Accountability Fund CFPs: Strengthening the Role and Position of CSOs in Vietnam

Deadline: 21 April 2019

Does your organization work to raise the voice of marginalized groups in Vietnam, and do you strive to build an inclusive, sustainable future in Vietnam where everybody can enjoy the same rights? Then the Kingdom of the Netherlands is looking to support you!

The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Vietnam has opened a new Call for Proposals for the Accountability Fund in Vietnam to strengthen the role and position of local civil society organisations in their work to lobby and advocate to give a voice to those that have been the least involved in the developments in a country.

Funding Information

  • The maximum amount per individual activity is set at EUR 100.000,- per year.
  • The minimum amount per individual activity is set at EUR 75.000,- per year.


  • The activity duration is 1,5 years (1 July 2019 – 31 December 2020) and strategic to prevent fragmentation of funds.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The Accountability Fund is meant for local non-profit CSOs, although collaboration with Dutch CSOs is possible.
  • Only local CSOs are eligible to apply. Ensuring local ownership and legitimacy is important.
  • The project is specifically aimed at strengthening local CSOs, representing groups that are hard to reach and/or are marginalized. Especially those who are engaged with the strengthening of minority groups and development in the rural areas are given priority.
  • The proposed activities must aim to strengthen the lobbying and advocacy capacity of local CSOs. The fund cannot be used to finance service delivery activities.
  • This call for proposals for the Accountability Fund in Vietnam has the following thematic priorities: strengthening the lobbying and advocacy capacity of local CSOs in Vietnam on Natural resource rights; especially land rights and the right to water.
  • Responsible Business Conduct with a particular eye for environmental protection and biodiversity and/or the fight again corruption.
  • Freedom of expression – both online and offline; with a focus on especially political participation (particularly of women and youth) and independent and critical-constructive media.
  • Proposals from local women’s rights organisations are very welcome.

How to Apply

Applicants need to send the application form at the given address given on website.

For further information, please visit

  • Avatar Rex Arrone Mandevo says:

    We are not residing in Vietnam, but in Mozambique, where the level of the marginalized and poor people is very high. we use to empower this target group, through the Good Governance Programs (Legality; Equity; Transparency and Accountability) to raise their voices in the community, with main focus to the women and girls, their voices are less heard in the communities. Please we are keen to apply.
    We are a CSO, registered and with the board and of Directors and executive team, led by experienced CEO.

    • Avatar Ritu at fundsforNGOs says:

      Hi Rex Arrone Mandevo,

      You can apply for this opportunity if you fulfill the eligibility requirements. To learn more on eligibility criteria and how to apply please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good luck!

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