Finnish Fund for Local Cooperation Call for Proposals

Finnish Fund for Local Cooperation Call for Proposals

Deadline to submit concept notes: Friday 23.04.2021, at 15:00 (GMT +3)

Fund for Local cooperation is part of Finland's Country Strategy in Tanzania. It complements the Finnish-Tanzanian bilateral cooperation especially under the outcome area "Finland promotes good inclusive governance, human rights and gender equality”.

The 2021 call is looking for project proposals, which aim at supporting:

  • Youth economic empowerment, especially young women
  • Land ownership, use and inheritance rights, as a tool for empowering women,  young adults and pastoralists   
  • The rights of people with disabilities

The Embassy of Finland's Fund for Local Cooperation (FLC) builds on the view that sustainable development cannot be achieved without an active civil society. In Tanzania, civil society organizations are needed both for their advocacy work as well as service delivery. The FLC aims to build partnerships between the civil society organizations and the Embassy of Finland and to support the organizations so that they can operate more effectively.

With FLC, the organizations can, for example, influence policy processes, monitor government actions or enhance service delivery to vulnerable groups with the ultimate aim of poverty reduction and realization of human rights.

How to apply?

The maximum funding for project support per organization is 80 000 euros for the period of two years.

This year the FLC Call for proposals is carried out only by using an online system. Applications sent by email or by post are not accepted. Eligibility Criteria and other relevant information is available through the links below. Please read the Guidelines for Applying carefully before starting to fill the online form: 

We recommend you to go through the questions and to prepare your answers beforehand in order to guarantee successful use of the online system. It is possible to browse through the questions without submitting your answers with the online platform. To do so, press the ‘Exit’ button in the upper right corner when you want leave the platform without saving your answers.

The FLC committee of the Embassy of Finland in Dar es Salaam will review the applications and the project concept notes.

There will be a second phase in which shortlisted applicants will be requested to submit a full proposal, including a detailed project proposal and a budget breakdown. More information about the phase II will be offered directly to the qualified organizations.

For further information, please contact:

Ms. Asna Mshana

Programme Coordinator, Local Cooperation Fund

[email protected]