Apply for project funding under the Nordic Council of Ministers' NGO programme. One of the stipulations is that at least three NGOs must be involved:
- at least one from a Nordic country,
- one from Russia or Belarus
- and one from Poland or the Baltic states.
Proposals must be relevant to Russia or Belarus, but the programme does not set detailed regulations about the types of project that are eligible for funding. Nor is there any definitive framework for amounts but last year many of the successful applicants received contributions of DKK 4-500,000 from the Council of Ministers.
Funding is available for voluntary non-profit voluntary organisations with a democratic constitution. The projects must improve the capacity of the NGO, particularly in North-West Russia and Belarus.
The deadline for application date for the NGO programme under the NCM is 27 April, 2013.
» See detailed requirements of the program
» The Nordic Council of Ministers originally launched the NGO programme in 2006 in order to promote partnerships between Nordic, Baltic, Polish, Belarussian and Russian NGOs. Since then, more than 40 projects have received more than DKK 17 million towards projects dealing with the environment, care of children and vulnerable groups and promoting democracy.
NGOs play a prominent role in the Council of Ministers' co-operation with the Baltic states and North-West Russia in a number of priority areas such as promoting democracy and the environment.