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2024 grant competition for development cooperation projects

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is launching a grant project competition, “Support for development cooperation in recipient countries designated by the Republic of Latvia” for 2024. Project proposals must be submitted in an electronic form by 23:59 on 24 February 2024. The applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered.

The aim of the competition is to support the implementation of development cooperation projects in developing countries in order to promote their social and economic development.

In accordance with the Development Cooperation Policy Guidelines for 2024–2027, the main priority of the competition is support for projects in the European Union’s (EU) Eastern Partnership countries – Ukraine, Armenia, Georgia, Moldova – and Central Asian countries – Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan – as well as support for the Belarusian civil society and African countries.

The thematic priorities of the competition have been set for each region, and they are based on interests expressed by the countries. Support will be granted in the following areas: development and capacity building of public administration, democratic participation, business development, gender equality, the mitigation of climate change, the fight against disinformation, and digitalisation.

It will be possible to carry out the projects in 2024 and 2025. The total annual funding made available for the projects is EUR 791 108.50. A single development cooperation project can receive from EUR 40,000 to EUR 100,000 per year.

Eligible applicants are institutions of direct and indirect public administration, derived public entities, other government authorities of the Republic of Latvia as well as associations, foundations, businesses, trade unions, and other entities registered in Latvia. The project applicant must have at least one cooperation partner in a potential recipient country.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs invites all those interested to an informational video-conference on requirements for the preparation of applications and on assessment procedures to be held at 11.00 a.m. on 2 February 2024. Please apply for participation not later than by the end of the working day on 31 January, by sending the participant’s full name and e-mail address to:

Winners will be announced on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

For further information, please call us at (+371) 67016417 or write an e-mail to