Rockwool Foundation Denmark: Call for Proposals Addressing Marginalized groups & Immigration Issues

Deadline: 29 January 2016

The Rockwool Foundation has currently opened applications for projects that fall under the below prioritized areas. The Foundation has two primary objectives: to deliver facts about society through independent reliable research, and to develop interventions that address challenges in society. In 2014, the foundation made donations of more than EUR 6.7 million.

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The project or initiative must:

  1. Focus on disconnected young people or on vulnerable children or youth at high risk of becoming disconnected
  2. Offer a practical and innovative solution for how to ameliorate disconnection or risk of disconnection or be a test of such a new but undocumented approach.

Grants & duration

The foundation will currently support projects running for one to two years and up to around 500,000 DKK. These external donation requirements will be revised on a biannual basis.

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Focus Areas

In practice the Foundation has two main priorities:


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The research funded by the Rockwool Foundation is mainly focused on socio-economic aspects and current problems faced by modern western society. The aim is to improve the knowledge base and the quality of the public debate and to provide a good foundation for decisions to be taken by politicians.

The current focus areas within research are

  1. Marginalised groups and risk behavior
  2. Tax and undeclared work
  3. Immigration and integration and
  4. Time use and working hours, as well as the special area of focus Disconnected youths.

Research projects must be conducted by external researchers and experts outside the Rockwool Foundation Research Unit.

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Practical Interventions

The practical interventions funded by the Rockwool Foundation fall under the focus areas of the research

  1. Marginalised groups and risk behaviour
  2. Tax and undeclared work
  3. Immigration and integration
  4. Time use and working hours, as well as the special area of focus Disconnected youths.

The focus is on identifying and developing new and innovative intervention activities and ideas focusing on preventing young people becoming disconnected from society, i.e. young people who experience a disconnection from the welfare society they live in, a disconnect in terms of lack of work or education or from positive social network.

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How to Apply

  • Applicants can download the application form and the budget template available on the website.
  • Fill in the application form and can send it via email.
  • Make sure to mark the subject in the email with “Donation application”.

For more information, please visit Applications for Rockwool.