Submission of the third call is closed

15th of October 2014 the online applications system to submit first phase medium and micro project concepts in the third call of the EEA/Norway NGO Fund was closed at 6 pm as announced. Until the deadline 978 (493 micro and 485 medium) finalized applications were submitted. Based on the experiences of the previous calls this is ten times more than what can be supported from the NGO Fund. The divison of the seven thematic areas is the following: 

Thematic area

Micro projects 

Medium projects


A)democracy and human rights

27 33 60

B) gender and equal opportunities

32 36 68

C) community and organizational development

118 126 244

D) youth and children issues

97 77 174

E) environment and sustainable development

95 57 152

F) provision of welfare and basic service to vulnerable groups

67 84 151

G) empowerment of vulnerable groups, including Roma)

57 72 129

Program managers of the operator foundations were on duty until the last moment of the submission deadline, helping the applicants with any technical or other problems. The Operator Foundations will decide about the post-reception (or non-reception) of applications that were not finalized until the deadline due to justifiable technical problems, given the applicant NGO indicated it beforehand .

​Pre-screening will start in the following days after the deadline, the results are expected in approx. two weeks. Every applicant excluded on formal grounds will receive notification and in ambigious cases be asked questions if needed.

The content evaluation involving external experts will start after the pre-screening process is closed, based on the criteria announced in the call for proposals and described in detail in the rules of evaluation document. The evaluation is expected to be closed in November. We will publish the results here on the website and all applicants will be notified via e-mail.

In the seven thematic areas (both medium and micro projects) altogether about 110-130 projects can be supported given the available allocation and the size of grant an application can receive.

Thank you for the applications and please follow the phases of pre-screening and content evaluation in the online system!