Applicants should be registered civil society organizations (non-governmental organizations, independent media, or community based organizations, chambers of commerce, business associations or trade promotion agencies).
For a proposal to be considered, these key elements of Finnish Development Policy must be applied:
Human Rights, notably the rights of women and children, and marginalized groups like persons with disabilities. Projects assessed as Human Rights “blind” cannot be funded. For the Human Rights Based Approach (HRBA), see the Guidance Note under the attachments.
The project must incorporate the Results Based Management (RBM) approach. For more information on RBM, see the Guidance Note under the attachments.
The project should provide added value to the priorities and the cross-cutting objectives (CCOs) of Finland’s Development Policy, which include the:
Promotion of Gender Equality,
Reduction of inequality,
Promotion of sustainable management of natural resources, environmental protection and climate sustainability.