Finnish Fund for Local Cooperation Call for Proposals

Deadline to submit concept notes: Friday 29.07.2022, 13:00 o'clock (GMT +2)

Fund for Local cooperation is part of Finland's Development Policy. The priorities for the FLC funding of the Embassy of Finland in Pretoria include economic development and entrepreneurship, democracy and the functioning of societies. Civil society actors working in this field can apply for funding for projects in the following areas:

  1. Strengthening of private sector and job creation through innovation development and entrepreneurship in circular economy
  2. Good governance and vibrant democracy

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 South Africa, 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.

How to apply?

The Call for Proposal application process is divided into two stages:

  • Applicants send a concept note to the Embassy of Finland, which will be subsequently evaluated by an evaluation panel. Applicants must use the application template provided by the Embassy to submit their concept note.
  • Short-listed organizations will be requested to submit a full project proposal.

In the second stage, shortlisted applicants will be requested for a full proposal, including a detailed project proposal and a budget breakdown. More information about the second stage will be offered directly to shortlisted applicants organizations.

Please read the instructions for applicants carefully before submitting your application. We recommend that applicants go through the template and send any clarifying questions about the call by Wednesday 13.07.2022.

Instructions (Word, 76KB)

Form for Concept Notes (Word, 68KB)

For further information, please contact:
The Embassy of Finland in Pretoria sanomat.pre(a)