Local Cooperation Fund

Funds for Local Cooperation (FLC) is a part of Finland’s official development co-operation. It is aimed for local civil society actors to carry out specific projects with clear goals and sustainable outcomes. The FLC supports the overall aims of the development policy of Finland. The focus of the funded projects and activities should focus on the goals defined in the Finnish development policy program. Currently, Finland focuses its action on the rights and status of women and girls and comprehensive democratic and sustainable development of the societies.

The Embassy of Finland in Tel Aviv supports cross-border projects by Israeli NGOs and projects where the beneficiaries are Palestinians in the West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza. Funded projects must endorse the peace process, dialogue between Israelis and Palestinians and the human rights of Palestinians. The total funds available are 120 000€ for a period of two years, which is also the expected project length. The Embassy aims to fund 3-4 projects with 30 000 – 40 000€ funding per project.

The Embassy of Finland in Tel Aviv is seeking to contribute to the two following outcomes with its FLC Programme:

  • Enhancing possibilities for a two-state solution
  • Building trust between Israel and Palestinian youth

Supported projects also need to:

  • strengthen the rights of the most vulnerable
  • promote gender equality
  • improve climate change preparedness and mitigation

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