First Call – Patagonia Funds

The organisation supports environmental organisations with bold, direct-action agendas and a commitment to long-term change. Projects should take place in these countries: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Czechia, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom.

Patagonia accepts one proposal per group in a given fiscal year (1 May to 30 April) with a typical grant size ranging between $5,000 and $15,000. Decision on the grantees are made by an employee grants council in Europe.

Closing dates for 2024:

31 May 2024 (all applications received in May will receive a response by the end of August)

30 September 2024 (response by the end of December)

More information (including an easy to apply button), click here.

Second Call – UNHCR Refugee-led Innovation Fund

The Refugee-led Innovation Fund aims to champion the creativity of displaces and stateless people through reshaping their participation in the delivery of humanitarian work. The fund intends for them to take centre stage in the decisions affecting their lives, leading the identification of needs and the design of innovative solutions. The Fund provides holistic support by combining financial resources, mentoring and other expertise directly to refugee-led organisations to enable them to design and deliver new and impactful interventions. It supports all organisations led by people with lived experience of forced displacement, including refugees, asylum-seekers, the internally displaced, returnees, and stateless people that are recognised within their communities due to their past significant contributions.

Deadline date: 31 May 2024 23:59 Panama time

Grant size: Organisations can apply for up to 45,000 USD in funding to test and implement ideas with strong community-approaches that generate value for community members, not specifically linked to any thematic area or technology.

Who can apply: Both registered and unregistered organisations that are well known in their communities due to their past significant contributions and initiatives (with additional attention to organisations led by LGBTIQ+ persons, women, people with disabilities, Indigenous populations and other underrepresented groups). Applicants are asked to apply as a team, usually as part of an existing organisation.

How to apply: Two-stage (first, a brief expression of interest by 31 May 2024 Panama time; UTC-5) in the language of their preference providing a short overview of the identified challenges and proposed solution then second, shortlisted organisations have three more weeks to submit a full application, with support from the Innovation Service and UNHCR country offices).

Duration: Selected organisations will have the opportunity to commence their projects as early as March 2025, for a support period of up to 18 months.

What the fund offers: Organisations that have been selected can access the following offerings:

  • Programme and project management support: Grantees will receive assistance from UNHCR and experts to help build their capacity to design and implement programmes effectively.
  • Technical support, expertise, and coaching: Needs-based specialist advice will be offered, on topics ranging from technology to legal support and innovation methodologies.
  • Peer-to-peer networking: Supported organisations will be encouraged to engage with each other, share experiences, learn from each other, and explore partnerships.
  • Other support, based on project needs: This could include organisational support, help with project sustainability and scale, training on specific topics, business model advice, and media and communications support.
  • An emphasis on learning: Support will be provided to enable grantees to measure outcomes, assess their impact, and gather information to support growth. They will be encouraged to document, share, and make use of relevant learnings. Discussion and reflection with their communities will enable them to incorporate and respond to feedback.

Third Call – CFAs: Fund for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid

The Central Project Management Agency is seeking applications for Fund for the Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid that aims to support the implementation of a flexible, responsive and continuous results-oriented development cooperation policy and to empower Lithuanian public and private sector institutions to implement large-scale, high added-value projects in partner countries.

Deadline date: 7 May 2024, 17:00 Lithuanian time

Grant size:

  • Total amount Allocated: 850.000,00 euros.
  • Minimum: EUR 30,000.00.
  • Maximum: EUR 100,000.00.
  • The maximum duration of the project activities may be:
    • No longer than 12 months where the total value of the entire project is less than or equal to EUR 50,000.00;
    • No longer than 24 months, where the total value of the entire project is more than EUR 50,000.00.
    • Estimated date of signing of project implementation agreements: August 2024

Who can apply: Project applications can be submitted by Lithuanian and foreign legal entities, other organisations, their subdivisions and natural persons. In the event of project funding, the applicant becomes the project promoter. The applicant must have at least one partner registered in the partner country(ies). Only one application per concept per applicant is allowed. The applicant must have the necessary administrative capacity and capability to ensure the implementation of the project

How to apply: Applications are filled in and submitted electronically online in Lithuanian or English.

Funded Activities: Eurodiaconia members might be interested in Concepts 1, 7, and 9 under this call

Concept 1 “Promotion of societal resilience to disinformation and prevention of hybrid threats” (Republic of Armenia)

  • To enhance societal resilience to disinformation and hybrid threats in Armenia
  • Empower Armenian civil society organisations to identify and resist attempts to exploit the information space and civil liberties.
  • Systematically educate the public about the dangers posed by disinformation, the nature of hybrid threats, and their manifestations.
  • Promote collaboration among state institutions, civil society, and the media to strengthen societal resilience to disinformation and hybrid threats.

Concept 7 “Provision of psychosocial assistance to individuals affected by the war against Ukraine“

  • Increasing the accessibility of mental health and social services for the most vulnerable individuals affected by Russia’s war against Ukraine.
  • Provision of individual psychological support.
  • Provision of group therapy services, establishment of mutual aid groups.
  • Establishment and maintenance of a psychological support hotline via phone/internet.
  • Provision of social services to facilitate communication, integration into the community, and pursuit of professional reintegration.

Concept 9 “Support for civil society“ (Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, Armenia)

  • Empowering civil society organisations to develop activities aimed at significant and long-term changes in the country.
  • Strengthening civil society organisations:
    • Developing the ability to effectively engage in shaping and implementing public policies;
    • Enhancing the quality, transparency, and accountability to members and society; 1.3. Promoting civil society networking.
  • Increasing the role of civil society in achieving important changes for the state and society:
    • Encouraging sustainable collaboration with the public sector in implementing state strategic goals;
    • Providing expertise to state institutions; 2.3. Readiness to participate in the state crisis management structure.


Fourth Call– “La Francophonie avec Elles” Fund (French-speaking)

Francophonie has launched the 5th edition of its “La Francophonie avec Elles” Fund which aims to strengthen the economic and social empowerment of women in vulnerable situations from a sustainable development perspective (specifically on projects targeting women’s employability and entrepreneurship).

The call supports field actions carried out by locally-anchored French-speaking civil society organisations (associations, cooperatives, NGOs, etc.).

Opening date: 8 March 2024

Closing date: 31 May 2024.

More information, click here

Fifth CallASDA Foundation (United Kingdom)

Asda Foundation in the UK has opened three grants for activities and events up to the end of November 2024: Empowering Local Communities, Under 18s Better Starts and Cost of Living grant.

Opening date: 25 March 2024

Closing date: 24 May 2024 (Application window could close early if the budget cap is reached)

  1. Empowering Local Communities Grant (£400- £2,000) – Aims to empower Community Champions and grassroots groups to apply for what’s important in local communities. It is designed to support a broad range of activities helping to transform communities and improve lives.

Group guidance:\

  1. Cost-of-Living Grant (£500 to £2,000)– Aims at supporting groups with increased costs relating to rent and utility bill support, as well as increased costs associated with essential food provision.

Group Guidance:

  1. Under 18s Better Start ((£400- £2,000) – Designed to help give children the best start in life, tackling poverty, addressing inclusion and boosting wellbeing

Group guidance:


Sixth Call – SlovakAid Small Grants Programme (Serbia)

The Slovak Agency for International Development Cooperation (SAIDC), in collaboration with the Embassy of the Slovak Republic in Belgrade, has launched a Call for Proposals for Small grants provided to partners in the Republic of Serbia in 2024. Small grants are one of the instruments of the Slovak development cooperation.

Deadline date: 31 July 2024

Grant size: The maximum amount of the non-repayable financial contribution is EUR 10 000 per project. The entire call budget is EUR 30,000.00. The expected length of the project implementation is from 6 to max. 12 months

Priorities and cross-cutting themes: The projects have to be in line with the Medium-term Strategy for Development Cooperation of the Slovak Republic for 2019 – 2023, extended until 2024 and focus on one or more of the following sectoral priorities:

  • Quality education
  • Good health
  • Good governance and civil society building
  • Food safety and agriculture
  • Infrastructure and sustainable use of natural resources
  • Support for the creation of a market environment

Cross-cutting themes:

  • Environment and climate change
  • Gender equality

Who can apply: Registered

  • non-entrepreneurial (non-commercial) legal entities
  • non-governmental organisations
  • local and regional self-government units

How to apply: The project proposals should be sent both electronically ( and in hard copy to the Embassy of the Slovak Republic in Belgrade.

Seventh Call – The Eurofins Foundation

The foundation of Eurofins (a food, environment, pharma product testing and agroscience CRO services company) is seeking applications for grant opportunity for projects that contribute to global health and safety and protecting the environment.

The foundation supports initiatives aiming at protecting the environment, improving nutrition and health, helping nonprofits and social businesses working in the fields of environment or health protection and nutrition improvement, promoting inclusion, diversity and equality and all levels of society, supporting  students who study or carry out research in fields aiming at contributing to safer and healthier lives but who lack sufficient financial resources, and helping charities active in the local communities where Eurofins companies’ laboratories operate and their staff live and work.

Funding information:

  • Maximum 25% of a project/initiative costs;
  • Grants can have varying amounts.
  • Contributions are usually one-off and mostly non-recurring (except funds to Universities, which provide grants to their students).

Deadline date: Applications are open each year from March to October and a decision on funding for selected projects is made in Q4.

1. The project is impactful and aligned with the objectives of the Foundation;
2. The project description must clearly mention the needs it addresses, its positive impact and the effective use of the funds;
3. The requested funding represents a maximum of 25% of the total costs of the project, including staff costs if applicable. The grant request can also not exceed 30.000€.
4. An evaluation of the project’s effectiveness is requested.

1. Projects which do not align with the Foundation’s objectives;
2. Commercial sponsorship requests, sponsoring of sports or cultural events, sponsoring of fundraising activities for NGOs and other charitable causes;
3. Projects previously submitted;
4. Projects/ charities directly affiliated with any political or religious organisation or actively promoting any particular faith or ideology;
5. Failure to provide an evaluation of the organisation’s project’s effectiveness (current or past projects);
6. Incomplete submissions;
7. Projects / organisations with high overheads or funding costs