The Nordic Welfare Centre distributes around SEK 1.5 million every year in order to promote cooperation between organisations of people with disabilities in the Nordic region.
The aim of the funding is to help organisations of people with disabilities in the Nordic countries to exchange experience and knowledge, develop projects or build up partnerships with their equivalent organisations in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Northwest Russia. The activity must promote the interests of people with disabilities in society in some way.
Networking activities with participants from at least three Nordic countries, or two Nordic countries and at least one Baltic State or one region in Northwest Russia.
Networking activities can for example include:
Applications for funding for networking activities must be received by 30 November.
Strategic initiatives or projects in the form of a partnership between organisations from at least three Nordic countries, or two Nordic countries and at least one Baltic State or one region in Northwest Russia.
Strategic initiatives and projects could for example involve:
Applications are open in January and must be received by 28 February.
National organisations, associations and groups and networks of national organisations, associations and groups ‐ of, for and with persons with disabilities or chronic diseases. Foundations that have objects, activity and participation that are similar in nature to those of member‐based organisations may be considered.
A single stakeholder must be formally responsible for the application. This stakeholder must be resident in the Nordic region or a Baltic State.
Networking ctivities can receive funding of up to SEK 5,000 per Nordic country and up to SEK 10,000 per Baltic State or region in Northwest Russia. In addition to this are additional expenses resulting from disabilities.
For strategic initiatives and project activities, funding of between SEK 50 000 and SEK 500 000 will be awarded. Funding may be awarded to specific parts of a project, if the organisations pay for the rest themselves or have other sources of funding.
There are no general requirements regarding self‐ or co‐financing.
For detailed requirements, please read the Guidelines for The Funding Scheme.
Application form is available online on the Nordic Welfare Center website.