On 31 March, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced a grant project competition: "Support for development cooperation in certain recipient countries selected by Latvia". In this case, the countries are specific European Union’s Eastern Partnership countries – Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine – as well as specific countries in Central Asia – Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan.
The total funding available for the projects is EUR 157,000, while a single development cooperation grant project can receive from EUR 20,000 to EUR 40,000.
Eligible applicants are institutions of direct and indirect public administration, local governments, government agencies as well as associations, foundations, businesses, and trade unions.
The project application form shall be completed in Latvian, using a computer, and the applicant is a Latvian institution. In drawing up a project, please take note of the Grant Project Competition Regulations specifying beneficiary countries, priority areas, budgeting instructions, and the period and time of implementation.
The deadline for submissions is 16.00 on 2 May 2017.
Information on the winners will be published on the MFA website.
The grant project competition has been announced pursuant to Paragraphs 9 and 12 of the Cabinet of Ministers Regulation No 2, “Procedures for holding grant project competitions”, and Section 9 paragraph 1 of the Law on International Assistance.