Core grants

Core grants are intended for CSOs that have made an important impact in the areas of security and stability and/or governance and have the potential for even greater impact in the community.

The expected period of support through the core grant is 24 months. The total amount that will be allocated through this grant line is NOK 23,886,800.00. Core grants financially support the work of civil society organizations for two consecutive fiscal years.

These grants, in addition to financial support, provide organizations with the opportunity to improve the capacities of the organization and staff through customized training and mentoring support, in order to multiply their strategic impact and be one step closer to the sustainability of the organization. This approach frees CSOs from the pressure created by short-term financing of projects, enables CSOs to focus on the priorities of users, while at the same time following their mission and working towards the achievement of defined goals. Therefore, this type of grant is intended for civil society organizations that make a significant impact in the areas of security and stability and governance and have the potential for even greater impact in the community.

First call grantees

Name of the organizationArea of work Grant value (NOK)Start dateEnd dateRelated links
Group for Legal and Political StudiesGood governance510,000.0013.01.2023.31.12.2024.


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Centre for Equality and Liberty of the LGBTI+ people in Kosova – CEL KosovaCapacity building, psychological support and legal aid, advocacy towards more inclusive and accepting society for LGBTI+ people in Kosovo306,000.0013.01.202331.12.2024.

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Platforma CiviKosCivil society public authorities cooperation306,000.0013.01.2023.31.12.2024.

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Democracy for Development (D4D)Governance, Women economic empowerment, Elections, Women in Politics714,000.0013.01.2023.31.12.2024.

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Kosovar Centre for Security Studies (KCSS)Emerging threats – cybersecurity, critical infrastructure, disinformation, data protection510,000.00March 2023March 2025

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