Active Citizens Fund

Active Citizens Fund

Active Citizens Fund is seeking applications for its Bilateral Cooperation Initiatives to support activities with an aim to enhance relations between Portuguese NGOs and entities in the Donor States (Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway) and contribute to the objective of the Active Citizens Fund.

Priorities for Bilateral Cooperation Initiatives include strengthening the capacity and effectiveness of NGOs in the Portuguese civil society, namely capacity building in specific areas like advocacy and public policy watchdog, fundraising and diversification of funding sources and volunteer’s management, and also promoting gender equality and combating gender-based violence and to contribute to the objective of the Active Citizens Fund.


 The output indicators established for this Outcome are:

  • Number of projects involving cooperation with a donor project partner.
  • Number of bilateral cooperation initiatives funded by the ACF bilateral fund.

Funding Information


Bilateral Cooperation Initiatives can be supported at a maximum rate of 90% of the eligible costs, with a maximum grant of 6 000 € per application.


Eligible Activities

  • Common development of project applications.
  • Visits aiming at deepening partnerships through specific common activities.
  • Preparation of common projects to be supported under the Programme outcomes (preparatory work and meetings).
  • Individual short-term internships in donor countries’ entities.
  • Exchanges of experience and knowledge.
  • Visits by NGO experts / experts from donor countries entities to Portuguese NGOs for training/coaching purposes;
  • Attendance to conferences or workshops with a concrete impact on bilateral partnerships and relations.
  • Other activities such as internships in Portugal for donor country entities, or visits by Portuguese experts to the donor countries, could also be supported.

Post Date - 02-Jul-2019


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