2020 Fund for Local Nonprofit Organizations- Embassy of Finland in Kenya.




The Embassy of Finland in Nairobi has announced a call for project proposals for the 2020 Fund for Local Cooperation (FLC).

FLC plays a complementary role to the Finnish development co-operation programme in Kenya, with the aim of reducing poverty and inequality. The fund supports the initiatives of Non-Governmental organizations (NGOs) and other non-state actors in Kenya. The support is intended for project-based support only.

Priority Areas

FLC will offer support to civil society organizations under the following priority areas;

  1. Realization of Women’s and Girls’ Rights:
  2. Promotion of Youth Employment
  3. Human Rights Promotion, Citizen Participation, and Oversight for Accountable Governance:

Funding Information

  • Grant between Euros 30,000 – 200,000.
  • The maximum funding available for this Call is 550 000 Euros.
  • Implementation period: one or two years.

FLC funding cannot be granted:

  • To government ministries or counties
  • To Unregistered association or organization
  • To Support the activities of a political party
  • For basic research
  • For single cultural events
  • For charity
  • For humanitarian aid
  • For scholarship or assistance for applicant’s personal use
  • For purchasing land
  • To a fund
  • For building the capital of microcredit system

Eligibility Criteria

The applicant needs to be a non-governmental organization,

  • Civil society organization or
  • Foundation,
  • Non-profit private entities registered in Kenya.

Selection Criteria

  • Alignment with Finland’s development policy and the above-mentioned priority areas
  • Clearly defined project outputs and targeted outcomes supported by adequate indicators, baseline data, and risk assessment
  • Realistically planned project activities that contribute to the desired outputs
  • A project budget that is in line with the activities
  • Previous documented experience and management capabilities of the applicant in the same sector/theme

The applicants must have sound financial records, as well as sufficient human resources for the implementation of the project.

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