Swedish Institute’s Creative Force Programme 2016: Get Funding for Your Small/ Start-up Projects or Collaborative Projects

Deadline: 21 January 2016

The Swedish Institute is currently inviting applications for its Creative Force programme supports collaborative projects with the overall objective to strengthen democratic structures and freedom of expression in the target countries.

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These aims shall be achieved through mutual learning processes and sustainable networks between institutions and agents of change who work with either culture or the media to bring about change.

Funding categories

Two types of funding:

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  • Seed funding: Seed funding is available for such purposes as small-scale projects, project start-ups and planning trips.
    • Funding available:The maximum amount that can be applied for is SEK 100,000.
  • Collaborative projects: Creative Force projects should also have a communicative dimension with the potential to influence opinion and encourage a dialogue about the issues which the project works.
    • Funding available & Duration: Sums in the range SEK 100,000 − SEK 500,000/year may be applied for. The maximum project duration is two years.

Eligible Countries

Eligibility criteria

Applicants may be Swedish civil society organizations, foundations, public sector agencies, private sector agencies or other professional actors.

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How to Apply

Applicants must fill the online application form through the website and include following documents:

  • Budget form
  • Letter of Intent (seed funding only)
  • Memorandum of Understanding (collaborative projects only)
  • Organisation assessment
  • Risk analysis (collaborative projects only)

For more information, please visit Creative Force.

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  1. Avatar Gretta Castelino says

    As per the Swedish Institute’s Creative Force Application Page, the South Asia region is no longer included in the programme. Please remove the same from the section on eligible countries of the article. Thanks!

    • Avatar Reena Pandey says

      Hi Gretta Castelino,
      Thanks for the information, we have updated the article.
      Thanks again!

  2. Avatar Boniswa Kamba says

    We seek funds for our start-up program organization aiming at reducing social economic impact of poverty and hunger by implementing the National Policy on Food & Nutrition Security, with the Strategy approved by the Cabinet of South Africa in 2013. We want to ensure that the poor and vulnerable South Africans attain sustainable food and nutrition security. The program in partnership with the other organizations and is taken up targeting deprived communities. We focus at build up stable satellite where we feed 240 old women and men with dignity on daily basis. We want to reach to the very poor and vulnerable groups as they still experience hunger and malnutrition. A more comprehensive and integrated program has to be implemented and to deal with the challenges designed to reach out to the whole Eastern Cape Province in SOUTH AFRICA. Taking one district at a time until we reach our immediate goals.
    • Enable poor and vulnerable household’s access to food & Increase food distribution to the poor and vulnerable households
    • Support household attain self-reliance and self-sustenance and improve nutrition security of citizens
    Our aim is to help them deal with their challenges and enable them to be self-reliant and be able to start-up program to benefit themselves.