The King Baudouin Foundation is an actor for change and innovation in the service of the common good and social cohesion. It seeks to maximise its impact by empowering organisations and individuals who act for a better society. It encourages effective philanthropy among individuals and businesses in Belgium, Europe and around the world.
This new call for projects aims at providing support to young people facing mental health challenges. The fund is committed to creating positive changes in communities and will offer grants to non-profit and non-governmental organizations worldwide dedicated to improving the physical, social, and psychological well-being of young people aged 15 to 24 with mental disorders. The UCB Community Health Fund will provide a total of EUR 2 million grants this year. Non-profit and non-governmental organizations worldwide are encouraged to submit their project proposals if they meet the following criteria:
• Target audience: Young people between the age of 15 – 24
• Focus areas: Mental health issues and related challenges (more details in document with criteria)
• Geographical areas: the organization and the project need to be located within the countries where UCB has an office (see website)
• Timeline: Accepting submissions from 2 May – 30 June 2023
• Grant amounts: Organizations can request grants between €30,000 ($36,000) and €50,000 ($60,000).
The deadline is the 3rd of July 2023, you can find more information here.
Flexible Response Mechanism-New Democracy Fund
The Flexible Response Mechanism supports civil society organisations in the Eastern Neighbourhood Countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine – in a flexible and fast way in a highly unpredictable and turbulent environment. The total yearly budget for Flexible Response Mechanism is DKK 5,000,000.
Who can apply? The Flexible Response Mechanism supports a broad variety of civil society actors, including (but not limited to):
• Human rights defenders
• Artists and/or cultural non-governmental organisations
• Journalists and documentarists
• Trade unions or other non-governmental labour organisations;
• Associations, networks or any other organisation that represents a certain voice/group in a society
• Civil society actors in the Eastern Neighbourhood Countries currently in exile with a previous or existing partnership with a Danish organisation
…that are under pressure due to:
– war and/or conflict;
– drastic change in political or legislative context (positive or negative);
– rapidly closing space and/or fundamental human rights under threat;
– deterioration of legislative framework and legal protection;
– sudden political tension or polarisation;
– external and/or internal threat to the existence or unhindered operations.
Please note, that all applicants must have a Danish-based organisation as a partner. Consortium member organisations of the New Democracy Fund can be such a partner.
The Flexible Response Mechanism strives to support projects that focus on:
• Countering restrictions and human rights abuses, to overcome risks and emergencies and reclaim civic space
• Using new windows of opportunity and new political openings
• Providing emergency assistance to individuals of all genders and groups under threat, where the support is channelled through a civil society organisation
Maximum grant amount awarded: 400.000 DKK. Co-financing is allowed if needed. Timeframe: max. 1 year. Please note, that all activities must be concluded before the end of 2026.
Applications are handled on a rolling basis for eligible applicants, you can find more information here.
To learn more about current calls for proposals or Eurodiaconia’s funding events, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our Projects and EU Funding Officer Giorgia Signoretto at firstname.lastname@example.org