The European Commission (EC) is one of the biggest donor agencies providing regular funding opportunities to NGOs on a range of themes in various countries. But it is also true that applying to these opportunities is a challenging task for NGOs in developing countries because of its complicated grant structures, guidelines and application processes. NGOs not only fail to understand them but also avoid them despite the fact that they offer tremendous funding resources for their work.
inProgress, a training and consultancy company in Berlin has come out with a Question & Answer guide to provide simple and concise information about EC funding to NGOs. “How to Obtain EC Funding: 10 Key Questions and Answers” is a guide for NGOs implementing development projects in developing countries to understand the funding processes of the EC
The guide explains about the European Union (EU) structure and how NGOs can benefit from its grant-making body, the European Commission. The EC provides funding on different themes such as democracy and human rights, migration and asylum, environment and natural resources, food security and others. It also has a wide geographical focus under different geographic instruments, including various developing countries across Africa, Asia and Latin America.
The guide presents the information in a question and answer format to aid the reader in understanding the funding mechanims of the EC. It has been developed especially for NGOs working in developing countries.
The guide can be downloaded freely at this link.