Embassy of Finland in Ukraine: Local Cooperation Fund 2019

Deadline: 28 February 2019

Applicants are invited to submit their applications for Finnish Local Cooperation Fund (LCF) which is a fund administered by the Embassy of Finland in Kyiv, Ukraine.

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The objective of the LCF is to support strong and active civil society organizations, which is an important component of functioning democracy and open society.

Funding Information

  • The budget for a proposed project must not exceed € 50 000, but it should also not be less than € 20 000.
  • If the project budget exceeds € 20 000, the organization must include an independent audit. It is recommended to include its costs in the project budget.
  • The projects proposed are typically for one year, but must be completed latest by November 2020.

Types of Project

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This year, the priority area for the LCF projects funded in Ukraine is the following:

Note: If applicants propose a project unrelated to the mentioned priority area, applicant can still submit a proposal but they recommend applicant to be particularly prudent with presenting the case for their proposal.


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  • The LCF is aimed at supporting local (Ukrainian) non-governmental organizations (NGOs).
  • In some cases also other types of organizations can be considered eligible, including educational and research institutions, independent media, and cultural organizations.
  • In every case, the project must be qualified as official development assistance (ODA) and fit within the outlines of the official development policy of Finland.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted via email at the address given on the website.

Eligible Country: Ukraine

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For more information, please visit http://www.finland.org.ua/public/default.aspx?nodeid=31733&contentlan=37&culture=uk-UA

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