Embassy of the Netherlands in Turkey: Seeking Proposals for Matra Programme

Deadline: 28 February 2019

The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands invites Turkish civil society, non-profit educational institutions, lower governments and semi-governmental organizations to submit new proposals to get support for their work.

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Priority Areas

Matra works with country specific priority areas. Priority areas for Turkey are identified within the overall framework of rule of law:

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Funding Information

The following financial aspects should be taken into account when applying to the Matra programme:

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  • Project proposals with budgets ranging from €25.000 to €300.000 may be entered,although in practice most activities have budgets with the average of  TL amount corresponding € 100.000;
  • Although there is no minimum, projects in general should not be smaller than € 25.000,


  • Matra is open for applications by local NGOs, non-profit educational institutions, lower governments and semi-governmental organisations.
  • Twinning with Dutch organisations and with partners from other Matra countries or new member states is possible.


Please note that the project proposals will be evaluated according to the following guidelines: 

  • The application must relate to one or more of the Matra priority areas mentioned above;
  • The Aims, Results, Activities and Means are clearly described in detail and realistic;
  • The aims are feasible, sustainable and acceptable to all concerned, there should be enough moral support by the relevant parties for the project;
  • The expected outcomes are measurable and the time path for realizing the project is clear and realistic;
  • The target group and/or the implementing organization is clearly defined and actively involved in implementing the project and bears part of the burden of the project (financial or in kind);

How to Apply

Interested applicants must download application and budget forms and submit it electronically at the address given on the website.

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  • Avatar kintu medy Ugandatta says:

    Thanks for hand you always give to us. But am kindly requesting you to include Uganda also so that we also get a chance.
    Will be happy when you consider my request.

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