16 January 2017: The secretariat has been exposed to water damage and we have therefore been temporarily re-located. If you have difficulties geting through on the telephone, please send your project advisor or other colleagues an e-mail and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
Have you designated your authorised signatory?
In order to submit an application or progress reports on finance and activities, you must have an authorised signatory. Learn more about the role of the authorised signatory and how to become an authorised signatory in our FAQ section and the programme manual.
Call 3 is open
Ready to take your approved expression of interest to the next level? Now is your chance: Call 3 is open for submissions of full applications until February 1 2017. Learn more here.
Q: If a small NGO would like to participate as a partner in a project, but does not have available co-funding, could their co-funding portion be covered by a larger organisation (e.g. government agency)?
A: All beneficiaries must provide 50% co-financing from their own resources. It is not possible for different beneficiaries within the partnership to operate with higher or lower rates, even if the overall co-financing for the project still totals 50%. The reason for this tightening of the rules is abuses by some projects in the previous programming period.
If a larger organization wishes to provide co-financing for a smaller organization, the only way to do this is for the larger organization to transfer cash funds to the smaller organization, so that it has this cash to use for its co-financing. Such transfers must be clearly identifiable in the accounts of both the donor and the recipient.