The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Consulate General in Istanbul invite Turkish civil society, non-profit educational institutions, semi-governmental organizations and municipalities to submit proposals for Matra Social Transformation Programme Fund.
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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- Legislation and law;
- Governance, public order and police;
- Human rights and minorities;
- Independent media.
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 €100.000 may apply. The budget form should be drafted in Turkish liras and NOT in Euros;
- Although there is no minimum, projects in general should not be smaller than € 25.000;
- Projects up to 24 months could be financed and please provide a liquidity forecast for projects more than 12 months.
Matra Social Transformation Programme Fund is open for applications by local NGOs, non-profit educational institutions, semi-governmental organizations and municipalities in Turkey. Twinning with Dutch organisations and with partners from other countries is allowed, but the Turkish partner organization should be the main implementer of the project.
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Not eligible for funding under Matra are:
- projects repeating previous projects or that were already under way before the application was submitted;
- commercial activities;
- projects with a predominantly academic focus, i.e. research;
- projects that largely or exclusively involve the delivery of goods or materials;
- infrastructural or construction projects;
- bursaries or education programmes;
- humanitarian aid;
- feasibility studies and other research;
- vehicles etc.
- books more than 200 copies;
- Running costs (rent, electricity, heating etc);
How to Apply
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- The standard application, supplier sheet and budget forms, found on the Embassy’s website should be submitted electronically by email at the address given on the website. These forms should be completely filled out, otherwise the proposal will not be taken into consideration.
- The project proposal (both pdf and word format) should include:
- An application letter (signed and stamped),
- A SMART project description,
- Information on the applicant organisation and its most important achievements,
- A detailed and transparent budget (both pdf and excel format), estimating all costs and specifying each source of income, as well as all contributions from other partners,
- The supplier sheet should be filled and submitted together with the application forms,
- Supporting relevant documents (depending on the specific activities proposed), such as CVs of experts, letters of support, etc. should be submitted together with the application form,
- Documents on organizations internal policy (if there is any) on Fraud, corruption and code of conduct should also be submitted together with all other relevant documents.
For more information, visit https://www.netherlandsandyou.nl/latest-news/news/2020/01/16/open-call-for-project-proposals-for-matra-and-human-rights-programmes-2020