The aim of strategic grants is to focus on acceptance and enforcement of systemic changes especially in topics like role of the civil society organizations, civic activities in watchdog, privatization/politicisation of public posts, political interference into independent public agenda, measures on social inclusion of vulnerable groups and application of their rights, mitigation of poverty and social exclusion on the central level, promotion of gender equality, higher civic participation and awareness of the active citizen role, strengthening of the tools for information verification and detecting misinformation, increased media literacy, and enforcement of law on the Paris Agreement, etc.

  • These strategic grants in amount of € 100,000 – 250,000 will be distributed across all five programme areas of the Active Citizens Fund. Supported projects in this call with duration of 3 to 4 years are supposed to result in systemic changes.

Mid-sized Grants

  • Mid-sized grants are suitable for support and stabilization of large and smaller non-profit organizations. Projects with potential for sustainability and further dissemination of good practice will be supported.

  • Amount of € 100,000 – 250,000, duration of 1 to 2,5 years.

Action Grants

  • Action grants enable organizations to react to actual challenges. Local projects, networking in the region, informal initiatives (grass-root) will be supported

  • Amount of € 1,000 – 3,000, duration of 1 to 12 months.

Matching Grants

  • Matching grants support projects amounting to 50% of funding, providing an additional 50% (a crowdfunding campaign carried out by grant participants in cooperation with a grant intermediary). Part of the grant support is education in methods of communication and crowdfunding.

  • Amount to € 4,000, duration of 6 to 12 months.

Fund for Bilateral Relations

  • Short-term activities with the aim to strengthening bilateral cooperation between donor and beneficiary states – to set and improve cooperation between CSOs from Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein and the Czech Republic.
  • Amount of € 1,000 – 4,000.

Open Calls


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