The focus of the call is two-part:

  • strengthening civil society and active citizenship
  • empowering vulnerable groups


The applicants may submit applications in partnership with other public or private entities and/or informal organizations (Project Partners). Partnerships between larger and smaller/less experienced entities are strongly recommended.

Applicants are also encouraged to include a partnership with a donor project partner as part of their application.

The open call has a total allocation of €1,165,000.

There are two project tiers in terms of size:

  • Tier 1: €25,000-100,000 (medium and large projects, between 12 and 20 months)
  • Tier 2: €5,000-25,000 (small projects, between 6 and 12 months)

Project maximum funding rate: 100% of eligible expenditure.

Application deadline: 05/11/2021 at 13:00 EEST (Cyprus local time).