The Nordic Welfare Centre distributes around 1.5 million Swedish krona (SEK) 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 and Lithuania. The activity must promote the interests of people with disabilities in society in some way.
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.
Strategic initiatives and projects could for example involve:
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.
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. Funding for networking activities is up to SEK 15 000.
There are no general requirements regarding self‐ or co‐financing.
Please note that in 2023 only one application will be opened. In previous years separate applications have been opened for network activities and project activities. Now it is possible to apply for funding of network activities with possible additional project activities.
The application for funding will be open from 1 October to 31 October, 2023. For detailed requirements, please read the Guidelines for The Funding Scheme.
Application form is available online on the Nordic Welfare Center website
+370 685 27738