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Grant competition for the co-financing of development cooperation 2023

The Latvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs is launching a co-financing grant project competition “Support for Development Cooperation and Development (Global) Education Projects Funded by the European Commission and Other International Aid Donors in the Recipient Countries Defined by the Republic of Latvia and in the Republic of Latvia” for 2023. The co-financing grant competition prioritizes development cooperation projects. 

Project promoters who have been granted financing by other international aid donors, including the European Commission, are welcome to apply to participate in the competition.

A recipient country may be any partner country; however, priority in the assessment procedure will be given to projects implemented in the European Union’s Eastern Partnership countries (especially Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine) as well as Central Asian countries (especially Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan). With Latvia expanding the scope its development cooperation, priority has also been assigned to projects in Africa.

The total funding made available for the implementation of projects in 2023 is EUR 50,000.

Eligible applicants are civil society organizations registered in the Republic of Latvia – non-governmental organisations and social partners. Project applications shall be submitted electronically by 23.59 on 22 September 2023. Submissions after the above deadline will not be considered.

Please note that the maximum number of points that can be received in the assessment is 25 points to development cooperation projects and 20 points to global education projects. For the first time this year, a minimum score of 15 points has been introduced for the application to meet the assessment criteria. This applies to both development cooperation and global education projects.

A minimum grant amount for the implementation of a project has also been introduced, which is EUR 500. The maximum amount of grant that can be awarded for the implementation of a project is 80% of the total co-financing envisaged in the project.

Winners will be announced on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. For further information, please call us at (+371) 67015967 or write an e-mail to

The competition Regulations with attachments are available in Latvian.